Devine_Ending-Homelessness-Among-Veterans-in-VISN20

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					                Eileen Devine, LCSW
Network Homeless Coordinator, VISN 20
                      Housing and
                   Supportive Services


HUD-VASH Program
  •Nation’s largest supported permanent housing initiative;
  combines permanent housing with case management
  and supportive services that promote and maintain
  recovery and housing stability
  •HUD Housing Choice vouchers
  •VA dedicated case management services
  •VISN 20 – 1090 vouchers for ‘08 & ‘09
  •685 vouchers awarded for 2010
                   Housing and
                Supportive Services


Grant and Per Diem Program
• Transitional housing (up to 24 months) and supportive
  services for homeless Veterans
• Provided by Community partners
• VISN 20 currently has 710 GPD Beds
                   Housing and
                Supportive Services


HCHV Contracts
• Contracted transitional/emergency housing and supportive
  services for homeless Veterans
• Contracts with Community partners
 Transition individuals from homelessness
 directly into permanent housing without
 required initial participation in treatment

 Reduce    barriers/obstacles to housing

 Client-driven   strategy

 Provide wrap-around services to promote
 stability and self-sufficiency
FACILITY          CHALENG 2009   FY11    FY12    FY13 FY14
                                 21%     45%     68% 86%
ANCHORAGE           687(+53%)    543     378     220    96

BOISE               400(-20%)    316     220     128    56

PORTLAND           1,876(-29%)   1,482   1,032   600    263

ROSEBURG            900(-35%)    711     495     288    126

SPOKANE            1,650(-48%)   1,304   908     528    231

PUGET SOUND HCS    2,500(-46%)   1,975   1,375   800    350

WALLA WALLA         408(-.49%)   323     224     131    57

WHITE CITY          293(-50%)    232     161      94    41

VISN               8,714(-37%)   6,884   4,793   2,789 1,220
 Quality of life,
 not compliance,
is the criterion of
     success.

				
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