Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Marion/Polk's FY2016-17 CoC Program Funding Request

The below descriptions of Marion and Polk County projects were copied and pasted from a document distributed to participants at the October ROCC meeting that had this title:
At the end of each description below is the approximate amount requested for the project, which figures were found in a document linked on the CAPO website



FY2016-FY2017 Projects

OR-505 BOS/Rural Oregon Continuum of Care

* Marion/Polk County Projects Only *
 
Updated 2/13/17
Requested ~$616 (19%) of ~$3.2M Possible Allocation
Received ~$579 of $3,134,740 Allocation

FY2016-FY2017 Renewal Projects
16. (MWVCAA) Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency – MWVCAA ARCHES PH-RRH The ARCHES RRH program serves homeless individuals and families in Marion and Polk Counties. All participants face multiple barriers to accessing safe and appropriate housing. The program is designed to assist participants successfully transition to permanent housing through intensive case management services, housing placement assistance, and short to medium- term (up to 24 months) rental assistance.
The program features a youth component to help address the unique barriers that youth face in accessing housing, and also an outreach component which enables the program to make contact with potential participants.
All participants take part in case management services designed to increase self-sufficiency and assist in overcoming barriers to accessing and maintaining permanent housing. Case management meetings occur in the office and in the participant’s home monthly or more frequently as needed. Home visits are conducted regularly to ensure that participant needs are being met and that a successful adjustment is being made to the new living situation. Struggles related to maintaining housing are addressed and problem-solved with the participant.
Case management meetings include the development of Self-Sufficiency Action Plans. Action plans are based on detailed assessments of each participant’s strengths and needs, and emphasize goals on accessing and maintaining permanent housing, accessing or stabilizing employment, increasing income, and accessing benefits of mainstream health, social, and employment programs for which they are eligible to apply.
The Program uses a “scattered-site model” placing participants in apartments and houses that fit their individual needs. All participants actively participate in locating and selecting their own unit. Factors such as identified barriers, household income, housing location, support systems, and size and makeup of the household are taken into consideration when locating and approving appropriate units. A concentrated effort is made to locate housing for participants close to their employment, to services, to amenities such as grocery stores and pharmacies, and to accessible transportation. Units must pass a habitability standards and an HQS inspection, and rent costs must be reasonable when compared to rent costs for other units in the area with similar amenities. This ensures that the unit is affordable, safe, decent, and sanitary, which will further increase the likelihood that the household will be able to remain in their housing long-term, after assistance from the program concludes.
This program supports participants to quickly access permanent housing, while offering participants the supports needed to adjust to living in their own home, to gain stability, and to develop plans for their continued stability. It is the goal of the program that participants will be able to permanently remain in their housing when they exit from the program.
Request: ~$383,000  Update 12/20/16: Award: $383,077

