CCH Board Meeting December 2016
RABBITS to all and to all a good night May this year ahead be the brightest in both the beauty and grace you feel and cherish. May we all take care unto that good night. Winter Solstice is but three weeks from today. The Longest Night.
Candlelight Memorial Service Wednesday December 21 5:30p
– Join Us for a Remembrance Vigil at the City and County Building of Denver. This special remembrance is for those who have died who have been without a safe place to lie down and rest.
Conner, Christopher N – HS Office of Community Impact <Christopher.Conner@denvergov.org>
Date: Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 3:10 PM
Subject: Shelter expansion–adult men
To: # SFTY Comm Center Supervisors <#SFTYCommCenterSupervisors@denvergov.org>, “Buschy, Gregory – DPD” <Gregory.Buschy@denvergov.org>, “Calo, Cmdr. Mike W. – Police Department” <Michael.Calo@denvergov.org>, “Castro, Steven M. – EH Medical Examiner Division” <Steven.Castro@denvergov.org>, “Clark, Matthew – DPD” <Matthew.Clark@denvergov.org>, “Dodge, Magen – DPD” <Magen.Dodge@denvergov.org>, “Drajem, Mark – DPD” <Mark.Drajem@denvergov.org>, “Edling, Kevin – DPD” <Kevin.Edling@denvergov.org>, “Fleecs, Mark – DPD” <Mark.Fleecs@denvergov.org>, “Franssen, Ernest – DPD” <Ernest.Franssen@denvergov.org>, “Gallawa, Tony A. – Police Department” <Barry.Gallawa@denvergov.org>, “Lesnansky, Shelly – DPD” <Shelly.Lesnansky@denvergov.org>, “Lopez, Tony Cmdr – DPD” <Tony.Lopez@denvergov.org>, “Mahr, Glenn – DPD” <Glenn.Mahr@denvergov.org>, “Martinez, Anthony Sgt. – DPD” <Anthony.Martinez@denvergov.org>, “Montoya, Joseph – DPD” <email@example.com>, “Nagle, William – DPD” <William.Nagle@denvergov.org>, “Pazen, Paul – DPD” <Paul.Pazen@denvergov.org>, “Perry, Les – DPD” <Les.Perry@denvergov.org>, “Phelan, Patrick – DPD” <Patrick.Phelan@denvergov.org>, “Quinones, David, Chief – DPD” <David.Quinones@denvergov.org>, “Saunier, Ronald – DPD” <Ronald.Saunier@denvergov.org>, “Thomas, Ron E. – Police Department” <Ron.Thomas@denvergov.org>, “Williams, Patricia G. – OEM” <Patricia.Williams2@denvergov.org>, “Wyatt, Michael – DPD” <Michael.Wyatt@denvergov.org>, “(firstname.lastname@example.org)” <email@example.com>, 211 Colorado <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “Alexander, Lanceferd L. L. – DSD” <Lanceferd.Alexander@denvergov.org>, Alicia Aguilar <email@example.com>, Alix Midgley <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Aliza Asocar <email@example.com>, “Allen, Marv R. – HSOA Administration – HSOAA” <Marvyn.Allen@denvergov.org>, Allie Card <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Allison Watson <email@example.com>, Andrea Mitchell <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Angel Hurtado <email@example.com>, “Nelson, Angela M. – HS Office of Community Impact” <Angela.Nelson@denvergov.org>, Anna Aragon <Anna@tgpdenver.org>, Anna Lee <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “Arellano, Kenneth F. – DWD Workforce” <Ken.Arellano@denvergov.org>, Aubrey Payne <email@example.com>, “Audo, Kevin M. – DPD” <Kevin.Audo@denvergov.org>, “Milliner, Bennie L. – HS Office of Community Impact” <Bennie.Milliner@denvergov.org>, Bille Gene <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “Brad Meuli (email@example.com)” <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “email@example.com” <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Briana Smith <email@example.com>, Brunetti Lofts – Kirsten Strietzel <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Bryce Holland <email@example.com>, Carol Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “Carolyn Moreno (email@example.com)” <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “Conner, Christopher N – HS Office of Community Impact” <Christopher.Conner@denvergov.org>, Chris Venable <Chris.Venable@urbanpeak.org>, Christopher Madsen <email@example.com>, Chuck Lortie <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Cindy Ramirez <email@example.com>, “Tatro, Constance H. – Community Outreach and Resourc” <Constance.Tatro@denvergov.org>, “Craven, Ligeia – DPD” <Ligeia.Craven@denvergov.org>, Daniel Horsey <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Debbie Winans <email@example.com>, “Debra Brunner (Debra.Brunner@doc.state.co.us)” <Debra.Brunner@doc.state.co.us>, “Debra Butte (firstname.lastname@example.org)” <email@example.com>, “Debra Gray (firstname.lastname@example.org)” <email@example.com>, “Dezell, Julie” <DezellJ@njhealth.org>, “firstname.lastname@example.org” <email@example.com>, Donna Rauen <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Elisabeth <email@example.com>, Elissa Hardy <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Ella Blowers <email@example.com>, Erma McCalister <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Ernie Hernandez <email@example.com>, Fermin Avila <Fermin.firstname.lastname@example.org>, “Fischer, Richard R.