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									To end long term
homelessness in Fargo…

  Identify housing and service supports
   for 224 households.
  Create a demand-based model that
   offers the housing options our target
   tenants want – not the one we think they
   need.
Fargo Long-term homeless
                                            Additions to
                                                  LTH
                              Baseline        populatio
                                annual          n after
                               estimate        baseline     10 Year Total


Type of Household            People   HH People      HH People    HH        %

Individual - Adult             124    124     78     78    202   202        90%
Individual - Youth
(<age 21)                        4      4      3       1     7      5       2%

Families – w/child <18          22      6     14       4    36     10       5%

Families - no children           8      4      5       3    13      7       3%

                     Total     158    138    100     86    258   224    100%
Who are the target tenants?
   93% of the long term homeless are single adults with
   disabilities - most of which involve chemical dependency
   or mental illness
   Analysis of 2006 Point in Time Data, Fargo
                                                Single Adult -
                                                Chem Depend,
                                                22%
   Single Adult -
   Comb of Disability,
   29%

                                                        Single Adult - Med,
                                                        12%



                                                        Single Adult - Dev
                                                        Dis, 1%
                                                     Family w/children -
       Dual Head of HH -                             CD/SMI/Dual Diag,
       Med/CD, 3%                                    4%

                   Single Adult - Dual
                   Diag/SMI, 29%
Addressing Root Causes – Why
are the community’s long term
homeless in a “housing crisis”?
 Unable to pay for housing
    Low wage job
    Unemployable/ed due to disability
 Unable to stay housed
    Substance abuse
    Mental illness with inconsistent use of meds
 Unable to access housing
    Criminal background
    Poor credit
    Poor rental history
 Uninterested in engaging with the system as currently
  defined
    Following the rules
So what can be
done to eliminate
the housing crisis?
7 Strategies in “Going Home”
 1. Increase availability of permanent supportive
    housing
 2. Improve consumers’ ability to pay for housing
 3. Develop partnerships that will move people in to
    housing first
 4. Make outreach to long term homeless more
    effective
 5. Stop discharging people into homelessness
 6. Enhance the coordination and availability of
    prevention services
 7. Collect data and share info about homelessness
          The gap between a homeless person’s ability to pay &
          typical market rents puts most metro area housing units
          out of reach
          Fair market rent & ab ility to pay, HUD 2006 FMR and 2003 Wilder survey


               $500
                                                                               $443 -1 bedroom
               $400                                                            $373 - Efficiency
               $300                                               $341
        Rent




               $200                                $200
                                   $164
               $100

                 $0
                                    SSI        Avg Homeless     1 person at
                                                  person       Poverty level

                                   Affordable Rent by Income Level


#1: Permanent Supportive Housing
Strategy #1: Increase the
availability of permanent
supportive housing
  Identify landlords willing to rent to LTH individuals
  Take concrete steps to mitigate the perceived risk of
   renting to LTH
     Indemnification Fund
     Co-sign Leases
     24 hour crisis line
  Inject flexibility in lease terms when possible
  Convert existing shelter beds to PSH
  Establish new safe haven housing
  Encourage creation of new affordable efficiency units
        Employment is the most common source of
        income for Fargo's long term homeless
        population
        Source of income, ND Point in time survey January 2006

               TANF

            Medicaid

        Food Stamps

   Veteran's Benefits

                 SSI

       Family/friends

                 Job

                        0%   10%      20%               30%            40%           50%   60%

                                   Long term homeless    Total homeless population



#2: Ability to Pay
Strategy #2: Improve
consumers’ ability to pay for
housing
  Add more housing vouchers to local system
    S+C
    Tenant-based rental assistance
    Section 8 (thru rule mod)
  Targeted employment placement specialists
  Expand network of people who can help with
   benefit eligibility
  Subsidize additional rep payee services
  Transitional Jobs program
             The long term homeless account for 43% of the
             people staying in emergency shelters in Fargo
             Response to question "Where did you sleep last night?", ND
             Point in Time survey January 25, 2006




                                                         LTH in Em Shelters
                                                                43%

                      Total persons in Em
                            Shelters
                              57%




#3: Partnerships for Housing First
Strategy #3: Develop
partnerships that will move
people into housing first
  Support creation of IDDT at SEHSC
  Enhance service connections for veterans
  Expand informal group case mgmt approach
  Establish peer mentor system to supplement
   case mgmt work
  Establish “Fresh Start” fund
  Create metro homelessness ombudsman
           Even though the chronic homeless access services at higher rates
           than the entire homeless population, they are less likely to achieve any
           sort of sustained housing stability.
           Svc utilization for total/chronic homeless pop, Fargo, ND Point in Time Jan 2006


     90%
     80%
     70%
     60%
     50%
     40%
     30%
     20%
     10%
      0%




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                                                              Services Received in last 30 days



#4: Outreach                                           Total Homeless Pop                Chronic Homeless
Strategy #4: Make outreach to
LTH more effective

  Establish fund to support outreach workers’
   relationship building activities
  Initiate “Project Homeless Connect”
  Support consumer-operated drop-in center
     One in five long term homeless report having
     been discharged from an institutional setting
     Charateristics of long term homeless population, Fargo, ND Point in
     Time survey, January 2006

