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Thinking About Reentry& Supportive Housing

Georgia Supportive Housing Association

2013 Annual Conference

Ryan Moser


CSH works to advance solutions that use housing as a platform for services to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people, maximize public resources and build healthy communities.


Maximizing Public Resources

CSH collaborates with communities to introduce housing solutions that promote integration among public service systems, leading to strengthened partnerships and maximized resources.

Public Systems

Maximized Resources


What is Supportive Housing?

  • Housing where tenants have a lease

  • Affordable, ideally tied to 30% of a person’s income

  • Paired with voluntary and flexible services to support tenancy

  • ‘But For’ Rule


Basic Supportive Housing Types

  • Single-Site

  • Mixed-Tenancy

  • Scattered-Site


Thinking about Reentry Housing Needs


We need to know what’s happening!


Jail

Detox

Shelter

Emergency

Residential

Program

Psychiatric

Hospital

Emergency

Room

The Institutional Circuit of Homelessness and Crisis Service Systems

The “institutional circuit”:

  • Indicates complex, co-occurring social, health and behavioral health problems

  • Reflects failure of mainstream systems of care to adequately address needs

  • Demands more comprehensive intervention encompassing housing, intensive case management, and access to responsive health care


Olmstead and Mental Health Services

Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, 2013


Aging and Correctional Health


We need to triage!


Criminal Justice and Housing Needs

Low Need

Individuals who are able-bodied and employable, who face an income/affordability gap; also may need short-term assistance with community reintegration

Moderate Need

Individuals with limited employment history and educational achievement, and who may have substance abuse, health or mental health challenges

High Need

Individuals with disabilities such as serious mental illness and chronic health and substance abuse issues who will need longer-term services


What is Special about Reentry Supportive Housing?


Specialized Eligibility


Assertive Recruitment Through Jail, Shelter, Hospital In-Reach


Specialized Reentry Services

  • Critical Time Intervention

  • Criminal Justice Savvy – SPCTRM

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Plus Additoinal:

    • Employment

    • Addiction

    • Mental Health


Specialized Funding


Examples


Clear Metrics


High Utilizers – FUSE


The Jericho Project’s Edith W. MacGuire Residence, New York, NY

  • 79 studio apartments for formerly homeless men and women with mental illness or substance abuse

  • Jericho’s supportive services model emphasizes helping tenants reach maximum potential including recovery from addiction, education and employment, and family reunification through a client-centered and non-coercive approach


Barry’s Story

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1r4H8ZxzGQ


Reductions in Jail and Shelter


NYC FUSE Cost Differential


Comparison

FUSE


Coordinate Effort


Returning Home Ohio

  • Focuses on people with mental illness and addictive disorders exiting prison

  • Includes ‘targeted prison in-reach programs’ and ‘moving on’ components

  • $3.9 Million investment over three years, increasing in 2014, by ODRC

  • Placed over 100+ into scattered-site supportive housing, reduced recidivism, reduced shelter use, increased service connection.


Returning Home Ohio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hS9SOItn_WM


Adopt a whatever it takes approach!


Portland, OR – Central City Concern’s Housing Rapid Response

  • Supportive and transitional housing for “frequent flyers” of jails (no specific minimum # of arrests) - Currently serving 50 tenants

  • Police and outreach team identify homeless individuals with repeat prior arrests and transport them to CCC’s housing sites (pre-booking)

  • Tenants have 80% housing retention and 59% decrease in arrests after engagement in the program


St. Andrew’s Court, Chicago, IL

  • 42 units of supportive housing, 30 for people leaving corrections who are homeless, 12 set aside for parolees.

  • Includes integrated financing from HUD McKinney Homeless grants, Low-income Housing Tax Credits, IL Dept. of Human Services, IL Dept. of Corrections, and others.

  • Conducts “in-reach” into correctional facilities to provide a smooth transition into supportive housing.


Castle and Castle Gardens, Fortune Society, New York, NY


Thank You

Ryan Moser, CSH

61 Broadway, Suite 2300

New York City, NY 10006

212-986-2966, ext. 248

[email protected]


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