- DPD” <Richard.Fischer@denvergov.org>, “Fuller, Nicole Y. – HSFAS Family and Adult Assista” <Nicole.Fuller@denvergov.org>, “Galvan, Stacey – Community Outreach and Resourc” <Stacey.Galvan@denvergov.org>, “Geoff Bennett (email@example.com)” <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “email@example.com” <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Heather Beck <email@example.com>, Henry Concha <HConcha@denveroptions.org>, Iain Wilson <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Ian Snyder <email@example.com>, Jacob Wessley <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Janice Burns-Clerkley <email@example.com>, Jay Rezska <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Jeanne Newland <email@example.com>, Jenette Jamison <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Jessica Holmes <email@example.com>, Jody Curl <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Joel Levitt <email@example.com>, Joey Guynn <firstname.lastname@example.org>, John Moorhead <email@example.com>, Jolynn Snyder <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “Luper, Jon – DHS” <Jon.Luper@denvergov.org>, Joseph Edwards <Joseph@tgpdenver.org>, Josh Geppelt <email@example.com>, Joy Waughtal <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Kathryn Chaney <email@example.com>, Kelly Menegocci <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Kelly Smith <Kelly.Smith10@va.gov>, Kendall Rames <email@example.com>, “firstname.lastname@example.org” <email@example.com>, “Kortman, Pamela K. – Community Outreach and Resourc” <Pamela.Kortman@denvergov.org>, Kristie Bramley <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “email@example.com” <firstname.lastname@example.org>, laurel tawresey <email@example.com>, LeeAnn Felder <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Lenny Ford <LFord@denrescue.org>, “Lesley.email@example.com” <Lesley.firstname.lastname@example.org>, Lindi Sinton <email@example.com>, “McLaws, Lisa Y. – HSOA Administration – HSOAA” <Lisa.McLaws@denvergov.org>, Lisa Raville <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Lisa Wheeler <email@example.com>, Mandy Garman <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Marcus Weaver <email@example.com>, Marissa VanDover <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “Mark Wright (email@example.com)” <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Marsha Carey <email@example.com>, Mary Mish <Mary.Mish@va.gov>, Matt at TGP <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Megan Weaver <email@example.com>, “Meiers, Thomas J. – HSOA Administration – HSOAA” <Thomas.Meiers@denvergov.org>, Melinda Patterson <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “Munoz, Lisana D. – Community Outreach and Resourc” <Lisana.Munoz@denvergov.org>, Nancy Peters <email@example.com>, Natalie Hicks <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Nichole Garrard <email@example.com>, “Niemela, Dana L. – HSOA Administration – HSOAA” <Dana.Niemela@denvergov.org>, Niko Medina <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “Parks, Robert – DPD” <Robert.Parks@denvergov.org>, People’s Advocacy Council <email@example.com>, Rachael Sheaffer <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Rachel Penn <email@example.com>, Rafael Vega <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Randle Loeb <email@example.com>, Rebecca Wiman <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Robert Schoenberg <email@example.com>, Ruby Purdy <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “Grier, Samuel B.- DPD” <Samuel.Grier@denvergov.org>, Sarah Kinzer <email@example.com>, Sarah Newell <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Shawna Miller <email@example.com>, Sonja Dahmer <SDahmer@rmhumanservices.org>, Sophia Lawson <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Stacey Moslet <email@example.com>, Stephanie Meadows <Stephanie.Meadows@denvergov.org>, “Suzanne Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org)” <email@example.com>, “firstname.lastname@example.org” <email@example.com>, tammy s bellofatto <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “email@example.com” <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Tom Luehrs <email@example.com>, Tracy Brooks <Tracy.Brooks@usw.salvationarmy.org>, “firstname.lastname@example.org” <email@example.com>, “Villalobos, Jesus A. – HSFAS Family and Adult Assista” <Jesus.Villalobos@denvergov.org>, “Lombardi, Vincent – DPD” <Vincent.Lombardi2@denvergov.org>, “Williams, Lynn L. – Community Outreach and Resourc” <Lynn.Williams2@denvergov.org>, “Yates, David A. – Community Outreach and Resourc” <David.Yates@denvergov.org>