19. (OHA) Oregon Health Authority – OHA ROCC - OHOP PH Consolidated
Through three regional housing coordinators, the OHOP Program provides housing services to people living with HIV in all counties of the Rural Oregon Continuum of Care (ROCC) service area, with the exception of Yamhill County. The goal of OHOP is to assist clients in achieving and maintaining housing stability so as to avoid homelessness and to improve their access to, and engagement in, HIV treatment. This application is for 1 of 2 ROCC funded programs provided by OHOP.
OHOP will continue utilizing a Supportive Housing Program (SHP) to provide scattered site, tenant based leasing support to provide permanent supportive housing to 10 homeless households affected by HIV/AIDS living in any eligible county within the ROCC. All participants are literally homeless upon entry to the program. The model operates using a housing first approach, attempting to place clients as soon as possible upon referral into permanent housing. All clients are required to create an individualized housing stability plan which identifies their goals and strategies for maintaining permanent housing. This plan includes activities such as applying for Section 8 or other long term housing assistance programs.
While OHOP housing coordinators provide individualized housing stability planning, all other supportive services for assisted clients are provided through leveraged Ryan White funded HIV case managers. Leveraged wrap around services include, but are not limited to, medical case management, psychosocial case management, assistance with accessing health insurance, medical services (including mental health and substance abuse treatment), and dental care, emergency financial assistance, employment services, utility assistance, medical transportation assistance, and application assistance to entitlement programs.
Request: ~$71,000 (shared across CoC except for Yamhill, not included in M/P total)
Update 12/20/16: award $70,826
20. (OHCS) Oregon Housing and Community Services – OHCS HMIS Consolidated
The OHCS HMIS grant partially funds a full-time HMIS system administrator who provides training, technical assistance and coordination of HMIS protocols for the 28 member agencies of the Rural Oregon Continuum of Care (ROCC) and their sub-recipients. In addition, the HMIS grant pays for hardware updates for the system administrator and HMIS licenses and fees for ROCC users.
Request: ~$81,000 (shared across CoC, not included in M/P total)
Update 12/20/16: award $80,992
21. Shangri-La – Shangri-La New Options TH
New Options provides transitional housing, case management, and substance abuse treatment for up to 30 homeless households with substance abuse issues annually and 16 households at any given time. Of the 16 households we expect that at least 2 will be single parents working to be re-united with their children, and 2 will be chronically homeless. The individuals residing at New Options are either receiving substance abuse treatment and/or have completed substance abuse treatment and require additional supports to be successful. New Options is a 4-plex that provides peer support during hours when the substance abuse counselor is not on-site.
Case management includes assessments of all needs for each individual, access to drug and alcohol treatment, mental health care, medical/dental care, and assistance in obtaining mainstream resources. In addition to case management services and substance abuse treatment, New Options outcomes include employment, and/or active engagement in an academic program, access to mainstream resources, and access to permanent housing for the participants residing in the program.
New Options is located on a bus line and has many accessible amenities (grocery store and pharmacy) within 1 mile of its location. New Options creates a transition for individuals and single parents who would otherwise be homeless by providing housing and services through community partners. Participants can live at New Options for up to 2 years; however, they are re-evaluated every 6 months to ensure they are each on track to obtaining permanent housing. Partners include:
•Bridgeway Recovery Services: provides case management services and drug and alcohol treatment for each individual residing in the program. In addition to the treatment services, starting in December 2014, Bridgeway will be providing the room fees for each participant.
•Shangri-La Corporation: provides landlord-tenant services for New Options to Bridgeway, Marion County Corrections, and the tenants residing at New Options
Other partners include ARCHES, Marion County Corrections, Bridgeway, Department of Human Services Children and Families.
Request: ~$37,000  Update 12/20/16: not awarded

22. Shangri-La – Shangri-La PSH Assistance PH
Shangri-La’s Housing Assistance Project (SHAP-0) provides permanent supportive housing in scattered- sites to homeless individuals and/or families with disabilities within Marion County. Services include assistance with locating appropriate affordable housing, ongoing case management, identification and assistance with barriers to employment, and financial resources for housing. SHAP-0 provides permanent housing services to 15 households. Of these households, 12 consist of adults without children and three are families with children, and 2 participants are chronically homeless per HUD’s definition. Each participant is referred to the program by community partners that are willing to continue to work with each participant in order to help maintain their permanent housing placement and work towards self-sufficiency. The barriers faced by those served in SHAP-0, in addition to their disability, may include one or more of the following: mental illness, substance abuse, criminal history, inadequate job skills, lack of education, abusive home environments, poor rental history, bad credit, or lack of previous rental experience and/or credit history. Each participant in the project are in need of a safe living environment with the necessary support services to assist them in obtaining and maintaining housing, and becoming self-sufficient in the community. Individuals reside in areas that are on a bus line and the program provides bus passes to each individual and/or family as needed or they have their own mode of transportation. Should the individual need assistance with transportation, the Housing Resource Specialist (HRS) is able to transport to and from critical appointments. Each program participant works with the HRS to ensure mainstream resources are obtained. The HRS works with each participant to determine their ability to become successfully employed. In the majority of cases, employment is not an option due to the participant’s disability. In addition to working to increase financial resources, the HRS works with participants to ensure that appropriate housing is located and to complete necessary HQS Inspections. SHAP-0 partners with ARCHES, Bridgeway, Youth & Family Services, Northwest Human Services, Marion County Health Department, Union Gospel Mission, Women’s Crisis Services, and other community partners who provide outreach and services to homeless and chronically homeless individuals and families in our community. Shangri-La and community partners make contact with clients on the streets, in shelters, malls, libraries, emergency food distribution points, and in other community settings. As a result of this outreach effort, the Project also receives referrals from businesses, churches, police, and other social service agencies that have encountered a homeless person or family needing services.
Request: ~$162,000  Update 12/20/16: award $162,051

