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The National Alliance to End Homelessness presents   The HEARTH Academy   Training and tools to help your community achiev...
<ul><li>Federal Goal </li></ul><ul><li>Nobody is homeless longer than 30 days </li></ul><ul><li>Performance Measures  </li...
Implementing proven strategies to end homelessness HEARTH Academy Implementation Clinic Participants in this 1.5 day clini...
Implementing proven strategies to end homelessness HEARTH Academy Implementation Clinic Participants in this 1.5 day clini...
Implementing proven strategies to end homelessness HEARTH Academy Webinars and Tools Webinars, tools, and training materia...
Implementing proven strategies to end homelessness HEARTH Academy Individualized Consulting The Alliance’s Center for Capa...
Aisha Williams Center for Capacity Building  National Alliance to End Homelessness [email_address] 202-942-8298 If you are...
Implications of the HEARTH Act September, 2010 Norm Suchar July 2010
“ Because far too many Americans go homeless on any given night, this bill provides comprehensive new resources for homele...
Aspiration Homelessness  Assistance Incentives ($)
Aspiration Incentives ($) Incentives ($) HEARTH Act Homelessness  Assistance
“ to establish a Federal goal of ensuring that individuals and families who become homeless return to permanent housing wi...
Rapidly Re-Housing Transitioning Prevention Shelter Outcomes Activities Systems Programs
<ul><li>Most changes take effect in the NOFA released in Spring/Summer 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Some changes implemented ove...
Changes to the ESG (Formula) Program Old Emergency  Shelter  Grants Up to 5% for administrative expenses  Formula to citie...
Changes to the ESG (Formula) Program Old Eligible Activities Shelter renovating, rehab, conversion Operating Emergency She...
<ul><li>New ESG = Old ESG + HPRP </li></ul><ul><li>Roughly the same amount of funding for emergency shelters </li></ul><ul...
Changes to the CoC Programs <ul><li>Old </li></ul><ul><li>3 programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supportive Housing Program (SHP...
Changes to the CoC Application Process <ul><li>Old </li></ul><ul><li>Providers in community jointly apply for funding </li...
Performance <ul><li>New Measures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Duration of homelessness episodes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Return...
CoC/CP-ESG/TYP Coordination <ul><li>CoC application must be approved by Consolidated Planning body </li></ul><ul><li>Conso...
Match <ul><li>Old </li></ul><ul><li>M atch requirement varies depending on activity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>25% for services...
Incentives Old Communities that score well on their application are eligible for a bonus permanent supportive housing proj...
Additional Requirements <ul><li>Projects that serve families cannot refuse to serve families because of the age of the chi...
Unified Funding Agencies (only some CoCs) Old New Project Sponsor Project Sponsor Project Sponsor HUD Project Sponsor Proj...
Unified Funding Agencies <ul><li>Collaborative Applicant could apply to become a UFA or HUD could designate Collaborative ...
Definition of Homelessness/Eligibility Old On the streets or in a place not meant for human habitation In an emergency she...
Other Changes <ul><li>Non-competitive renewals for PSH </li></ul><ul><li>Project-based PSH can obtain 15-year contracts su...
Get Ready! <ul><ul><li>Who will be the Collaborative Applicant, and will they be a UFA? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How wil...
<ul><ul><li>Resources: www.endhomelessness.org www.hudhre.info </li></ul></ul>Contacts: Norm Suchar [email_address] Samant...
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Implications of the HEARTH Act

  1. 1. The National Alliance to End Homelessness presents The HEARTH Academy Training and tools to help your community achieve the goals of the HEARTH Act
  2. 2. <ul><li>Federal Goal </li></ul><ul><li>Nobody is homeless longer than 30 days </li></ul><ul><li>Performance Measures </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing lengths of homeless episodes </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing new and return entries into homelessness </li></ul>The HEARTH Act <ul><li>Assess how your community performs </li></ul><ul><li>Receive tools to help you implement proven strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Create an action plan for reshaping homelessness assistance </li></ul>The HEARTH Academy
  3. 3. Implementing proven strategies to end homelessness HEARTH Academy Implementation Clinic Participants in this 1.5 day clinic will assess the performance of their homelessness assistance and implement community-wide strategies to better achieve the goals of the HEARTH Act. Individualized Consulting The Alliance’s Center for Capacity Building and other expert consultants will be available to provide customized assistance. Webinars and Tools Webinars, tools, and training materials will help communities prepare for the Implementation Clinic and learn about and implement the strategies that help prevent and end homelessness.