Cc: “Dreyer, Evan F. – Mayor’s Office” <Evan.Dreyer@denvergov.org>, “Milliner, Bennie L. – HS Office of Community Impact” <Bennie.Milliner@denvergov.org>, “Luper, Jon – DHS” <Jon.Luper@denvergov.org>, “Jaeckel, Tyler – Office of the CFO” <Tyler.Jaeckel@denvergov.org>
$18 million from Tobacco Tax Settlement from Governor’s Budget for housing for people who have no place to dwell – shelters were excluded and other emergency services but they claim that there will be another source of funding for this allocation. They have more Pot funds then they have in the past. eligible use of the funds is impactful more than education which this being more
FORT LYON JVC another 2 years of funding
HOUSING COOPERATIVES other innovative housing options not a lot of financial contributions for the indigent
ENTERPRISE COMMUNITY PARTNERS publication on housing and health write up on Stout Street Health Center. Northern Trust supportive housing trust fund strategic investment of funding jump on a property would be helpful through flexibility and line up another property
Head of Colorado Health Foundation a number of investors United Health Care Kaiser housing food security Central City Concern in Portland 5 health care providers working together.
executed lease with BOURBON GRILL $33,000.00 annually four months to recreate the space in their way.
6 years of
North Colorado Station closed the financing on CHFA Colorado Housing Finance Authority. Final equity installments from US BANK pay down the funding amount to over all 1 million dollars won’t show as extra revenue
DOWNTOWN LOFTS on tract. 1 last piece of financing San Francisco Home Loan Bank meets their structure of what they want for security. Creating a condominium once 6 stories are created
XENIA Village Apartments resident died in FIRE BALL damage confined to the unit near Aurora. Not the first fire there have been 5 of them this year.
RISK MANAGEMENT turn on stove and then pass out causing fires and then the case is ignored.
other 4 fires mostly stove caused subsidy meth lab fire drug use.
Social Impact Bonds 65 people have been housed goal is 85 by year’s end 185 bu the next year as Downtown Lofts come on line. Program manager for the second Social Impact Bond team.
We have expanded shelter capacity for men at the Peoria overflow location and added additional transportation to the site in the evening, and back in the morning. This expansion is ongoing with no finite end date anticipated. Protocols for accessing shelter will remain the same with the following inclusions:
- An additional bus will deliver two consecutive transports of men from Salvation Army Crossroads (1901 29th St.) starting at 6:30p. These transports are in addition to the transports staged and coordinated nightly from Denver Rescue Mission’s Lawrence St. Center starting at 7 p.m.
- All morning return trips for men will arrive at the Lawrence Street Center. No busses will arrive to Salvation Army Crossroads in the morning.
- An additional hall has been opened at Peoria to accommodate additional men. We have also increased staffing by Denver Rescue Mission, and bedding at the site.
We will continue to monitor and calibrate shelter to demand as we approach cold weather systems next week.
The full updated outline of shelter options can be found beneath my signature.
Thank you for all you do to assure safety of those we are serving.
SHELTERING OPTIONS (subject to change according to isolated weather patterns):
- Unaccompanied women over age 18 may call Delores Project (303.534.5411) for shelter availability on Mondays: First time guests can call at 10:00a and returning guests can call at 11:30a. Women may also phone nightly to see if there are no show vacant beds available at 5:30p. A small number of Delores Project’s beds are randomly assigned at The Gathering Place on Monday mornings at 9:30a.
- Emergency shelter is available through St. Francis Center’s partnership with Capitol Hill United Ministries Women’s Homeless Initiative.