23. Shangri-La – Shangri-La PH Bonus SHAP 1
Shangri-La’s Permanent Housing Bonus Project (SHAP-1) provides permanent supportive housing for up to 5 homeless individuals with disabilities in scattered site housing units. The units are located throughout Marion County. In addition to being homeless with a disability, the population served are facing multiple barriers including mental illness, substance abuse issues, criminal histories, inadequate job skills, and poor rental histories. Each individual coming into the program receives permanent housing, ongoing case management, mental health assessments, and treatment resources as needed. Of the five participants, 2 are chronically homeless per HUD’s definition of chronically homeless. Participants are referred to the program by community partners that are willing to continue to work with each participant in order to help maintain their permanent housing placement. Individuals reside in areas that are on a bus line and the program provides bus passes to each individual and/or family. Should the individual need assistance with transportation, Shangri-La's Housing Resource Specialist (HRS) is able to transport to and from critical appointments. Each program participant works with the HRS to ensure eligible mainstream resources are obtained. These resources include TANF, SSI, SSB, health benefits, food stamps, and other resources as needed. The HRS works with each participant to determine their ability to become successfully employed. In the majority of cases, employment is not an option due to the participants’ disability. In addition to working to increase financial resources, the HRS works with each participant to ensure that appropriate housing is located and to complete necessary HQS Inspections. SHAP-1 partners with ARCHES, Bridgeway, Youth & Family Services, Northwest Human Services, Marion County Health Department, Union Gospel Mission, Women’s Crisis Services, and other Continuum of Care partners who currently provide outreach to homeless and chronically homeless individuals in our community. Shangri-La and community partners make contact with clients on the streets, in shelters, malls, libraries, emergency food distribution points, and in other community settings. Shangri-La’s HRS works with each referred individual to ensure eligibility for permanent housing through the project. Information regarding referral procedures and participation criteria is made available to those who typically come in contact with homeless persons. As a result of this outreach effort, SHAP-1 also receives referrals from businesses, churches, police, and other social service agencies that have encountered a homeless person or family needing services. Shangri-La’s HRS and Project Director participate in various community-wide collaborations and planning groups that focus on homelessness.
Request: ~$34,000  Update 12/20/16: award $ 33,947

24. Shangri-La – Shangri-La PH SHAP 2
Shangri-La’s Permanent Housing Expansion Project (SHAP-2) provides PSH for up to 4 homeless individuals (priority is CH) and 4 homeless families, where at least one family member has a documented disability. The units are located in scattered site apartments/homes throughout Lincoln, Marion and Polk Counties. In addition to being homeless, the population served are facing multiple barriers including disabilities, mental illness, substance abuse issues, criminal histories, inadequate job skills, and poor rental histories. Participants coming into the program receive permanent housing, ongoing case management, mental health and substance abuse assessments, and treatment referrals as needed. Each participant is referred to the program by community partners that will continue to work with each participant in order to help maintain their permanent housing placement. Participants reside in areas that are on a bus line and the program provides bus passes to each individual and/or family. Should the individual need assistance with transportation, the Housing Resource Specialist (HRS) is able to transport to and from critical appointments. Each program participant works with the HRS to ensure eligible mainstream resources are obtained. These resources include TANF, SSI, SSB, health benefits, food stamps, and other resources as needed. The HRS works with each participant to determine their ability to become successfully employed. In the majority of cases, employment is not an option due to the participant’s disability. In addition to working to increase financial resources, the HRS works with each participant to ensure that appropriate housing is located and to complete necessary HQS Inspections.
SHAP-2 partners with Lincoln County Housing Authority, Community Services Consortium, Salvation Army, Local School Districts, United Way, ARCHES, Local County Health Departments in Lincoln, Polk, and Marion Counties, Union Gospel Mission, Women’s Crisis Services, and other community partners who provide services and outreach to homeless and chronically homeless individuals in each community. Shangri-La and community partners make contact with clients on the streets, in shelters, malls, libraries, emergency food distribution points, and in other community settings. Shangri-La’s HRS works with each referred participant to ensure eligibility for permanent housing and identify barriers the participant is interested in breaking down. Information regarding referral procedures and participation criteria is made available to those who come in contact with homeless persons. As a result of this outreach effort, SHAP-2 also receives referrals from businesses, churches, police, and other social service agencies that have encountered a homeless person or family needing services. Shangri-La’s HRS and Project Director participates in various community-wide collaborations and planning groups that focus on homelessness.
Request: ~$95,000  (all beds in Lincoln, not included in total)
Update 12/20/16: award $95,357

