Advisory Committee on Homeless Youth State Wide
Advisory Committee of Homeless Youth STATE WIDE COALITION of people and organizations regarding young adults and children throughout 64 counties.
ACHY meeting Tues July 12 2-4pm
5:46 PM (20 hours ago)
ivision of Housing Kristin Toombs
FUP Family Unification Program extended from 18 months to 3 years. age will be brought to 16 from 18 in foster care.
Family Self-sufficiency 5 years saving and match goals for independence and budgeting and financing management
new housing resource youth bonus 33 vouchers Shelter + Care different than housing choice care vouchers
still can maintain the voucher throughout their life time prioritized or youth from 18 to 24
common assessment tool for SPDAT who has the most need. YES THEY WILL USE Transition AGE YOUTH
Specialized person development prioritization assistance assessment index tool
Commitis, Urban Peak, Attention Homes, Volunteers of America, family Tree, mental health center of Denver – will be started in OCTOBER
2 year rental assistance partnering with public schools elementary through high school homeless students
Next Step TBRental Assistance 2 years vouchers Boulder Family Tree Aurora Denver Grand Junction UUA COG Canon City Pueblo serving thirty families only limited on 1 million dollars
family Youth Services Bureau traditional service support
a lot of funding comes from the federal government for 64 counties COC NOFA the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless involved in this weighting for the funding TOM POWER regional support – new funding source focused on youth for next two or more years depending on politics and elected officials.
MDHI Metropolitan Denver Homeless Initiative – 7 counties
Rural Collaborative: Roz Wheeler Bell and Tom Power
$ FROM THE STATE a lot of money is spoken for which is allocated to programs already
permanent housing each CoC has one of these projects
FAMILY YOUTH SERVICES BUREAU: basic center grants all of Colorado street out reach reapplied they were denied last year Grand Junction 21 day shelter
Transitional living program aged out of foster care at 18 8 pilots LGBTQ youth TLP rural collaborative. FSB is involved
Permanent Supportive Housing with special needs
STATE is setting aside a certain number of their vouchers for these units ties the voucher to that unit
4th tool kit Jennifer Lopez at Governor’s Office what will project look like?
who are the investors what is ownership process 5 were funded last year 222 last year 132 this year are applied for
not only Denver metro area
Mid September through February
Attention Homes has done one of these in Boulder in 2 years in Boulder 40 units will be constructed
KIPPI CLAUSSON wrap around pocket of young people 16 to 18 years old system involved child welfare is not opening because they do not rise to the level of risk. Medicaid will be important # of young people is rising perceptibly. getting ready for these issues.
actively involved in Continuum of Care
THURS 28th 9 to 10 am talking about pathways tool kit @ CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Larimer and Weld County they meet together on Friday the 22nd. MARK on phone
Pathways to Success Erin is on the phone IRB from 6 demonstration sites monthly meeting yesterday
CHILDREN’s BUREAU 18 sites nationally, 3 years to do an evaluation navigators 14 to 17 aged entered in foster care at any time 18 and older any foster care
counties working with HRS providers comparison transitioning from foster care
HOUSING RESOURCES WILL BE plugged in
CONET where are we at this moment COLORADO NETWORK FOR YOUTH HOMELESS YOUTH PROVIDERS non youth providers
ACHY was established by statute because they cannot do organizing
URBAN PEAK ATTENTION HOMES another meeting in August
JULY 25th 8 to 10 am
homeless youth provider Kippi Clausson:
Inter agency council on homeless does not exist
`Alejandro worked in New York gaps in services working on specifics to work on sheltering in all 64 counties largest concentration is in DENVER METRO REGION.
centralized homeless agency best practices from many other places
public rest rooms 24 hours care some people don’t want the support they cannot be supported young person who wants to listen I worked at a day shelter in Kansas City Missouri I graduated from high school you are doing a good job Valentino Valencia been on the streets and young adult
Aurora is using their marijuana supported funding
MARK reference to Alejandro focus first on DENVER less urban centric per capita data
McKinney-Vento data just as mush a burden in the areas outside of Metro Region.
Valentino Valencia some people cannot get housing some people have a hard time that is what a shelter is for.
HIV clinic at St. Joseph’s many clients experiencing being without a place to stay
sub committees are being proposed
Erin on November events : for homeless youth awareness month
State Youth Development Plan
Project Homeless Connect 15 November 3 at the Convention Center