- Women’s Homeless Initiative’s beds are randomly assigned at 8:15a at St. Francis Center (2323 Curtis). Women who are assigned a bed must return to St. Francis Center by 5:00p for check-in. If a bed is unclaimed it will be filled by women on the waitlist. St. Francis Center will provide transportation for women to partner churches promptly at 5:30p.
- Catholic Charities will provide shelter for up to 70 women nightly through the Holy Rosary program at Samaritan House (Broadway at Lawrence).
- Women over 18 may arrive at Samaritan House (Broadway at Lawrence) between 5:00p and 6:00p for shelter in the Holy Rosary program.
- Additional women will be able to access chartered bus transport from Samaritan House to overflow shelter starting at 7:00p.
- Women utilizing the Holy Rosary emergency shelter at Samaritan House will be given preference for any shelter openings in the Samaritan House Extended Stay program. Openings in the Extended Stay programming are randomly assigned at 8:00p.
- If no shelter options are available and temperatures are below 40 degrees, women may arrive at Samaritan House (Park Ave. at Lawrence) from 6:00p until 8:30p to obtain a motel voucher. PLEASE REVIEW MOTEL VOUCHER POLICIES BELOW
- Salvation Army Crossroads (1901 29th St.) randomly assigns emergency shelter placements on Sunday and Wednesday at 4:30p. Those assigned a bed will secure the bed until the next random drawing is held. Working homeless individuals can obtain a bed for a modest reservation fee.
- Denver Rescue Mission provides nightly shelter at their Lawrence St. location (Park Ave. at Lawrence St.), as well as staging and transport to overflow shelter. Men should arrive at the Lawrence St. location between 5:30a and 12:30p to sign up for shelter that evening. Shelter is assigned randomly between the Lawrence St. location and overflow. In the evening, walkups will be accepted at Lawrence Street for transport to overflow, or accommodation at Lawrence St. until 10:00p. If busses have already transported to overflow and the Lawrence St. Shelter fills, or if individuals arrive after 10:00p, referrals will be made to other area shelters with confirmed capacity. City of Denver police may bring individuals in need of shelter to Lawrence St. after 10:00p.
- Bus transportation for overflow shelter at the Peoria facility will stage and depart from Lawrence St. Community Center (2222 Lawrence St.) starting at 7:00p as well as Salvation Army Crossroads (1901 29th St.) starting at 6:30p. All guests must arrive and depart from overflow by charter bus. No walkups are allowed at the overflow shelter. Guest men of the overflow shelter will be able to sign up for next day bed assignment at the overflow. Guests can also sign up for next day bed assignment upon being transported back to Lawrence St. Community Center in the morning.
- Unaccompanied individuals between the ages 15 and 21 may obtain shelter at Urban Peak (1630 S. Acoma St.). Youth should phone the shelter prior to arrival at 303.974.2908 to assure there is a vacancy. If the shelter is full youth will be referred to other sheltering options.
- Unaccompanied people who identify as transgender (MTF, FTM, Genderqueer) over age 18 may call Delores Project (303.534.5411) for shelter availability on Mondays: first time guests can call at 10:00a and returning guests can call at 11:30a. Transgender individuals may also phone nightly to see if there are no show vacant beds available at 5:30p.
- Gender is determined by self-identification at the following shelters: Delores Project, Salvation Army Crossroads (and Peoria Overflow), Catholic Charities’ Holy Rosary program, Urban Peak, Women’s Homeless Initiative.
- Gender is determined by sex designation on state-issued identification at Denver Rescue Mission and Samaritan House Extended Stay programming
- Families may obtain motel vouchers at Samaritan House (Broadway at Lawrence) from 5:00p until 9:00p, 7 days a week if all shelter options are at capacity. Please review “DHS Motel Voucher” policies below
- Family Promise provides extended shelter to families at numerous church sites in Denver. Heads of families may call 303.675.0713 to complete an initial phone screening if there are openings. Families that qualify will be invited to an interview prior to enrollment in the program. Family Promise may be able to arrange offsite shelter for family cats and dogs through a partnership with PetSmart.
DHS MOTEL VOUCHER POLICIES:
If shelters reach capacity Women, Families, and adults with doctor issued medical statements verifying medical conditions may be assisted with a motel voucher from Denver Human Services.
- Vouchers will NOT be distributed for failure to access shelter options that have capacity (i.e. missed bus, behavioral restrictions, refusal of shelter options available, etc.).
