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homeless prevention and rapid rehousing program

Homeless Prevention and Rapid ReHousing Program

Report to the Clark County Board of Commissioners

May 5, 2009

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HPRP
  • The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 authorized a one-time appropriation of funds to help prevent homelessness (and to rapidly re-house persons who have fallen into homelessness) during this trying economy
hprp allocations in so nv
Clark County

State of Nevada (to be administered by Clark County)

North Las Vegas

City of Las Vegas

$2,595,173

$ 897,388

$ 677,704

$2,105,118

HPRP Allocations in So. NV
hprp allocations through county
Clark County allocation

The State has allocated some of its HPRP to the County for regional implementation

Clark County is the fiscal agent for the HUD Consortium with North Las Vegas

Clark County will administer

$2,595,173

$ 897,388

$ 677,704

$4,170,265

HPRP Allocations through County
hprp eligible activities
HPRP – Eligible Activities
  • Flexible Financial Assistance to households at or below 50% of AMI
  • Housing Relocation and Stabilization Services
  • Data Collection & Program Evaluation
  • Administrative Costs (limited to 5%)
hprp flexible financial assist
Rental Assistance (up to 18 months)

Utility Assistance (up to 18 months)

Rent / Utility Arrears

Security and Utility Deposits

Moving Cost Assistance

Truck rental

Hiring day labor

Basic, necessary furniture

Motel/Hotel vouchers when necessary

HPRP – Flexible Financial Assist.
hprp relocation stabilization
Case Management services, including outreach, engagement and service coordination

Credit Repair to remove barriers to being accepted as a tenant

Tenant Education

Housing Inspections

Housing Harvesting

Housing Search assistance

Placement assistance

HPRP – Relocation & Stabilization
hprp hmis and admin
HPRP – HMIS and Admin
  • All assisted households must be managed through the HUD-approved HMIS system we have in place
  • Some enhancements will be necessary to capture required data on these “new” type of clients and produce the required reports
  • Administrative Costs are limited to 5% and must be shared with subgrantees
homeless prevention background
Homeless Prevention - Background
  • Currently, upwards of 15 nonprofit partners offer rental assistance to prevent evictions
    • Each agency limits the type of clients they will assist, and the amount of assistance they will provide
  • Utilizing 8 funding streams
    • Each funding stream has its own limitations on clients and length of assistance
homeless prevention background1

Agency G

Agency A

Agency B

Agency C

Agency D

Agency F

Agency H

Agency E

Homeless Prevention - Background
  • Current System:

Seniors only

Families w/ Kids only

Needs more than 1 month

Client

Single Mom, laid off from job, no new job yet

1 month only

Up to 3 months

≤80% AMI only

Up to 24 months

≤60% AMI only

Multiple streams

homeless prevention background2

Agency G

Agency A

Agency B

Client

Agency C

Agency D

1 month only

Agency F

Agency H

Up to 3 months

Up to 24 months

Agency E

Multiple streams

Homeless Prevention - Background
  • Current System:

Single Mom, laid off from job, no new job yet

Agency only serves “Chronics”

homeless prevention proposed

Up to 24 months

1 month only

United Way Funds

EFSP

CLV EHAP

WSAP

CC CDBG

CLV CDBG

LV ESG

Up to 3 months

Henderson CDBG

CC ESG

CCSS FAS

CCSS FAS

CC HOME TBRA

CoC SHP

Henderson HOME TBRA

CLV HOME TBRA

Homeless Prevention - Proposed
  • Create a “No Wrong Door” approach by providing access to all funding streams to consortia of agencies that specialize in Prevention and Intervention Case Management

NLV CDBG

homeless prevention proposed1
Proposed System:Homeless Prevention - Proposed

Consortia of multiple community-based partner agencies, allowing for many

“Front Doors”

homeless prevention proposed2
Proposed System:Homeless Prevention - Proposed

HMIS manages client eligibility, services provided to client, and funding streams most appropriate for client’s needs

homeless prevention background3

Client

Homeless Prevention - Background
  • Proposed System:

Agency G

Agency A

Agency B

Agency F

Agency C

Single Mom, laid off from job, no new job yet

Agency D

1 month only

Agency H

Up to 3 months

Up to 24 months

Agency E

Multiple streams

hprp catalyst for this change
HPRP – Catalyst for this change
  • Invest these one-time funds to create a “No Wrong Door” approach to homeless prevention
  • Enhance the HMIS database to accurately pair appropriate funding stream to the client’s need
  • Create collaborative efforts, making the focus on resolving client’s crisis – not on funding stream requirements
investing hprp for change
Investing HPRP for Change
  • 7.5% to be used for HMIS enhancements
  • 5% reserved for administrative costs associated with auditing the use of the funds and preparing and submitting reports to inform the public on how funds were spent
investing hprp to prevent homelessness
Investing HPRP to Prevent Homelessness
  • 70.3% will be used as Flexible Financial Assistance (payments made on behalf of clients, to prevent or end homelessness)
  • 17% for housing search, placement and case management services
hprp investments
Flexible Financial Assistance to prevent homelessness

Relocation & Stabilization Services (including case management)

HMIS enhancements

Administration

$2,935,299

$ 714,821

$ 313,769

$ 206,376

$4,170,265

HPRP Investments
substantial amendment
Substantial Amendment
  • HPRP are new funds, not previously included in our Housing and Community Development Consolidated Plan for 2005-2009
  • A Substantial Amendment has been prepared to include the HPRP funds
  • The Substantial Amendment describes how we will use the HPRP funds as a catalyst to implementing the No Wrong Door plan of the CoH Prevention Work Group
substantial amendment1
Substantial Amendment
  • The Substantial Amendment has been available for public comment since April 22, 2009
    • Advertised in local newspapers
    • Posted on Clark County’s website
    • Posted on HelpHopeHome website
    • Posted on the Legislative Council Bureau’s website
    • Distributed at Providers Meeting
substantial amendment2
Substantial Amendment
  • The required 12-day Public Comment Period ended May 4, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.
  • To date, ten (10) comments have been received, all concerning the County’s policy that grantee agencies must expend funds first, and await reimbursement of eligible expenses
public comment
Public Comment
  • Public comments all noted the necessity of the No Wrong Door system, and applauded the increase in funding during this difficult time
  • They also noted the “unfair burden on the non-profit community to have to front funds”; and
  • Requests the County consider allowing for a minimum of a 5% - 10% advance of funds
substantial amendment3
Substantial Amendment
  • Due to HUD by May 18, 2009
  • HUD will respond with its approval (or with instructions to make changes) by July 2, 2009
proposed implementation
Proposed Implementation
  • The Substantial Amendment envisions the SNRPC Committee on Homelessness will have a role in this new system:
  • Issuing a Request for Qualifications (on or about July 7, 2009) for Homeless Prevention Consortia
proposed implementation1
Proposed Implementation
  • The SNRPC Committee on Homelessness (CoH) would consider the applications at their August 13, 2009 meeting
  • The CoH would then make a recommendation for one to three Consortia to receive a majority of all homeless prevention funding
proposed implementation2
Proposed Implementation
  • Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Meeting on September 1, 2009 to consider the recommendation(s) of the Committee on Homelessness
  • North Las Vegas City Council will hold its Public Meeting on September 2, 2009
proposed implementation3
Proposed Implementation
  • Resolutions to commit the HPRP funds to the consortia selected by the Board at the September 1st meeting will be brought to the Board on September 15th for approval
  • City of North Las Vegas Council will approve grant obligations at their September 16th meeting
proposed implementation4
Proposed Implementation
  • HPRP Funds must be committed to implementing entities no later than September 30, 2009
  • HPRP Funds will become available in October 2009
  • 60% of HPRP funds must be expended by June 2011
  • In July 2012, all HPRP funds “sunset”
project sustainability
Project Sustainability
  • It is anticipated that future allocations of other funding streams that are used for Homeless Prevention Activities would be made available to these Homeless Prevention Consortia
    • ESG, CDBG, OAG, HOME TBRA of local governments
    • Emergency Food & Shelter Program funds administered by United Way
    • Welfare Set-Aside Program funds administered by CCSS
homeless prevention and rapid re housing program

Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

Questions?

Presented by:

Shawna P. Brody, Grants Analyst

Community Resources Management Division

Clark County Finance Department

455-5025 shp@co.clark.nv.us

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