HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION - INTERVENTION Metro Detroit’s Community Summit To End Homelessness

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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION - INTERVENTION Metro Detroits Community Summit To End Homelessness </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> Broadly, it means that someone who is threatened with homelessness does not become homeless. ( National Alliance to End Homelessness) WHAT IS PREVENTION </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> Who Is the Target for Prevention Those most at risk are those who: Have been homeless before; Have no support networks (family or friends) that can help them with housing or finances; </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> Have an institutional history (prison, jail, hospitals, etc.); Have been in foster care; or Are victims of domestic violence. Target for Prevention Contd </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> Amongst people who fall into any of the above categories, the people most likely to become homeless are: Single men; Female-headed households, particularly ones with no experience of independent living; People with chronic mental illness; People with substance or alcohol abuse illness; and People with serious health problems. </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> Benefits of Prevention Programs They can be cost effective. They prevent people from entering the homelessness system. Make it easier for people to maintain steady employment and self-sufficiency. Avoids the human and social costs of homelessness. </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> Recommendations Implement preventive programs, ie, intervention, stabilization and infrastructure: Intervention Programs Rental assistance Mortgage assistance Tenant/landlord mediation Domestic violence counseling Family counseling </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> Legal aid Case management Emergency utility payments Recommendations Contd </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> Stabilization Programs Institutional transition (prisons, hospitals, jails, etc.) Drug/alcohol treatment Domestic violence programs Budgeting assistance Tenant education </li> <li> Slide 10 </li> <li> Recommendations Contd Infrastructure Programs Housing Assistance: Section 8 Single Room Occupancy </li> <li> Slide 11 </li> <li> Housing and mortgage insurance Public housing Supported housing Infrastructure Programs Contd </li> <li> Slide 12 </li> <li> Income Assistance: Veterans benefits Family Independent Agency Emergency assistance General assistance Food stamps </li> <li> Slide 13 </li> <li> Infrastructure Programs Contd Service Assistance: Health care Case management Counseling Job training and placement Drug/alcohol treatment Mental health care </li> </ul>