Department of Human Services

Report
FY 2015 Community
Budget Briefing
APRIL 22, 2014
D AV I D A . B E R N S , D I R E C T O R
AGENCY OVERVIEW
The Department of Human Services serves approximately 240,000 customers
annually, with a $391M operating budget comprised of federal and local funding.
Additionally, the agency currently employs approximately 960 staff members.
To perform these services, DHS is divided into two operating units: Family
Services Administration and Economic Security Administration.
Description of Core Services:
Agency Management Program- The Agency Management Program
provides administrative and operational support in order to achieve the
programmatic results and goals of the agency.
Family Services Administration- The Family Services Administration
provides protection, intervention and social services to meet the needs of
vulnerable adults and families to help reduce risk and promote self-sufficiency.
Economic Security Administration- The Economic Security Administration
(ESA) determines eligibility for benefits under the Temporary Cash
Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Medical Assistance, Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly Food Stamps), Child Care
Subsidy, Burial Assistance, Interim Disability Assistance, Parent and
Adolescent Support Services (PASS) and Refugee Cash Assistance programs.
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MAYOR GRAY’S GOALS IN THE 2015
BUDGET
Mayor Gray has focused on four key
priorities in his Fiscal Year 2015 budget:
(1) Continue improvements in public
education;
(2) Additional investments in affordable
housing;
(3) Encourage economic and workforce
development; and
(4) Improve the Quality of Life for All.
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APPROVED FY2015 BUDGET SNAPSHOT- FSA
Approved FY14
(dollars in
thousands)
Adult Protective Services
3,863
Domestic Violence Services
1,214
PSH-Families
9,926
PSH-Individuals
18,451
Homeless Services Continuum-Families 44,152
Proposed FY 15
(dollars in
thousands)
3,345
1,204
9,559
22,838
43,554
Change from
FY2014
Homeless Services Continuum17,001
Individuals
Homeless Services Continuum-General 22,340
17,013
13
22,791
451
Refugee Resettlement
Strong Families
Community Services Block Grant
1,364
3,425
11,593
1,582
4,350
10,976
219
926
-618
Subsidy Transfer
Total
295
133,624
295
137,508
0
3,885
Program
-519
-10
-366
4,387
-598
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Summary of FY15 Homeless Services Budget
The proposed FY2015 Homeless Services budget is
$115,755,883 ,an increase of $3,886,236 over the approved
FY2014 budget of $111,869,647. This additional funding
reflects key investments to prevent homelessness and enhance
the homeless continuum of care, and includes the following:
 A $1 million increase in local funds for the Rapid Re-housing
Program for homeless families and individuals.
 A $4,680,000 increase in local funds to house and provide
support services to homeless veterans.
 A $1 million increase to the Emergency Rental Assistance
Program (ERAP) to prevent families and individuals from
becoming homeless.
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FY15 Homeless Services Snapshot
HOMELESS SERVICES PROGRAM
Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)
Local
Baseline Subtotal
FY13
Approved
19,125,299
FY14
Approved
FY15
Proposed
21,361,299
26,318,145
21,361,299
26,318,145
5,061,759
5,688,924
4,773,708
838,310
1,326,427
1,305,615
19,125,299
Federal Funds
Shelter Plus Care
DCVA Veterans Administration
Federal Payment Funds (One Time)
Federal Funds Total
Permanent Supportive Housing Total
5,900,069
25,025,368
Homeless Services Continuum (HSC)
Local
65,428,791
Baseline Subtotal
Federal Funds
SSBG
TANF
Emergency Shelter Grant
65,428,791
7,015,351
28,376,650
76,809,234
76,809,234
6,079,323
32,397,468
77,052,675
77,052,675
5,505,663
4,027,000
5,233,939
5,184,708
1,591,376
1,449,824
1,121,032
Federal Funds Total
11,124,039
6,683,763
6,305,740
Homeless Continuum Total
76,552,830
83,492,997
83,358,415
Homeless Services Total
101,578,198
111,869,647
115,755,883
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APPROVED FY2015 BUDGET SNAPSHOT- ESA
Program
Burial Assistance
General Assistance for Children
Interim Disability Assistance
TANF
Cash Assistance (TANF)
Job Opportunity and Training
(TANF)
Case Management
Eligibility Determination Services
Monitoring and Quality Assurance
Early Education Subsidy Transfer
Total
Approved
FY14 (dollars
in thousands)
Proposed FY
15 (dollars in
thousands)
Change
from
FY2014
328
1,156
3,040
17,010
78,233
33,209
328
1,156
3,540
17,100
73,211
40,333
0
0
500
90
-5,021
7,124
11,180
52,148
3,620
37,388
237,312
13,768
57,016
4,034
37,388
247,875
2,588
4,868
413
0
10,562
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SUMMARY OF FY15 TANF KEY PROGRAM
INITIATIVES
• $722,000-2.4% Cost of Living Increase for TANF recipients
• $1.982M – Substance Abuse and Mental Health treatment
• $275K –Support Pregnant and Parenting Teens New Heights
II program
• $210,000 –Increase in domestic violence services
• $8.8M – Additional Education and Job training services
• $550K- Family Support Services- One Congregation/One
Family and Family to Family
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FY 15 TANF BUDGET
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INTERIM DISABILITY ASSISTANCE (IDA)
•
FY 14
•
Budget $3,040M
•
Serve 1,000 customers
•
Currently no waiting list
•
FY15
•
Budget $3,540M
•
Serve 1,350 customers
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