- Individuals or heads of household must demonstrate residency in Denver County.
- People may not receive more than 12 nights of motel vouchering within the previous 12 consecutive months.
- During winter months (October-April) if the overnight lows are below 40 degrees, DHS will voucher after 7:00p at Samaritan House (Park Ave. at Lawrence) for single nights only. Proof of residency is not required for single night vouchering during cold weather days when temperatures drop below 40 degrees.
- Emergency Shelter Assistance Locations and Hours:
- DHS, 1200 Federal Blvd, General Assistance, M-F 9:00a-3:00p
- Samaritan House (Park Ave at Lawrence), 7 days a week, 5:00p-8:30p,
- Emergency Shelter Assistance Locations and Hours:
Denver Sherriff at the Downtown Detention Center, 490 W. Colfax Families Only, 7 days a week, After 9:00 p.m.,
* During Cold Weather Policy (Oct-April) DSD will accept direct referrals for single women who are accompanied by a community partner for emergency assistance. (For example, DPD and Street Outreach Teams)*
|Chris Conner, MA | Program Administrator
Denver’s Road Home | City and County of Denver
720.944.2681 Phone | 720.369.9838 Cell
NO ESTA AQUI Sana Hamlin,
NO ESTA AQUI Tanger Jones,
——————— Randle Loeb,
delivering baby – Jynx Messacar,
NO ESTA AQUI Leanne Wheeler,
no esta Cathy Alderman,
no esta Stan Eilert,
————————Ms T. Morton
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Thursday, December 1, 2016
4:00 – 6:00 pm.
Call in info: 303.291.6940 Bridge #9596
4:15 – 4:30 III. Finance Report – Virginia
- October 2016 – Financials: on target for 2016
- Budget Development Update: US BANK relationship annual review, Peak fund raising period of the year, Affordable Care Act repeal imminent – this is an awesome year raising funding. Kresgee paid down 1 million $ 1 million annually for two years – review sliding fee discount scale do not collect copays but we have to have a sliding scale required to have multiple degradations, those below 100% of federal poverty level charge over 200% of poverty level anyone homeless or at risk we are writing off anyone and not charge anyone fees. The federal poverty level has been raised through HRSA up-to-date in 2016 and will be redone in 2017.
4:30 – 4:50 IV. Ad Hoc Governance Committee Report – Virginia
started in August will be voted on at January Board Meeting
PURPOSE upgraded lifted from Strategic Plan 4 purposes of strategic plan – bylaws for term limits for board members and OFFICERS – no term limits for members but for officers 3 – 1 year terms
defining skill sets of the board committee charters job descriptions go back to each committee present in first half of 2017
rose the bar on changing bylaws. recommending quorum 2/3 of the members present change
Conflict of Interest Policy – potential conflict they can make themselves available may not lobby others and be present and acknowledge the conflict.
Consumer Advisory Committee Standing Committee of the Board waiver request HRSA
T.J. sent a message to LaRay Thanksgiving meal relationship to peers new elections for chair and co-chair, change at CAB will be made in January, 2017
harder to get this waiver in the future – we have a charter already
committee acts on behalf of the board unless delegated by the board
officers of the board we change board chairs every 3 years at minimum all board officers
4:50 – 5:00 V. Resource Development Report – Jynx due date tomorrow
2.8 million dollars in receipts which is close to their goal – already booked grants year end mail appeal – in home – year end blizzard of emails, calling top donors reminding them with calls to representative of JANUS Funds, first time gift of 5 K this year, gave $12,000.00 stock gift this year, we have tax credits available enterprise zone 25% tax credit up to 100K credit for 200K donation – percentage of board members donating increasing the number of mail donors more web on line presence
3 years on 1 year off
giving of government grants
contacts through the media antagonistic to encourage the city to do the right thing.
