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COORDINATING COMMITTEE MDHI Metro Denver Homeless Initiative JUNE 2016

May 27, 2016

COORDINATING COMMITTEE MDHI Metro Denver Homeless Initiative JUNE 2016

 

Lia   Cameron   moi  James  Lindi Isabel Tom angela bordoon  stacey  Tom horton mike senate  dale  the salvation army claybaugh  brian martin  alejandro laura ware, audrey cress, employment people   GRACE  from Aurora  –  low income tax credits to create more housing VOA  has been awarded tax credits in LOWRY REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY,  4%,  deborah  Catholic Charities, Alfonso, COurtney Stret  Jess Stacklier, Renee Cruz Denver’s Road Home  there are about  fifty people here

MDHI Coordinating Committee May 27, 2016 9am-11:30am Mile High United Way, 711 Park Avenue West, Denver, CO o

 

Welcome and Brief Introductions o Community and Agency Updates o

provide training in woodwork and carpentry  KNIGJHT FOUNDATION  ash trees wood be producing furniture  ready to work programs  BOULDER Public Library 

St. Francis Center  June 5  SUNDAY  LUNCH  11:15  ASt. John’s Cathedral 

Arapahoe County:  Feeding Denver’s Hungry  second and fourth SUNDAY  blessing bags 200 at Urban Peak  go to ST. Francis Center

 Laura Bayaud  Work forcc community action act  –   Adams County:  prioritize working with people at the work force center.  

Laura’s Motto  “follow the money” 

3 small shelters collaborate with the work force center  homeless shelter subsidiary of Adams County Human Services

  1.  meet with Rez Care  for Wioa  Dynamic Solutions  2.  out reach to employers  consistent connections 
  2.  Denver Housing Authority Sun Valley Homes Wednesday at Fairview Elementary School 5:30 – 7:30
  3. Sam House new community family program like Father Ed Judy House
  4. working with the other projects to house 80  families all of the Aurora families have been picked up
  5. REMAINING HOUSED  extension from May to JULY 
  6. CCH  has picked up some of these families  38 families have been housed
  7. no one was displaced  but we have lost beds for YOUTH
  8. rapid rehousing was utilized to rehouse everyone  awful announcement  the severity and swift notice without awareness at the end of the contract year

UNPRECEDENTED #s in LONGMONT  

 

COMMUNITY TABLE  100+  since beginning of the year

 

 

MDHI Updates o Update from County Presentation Work Group o

PIT  comes out in  mid-June    variable  #’s  under count  difficulties in some of these communities

additional CLOSE TO HOME VISTA  community marketing  experience    Grace Aurora VISTA  year of service and stipend

Coordinated Assessment   Renee  Cruz    VI SPDAT  Assessment points  access around the region

HOME LINK  pilot  tighten the structure  sub regional  access points  tight training  working for years on coordinated assessment and housing  placement

for chronically homeless and veterans based on the highest need working for 1.5 years transferred to a data system  meeting weekly how to do this for those populations work with other populations youth experiencing homelessness  session yesterday of  ______________.    25 cities?  who knows.  working with families talk about how to get the cap families in the system

problems with the Point in Time  how can we do this better  impact is substantial  we lose revenue.  MDHI we are not the boss of the PIT  how do we use the technology effectively  it is not efficient PERIOD    HOw do we know that it is underrepresented.  ONE DAY  multiplier  how many pass through in a year nationally they use three times the collected #

 

CAHPS  TEAM  such an important statistical analysis  consistent year round in BOULDER it is 10X the number who we count  numberf never goes down the number  continue to change  understanding at the two in tandem   where is the money going to come from

 

St Francis  10,853  last year     accurate  assessment annually  challenges to do this survey

 

we also have special populations who refuse to participate in the count  –  Earth LINKS  we REACHED OUT TO PEOPLE WHO GO TO EARTHLINKS

COUNTY COORDINATOR  PAID IN BOULDER BY THE CITY AND COUNTY  –  

THREE TABLETS FROM THE SURVEY FOR EACH AGENCY

SCHWAB    VOLUNTEERS

 

 

we were counting before and different strategies 12,000  you have to do a whole surv count to match who w are counting

 

do a sample and project the numbers out  and what Tom is stating that we are waning in enthusiasm to count them 

 

region wide system not called cahps

 

Break-outs § Employment § CAHPS •

 

Debrief—5/26 Sustainability Review •

 

IBM Smarter Cities •

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:   

EXPAND COORDINATED ASSESSMENT

COMMON INTAKE PROCESS  HMIS  WAS THE DREAM

COMMON MOBILE AP  home link has a mobile  platform  Google platform is not stable  HOME LINK IS A BETTER PLATFORM

 

RAPID ENTRY  –  SERVICE POINT DATA WAREHOUSE  in MICHIGAN BOWMAN system was used company committed to mission and they had many opportunities to be bought out,  DALE is speaking about his experience  Barb Ritter is the HMIS administrator    VOA uses this for veterans  and LINDI is speaking to this  Service Point is heaven  what is the best company for the future.  Dale is speaking.

Anne Beer and CCH for Balance of State  Adsystech all on the same HMIS  Bowman service point is on the short list  ROBERT BOWMAN  would be a good source

 

barrier a lot of times to shift to a new system  you would not have to reenter everyone.  

 

get the change order as soon as possible rip the band-aid off

 

some of the issues have to do with the collaboration of people between the counties

 

diverse beds for special populations   respite care  –  

 

OUTCOME GOVERNANCE  COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HUMAN SERVICES HIGHER LEVEL

 

ALWAYS WAS THE AMBITION TO HAVE POLITICAL WILL  AT THE TABLE

 

EXCITEMENT TO GET PEOPLE WHO SCORED LOWE INTO HOUSING

 

Housed Numbers to Date •

 

Renee Cruz  91 chronic  183 veterans since 

 January 2016

 

fuller community work group  access points

 

where are the units where are services

 

supportive housing 100 units  Coalition

 

no new units  

next year  another 200 units

 

some additional resources    and then there is the work of the State Division of Housing

Allison George  State Division of  Housing  Mercy Housing  Multi-family   multi unit complex  mostly seniors

 

priority of homeless preference  affordable housing communities  HUD has been developing guidelines to provide more support

 

CDT Work Groups o  25 cities  bringing in additional people who have not been working in the fold 

shelter support financially  at the state level  

 

NEED FOR EMERGENCY HOUSING  expanding shelter options

 

LISA   more vocal about this  issue  metro region and all over the FRONT RANGE

 

tiny homes program based program criteria   built great communities it wasn’t for someone with serious needs and issues who had the lowest barriers

 

Longmont  Homeless Opportunity Team  LHOT

Colorado Municipal League  CML

 

COGS throughout the state  DRCOG

 

also they are approachable through the county council members

 

1 place they actually have 

 

LINDI  went as a group

TOM said that they are looking for answers  we are the experts we need more of this and more concrete answers here are solutions

 

PLATFORM  about these subjects

 

Governance   harness this

 

Family o

 

Youth

 

 

WHAT IS GOING ON IN THAT COMMUNITY WITH REGARD TO ENDING HOMELESS

 

Next meeting: Friday, June 24, 2016 fr

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