Grant: $900,303 - Department of Housing and Urban Development - Aug. 4, 2009
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Award Description: Maricopa County's FY 2005 - 2009 Consolidated Plan ranks eliminating chronic homelessness, prevention of homelessness for individuals and families with children at imminent risk of becoming homeless and implementing a community wide Discharge Coordination Policy as high priorities. The HPRP grant will be used to provide financial assistance and services to address homelessness, chronic homelessness, homeless prevention, and Discharge Coordination Policies, all of which fall under the umbrella of Maricopa County's FY 2005 - 2009 Consolidated Plan. Funds will target individuals and families at or below 50% of Area Median Income (AMI). Households will have to meet both of the following circumstances: 1) no appropriate subsequent housing options have been identified; and 2) the household lacks the financial resources and support networks needed to obtain immediate housing or remian in its existing housing. Up to three months of rental assistance may be provided within a given year. Housing relocation and stabilization services will also be provided and include security or utility deposits, utility payments, moving cost assistance, and case management. Additional referrals and activities may include mediation and credit counseling.
Project Description: Final sub-recipient contracts were executed at the end of September. Valle del Sol rogram clients will be those who solicit help, are interviewed and qualified as eligible by case managers. Valle del Sol will conduct interviews at CAP centers and through referrals in VDS’s Youth and Adult Services case workers. All participants will be qualified via mobile access to HIMS and using program standards for eligibility. Disbursements to qualified persons will be available in 48 hours from time of approval. The amount of assistance provided will depend on eligible clients’ circumstances. To prevent homelessness, utility assistance will be provided to restore services for verified cases of shut off electric or gas, and 1 or 2 months’ rent or rent voucher may be provided for those eligible. For families in foreclosed homes who have lost their housing location, assistance will be available to find a new rental in another location. In the case of newly homeless, a new location will be determined by a verified rental agreement or lease proposal, including rental deposits, security and first month’s rent as well as any utility start up costs. The total assistance preliminary cap of $1,450/ client household subject to the review by case supervisor for extenuating circumstances will be set. The goal is to assist 300 households throughout the west valley. Community Legal Services (CLS) is a not for profit, civil law firm providing legal aid to low-income Maricopa County residents at no cost. CLS Housing Law attorneys provide legal services including direct representation in court (which only lawyers can do), advice and counsel, document review and preparation and other legal services to prevent homelessness or reduce the time of homelessness. CLS employ lawyers specializing in tenant rights and the prevention of homelessness. It is anticipated that through this grant, over 2,000 individuals and families will be assisted.
Jobs Summary: As of September 30, 2009, no funds have been spent, therefore, no jobs created. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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|Community Legal Services||$239,826||PHOENIX||AZ|
|Valle Del Sol, Inc.||$600,174||PHOENIX||AZ|