                                                                                 15%
         16%
         14%
         12%
         10%                              9%
          8%           6%                                    7%
          6%
          4%
          2%
          0%
                Parolee/Probationer   From hospital   From psych hospital   Criminal record




#5: Discharge
Strategy #5: Stop discharging
people into homelessness

  Connect health care providers with housing
   resources to minimize discharge to streets
  Implement post-booking diversion program
   (JICC)
  Support efforts to bolster discharge planning at
   state institutions
  Support DOCR Re-entry initiatives
                 Approximately 10% of people living in poverty will
                 experience homelessness in any given year
                 2000 Census Poverty statistics, Fargo



                                                         Persons in Poverty,
                                                               9,274

                                                                    Persons in poverty
                                                                    likely to experience
                                                                    homelessness each
                                                                          yr, 1,031
                        Population w ith
                        income above
                         poverty level,
                            80,494




#6: Prevention
Strategy #6: Enhance the
coordination and availability of
prevention services
  Guide to rent assistance
  Community homelessness prevention strategy
  Landlord/tenant mediation
  Increased intensity of prevention service for
   most at-risk
  Communication between landlords and
   prevention workers about effective prevention
   techniques
     Local data collection efforts are key - almost half of the state's
     Long term homeless population lives in Fargo
     Population distribution by region, 2006 ND Point in Time survey,
     January 2006


    50%
    45%
    40%
    35%
    30%
    25%
    20%
    15%
    10%
      5%
      0%
            Region 1   Region 2      Region 3        Region 4   Region 5    Region 6    Region 7   Region 8

                                  Total Population    Total homeless   Long term homeless


#7: Data Collection
Strategy #7: Collect data and
share information about
homelessness in metro area
    Increase use of HMIS
    Support survey efforts
    Community awareness
    Document community costs
    Integrate definition of long term homelessness
     into data collection practices
Who can make this more
than just a Plan?
    City of Fargo
    Fargo Housing Authority
    FM Homeless Coalition
    Local agencies
    ND Homeless Coalition
    State of ND (Corrections, Job Service,
     SEHSC, District Ct)
Leadership - City
  Coordinate Plan implementation, steering
   committee and partner recruitment, community
   outreach
  Develop local tenant-based rental assistance
   program
  Develop Landlord/Tenant mediation program
  Encourage affordable/mixed income housing
   development
  Data collection technical assistance and
   funding, including community costs and
   baseline information
Leadership – FM Homeless
Coalition
  Local Homelessness Ombudsman
  Project “Homeless Connect”
  Connect health care providers with local
   resources
  Guide to Rent Assistance
  Community Homelessness Prevention
   strategy
  Develop information for coordinated
   community message
Leadership – Fargo
Housing Authority
  Landlord recruitment / coordination
  Management of locally available rent
   subsidies (S+C, TBRA, Sec 8)
  Manage “Fresh Start” fund
Leadership – Other local
  SENDCAA – Landlord/tenant mediation
  Presentation Partners – intense emergency
   assistance for at-risk families
  Ray of Hope – Peer mentor system, consumer-
   operated drop in center
  YWCA and New Life Ctr - Conversion of
   shelter beds to PSH
  Mental Health Assoc – Post booking diversion
   program
  Community assistance provider network –
   communication b/t prevention & landlords
Leadership – ND Homeless
Coalition
  Mainstream resource eligibility
   coordination
  Institutional discharge planning
  Increasing utilization and usability of
   HMIS
Leadership - State
  Dept of Corrections Re-entry and TPCI
   programs
  Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment team
   at SEHSC
  Connections between Dept of Human
   Services and VA
  Employment Specialists (Job Svc)
  Homeless Mgmt Information System
   (HMIS)
…plus State Support

  Landlord/Tenant Mediation program (Dist
   Ct system)
  Tenant-based rental assistance program
  Risk Mitigation Fund
  Jail Intervention Coordinating Committee
   Post-booking diversion program
  Encourage mixed income projects with
   LIHTC program
Leadership – TBD

    24-hour crisis line
    Flexible property management practices
    Provider ability to co-sign leases
    Safe haven housing development
    Employment placement programs
    Transitional Jobs program
    Development of Rep payee svcs
    Outreach workers’ fund
Most likely funding sources
 Public (Local, State, Federal)            Private (Faith, Corp., Charitable)

        Risk Mitigation Fund                 Rep Payee Svc
        Safe Haven housing                   Fresh Start Fund
        Rent subsidies                       Outreach workers’ fund
        Employment programs                  Project Homeless Connect
        IDDT service team                    Guide to rent assistance
        Corrections programs (re-entry,      Homelessness prevention
         diversion programs)                   strategy
                                              Increasingly intense emergency
                                               assistance to at-risk


                             Both Public & Private
         Conversion of Emerg. Shelter        Drop-In Center
          beds to Permanent housing           Landlord/tenant mediation
         Affordable 0-BR market rate         Data collection/
          rentals                              analysis/presentation of
         Local homelessness                   information
          ombudsman

								
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