5:00 – 5:10 VI. Consumer Advisory Board Report – Tanger Jones (TJ) no esta
Hard to recruit people to be on the board they presume that they have no experience or knowledge
5:10 – 5:20 VII. Program Committee Report – Charles DARRYL is making the report
17 risk management topics annual financial audit health insurance plan colo indigent health care plan coding audits HIPPA compliance Torts Claim Act, HRSA safety assessment Hazzard vulnerability whistle blower hot line, Colo Community Health Care , Institute trauma care FTC training manual, identify risks, second prong quality insurance improvement patient portal survey active research program,
GREAT AMERICAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY underwrites put this product out to bid scope of coverage 17 properties 100 million dollars of coverage not that many are interested in the whole package.
over a decade broker Hank Bushman met him 28 years ago. just retired.
they pay for the volunteer luncheon for 6 years
5:20 – 5:30 VIII. President’s Report – John
post election top of the line – 6 page write up National Health Care for the Homeless Council what will all of this mean in the future?
results taken off guard contingencies not considered
conjecture to figure out what may occur.
FALL into direct funding basket medicaid expansion basket Affordable Care Act to repeal and replace the ACT. House passed multiple bills to repeal and replace the act 60 vote super majority
budget reconciliation would not require super majority MEDICAID EXPANSION effectively cuts any growth getting rid of the expansion
We don’t want people to die on the streets
nominee has cut the expansion and move them through block grant funding converted to direct funding from entitlement limiting move more flexibility give up the certainty consumer patient risk that the patient would end up being impacted by 20 million new people are insured 12 million expanding medicaid stay under parent’s coverage until age 26 years of age. Block Grant proposal looks likely 15% covered up to 70% million to 11 million dollars loss would be significant to all health care providers and systems.
Kaiser from their point of view eerily silent no projections waiting on the fence we need the funding to cover the budget. more than 10 million dollars. expanded services
worst case scenario if nothing is done
MIGHT BE EFFECTED BY 2019 at most
realistic insurance coverage more expansion of coverage
more flexibility to restrict state programs geared to reducing costs and health care more than 20 states did not expand medicaid coverage and hurt the most vulnerable
MEDICARE beneficiaries fall through the cracks because of health care needs financial emergencies
COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS
Health Care for the Homeless statutory compromise 2015 expanded child care health programs cliff statutory limits goes away. Grant side of the dollars is 9 million dollars
SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES: authored a plan for repeal of the Affordable Care Act. HIS plan house leadership plan, centers for medicaid and medicare designed their medicare expansion less free wheeling and beneficial.
BEN CARSON directing that is ludicrous HUD
TOM PRICE private sector could take care of all of this
cannot lobby 501 (C) (4) can
Cathy Alderman is in D.C. meeting with a
5:30– 5:45 IX. Renaissance Housing Development Corp. Report – John
expanded budget resources 23 member commission of which JOHN is a member selected him as a member homeless advocacy – heather lafferty Habitat for HUMANITY
stick prodding the mayor not high on his list
15 million for affordable housing 1 time 6 million dollar appropriation first dedicated commitment to housing
nothing from general funding – not enough looking for other ways to expand this affordable housing commission will then look for ways to set policy to expand all of this funding work force housing first time home buyers assistance to help people to keep their homes and service dollars will be an eligible use of the funding
preservation of existing housing 150 million over a decade
higher deeper subsidized housing requires more funding per unit
are they also considering the mixed use and housing forms that are deeply focused on creative .
$25,000.00 a unit for a person 200,000 a unit for housing units not enough to cover the gap.
more expensive for land and for may not have a parcel in 2017 for the first time
other cities looking at WHEATRIDGE THORNTON presentation to City Council
HOUSING IS important overall budget policy impacts us discretionary spending cap on military and housing cut out by health and transportation bigger lobbies for others Budget for Veterans is separated from all of the discretionary. some are on annual cycles health care HUD delayed for a year grant year for portion of funding through April.
TAX REFORM corporate tax cuts 35% to 15% of taxes Low Income Tax Credit Program help them avoid taxes generated billions of dollars for affordable housing production lower value from over a dollar to lower than .80 on the dollar. we would have a gap of up to 2 million dollars in meeting the demand for housing that is deeply subsidized.
what about Behavioral Health elective many will not cover mental health and behavioral health
foundations will not replace funding
limit negative impact on the people served
financial contingency is needed adjusted allocations sense that it is unlikely for a couple of years
“I grew up in the suburbs. I used to think that I could write a prescription for a poor man: ‘Get a job, save your money, pull yourself up by the bootstraps.’ I don’t believe that anymore. I was ignorant to the experiences of poor people. I’d invite anyone to come and meet the people who live in this neighborhood. Right now we are surrounded by working poor people. These are the people who sell your tools at Sears, and fix your roofs, and take care of your parents, and mow your lawns, and serve your meals. They’re not getting a living wage. There’s no money left to save. There’s nothing left if they get sick. Nothing left if their car breaks down. And God forbid they make a mistake, because there’s nothing left to pay fines or fees. When you’re down here, the system will continue to kick dirt in your face. You can’t pull yourself up when there’s nothing to grab onto. We aren’t paying our brothers and sisters enough to live. We want them to serve us, but we aren’t serving them.”
