Grant: $4,993,052 - Department of Housing and Urban Development - Aug. 26, 2009
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Award Description: The desired outcome for program investments is that households receiving assistance achieve a greater level of housing stability upon exit from program services compared to their housing status when first enrolled in the program. Agencies will monitor six-month and 12-month housing stability outcomes and report on the number of households that have maintained housing after securing a housing placement. The funds provide for a variety of assistance, including: short-term or medium-term rental assistance and housing relocation and stabilization services, including such activities as mediation, credit counseling, security or utility deposits, utility payments, moving cost assistance, and case management. The HPRP Homelessness Prevention funding has created a unique opportunity to provide critical prevention services and to evaluate the impact of homeless prevention investments. Investments will be part of a system-wide approach and sub-recipients/grantees are required to: 1. Participate in the development and implementation of a coordinated assessment process. Implementing a coordinated assessment and entry system for families is one of the goals of the Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness and a priority activity of the Committee to End Homelessness for 2009-2010. Sub-recipients/grantees providing services to families are required to participate in coordinated assessment planning and implementation efforts that are being led by King County with local funders and service providers. Seattle agencies receiving funding will take a leadership role in piloting assessment tools and practices that may become a model for adoption and use throughout the system; 2. Participate in coordinated referral networks that are linked to the Community Information Line?s 2-1-1 program; 3. Work in partnership with PeoplePoint, to increase participants? access to benefits, income, and stability. Agencies will receive training and consultation from PeoplePoint, a City of Seattle initiative that assists people to access multiple public benefits; 4. Document results: collect information and client data used to assess and evaluate the effectiveness of prevention efforts. Agencies will report client and program data including the resulting outcomes. The HPRP Rapid Re-Housing funding has created a unique opportunity to provide rental assistance housing stability services while modeling changes within our existing service systems. Sub-recipients/grantees are required to: 1. Participate in the development and implementation of a coordinated assessment process. Implementing a coordinated assessment and entry system for families is one of the goals of the Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness and a priority activity of the Committee to End Homelessness for 2009-2010. Sub-recipients/grantees are required to participate in coordinated assessment planning and implementation efforts that are being led by King County with local funders and service providers. Seattle agencies receiving funding will take a leadership role in piloting assessment tools and practices that may become a model for adoption and use throughout the system; 2. Document results: collect information and client data used to assess and evaluate the effectiveness of the Rapid Re-Housing program efforts. Agencies will report client and program data including the resulting outcomes.
Project Description: The City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) has awarded HPRP funds to subgrantees by September 30, 2009. HSD allocates funds through a combination of competitive Request for Investment (RFI) processes and through limited special funding allocations, consistent with City procurement policies and procedures. HSD has well-established procedures that ensure open access and competitive funding allocation processes. The City defined the investment results for specific HPRP strategies and requested proposals from eligible agencies. Requests were reviewed for eligibility and rated based on criteria specified in the RFI. The Director of the Human Services Department received recommendations from the RFI review process and made funding decisions for projects and services. HSD has protocols for any appeals from applicants on funding decisions; there were no appeals. HSD's RFI process began by Summer 2009, and funding allocations met the prescribed HUD timeframes. The HSD Homelessness Intervention and Block Grant Administration Division (HIBGA) will manage HPRP funding contracts with agencies. Planning and contract specialists within this division are working with the department's grants management, finance, and HMIS staff to prepare appropriate service agreements, contract documents, and reporting systems to specifically respond to HPRP requirements.
Jobs Summary: The City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) created a planner position (1.0 FTE) assigned to work with HPRP sub-recipients/grantees in order to fulfill reporting and contracting duties as part of HPRP. This person has been working in this capacity since the HPRP award date of 08/26/2009. The subrecipients/grantees have reported basic descriptions of the jobs for which they are currently hiring and training with HPRP monies distributed as of 10/1/2009 in time for project/program start ups as early as 10/1/2009 and no later than 1/1/2010. Essentially, our subrecipients/grantees intend to create numerous positions in order to offer social services/resources, eviction prevention, rental assistance and case management to eligible individuals and families in Seattle, WA. Likewise, the subrecipients are hiring administrative assistants charged with HMIS data entry and management, check disbursement for payments on behalf of clients, and basic contract compliance for the HPRP programs. One of our subrecipients is creating a position associated to determining eligibility through screening as part of an outreach/engagement hotline project; they will link callers and those ineligible for HPRP to other mainstream benefits for which they are qualified. The NAICS codes associated with these positions are as follows: 624190, 624229, 624221, 624110, 541219, 518210, and 561110. (Total jobs reported: 1)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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|Young Womens Christian Association of Seattle-King County-Snohomish County||$619,000||SEATTLE||WA|
|Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle||$299,000||SEATTLE||WA|
|El Centro De La Raza Inc||$295,000||SEATTLE||WA|
|NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE, INCORPORATED||$278,000||SEATTLE||WA|
|Family Services of King County||$1,035,000||SEATTLE||WA|
|Young Womens Christian Association of Seattle-King County-Snohomish County||$750,000||SEATTLE||WA|
|Family Services of King County||$300,000||SEATTLE||WA|
|Solid Ground Washington||$508,000||SEATTLE||WA|
|Young Womens Christian Association of Seattle-King County-Snohomish County||$200,000||SEATTLE||WA|