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  1. Best Practices of CoC’sSouth Central Pennsylvania Housing Recovery Summit 2014 Presenters: Ben Laudermilch - Central Pennsylvania Regional Homeless Advisory Board Bryan Davis - Capital Area Coalition on Homelessness Nancy Newton - York County Continuum of Care Michael Foley- Lancaster Homeless Coalition Moderator: George Barnock, York County Planning Commission

  2. McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act • 1st significant federal legislative response to homelessness • Signed into law by President Reagan in 1987 • Provided a spectrum of services to homeless people

  3. Continuum of care (CoC) approach • HUD implemented the CoC in 1995 to streamline existing funding and grant making process • Encourage communities to coordinate and plan housing and services to homeless individuals and families • Grants are competitive; funding to HUD is dependent on program results

  4. PA Regional homeless assistance process • 1997 State began a concerted effort to address issue of homelessness in PA • DCED and DPW recognized housing and service needs of the homeless and jointly coordinated 4 regional CoC’s • Assisted rural counties in CoC planning and application process

  5. Proposed CoC Changes

  6. Capital Area Coalition on Homelessness ...to educate and mobilize the community and coordinate services to prevent and reduce homelessness in the Capital region. - CACH Mission

  7. Capital Area Coalition on Homelessness ...so that every family and individual in the Capital area has access to safe, affordable housing and the skills and resources necessary to maintain life in that housing. – CACH Vision

  8. On any given day, there are about 917 people using our network – 362 of those are children. (January 2013 Point-In-Time Survey)

  9. The CACH network has over 70 agencies, organizations, non-profits & faith-based groups working together to change lives!

  10. Capital Area Coalition on Homelessness • In 2013, the CACH network provided: • Over 268,000 meals • Over 3.8 million pounds of food  • Delivered over 23,535 health, dental, mental health visits

  11. Capital Area Coalition on Homelessness • Since 2000, the Coalition has brought over $14.9 million in federal Continuum of Care funding along with over $12 million of matching funds/in-kind to help families get back on their feet.

  12. Capital Area Coalition on Homelessness Of those who walk through our doors, over 93% are quickly housed, connected to services, and set back on a path of self-sufficiency.

  13. What works best for us: • Hybrid No Wrong Door/Central Intake • Housing First Products • Wrap-Around Services • Continuous Stakeholder Collaboration

  14. Welcome ! Provided by the Capital Area Coalition on Homelessness www.cachpa.org

  15. Project Homeless Connect 2014 Health Screening • Dental • Flu Shots Glucose Screening Childcare • Pet Care • Housing Meals and Food Distribution • Connection to Social Security • Vital Statistics • Hair Cuts Mental Health Connections • Drug and Alcohol Referrals Connection to Public Welfare

  16. Capital Area Coalition on Homelessness Thank you to our CACH Cornerstone Sponsors!

  17. Moving Fanilies from crisis to meaningful and lasing Success!

  18. Contact the presenters • Ben Laudermilch – Executive Director Cumberland County Housing & Redevelopment Authorities blaudermilch@cchra.com • Bryan Davis - Executive Director Redevelopment Authority of the City of Harrisburg bdavis@hra-harrisburgpa.org • Nancy Newton – Grants Officer WellspanHealth nnewton@wellspan.org • Michael Foley - Director of Research & Development Lancaster County Behavioral Health & Developmental Services FoleyM@co.lancaster.pa.us