Present: Virginia Berkeley, Darrell Brown, James Davis, Norm Hagland, Sana Hamlin, Tanger Jones, Laray Kraeplin, Randle Loeb, Jynx Messacar, T.R. Reid, Charles Savage, Leanne Wheeler, Jim Winston, Jay Brown
Absent: Chris Bates, Patience Crowder
Staff Attending: Cathy Alderman, Louise Boris, Stan Eilert, Meg Mullen, John Parvensky, Pete Stoller,
Minutes from the October 6, 2016 meeting were reviewed. Leanne Wheeler motioned to accept the minutes. It was seconded by Laray Kraeplin. All were in favor; motion carried.
Minutes from the September 1, 2016 meeting were approved. Laray Kraeplin motioned to accept the minutes. It was seconded by Charles Savage. All were in favor; motion carried.
- Executive Committee Report – Jay Brown
Due to the Adhoc committee’s work in progress, Jay Brown has decided to stay on as Chair until the committee’s work is complete.
- Finance Report – Virginia Berkeley and Pete Stoller
(Refer to Finance Committee handouts for details.)
September Financial Statements
The September Financial Statements were reviewed. Increase in Net Assets for eight months ended September 30, 2016 was $2,966,354 as compared to a budgeted gain of $64,909.
Medicaid/care revenue was $8.7M through September, under budget by ($296K).
Contribution revenue is $1.01M through August, over budget by $398K.
Realized gain of $420k from the sale of Garfield property in March. Note: no payments in August.
Recognition in August of $950k for Colorado DOLA funding received for Downtown Lofts, corresponding expense to be recognized when this funding is spent.
Recognition of over $450k for Primary Care Fund award which covers August 2016 through July 2017.
The balance on the line of credit as of September remains at $550k; funds being moved to/from LOC as needed.
Peter Stoller explained that the negative cash flow year to day is mainly due from paying down the line of credit.
The Kresge loan repayment was made September 30th.
Pete also states the 2017 budget process is underway with plans to have a draft budget to the Finance Committee mid-December, with a recommendation to the Board of Directors in January.
Virginia Berkley stated the permanent financing for North Colorado Station (NCS) is closing next week and expects the return of the full Developer’s fee.
Virginia also mentioned there may be a need to review and consider adding administrative space for the organization soon. Virginia also gave the Board notice that CCH may exit the Limited Partnership with Civic Center apartments by the end of the year.
- Program Committee Report – Charles Savage
(Refer to Program Committee minutes for details.)
The Universal Data System (UDS) update was presented at the last meeting. Charles explained that the UDS is the annual reporting required by Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) who funds the healthcare for the homeless program which Stout Street Health Center is a participant. The presentation highlighted some of CCH’s 2015 goals and required measures.
A presentation on the Metro Denver Coordinated Assessment and Housing Placement System (CAHPS) was also given. CAHPS is a coordinated system to allocate housing across counties. Charles shared there has been some success with the process and some challenges, i.e. not enough housing.
Mandy May informed the Board that Heather Beck, Outreach and Engagement Services Director at CCH has been very instrumental in the creation of the process and has contributed to its success.
The CAHPS process is mandated by HUD and John Parvensky states the process has been somewhat problematic since up until recently it was an unfunded mandate. In most communities, John stated, it has created an orderly way to wait for housing.
- Resource Development Report – Meg Mullen
(Refer to Resource Development Report to the Board handout for details.)
Meg Mullen briefly highlighted areas as reflected in the Resource Development & Marketing (RD) report:
Charitable fundraising efforts have raised $2,338,590 through 10/31; 77% toward the charitable goal for this year and significantly ahead of previous years. She reminded the Board that in past years 53% of all charitable income was received between October and December, so 2016 revenues appear to be trending ahead of this pattern.
