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The  regional voice  on homelessness and related human services for the Richmond region since 1998. The  planning and coor...
Key Components of Homeward’s Governance Structure <ul><li>Multi-jurisdictional including an urban center (state capital) a...
Areas of opportunity
How our governance structure has helped create movement to prevent & end homelessness <ul><li>Focus on data (HMIS, point-i...
Real-life examples <ul><li>Former Board Chairman (and former CEO of Fortune 500 company) now has Governor’s ear and Virgin...
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6.4 Kelly King Horne

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6.4 Kelly King Horne

  1. 1. The regional voice on homelessness and related human services for the Richmond region since 1998. The planning and coordinating agency for regional homeless services. A 501(c)(3) Our mission is to prevent, reduce and end homelessness by facilitating creative solutions through the collaboration, coordination and cooperation of regional resources and services. Kelly King Horne, Homeward, 1125 Commerce Road, Richmond, VA 23224 804 343-2045, ext. 19, kkhorne@homewardva.org
  2. 2. Key Components of Homeward’s Governance Structure <ul><li>Multi-jurisdictional including an urban center (state capital) and suburban counties </li></ul><ul><li>Significant leadership involvement from regional business community (and Virginia is very pro-business) </li></ul><ul><li>Very little public funding for homeless services </li></ul><ul><li>Large number of non-profits and other stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>COC Lead entity and the Ten Year Plan lead entity </li></ul>
  3. 3. Areas of opportunity
  4. 4. How our governance structure has helped create movement to prevent & end homelessness <ul><li>Focus on data (HMIS, point-in-time data) and outcomes as a means to drive change </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic/ entrepreneurial orientation leads to increased flexibility & nimbleness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Able to respond to opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take advantage of partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unexpected advocates for homelessness and regional priorities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not just human services coalition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Criminal justice, employment, housing, real estate, banks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Business savvy”– focus on costs, win-win, scope of the problem, unifying strategies, return on investment </li></ul>
  5. 5. Real-life examples <ul><li>Former Board Chairman (and former CEO of Fortune 500 company) now has Governor’s ear and Virginia has a State Homelessness Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Initiation of new projects with business champions </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning partnership to house frequent users of jail and shelter (to meet local need to reduce jail overcrowding) </li></ul><ul><li>Suburban county provided funding for SRO expansion– call from telecom exec who is county resident probably helped </li></ul>

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