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How phas can help end homelessness. Danielle Wildkress , HomeBase. Homelessness is Solvable. Requires resources outside of McKinney-Vento Requires better coordination of all resources Ultimately saves a community money. HEARTH .

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How phas can help end homelessness

How phas can help end homelessness

Danielle Wildkress, HomeBase


Homelessness is solvable

Homelessness is Solvable

  • Requires resources outside of McKinney-Vento

  • Requires better coordination of all resources

  • Ultimately saves a community money


Hearth

HEARTH

  • Stands for Homeless Emergency Assistance & Rapid Transition to Housing Act

  • Passed in 2009 with regs “trickling out”

  • New definition of “homeless”

  • Codifies the Continuum of Care process

  • Changes S+C and SHP requirements

  • Requires increased coordination

  • Emphasis on Performance Measurement


Who can solve homelessness

Who can solve homelessness?


Role of the pha administrators

Role of the PHA– Administrators

  • Administer key housing subsidy programs

    • Public Housing

    • Housing Choice (Section 8)

    • HUD-VASH

    • Shelter Plus Care

    • Other resources…


Who can remove barriers

Who can remove barriers?


When administering

When Administering…

  • Create preferences for people experiencing homelessness, esp most vulnerable

  • Reduce barriers related to criminal history

  • Prevent evictions/loss of subsidy

  • Become “culturally competent”


Role of the pha partners leaders

Role of the PHA– Partners & Leaders

  • Take an active role in the Continuum of Care

    • Expanding housing options

    • Discharge planning efforts

    • Strategic planning

  • Manage/synchronize planning efforts

    • Compliment 10YP, Con Plan, etc

  • Require HMIS participation

  • Old-fashioned leadership


End homelessness a group effort

End homelessness, a group effort


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