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6.3 Cynthia High

  1. 1. Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration (VHPD) <br />Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs<br />
  2. 2. Overview VHPD<br /><ul><li>Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009
  3. 3. Federal Collaborations
  4. 4. Selected Sites
  5. 5. MacDill AFB – Tampa, FL
  6. 6. Camp Pendleton – San Diego, CA
  7. 7. Fort Hood – Killeen, TX
  8. 8. Fort Drum – Watertown, NY
  9. 9. Joint Base Lewis-McChord – Tacoma, WA</li></li></ul><li>Site Selection<br /><ul><li>Sites with high number of service members separating from the military and transitioning into civilian life;
  10. 10. Sites in urban areas, (e.g., sites with high rates of veterans that are homeless);
  11. 11. Sites in rural areas, (e.g., sites far from VA)
  12. 12. Sites with experience coordinating with the VA and DOL</li></li></ul><li>VHPD and HPRP<br /><ul><li>Similar in design to HUD’s Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP)
  13. 13. “But for this assistance, would be homeless”
  14. 14. Designed to provide temporary assistance</li></li></ul><li>HUD Continuum of Care Role<br /><ul><li>Identified CoCs near the five selected bases
  15. 15. City of San Diego CoC
  16. 16. Austin/Travis County CoC
  17. 17. Utica/Rome/Oneida County CoC
  18. 18. Tacoma, Lakewood, Pierce County CoC
  19. 19. Tampa/Hillsborough County CoC</li></li></ul><li>Target Populations<br /><ul><li>Veterans Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan (OEF/OIF)
  20. 20. National Guard and Reservists
  21. 21. All Veterans – including women veterans and veterans with families</li></li></ul><li>Serving Veterans At-Risk of Homelessness<br /><ul><li> Individual or family with income at or below 50% AMI and has unstable employment or housing
  22. 22. More detailed criteria provided in the VHPD Notice, for example -
  23. 23. Pending eviction in 2 weeks
  24. 24. Sudden and significant increase in utility costs
  25. 25. Physical disabilities and other chronic diseases
  26. 26. Homeless in the last 12 months</li></li></ul><li>Eligible Costs under VHPD<br /><ul><li>Financial Housing Assistance
  27. 27. At least 65% of the awarded funds ($1.3 million) must be for financial housing assistance
  28. 28. Short term assistance – up to 3 months
  29. 29. Medium term assistance – 3 to18 months
  30. 30. Security/utility deposits for HUD-VASH</li></li></ul><li>Eligible Costs under VHPD (continued)<br /><ul><li> Supportive Services
  31. 31. Outreach and case management
  32. 32. Child care
  33. 33. Transportation
  34. 34. Credit Repair
  35. 35. HMIS- Data Collection
  36. 36. Administration - up to 8 %</li></li></ul><li>Additional Information<br /><ul><li>Grant agreements signed Feb 3, 2011
  37. 37. Most began operating in March 2011
  38. 38. HUD will be collecting data quarterly and annually
  39. 39. Number of individuals/families served
  40. 40. To assess what’s working</li></li></ul><li>Additional Information<br /><ul><li>Bi-weekly Conference Calls
  41. 41. With HUD, VA, and DOL staff at federal and local level
  42. 42. Open discussion about common issues
  43. 43. Contact Lists</li></li></ul><li>Resources<br />Homelessness Resource Exchange – <br />http://www.HUDHRE.info<br />Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration Notice-<br />http://www.hudhre.info/documents/VetsHomelessPreventionDemo.pdf<br />
  44. 44. Cynthia High, MS, MSW<br />Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs<br />US Department of Housing and Urban Development<br />(202)402-4473<br />Cynthia.W.High@hud.gov<br />

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