Bergen County Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness 2008

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The Bergen County Housing, Health and Human Services Center A Shared Project between the County of Bergen and the Housing Authority of Bergen County A Collaborative Approach to Meeting Human Services Needs. Bergen County Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness 2008. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • THE BERGEN COUNTY HOUSING, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CENTERA SHARED PROJECT BETWEEN THE COUNTY OF BERGEN AND THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF BERGEN COUNTY A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO MEETING HUMAN SERVICES NEEDS

    Bergen County Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness 2008

    OPENEDOctober 1, 2009Bergen County Housing, Health and Human Services Center

    OPENEDOctober 1, 2009

  • HISTORY: 1985-95Focus: Provide Emergency ShelterBackgroundKansas Street, churchesOvernight onlyExclusionary and fragmentedTemporary location

    Bergen County Housing, Health and Human Services Center

    Bergen County Housing, Health and Humans Services Center

  • HISTORY: 1995-2005Focus: Modify the Existing System

    The One Stop ideaBuild a permanent shelter

    Bergen County Housing, Health and Human Services Center

    Bergen County Housing, Health and Humans Services Center

  • HISTORY: 2005-10Focus: Change the System

    Federal requirements: Develop 10 year plan to end homelessnessCoordinate and integrate service delivery

    Local direction:Identify and use best practicesDevelop a collaborative model

    Bergen County Housing, Health and Human Services Center

    Bergen County Housing, Health and Humans Services Center

  • MISSIONTo place individuals who are homeless in permanent housing and provide the support services needed to ensure success in the community.

    To serve as a one-stop location and single point of entry for individuals to receive information, care management, health and human services, and financial assistance.

    To prevent homelessness using Homelessness Prevention Rapid-Re-Housing stimulus funds.

    Bergen County Housing, Health and Human Services Center

    Bergen County Housing, Health and Humans Services Center

  • KEY DESIGN CONCEPTS

    Objective: End chronic homelessnessApproach: The Housing First ModelProcess: Engagement, Collaboration, Integration

    Bergen County Housing, Health and Human Services Center

    Bergen County Housing, Health and Humans Services Center

  • KEY DESIGN ELEMENTS

    1. Develop a one stop service and support platform, not a shelter2. Provide the services needed to accelerate housing placement, independence3. Engage community decision makers during the design phase 4. Pilot test the concept5. Create resource based contractual operating partnerships

    Bergen County Housing, Health and Human Services Center

    Bergen County Housing, Health and Humans Services Center

  • KEY DESIGN ELEMENTS contd6. Offer aggressive daytime programming7. Provide incentives to encourage onsite agency involvement8. Provide direct client centered support following placement9. Partner with community resources: police, hospitals, corrections, business and government10. Market the program both to its guests and to the community

    Bergen County Housing, Health and Human Services Center

    Bergen County Housing, Health and Humans Services Center

  • BUILDING AMENITIES/SERVICES27,516 square feet new construction including:Nutrition siteShelter space for up to 90 + 15 individualsDrop-in Program 365 DaysWellness ServicesShowers, bathrooms and laundry facilityComputers, mail service and telephonesBergen County Housing, Health and Human Services Center

    Bergen County Housing, Health and Humans Services Center

  • CONTRACTED PARTNERS

    Housing Authority of Bergen CountyChrist Church CDC Care Plus, NJFriendship HouseBergen County Housing, Health and Human Services Center

    Bergen County Housing, Health and Humans Services Center

  • HABC Under Shared ServicesManagement and Administration of CenterProvide Clinical oversight and care management servicesFacility ManagementBack Office Support

    EA billing and interface with BCBSSHousing specialist to determine eligibility, review documentation and provide voucher issuanceAdminister HPRP, ESG, ESG funds including security deposits

    Bergen County Housing, Health and Humans Services Center

    Bergen County Housing, Health and Humans Services Center

  • HOUSING PLACEMENT AND SUPPORT

    Efforts to place clients in permanent rental housing begin immediately following client assessment. The Center maintains relationships with real estate agents and landlords for placement.When a housing placement is arranged a neighborhood based team provides service coordination and follow-up. The Center is establishing relationships with health and human service agencies to provide financial resources necessary to support housing placement or emergency financial assistance to individuals and families in proximate danger of becoming homeless.Bergen County Housing, Health and Human Services Center

    Bergen County Housing, Health and Humans Services Center

  • COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSBergen County United WayAdvance HousingVantage Health SystemsNortheast NJ Legal ServicesComprehensive Behavioral HealthcareFamily Promise (formerly IRF)Board of Social ServicesHackensack Social Services (GA)WIBAA / NABergen Community CollegeBergen County One-StopNJ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation ServicesVeterans ServicesRape Crisis CenterHOPE Ex-OffendersBCCAPJewish Family ServicesBergen County Housing, Health and Human Services Center

    Bergen County Housing, Health and Humans Services Center

  • SOURCES OF FUNDINGFederal Stimulus Funds (HPRP)BC DHS State SSH FundingNJ DHS FundingFederal Funding (CDBG, ESG, ESG, HOME and FEMA)Bergen County United WayBergen County Housing, Health and Human Services Center

    Bergen County Housing, Health and Humans Services Center

  • OUTCOMES TO DATE (2/1/2013)410 individuals have been place in permanent housing

    286, 170 meals have been served

    4,500 individual have made 100,074 visits to Next Step

    105, 912 bed-nights of shelter have been provided at the Center

    440 + families and individuals in danger losing their homes were provided prevention and /or rapid re-housing assistance

    Less than 5% recidivism rate

    Bergen County Housing, Health and Human Services Center

    Bergen County Housing, Health and Humans Services Center

  • RECOGNITIONNAHRO 2012 National Merit Award for Program Innovation Residents & Client Services

    MARC-NAHRO 2012 Award for Outstanding Achievement

    Leading nationally in the 100K Homes Campaign Bergen County Housing, Health and Humans Services Center

    Bergen County Housing, Health and Humans Services Center

    *At 7.5 minutes approx. 11:17**

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