  4. 4. Implementing proven strategies to end homelessness HEARTH Academy Implementation Clinic Participants in this 1.5 day clinic will assess the performance of their homelessness assistance and implement community-wide strategies to better achieve the goals of the HEARTH Act. <ul><li>Clinics will be held January – April 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Sites will be selected partly based on interest and will begin to be announced in early October </li></ul><ul><li>Registration for the regional 1.5 day clinic will cost approximately $300 per person </li></ul><ul><li>Communities are encouraged to bring 6-10 officials and decision-makers </li></ul><ul><li>The clinic will also be available for individual communities or states </li></ul>
  5. 5. Implementing proven strategies to end homelessness HEARTH Academy Webinars and Tools Webinars, tools, and training materials will help communities prepare for the Implementation Clinic and learn about and implement the strategies that help prevent and end homelessness. <ul><li>Webinars will take place on the following schedule and are free of charge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overview of the HEARTH Act and its implications September 22 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data and performance improvement October 13 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessing your homelessness system October 27 </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Implementing proven strategies to end homelessness HEARTH Academy Individualized Consulting The Alliance’s Center for Capacity Building and other expert consultants will be available to provide customized assistance. <ul><li>Communities can contract with the Alliance’s Center for Capacity Building for more assistance. </li></ul><ul><li>The Alliance can also recommend consultants who have worked with the Alliance on HEARTH Act implementation </li></ul>
  7. 7. Aisha Williams Center for Capacity Building National Alliance to End Homelessness [email_address] 202-942-8298 If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please contact: Note: The HEARTH Academy is not sponsored by or affiliated with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or any other federal agency. The HEARTH Academy is a project of the National Alliance to End Homelessness.
  8. 8. Implications of the HEARTH Act September, 2010 Norm Suchar July 2010
  9. 9. “ Because far too many Americans go homeless on any given night, this bill provides comprehensive new resources for homeless Americans” President Obama signing the HEARTH Act as part of the Helping Families Save their Homes Act.
  10. 10. Aspiration Homelessness Assistance Incentives ($)
  11. 11. Aspiration Incentives ($) Incentives ($) HEARTH Act Homelessness Assistance
  12. 12. “ to establish a Federal goal of ensuring that individuals and families who become homeless return to permanent housing within 30 days” HEARTH Act Purposes – Sec. 1002(b)
  13. 13. Rapidly Re-Housing Transitioning Prevention Shelter Outcomes Activities Systems Programs
  14. 14. <ul><li>Most changes take effect in the NOFA released in Spring/Summer 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Some changes implemented over several years </li></ul><ul><li>Regulations in mid to late 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Public comment period! Plan to Comment! </li></ul>Timeline
  15. 15. Changes to the ESG (Formula) Program Old Emergency Shelter Grants Up to 5% for administrative expenses Formula to cities, counties, and states New Emergency Solutions Grants Up to 7.5% for administrative expenses Same formula but with more funding!
