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					Permanent Supportive Housing Solutions
            Stephanie Arnold
           Allison Bogdanovic
            Kristin Yavorsky
Presentation Goals
 Describe the Permanent Supportive
 Housing (PSH) model as it relates to
 individuals with disabilities.
 Describe the Virginia Supportive Housing
 approach to PSH.
 Describe the development and operation
 of Independence House and Bliley Manor,
 2 PSH residences in Richmond for
 survivors of traumatic brain injury.
The mission of Virginia
Supportive Housing is to
provide housing and
comprehensive support
services to individuals and
families who are homeless
or who have disabilities in
order to initiate and promote
their transition to greater
personal independence.
What is Permanent Supportive Housing?

  Affordable
  Integrated
  Lease-based
  Accessible
  High quality
  Flexible and individualized
  supportive services
How Do We Do It?
We develop properties specifically for use as permanent
supportive housing.

By actively seeking out, purchasing, and renovating
dilapidated properties, we bring positive development into
neighborhoods that are often in desperate need of
revitalization.

We maintain and manage each of our properties to the
highest standards.

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We provide on-site case management , counseling and skills
training to improve housing stability and to promote recovery
from disabling conditions.
VSH Permanent Housing Residences
 Studio Apartments for Formerly Homeless Single Adults
      New Clay House (Richmond)
      South Richmond (Richmond)
      Gosnold Apartments (Norfolk)
      Cloverleaf Apartments (Virginia Beach)
      South Bay Apartments (Portsmouth – in development)
 Adults with HIV/AIDS
      Stratford House (serves 8 adults)
 Adults with Disabilities
      Veterans Apartments (serves 8 adults)
      James River Apartments (serves 14 adults)
      Independence House* (serves 6 adults)
      Bliley Manor* (serves 8 adults)
 Apartments for Formerly Homeless Families (16 units)
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 An Integrated Approach
At Virginia Supportive Housing, our model includes three
departments working to best serve our tenants:



                       Housing
                     Development




             Property           Supportive
            Management           Services
VSH Supportive Services
  Housing-based case management
  Disability-specific support services
Grants
  Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration
  (SAMHSA) – Services in Supportive Housing
  HUD Continuum of Care – Supportive Housing Program
  Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
  Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services (DRS)
  Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)
  Government Non-Departmental Grants
  Private Foundations
Client Fees
  Medicaid
VSH Supportive Services
 Purpose of VSH Case Management Services program:
     To provide case management to individuals with TBI
     at Independence House and Bliley Manor
     To provide follow-up services to individuals who
     have graduated from program

 Goals of program:
     Housing stability
     Community integration
     Improved physical and mental health for individuals
     living with TBI
VSH Property Management
Responsible for rent collection, property maintenance,
security, and lease compliance.

Ensure compliance with HUD, VHDA, housing authority,
and equity partner requirements for property maintenance,
rent calculations, tenant eligibility, etc.

Work with supportive services staff to ensure housing
stability in cases of lease violations.

Employ maintenance staff and, for some properties, front
desk staff, and night managers.

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Key Concepts in Developing and
Operating Supportive Housing




•   3 budgets - development, operating, and support services
•   Rental subsidies and service funding
•   Location and proximity to transportation and retail
•   Zoning and community collaboration
Funding Sources
 Housing Development Budget
   Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits
   HUD Section 811
   Local CDBG and HOME, State HOME
   Federal Home Loan Bank, Foundations
 Property Management/ Operating Budget
   Project-based vouchers
 Support Services Budget
   Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services
   Local support (public and private)
   Medicaid funding
   Federal grants
Gosnold Apartments, Norfolk




            Before




             After
Cloverleaf Apartments, Virginia Beach




       Before             After
Individual Unit   Individual Kitchen




                    Staff Offices
  Solar Tubes
Reception Desk       Community Lounge




Laundry Facilities      Fitness Room
Veterans Apartments, Richmond




    Before              After
James River Apartments, Richmond
Independence House and Bliley Manor
Independence House was Central
Virginia’s first community home for
very low-income individuals with
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

Bliley Manor is a subsidized, fully
accessible community home for 8
individuals with TBI.

Independence House and Bliley
Manor remain the only permanent
supportive housing program f or low-
income individuals with TBI in
Central Virginia.                      Independence House
Independence House, Richmond




    Before           After
Bliley Manor, Richmond
Independence House and Bliley Manor
 Community homes with shared kitchens and bathrooms
 and private rooms.
 Fully accessible entries, kitchens, bathrooms, and
 laundry facilities.
 Both properties are on bus lines with community
 amenities nearby.
 Night manager lives on-site.
 Case management available Monday – Friday with
 open, direct access to staff during off hours by cell
 phone.
 Tenants pay 30% of their income for rent (utilities
 included) and must abide by the terms of a standard
 lease.
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Eligibility and Referrals
•At least 18 years of age
•No felonies within the last (5) five years
•Low income (< 50% Area Median Income)
•Have a Traumatic Brain Injury
•Require no more than (6) six hours of an in-home aide
•Ability to manage own medication (or a system in place to
have medication taken as prescribed)
•Ability to live independently with minimum supervision
•Ability to do ADL skills with minimum prompting

Referrals can be made through an individual or agencies.
All referrals are screened by a committee that includes a
neuropsychologist.
VSH Supportive Services
 Purpose of VSH Case Management Services program:
     To provide case management to individuals with TBI
     at Independence House and Bliley Manor
     To provide follow-up services to individuals who
     have graduated from program

 Goals of program:
     Housing stability
     Community integration
     Improved physical and mental health for individuals
     living with TBI
VSH Supportive Services
 Services provided by Case Manager who is a
 Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS):

     Comprehensive assessment to identify service
     needs and preferences
     Individualized Service Plans created for residents
     Appropriate referrals based on assessment
     results
     One-on-one life skills coaching
     Social reintegration and community events
  VSH Tenant Profile
Total served at Independence & Bliley: 14
Resident Age Groups:        20’s: 2 30’s: 2 40’s: 6 50’s: 4
Gender of Residents:        Males: 13     Females: 1
Race of Residents: Caucasian: 6 African-American: 7 Other: 1

Former Residents still receiving follow-up case management: 5

Causes of TBI:
Electrocution: 1   Fall: 1       Motorcycle/Car Accident: 7
Stroke/Aneurysm: 4 Birth: 1

Placements Prior to Move-In:
Family:      9       Independent Living:   2
Adult Home: 1        Homeless Shelter:     1     SA treatment: 1
Allison Bogdanovic, Director of Housing Development
abogdanovic@virginiasupportivhousing.org

Kristin Yavorsky, Director of Clinical Services
kyavorsky@virgniasupportivehousing.org

Stephanie Arnold, TBI Case Manager
sarnold@virginiasupportivehousing.org

				
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