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Report
Ending Veteran Homelessness
Opportunities, Challenges and Emerging Issues.
May 21, 2014, 9:30 – 10:45 am
Yakima, WA
Panel
•Ann M. Oliva, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Needs, CPD, Wash DC
•Bill Block, Regional Administrator, HUD Seattle Regional Office
•Jack Peters, Director. CPD, HUD Seattle Regional Office
Veteran Homelessness in WA
2013 Point-in-Time (PIT) Results
Continuum of Care
Seattle/King County
Washington Balance of State
Spokane City & County
Tacoma/Lakewood/Pierce County
Everett/Snohomish County
Yakima City & County
Vancouver/Clark County
Washington State
Sheltered
CoC
6,370
2,552
970
1,183
Unsheltered
Veteran
CoC
589 9% 2,736
181 7% 1,556
125 13%
60
84 7% 120
603
516
513
33
26
20
12,707
1,058
5%
5%
4%
344
47
190
8% 5,053
Total
Veteran
93 3%
90 6%
7 12%
9 8%
CoC
9,106
4,108
1,030
1,303
31 9%
6 13%
24 13%
947
563
703
260
Veteran
682 7%
271 7%
132 13%
93 7%
64
32
44
7%
6%
6%
5% 17,760 1,318
7%
https://www.onecpd.info/resource/3300/2013-ahar-part-1-pit-estimates-of-homelessness/
Housing Inventory Count
2013 Housing Inventory Count (HIC) Results
Continuum of Care
Emergency Safe Transitional Permanent Total Beds
Shelter Haven
Housing
Housing (year-round)
Vancouver/Clark County
2,645
1,879
644
446
392
387
161
45
0
0
0
0
0
10
4,158
4,999
777
817
343
259
589
4,365
1,763
655
673
893
254
443
11,213
8,641
2,076
1,936
1,628
900
1203
Washington State
6,554
55
11,942
9,046
27,597
Seattle/King County
Washington Balance of State
Spokane City & County
Tacoma/Lakewood/Pierce County
Everett/Snohomish County
Yakima City & County
https://www.onecpd.info/reports/CoC_HIC_State_WA_2013.pdf
Resources in WA

HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program
(VASH)
PBV Set- FY
WA
FY
FY
FY
FY
State 2008 2009 2010 2011
Total
245
420
345
FY
Aside 201
Total
2013
Awards 2
175
95 325
260 1,865
http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/public_indian_housing/programs/hcv/vash
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Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration
(VHDP) - $2,000,000
 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Tacoma/Lakewood/Pierce County CoC
 HUD and the U.S. Departments of Veterans
Affairs (VA) and Labor (DOL)
Qualitative and Subjective
Aspects
 Development of strategies based on need
 Pre-discharge planning
 Other Initiatives per Bill Block and Ann Oliva
Local Actions
 Yakima, Spokane County, Renton, Shoreline,
Seattle-King County, Pierce County
 Security Deposits, One Month Rents, Utilities
 Connection with Service Providers, Homeless
Service Grants, Dental, Medical
 Peer Counselling and Communication
Coordination, Evaluation,
Participation, Collaboration
 Utilizing other HUD funding sources to
address homelessness:
 CDBG
 ESG
 HOME
 Public Housing
Ending Veteran Homelessness
Resources and Data
May 21, 2014
Ending Veterans Homelessness
 Opening Doors released in 2010 is a Federal strategic
plan to prevent and end homelessness includes 4
goals:
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End chronic homelessness by 2015
End veteran homelessness by 2015
End family homelessness by 2020
Set path to end all homelessness by 2020
 Close collaboration between HUD, USICH, and VA
puts us on target to meet veterans goal.
How many homeless veterans?
 57,849 in January 2013 represents 24% decline since
2009
 60% sheltered
 40% unsheltered
 8% decline between 2012 and 2013
 Where are they located?
 46% major cities
 40% smaller city, county, regional CoCs
 14% in Balance of State or Statewide CoCs (rural)
Profile
 The typical sheltered homeless veteran in the United
States in 2012 was:
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a man living alone in a one-person household
51 to 61 years old
white and not Hispanic
disabled
located in a city
already homeless before entering shelter
in an emergency shelter for 19 nights
National Priorities
 Common data and benchmarks, use of the most accurate
data possible
 Housing First as the model
 Using the resources appropriate to the need – Permanent
Supportive Housing is for the highest need veterans.