  16. 16. Changes to the ESG (Formula) Program Old Eligible Activities Shelter renovating, rehab, conversion Operating Emergency Shelter (max. 10% for staffing) Services in Shelter or outreach (max. 30%) Prevention (targets people with sudden loss of income, max. 30%) New Eligible Activities Same as now plus HPRP activities (except that prevention has to target below 30% of AMI) No cap on prevention, services, or staffing Minimum of 40% must be for prevention and rapid re-housing (with a hold-harmless provision)
  17. 17. <ul><li>New ESG = Old ESG + HPRP </li></ul><ul><li>Roughly the same amount of funding for emergency shelters </li></ul><ul><li>New funding for homelessness prevention and Rapid Re-Housing similar to HUD’s HPRP </li></ul>
  18. 18. Changes to the CoC Programs <ul><li>Old </li></ul><ul><li>3 programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supportive Housing Program (SHP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shelter Plus Care (SPC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mod. Rehab./SRO </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New </li></ul><ul><li>One Continuum of Care program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All eligible activities of the 3 former programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More flexibility for mixing and matching eligible activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to 10 percent for administrative costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff training </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Changes to the CoC Application Process <ul><li>Old </li></ul><ul><li>Providers in community jointly apply for funding </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholders in community review and rank applications </li></ul><ul><li>Application has two parts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exhibit 1 – community wide, includes numbers, gaps analysis, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exhibit 2 – individual project applications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New </li></ul><ul><li>Similar to existing process </li></ul><ul><li>Application submitted by Collaborative Applicant, which will be eligible for 3% for admin. </li></ul><ul><li>More focused on performance: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reducing lengths of homeless episodes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reducing recidivism back into homelessness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reducing the number of people who become homeless </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Performance <ul><li>New Measures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Duration of homelessness episodes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Returns to homelessness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of people who become homeless </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overall homelessness </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Measures require evaluating performance in the entire CoC region </li></ul>
  21. 21. CoC/CP-ESG/TYP Coordination <ul><li>CoC application must be approved by Consolidated Planning body </li></ul><ul><li>Consolidated Plan requires coordination with CoC </li></ul><ul><li>Many elements of Ten Year Plan in CoC application </li></ul>
  22. 22. Match <ul><li>Old </li></ul><ul><li>M atch requirement varies depending on activity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>25% for services, must be cash </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100% for rental assistance, must be in-kind services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100% for construction/rehab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>33% for operating expenses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No match for leasing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New </li></ul><ul><li>Uniform 25% match except for leasing projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Match covers entire CoC – some projects can have higher matches to offset projects with lower matches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Match can be cash or in-kind when documented by Memorandum of Understanding </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Incentives Old Communities that score well on their application are eligible for a bonus permanent supportive housing project. In some years, the bonus project had to serve individuals without children experiencing chronic homelessness. <ul><li>New </li></ul><ul><li>Communities that score well will be eligible for a bonus for proven strategies , including— </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Permanent supportive housing for chronic homelessness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rapid Re-Housing for families </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other activities that HUD determines are effective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communities that fully implement one of these can receive a bonus to do anything </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Additional Requirements <ul><li>Projects that serve families cannot refuse to serve families because of the age of the children (i.e. must serve families with adolescent children) </li></ul><ul><li>Projects must identify person who will be responsible for coordinating child’s education </li></ul>
  25. 25. Unified Funding Agencies (only some CoCs) Old New Project Sponsor Project Sponsor Project Sponsor HUD Project Sponsor Project Sponsor Project Sponsor HUD Unified Funding Agency
  26. 26. Unified Funding Agencies <ul><li>Collaborative Applicant could apply to become a UFA or HUD could designate Collaborative Applicant as a UFA </li></ul><ul><li>UFA responsible for audits and fiscal controls </li></ul><ul><li>UFA could get up to 3% of a communities award for administrative expenses (on top of the 3% that a collaborative applicant could receive) </li></ul>
  27. 27. Definition of Homelessness/Eligibility Old On the streets or in a place not meant for human habitation In an emergency shelter In a transitional housing program In housing, but being evicted within 7 days and not having resources or support networks to obtain housing Fleeing domestic violence <ul><li>New </li></ul><ul><li>ESG serves people at risk. </li></ul><ul><li>All programs serve homeless people, including </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People who are losing their housing in 14 days and lack resources/supports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People who have moved from place to place and are likely to continue to do so because of disability/barriers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Up to 10% (more in some cases) of CoC funds can serve doubled up/motels </li></ul>
  28. 28. Other Changes <ul><li>Non-competitive renewals for PSH </li></ul><ul><li>Project-based PSH can obtain 15-year contracts subject to annual funding </li></ul><ul><li>Permanent housing activities are adjusted for inflation at renewal </li></ul>
  29. 29. Get Ready! <ul><ul><li>Who will be the Collaborative Applicant, and will they be a UFA? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How will performance be measured? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do we have the programs we need to perform well, and do we have the right mix of programs? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Which HPRP funded programs will continue? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How will we integrate CoC, Consolidated Plan, Ten Year Plan, and other planning efforts? </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><ul><li>Resources: www.endhomelessness.org www.hudhre.info </li></ul></ul>Contacts: Norm Suchar [email_address] Samantha Batko [email_address] Aisha Williams [email_address] HEARTH Academy: Performance Improvement October 13 at 2pm Eastern

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