Upcoming fundraising activities: The year-end direct mail appeal will be delivered to 120,000 homes (donors, lapsed donors and acquisition prospects) the week of 11/14. Holiday 5k Run is this Saturday, November 5 at City Park, Meg encourages Board members to attend and announced the Chair for Sip City 2017 is currently being solicited. Virginia Berkeley asked if the Health Center is being consider for the 2017 location and was told it was not. Resource Development preparing for the Colorado Gives Day, December 6th. Meg encourages members to consider giving now and not waiting for Colorado Gives Day.
Meg informed the Board of a meeting on November 18th (Noon to 1pm at SSHC in the Community room) with about 25 of CCH’s most generous donors for an executive briefing with John. The category of givers give $2,500 or more annually. We have also invited a few new friends as well.
Jay Brown reminded the Board of the critical importance of having 100% of members making personal charitable gifts to the Coalition, stating even a modest amount is important. He also described the benefits of the tax credits on both State and Federal returns for the donation, noting that the tax relief benefits allow the donor to be much more generous.
- Consumer Advisory Board Report – Tanger Jones (TJ)
(Refer to CAB minutes for details.)
TJ gave a brief update on the shoe distribution at Project Hope. She mentioned the Walmart was the main sponsor of the donated clothing items. Unfortunately, the promise of a shoe donation didn’t manifest.
TJ also shared that the CAB received a presentation by Renaissance Works at the last meeting, as well as a presentation by an outreach organization that assist with HIV testing for the homeless.
Last month TJ shared her story at the National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC) meeting held in Denver.
When asked about the attendance at the meetings, TJ shared that there have been visitors that feel confident and may be ready to join the committee soon.
- Adhoc Governance Committee Update- Virginia Berkeley
Virginia informed the Board that the draft of the recommended revisions to the Articles of Incorporation are complete and the committee is finalizing the draft recommendations for the Bylaws. Items being discussed and considered for revision are the number of Corporate officers to be included in the Bylaws, committee structure, & term limits.
The Conflict of Interest Policy with initial recommendation will be distributed to the Committee and discussed at the November 15th meeting. Other items being discussed are Committee Charters and updates to Committee descriptions in the first half of 2017.
With the growth of the organization, Jay views the Adhoc Committee’s work essential to ensure the governance is reflective of the organizational growth.
- President’s Report – John Parvensky
John lead a more robust discussion of the highlights from the September Financial Statement given during the Finance update.
John reported the balance of the North Colorado Developers fee will be received by the end of the year.
John gave a brief Organizational Development update, and shared his efforts to include staff in the budget prioritization; communication best practices via a survey distributed to all staff members. Once data has been analyzed, specific initiations will be developed. John states the Succession Planning workgroup has been tasked to create a work plan for the Executive team to identify areas of concerns (tasks that may get missed) if they were no longer with the organization. The intent of the plan is to provide the Board with a tool, to be adjust as needed, that would assist an individual with performing the duties on an interim or long term basis.
John discussed in further detail the need for administrative space within the organization to expand the Dental clinic at Champa, and the Social Impact Bond participation.
John shared with the Board the challenge of the old Pizza Fusion exhaust hood and the requirements needed for a restaurant. John also reviewed some of the lease terms currently being negotiated between CCH and the Bourbon Grill.
FLSA Changes on Exempt Employees
John gave an update to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) change effective December, 2016. Included in the discussion was the income threshold, the three classifications: hourly, salary exempt and salary nonexempt available and the decision to move employees effected to salary nonexempt beginning December 1st to remain compliant.
Virginia asked if an analysis was done to determine the dollar impact to payroll with the new classification. John explained there will be minimal impact as managers have been charged with monitoring overtime so there is not an impact to the budget; offsetting advanced approval of overtime in the same week.
There was a discussion regarding John’s invitation to present to a group of social investing and social lending organizations where Stout Street Health Center will be the case study, and how CCH came about receiving a Colorado Health Foundation grant that will assist with designation as a Patient Center Medical Home.
Renaissance Housing Development Corp – John Parvensky
Downtown Lofts Update
Downtown Renaissance Loft (RDL) project is moving along, the foundation is almost complete and the light gauge steel will be erected next month. John mentioned the construction is currently on track for completion; Aug 2017.
John briefly discussed the qualified occupancy and stabilization of NCS, requirements for final equity payment and securing a permanent loan.
Social Impact Bond program is going well, the 60th participant has been housed; which was October’s target.