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How Communities Prevent Homelessness: Lessons for Howard County. Samantha Batko National Alliance to End Homelessness October 28, 2010. Nonpartisan, nonprofit that works to end homelessness through improving policy, building capacity, and educating opinion leaders.

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How communities prevent homelessness lessons for howard county

How Communities Prevent Homelessness:Lessons for Howard County

Samantha Batko

National Alliance to End Homelessness

October 28, 2010


How communities prevent homelessness lessons for howard county

  • Nonpartisan, nonprofit that works to end homelessness through improving policy, building capacity, and educating opinion leaders.

  • Promotes pragmatic and evidence based models and best practices.

  • The Center for Capacity Building helps communities replicate and customize best practices that can be brought to scale.


Prevention a federal movement

Prevention: A Federal Movement

  • Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP)

  • Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act (HEARTH Act)

    • Important performance measure: Decrease the number of people and households entering homelessness.

    • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) = Old ESG + HPRP


Prevention a national trend

Prevention: A National Trend

  • New York City: Home Base estimated that in neighborhoods that they targeted prevention efforts, shelter placements decreased approximately 20%.

  • Hennepin County, MN and Alameda County, CA: Evaluation of prevention targeting by comparing shelter population to prevention population.

    • Hennepin County: Of families receiving prevention assistance, 40 percent had incomes below $1,000 per month. This compares with an astounding 94 percent of those who entered shelter, with approximately 70 percent of those families having incomes below $500 per month.


Evaluate target prevention

Evaluate & Target Prevention

  • Importance: Giving the right resource to the right people at the right time.

  • Compare shelter population to prevention population.

    • Do they share the same characteristics?

    • How many households that entered shelter had received and/or requested prevention money?

  • Remember: Not every household needs maximum intervention.


Resources

Resources

  • The Center for Capacity Building

    • [email protected]

    • www.endhomelessness.org

  • Homelessness Prevention: Creating Programs that Work

    • http://www.endhomelessness.org/content/article/detail/2451

  • Samantha Batko

    • [email protected]


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