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Transcript of HPRP
Assessment Household Summary Income
Barriers to Stability Level 1 Referrals to Community Programs
Keep on file for 3 months for
possible future contact Level 3 Referrals to Transitional Housing,
Emergency Shelter, S+C, PSH
Keep on file for 3 months for
for possible future contact Level 2 Levels of Assistance:
How much $, How Long Factors we consider Other Resources:
Budget Skills Previous Housing Assistance Housing History Circumstances leading to housing crisis Portage County, Ohio Housing & Emergency Support Services (HESS) population 157,530 93.8% caucasian
(25% Appalacian) 3 corners of county are considered rural In operation through FCS since 1941 Expanded housing assistance through Ohio Housing Trust Fund in 1996 Hub of county's homeless prevention efforts Highly networked: provides assistance
through HPRP, DJFS/PRC, EFSP, local churches,
private donations Portage County Housing Design Family & Community Services, Inc (FCS) provides the county's emergency shelter (Miller Community House), veterans transitional and permenant supportive housing (Freedom House), transitional housing for the homeless (Portage Area Transitional Housing), and homeless prevention program (Housing & Emergency Support Services). Coleman Professional Services serves adults with mental illnesses through 2 group homes, 4 supportive living sites, and an 11-bed crisis stabilization unit. Neighborhood Development Services (NDS) is a non-profit organization that delivers a full range of programs and services that aid in providing affordable housing opportunities by:
•Increased homebuyer awareness & sustainability
•Creating quality, affordable single-family homes
•Improving existing housing stock
•Creating decent and affordable rental housing
•Creating jobs through small business lending
HPRP Design Elements 89% of funding has been expended for Homeless Prevention (eviction prevention and new housing for the imminently homeless)
11% of funding has been expended for Rapid Re-Housing
(new housing for the literally homeless) The design elements are used to target highest risk populations with the greatest potential for success. High level of internal and external collaboration. Two contact points (diversion/prevention) with one having 24 hour access. Leverage Existing Staff How we learn of people in need. Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority (PMHA) provides housing assistance through rental (public housing & section 8) and home ownership programs for low-income households. PMHA programs assist over 2,000 households.
PMHA has programs and activities designed to help households move from needing housing assistance to financial self-sufficiency.
The design is continuously evolving Monthly Housing Team Meetings
Ongoing communication with CoC organizations
Diversion case manager Position:
facilitates collaboration between emergency shelter, homeless prevention program, transitional housing But For... Risk of Homelessness No Subsequent
Resources Eligibility Prioritized Populations Diversion (shelter-based):
identifies homeless and imminently homeless households
ensures housing emergencies have ongoing access to assistance Prevention (HESS):
long standing history in community promotes implementation of HPRP locally
capitalizes on utilizing historical data as a targeting tool Screening Assessment Monitoring Enhances program's ability to meet the 'but for' requirement How we monitor:
monthly case review meeting
creative use of staff
high level of collaboration internally and externally Case management services, both internally and externally, assist with identifying HPRP clients and monitoring FCS property manager conducts housing inspections and
identifies available housing Emphasis on Homelessness Prevention HPRP: Intake, Assessment, & Targeting "Targeting decisions impact program design and program design impacts targeting." ~HPRP Webinar Subsidized Housing Employment History Elderly Weighing Factors to Determine Level of Assistance Persons with Disabilities Persons fleeing Domestic Violence Explore Income
Proof of Need
Verification of Residency
No other options Monthly review meetings HPRP Eligible unemployment rate 10.2% 12% is below Federal Poverty Threshold,
a 2% increase from 2007
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search 'HPRP' Can maintain housing on own Needs more intensive services
than HPRP can provide. Literally homeless Schedule face to face appointment to
review at staff meeting Information gathered on the Screening Assessment and Household Summary