 Targeting chronically homeless veterans
 Support for additional resources to serve veterans that do
not need PSH – e.g. SSVF
 Performance (VAMC and PHA)
 Connection to Continuums of Care – using those resources
to target veterans ineligible for VA
HUD Resources for Homeless
Veterans
 Non-targeted:
 CoC Program
 Emergency Solutions Grants Program
 Rural Housing Stability Assistance Program (not yet
funded)
 Targeted:
 Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration
 HUD-VASH
Progress on Veteran Homelessness
Veteran Homelessness in
Washington State
3,500
3,000
2,500
2,000
1,500
1,000
500
Total Veterans
Unsheltered Veterans
Sheltered Veterans
2011
1,478
311
1,167
2012
1,475
378
1,097
2013
1,318
260
1,058
2014
1,433
344
1,089
HUD-VASH
 HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUDVASH) combines:
 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance (HUD)
 Case management and clinical services (VA) provided at
VAMCS and community-based outreach clinics
 Total Appropriated (2008-2013): 58,155
 About 10,000 per year (except 2011)
 Lease-ups over 66,300 to date
 Over 48,000 vouchers currently in use
Allocation of HUD-VASH vouchers
 Map Continuum of Care (CoC) geographic areas to VA catchment
areas and PHA jurisdictions
 Determine relative need
 Uses Point in Time count and VA data, taking into account unused
HUD-VASH Vouchers
 Adjusted to give more weight to unsheltered veterans
 Apply performance criteria regarding voucher utilization and
chronic targeting
 Apply floor of 10 vouchers to ensure case management staff will be
available
 VA determines how vouchers will be distributed to VA facilities in
each CoC
 HUD identifies PHA that has jurisdiction and capacity to
administer vouchers within identified VA catchment area
HUD-VASH in Washington State
 Washington State has been awarded 1,865 VASH vouchers
Date
VISN
Parent Facility
2/28/2014
20 (V20) (663) VA Puget Sound, WA
2/28/2014
20 (V20) (668) Spokane, WA
2/28/2014
20 (V20) (687) Walla Walla, WA
Vouchers
Vouchers
Reserved for
Estimated
Current Issued and Veterans
Actual
Vouchers
Veterans Veteran is Undergoing Vouchers Currently
Vouchers Under
Seeking
PHA
Currently Available for
Allocated Lease
Housing
Validation
in Use
Use
1215
994
66
8
1068
147
270
196
23
4
223
47
250
189
7
13
209
41
SSVF in Washington State
FY14 data thru April 2014
VISN 20*
Total Exits (Prevention)
681
Exits to PH (Prevention)
613
% Exits to PH (Prevention)
90%
Total Exits (RRH)
991
Exits to PH (RRH)
728
% Exits to PH (RRH)
73%
Persons exiting SSVF
1669
Total Exits to PH
1338
% Total Exits to PH
80%
* Includes VAMCs in Anchorage, Boise, Portland, Roseburg, Seattle, Spokane, Walla Walla, and White City.
Veteran Homelessness Prevention
Program (VHPD)
 $10 million joint demonstration program
 Joint effort between HUD, DOL, VA
 5-sites selected to serve veterans and their families
 Homelessness prevention
 Rapid re-housing
HUD Resources:
Homeless Veterans
 OneCPD Portal:
https://www.onecpd.info/homelessnessassistance/resources-for-homeless-veterans/
HOUSING HOMELESS VETERANS
MAYORS CHALLENGE
THESE LEADERS HAVE SAID THEY’RE IN
GAP ANALYSIS
BEST PRACTICES:
INCLUSIVE, COMMON LIST
STANDARDIZED INSTRUMENT
NAVIGATORS
TARGETED PLACEMENT
BEST PRACTICES:
INCLUSIVE, COMMON LIST
BEST PRACTICES:
STANDARDIZED INSTRUMENT
BEST PRACTICES:
NAVIGATORS OR GUIDES
BEST PRACTICES
COORDINATED PLACEMENT
CHARACTERISTICS OF POSITIVE
OUTLIERS:
COMMUNICATION AND
INTEGRATION OF SERVICES
COMMITMENT TO HOUSING FIRST
TARGETING
USE OF DATA
USE OF MAINSTREAM SERVICES
CHARACTERISTICS OF POSITIVE OUTLIERS:
COMMUNICATION AND INTEGRATION OF SERVICES
CHARACTERISTICS OF POSITIVE OUTLIERS:
COMMITMENT TO HOUSING FIRST
CHARACTERISTICS OF POSITIVE OUTLIERS
TARGETING
CHARACTERISTICS OF POSITIVE OUTLIERS:
USE OF DATA
CHARACTERISTICS OF POSITIVE OUTLIERS:
USE OF MAINSTREAM RESOURCES
VETS HELP LINE
1-877-4AID-VET
1-877-424-3838
U.S. Department of Housing
And Urban Development
William H. Block
Regional Administrator
HUD Region X
[email protected]

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