INTRODUCTION TO HPS 2014-2019 HPS COMMUNITY PLAN THE NEW HPS PROGRAM: WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE? NEW HPS EMPHASIS: • Housing First approach with specific target investments at the community level • Outcome-based measurements and data sharing • Collaboration regarding coordination of services between the community and the Province NEW HPS EMPHASIS: • The activities must be outcome-based and focus on reducing local homelessness • Managing homelessness will no longer be acceptable FUNDING REQUIREMENTS • Kelowna’s HPS project investments for Designated Communities and Aboriginal Homelessness funding: • Designated Communities funding = $368,499 with 40% ($147,400) invested into Housing First beginning April 1, 2016. • Aboriginal Homelessness Funding = $93,782 • Start small and early to build up to these targets. PRINCIPLES TO KEEP IN MIND: • Quickly move homeless individuals from streets or shelter to stable permanent housing; • Offer clients choice in housing; • Separate housing provision from other services; • Provide tenancy rights and responsibilities; • Integrating housing into the community; • Support clients in maintaining housing and increasing self-sufficiency; • Focus on client autonomy and accountability. IDENTIFYING CLIENT POPULATION • Community will use ongoing collection and analysis of data: • • • • Shelter data (using HIFIS or other system) Point-in-time count results (now mandatory) Service provider information Ongoing tracking of clients through community case management and housing placement systems TARGETED CLIENT POPULATION Chronically Homeless: Episodically Homeless: Individuals who have been homeless for six months or more in the past year Individuals who have experienced three or more episodes of homelessness in the past year TARGETED CLIENT POPULATION CON’T… • Some flexibility in definitions; • Population is still strategically chosen; • Based on need, not on “first-come-firstserve”; • Will also include individuals being discharged from justice or hospital. ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES: UNDER THE NEW HPS PROGRAM HOUSING FIRST MANDATORY PRIORITY HPS HOUSING FIRST: (MANDATORY PRIORITY) • Housing with supports • Clinical Supports • Complementary Supports HOUSING FIRST: HOUSING WITH SUPPORTS • Housing with supports • Help clients to find housing, move in and maintain their housing HOUSING WITH SUPPORTS… • Eligible activities: • Facilitating access to housing; • Providing time-limited bridging to provincial or municipal systems (e.g., rent subsidies); • Apartment set-up; • Repairs to private market housing (e.g., damage or normal wear and tear from HF clients); • Landlord-tenant services • Re-housing when necessary HOUSING FIRST: CLINICAL SUPPORTS • Clinical Supports • Provide health and social services to clients to encourage well-being and help them achieve housing stability • Recovery-oriented clinical supports will be necessary for most clients to maintain housing stability, improve their quality of life, and promote self-sufficiency CLINICAL SUPPORTS… • Clinical Supports • A Clinical case management approach to support clients’ self-determined needs: • Outreach services; • Referrals to mainstream health services; • Coordination using multi-disciplinary team approach SO WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT CLINICAL TEAMS? Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team Intensive Case Management (ICM) Team • Core elements of an ACT team are ineligible! (Provincial jurisdiction) • HPS will invest in a coordinator and/or peer support worker for ACT teams • An ICM Team is eligible for funding under HPS. • Link clients to existing services. • Support client living in community HOUSING FIRST: COMPLEMENTARY SUPPORTS • Complementary Supports • To integrate client into the community and foster self-sufficiency; COMPLEMENTARY SUPPORTS… • Eligible activities: • Facilitate access to income supports; • Pre-employment supports (bridging to labour market); • Life skills development (e.g., budgeting, cooking, communication skills); • Supports to improve clients’ social integration OTHER ELIGIBLE HOUSING FIRST ACTIVITIES… • Housing First Readiness: • Identify, integrate and improve services (staff training) • Determine and test the model • Identify barriers and opportunities for permanent housing OTHER ELIGIBLE HOUSING FIRST ACTIVITIES… • Client intake and assessment: • Adopt a coordinated intake management and client identification procedure OTHER ELIGIBLE HOUSING FIRST ACTIVITIES. • Data tracking and monitoring: • Identify size and makeup of chronically and episodically homeless population • Track client progress OTHER ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE HF PROGRAMMING OTHER ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE HF PROGRAMMING • Identify target populations • Individuals who are homeless or are at imminent risk of homelessness • Other populations who do not necessarily fit into the chronic/episodic homeless definition OTHER ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE HF PROGRAMMING • Support Services: • Housing placement, life skills training, case management supports, referrals to other agencies, housing loss prevention, basic needs (outside Housing First programs) OTHER ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE HF PROGRAMMING • Coordination of resources and leveraging: • Partnership and network development in support of HF implementation (consultation, coordination, planning and assessment, service integration) OTHER ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE HF PROGRAMMING • Data Collection: • Point-in-time counts; • Community Indicators; • Local Research OTHER ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE HF PROGRAMMING • Capital Investments (improving or preserving capacity of existing facilities): • Under Housing First: • Furniture to set up apartment • Repairing damage to private market housing OTHER ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE HF PROGRAMMING • Capital Investments (improving or preserving capacity of existing facilities): • Outside Housing First: • Renovation of emergency, transitional or supportive facilities, and non-residential facilities **no new construction INELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES Advocacy Purchase of vehicles Direct income support Daycare Software development that excludes NHIS or duplicates HIFIS • Construction of affordable housing • Activities on-reserve • • • • • THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING! And now it’s your turn to assist in informing the HPS Community Planning Process. The HPS Community Plan will be reviewed and updated annually.