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Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs Community Planning and Development U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. NCDA January 2009. Mark Johnston, DAS for Special Needs Programs Ann Marie Oliva, SNAPS Director. Policy Priorities. Ending Chronic Homelessness - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • NCDAJanuary 2009Mark Johnston, DAS for Special Needs ProgramsAnn Marie Oliva, SNAPS DirectorOffice of Special Needs Assistance ProgramsCommunity Planning and DevelopmentU.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

  • Ending Chronic HomelessnessHousing Emphasis Performance

    Policy Priorities

  • 20% consume 50% of emergency resources: $40,000In 2002, President committed end chronic homeless Started collection national baseline: 2005HUD targeted some funds to this populationHUD undertook demonstration projects Ending Chronic Homelessness

  • 1990s: 40% Housing/ 60% Services HUD is the Federal houser 2002-Present: Encourage funds used for housing--- Permanent Housing Bonus Projects- Housing Emphasis Points- Reallocation of Renewal Projects

    Housing Emphasis

  • Been a tough budget environmentOMB and Congress assess all Federal programsLow assessment can mean funding cutsContinuum: EffectivePerformance is central to COC funding


  • Every community: counted the homeless and focused on housing. See: HUDHRE.infoMore funds for housing (64%)freed up nearly $1.5b36% for services (over $450 million)HUD funded over 40,000 new housing unitsSignificant increase in funding: 2001 to 2008.


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    2009, $1,691.70 billion (Proposed)

    2008, $1,586 billion

    2007, $1,442 billion

    2006, $1,327 billion

    2005, $1,241 billion

    2004, $1,260 billion

    2003, $1,217 billion

    2002, $1,123 billion


    HUD Homeless Funding History (Dollars in Millions)


    Appropriation2002, $1,123 billion2003, $1,217 billion2004, $1,260 billion2005, $1,241 billion2006, $1,327 billion2007, $1,442 billion2008, $1,586 billion2009, $1,691.70 billion (Proposed)

    2002$1,123 billion$1,1230

    2003$1,217 billion$1,217

    2004$1,260 billion$1,259

    2005$1,241 billion$1,227

    2006$1,327 billion$1,327

    2007$1,442 billion$1,442

    2008$1,586 billion$1,586

    2009$1,691.70 billion (Proposed)$1,691.70



  • Between baseline year 2005 and 2007:Overall homelessness declined by 12%763,000 to 672,000Chronic homelessness declined by 30%176,000 to 124,000


  • The FutureLegislationconsolidate and simplify Current housing and economic crisis

    The new Administration will be assessing future direction on homeless policy.

  • LegislationAppropriations2009 Budget - Continuing ResolutionStimulus- $1.5b for ESG2010 Budget AuthorizationsHomeless Consolidation

  • Homeless Consolidation Legislation

    Senate 1518- Senate HoldHouse 7221 - Passed 355-61

  • Consolidation LegislationPurpose Codify the Continuum of CareConsolidate ProgramsConsolidate GrantsGreater local flexibility (eg. Prevention)

  • Consolidation Legislation

    New Consolidated ProgramNew Rural Housing ProgramNew ESG Program

  • New Continuum of Care Program

    Consolidates 3 programs into 1: SHP, SPC, and SROAllows PH renewals to be funded from Section 8Creates a Collaborative Applicant *The Applicant may delegate to a Fiscal Agent *Allows for unified funding: 1 grantUp to 10% of funds may be used for preventionAdmin. Costs: Applicant up to 3%; each project up to 10%

  • New CoC Program

    The Secretary shall provide at least 1 year of funding for renewals10% for Permanent Housing for Homeless FamiliesBalance in bonus for different populations25% Match--cash in--kind

  • New Rural Housing Stability Program

    Applicants choose between CoC and RHEligible: prevention and homeless assistance25% MatchEligible areas: 1) Area not part of an MSA,2) Area in an MSA where 75% is rural, 3) Area in a State with density 30 persons sq. mi. and 1.25% is Federal land

  • ESG

    20% of overall appropriation shall be for ESG unless that would adversely affect renewalsPrevention is no longer limited to people with sudden losses of incomeWide range of eligible activitiesNo more than 60% of ESG can be used for emergency shelter activities (40% for prevention)Recipients for ES and prevention must be in HMIS

  • e-snaps and the CoC CompetitionWhy go electronic?CoC competition is the largest in the federal government2007 saw more than 6,000 project and 460 CoC applications grows every yearLast SuperNOFA program to be electronicChoice: or viable alternativeGoal: to make the process more efficient in the long run

  • e-snaps and the CoC CompetitionGoals of e-snaps initiative:Cut down review time at HUD to get funding out within the same fiscal year it is appropriated.Make the process more efficient for CoCs after the first/baseline year (data can be updated, not re-written).Provide a grants management tool for CoCs, field offices and HQ so that everyone has the same information.

  • e-snaps and the CoC CompetitionStatus report for 2008:Due date was October 23Had some technical bugs: Successful CoC submissions HUD/Help Desk answered over 12,000 questions and posted over 200 questions to the FAQ sitePlans for 2009Focus groups to gain insight on improvements we should make for 2009Gradually get back on regular schedule announce grants in late Fall

  • e-snaps

  • New InitiativesHUD VASH: Launched in May$75 million/10,000 vouchers in FY08Another $75 million requested for FY09Lease up is increasingRapid Re-Housing Demonstration:Statutory program for homeless familiesGoverned under TH-SHPBased on models from around the countryIncludes significant evaluation component

  • Program PrioritiesProtect funding by getting announcements/obligations out soonerHMIS and AHAR continue to be important for national data and policy decisionsRevised HMIS Data and Technical StandardsBring standards up to industry best practicesRevised APR to be consistent with required data elementsBoth will be available for public notice soon

  • Accomplishments in 2008Launch of Homelessness Resource ExchangeIncreased efficiency by removing technical submission requirement for renewals in 2007.

  • Accomplishments in 2008Two AHARs published, including the first one covering a full year Successful CoC registration process:Help to head off common errorsAgree to full grant inventory up frontNew SHP Desk Guide published

  • Priorities for 2009 and BeyondGet funding out earlierLaunch e-snaps as full grants management systemAdditional Program GuidanceSafe HavensShelter Plus CarePrograms for familiesContinued progress on chronic homelessness

  • HUD ResourcesHomelessness Resource Exchange: www.hudhre.infoHUDs HMIS Portal: www.hmis.infoAPR Help Desk: email: [email protected]: 1.877.277.1460

    *Simpler application; more choice at local levels. Application assesses CoC Organization, Housing and Service Needs, Strategic Planning, Performance**