FY2016-FY2017 New Planning project
(CAPO) Community Action Partnership of Oregon – OR-505 BOS Planning Grant
The CoC planning grant will support Community Action Partnership of Oregon, lead agency and Collaborative Applicant to BOS CoC, in continuing to support the part- time contracted BOS CoC coordinator’s role in facilitating the HEARTH Act implementation work on behalf of Oregon’s 28- county rural geography. The priority work currently in progress includes on-going CoC coordination (strategic plan development, in-person meeting facilitation, development of standardized documentation, member expectations/guidelines); building with the ESG lead agency a collaborative projects monitoring and evaluations plan (performance targets, consumer engagement, APR reviews, project outcome assessments), participation in Consolidated Plan update opportunities within BOS CoC’s broad service area; establishment of funding priorities; completion of the CoC Application; PITC process planning, implementation, coordination and reporting. Although BOS CoC is supported in data collection by an HMIS lead, the Coordinator continues oversight of HMIS systems (including data analysis) as well as continues development and maintenance of CoC systems to ensure compliance with HUD guidelines.
Additional funds available to support the work of the CoC Coordinator are a small state-funded grant and a 1% fee, supported by all grantees as demonstrated commitment to building and maintaining sustainable organizational capacity. This grant will also assist the Coordinator in facilitating community engagement opportunities in each of BOS CoC’s seven regions to solicit active participation in not only regular CoC meetings but also in building a comprehensive coordinated assessment system, PITC teams, and needs analyses plans to enhance BOS CoC’s ability to establish funding priorities to best meet the housing and services needs in its many diverse communities.
BOS CoC’s ability to evaluate progress of both ESG and CoC projects will be most improved by:
▪ Adjusting CoC staffing to include part-time assistance to Coordinator in administratively supporting an evaluation team through final assessment tools, schedule/checklists refinements; supporting review team (CoC/ESG), processing of eligible reimbursements for travel to annual on-site reviews, and other related tasks
▪ Setting regularly scheduled collaborative conversations with the ESG lead/sub-recipients to develop agenda for local community/consumer engagement opportunities, quarterly data and reviews, and annual Con Plan participation
Request: ~$96,000 (shared across CoC, not included in total)
Update 12/20/16: award $95,528

FY2016-FY2017 Reallocated/NEW Project
35. (MWVCAA) Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency – MVWCAA ROCC SSO for CE
The ROCC SSO for Coordinated Entry(CE) will be built to serve all homeless individuals, families, veterans, people fleeing from domestic violence and unaccompanied youth with a focus on Chronically Homeless participants. This project will continue to operate in 2 counties of ROCC (Marion and Polk) and move into a collaborative effort to do the same work throughout the other 26 rural counties included in the balance of state.
The program will assess the needs and vulnerability levels and prioritize people with the highest level of vulnerability for available homeless and housing programs. A housing first approach will be utilized in a comprehensive assessment tool. MWVCAA currently has a temporarily funded position for a CE Specialist, who will work alongside and with the CoC’s consultant and administrative staff. This collaboration will develop and implement a CE process. The Collaborative CE Program is designed to streamline access to resources directly to participants within the ROCC. Participants will be offered all available mainstream resources in the community. Many factors such as needs, barriers, income, size and makeup of the family will be taken into consideration when utilizing an assessment tool to make appropriate referrals. MWVCAA staff will use a trauma informed care approach and use best practices to reach participants. A pre/post self-reported survey will be given to participants to measure if needs are being met and the length of time to meet the needs. Data analysis (HMIS) will be another way to measure the reduction in the length of time participants are on the streets and stabilized in permanent housing. Follow up tracking may be at 3-month intervals if necessary and will go up to 1 year.
MWVCAA staff and ROCC will regularly attend community meetings to ensure that the CE process will be offered to those accessing assistance and will be able to be reached through multiple venues. Street outreach, networking with community partners, educating the community at large and distributing program flyers in places frequented by homeless persons are the tools that will be used to get the information out about the Program. Goals of the Collaborative CE position include the establishment of a standardized assessment process based on HUD’s statutory guidelines, a baseline of homeless participation with which to gauge progress, and data which can direct necessary process improvements. Based on the groundwork completed by the temporarily-funded CE Specialist, the program will be able expand out to the rural areas of the remaining 26 counties of ROCC. Partnerships made with law enforcement, mental health, and medical healthcare providers will reach participants that may not otherwise search for needed services. MWVCAA has extensive experience in leveraging resources for target populations. MWVCAA and ROCC nurtures partnerships within the community to identify the necessary matching funds to contribute to the success of our programs.
Request: ~$36,000  (shared across CoC, not included in total) 
Update 12/20/16: award $36,309

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