Ending Child and Family Homelessness in Virginia

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					Helping communities
SHIFT from short-term
responses to LONG-TERM
SOLUTIONS to
homelessness
                     Today
0 State Funding and Policy



0 1,000 Homes for 1,000 Virginians



0 Ending Child and Family Homelessness in Virginia – a
 public-private partnership announced by Governor
 Bob McDonnell in November 2011
       State Policy and Funding
0 $ for Homeless Programs
   0 Governor’s biennial budget included $1 million for
     permanent supportive housing and $500,000 for rapid
     re-housing for FY2013
  0 Budget amendment in House and Senate to provide $1.5
    million for FY2014 with bipartisan support

  0 Budget amendment for $700,000 in FY2013 to provide
    community-based supportive services for chronically
    homeless individuals who are not Medicaid eligible to
    be served in permanent supportive housing.
          Next Steps:
   State Policy and Funding
  0 Continue to build relationships with legislators and
    through use of Action Alerts engage field in contacting
    their legislators to request support for the PSH/RRH
    and Supportive Services budget amendments.

  PSH/RRH Amendment                    Supportive Services Amendment


Economic Development                    Health and Human Resources
    subcommittee                                subcommittee

              House Appropriations and Senate Finance



                   2/19/12: Final Report on Budget
              Key Legislators
0 House Appropriations
   0 Delegate Tata (R- Virginia Beach)
   0 Delegate Jones (R-Chesapeake and Suffolk)**
   0 Delegate Joannou (D-Portsmouth)
   0 Delegate Howell (D-Norfolk)
   0 Delegate BaCote (D-Hampton and Newport News)*

0 Senate Finance
   0 Senator Normant, Senate Majority Leader (R-Williamsburg)
   0 Senator Miller (D-Norfolk)**
   0 Senator Lucas (D-Portsmouth)*
   0 Senator Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)*
            THANK YOU TO:
0 Senator Wagner
0 Delegate Tata
0 Delegate Villanueva

0 Item 108#2s: Senate Chief Patron: Howell (D); Co-
  Patron(s): Edwards (D), Wagner (R), Watkins (R)
   0 Will go before Senate Finance Economic Development
     subcommittee
0 Item 108#1h: House Chief Patron: Lingamfelter (R); Co-
  Patron(s): Anderson(R), Carr (D), Comstock (R), Head (R),
  Herring (D), Loupassi (R), McClellan (D), Tata (R),
  Villanueva (R)
   State Policy and Funding
0 Virginia Housing Trust Fund
   0 HB 121/HB 1100 - Creates a new housing trust fund &
     authority
   0 HB 790 - Amends the VA Housing Partnership Fund into
     a Housing Trust Fund
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       Housing the Critically Ill
High rates of mental
illness and substance        Living on street
abuse                        or in emergency
                                  shelter
Chronic health
conditions or other
disabling conditions
                                            Frequent
                         Frequent          arrest and /
Increased risk of
                          visits to             or
premature death
                        emergency         incarceration
                           room
   The Numbers by Locality

0 In Arlington County:
   0 119 inpatient hospitalizations in the past year, at an
     estimated annual cost of $2.5 million. This assumes an
     average of $21,000 per admission for a 3 day medical
     stay at an Arlington hospital.
   0 183 ER visits in the last 3 months, for an estimated
     annual cost of $732,000. This assumes an average of
     $1,000 per ER visit at an Arlington Hospital.
   0 The estimated annual inpatient and ER costs
     combine for a total of $3.2 million annually.

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  Scott – Now has a Home




  Before



Housed through 1000 Homes for
1000 Virginians – Richmond Campaign   After
1,000 Homes for 1,000 Virginians
 0 Step 1: Identify the most vulnerable
    0 Registry Week
    0 Outcome: Community Data on the most vulnerable who aren’t
      getting the services they need and are costing multiple
      systems
 0 Step 2: House the most vulnerable
    0 Targeting current resources
    0 Leveraging partnerships
    0 Accessing new resources
 0 Step 3: Keep the most vulnerable housed
 0 Step 4: Engage the community in the solution to
  homelessness.
Project Goal
                       Reduce
                   homelessness
                    for children
                      and their
                   families by 15
                     percent by
                        2013




 Increase access         Rapid
  to affordable        Re-Housing
   housing of
  their own for
       869
   households
  with children
Why Rapid Re-Housing?



        PLUS
    Why Rapid Re-Housing?
                Example of Cost Effectiveness of
                  Interventions for Families
$20,000
                 $14,184                                      $14,651
$15,000                                 $12,474
$10,000
                              $5,758
 $5,000    $2,468       $2,283                $2,939$2,797

    $0
                     $/exit                       $/ph exit
      Shelter    Transitional Housing   Rapid Re-Housing       SSO
      Why Rapid Re-Housing?
                   Return to Homelessness
30%

25%                  24%

20%

15%

10%                                           9%
         7%                    7%
5%                                      3%

0%
      Systemwide   Shelters    TH      HPRP   SO
    Why Rapid Re-Housing?
                Example of Cost Effectiveness of
                  Interventions for Families
$25,000                                      $22,785 $21,531
$20,000
$15,000               $12,338
$10,000
             $4,714                                             $3,595
 $5,000                         $2,737
    $0
                      $/exit                        $/ph exit
          Shelter     Transitional Housing     Rapid Re-Housing
                              .
0 Get involved with the           0 Join VCEH as a member!
  Southwide or Peninsula
  1,000 Homes initiative.
0 Participate in a local
  meeting on rapid re-            Phyllis Chamberlain
  housing.                        703-861-0102
0 Are you a funder?, an           phyllis@vceh.org
  employer?, a landlord?, a       www.vceh.org
  housing authority?, a           Join Today!

  housing provider?
Phyllis Chamberlain
Executive Director
Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness
(703) 861-0102
phyllis@vceh.org



www.vceh.org

				
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