• Home For Good

EVERYONE WILL PLAY A ROLE IN ENDING HOMELESSNESS…

FIVE KEY ACTION STEPS

1. LANDLORD RECRUITMENT – There are currently over 500 veterans with vouchers searching for homes. Thanks to the partnership of Mayor Garcetti, our Business Leaders Task Force, HACLA, HACoLA, and HCID, we’ve been able to launch Home For Heroes. We encourage you to get the word out to your local landlords.

2. EXPANDED RESOURCES – Through the Home For Good Funders Collaborative, we have received outstanding proposals in response to our RFP seeking to scale Coordinated Entry System (CES) throughout the county. We welcome additional public and private funders to join us in investing in these projects, alongside the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Weingart Foundation, W.M. Keck Foundation, LAHSA, the VA, HACLA, County Board Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, DMH, DHS and many more.

3. DEEPENED COORDINATION – We have leaders who have stepped up to design and implement CES in each region of the county, and they are actively welcoming additional partners. Find the CES team near you.

4. INCREASED AFFORDABLE HOUSING RESOURCES – These are critical in stemming the tide of homelessness. The Building Homes and Jobs Act (AB1335) would bring tremendous resources to LA to that end. Learn more and send a letter of support.

5. CONTINUED RESOLVE – Through a focus on permanent housing and Housing First as the solution, our Home For Good partners have housed over 20,000 of our most vulnerable neighbors over the last four years. This is remarkable and must remind us that our systems and approach have changed the lives of 20,000 people.

PUBLIC SECTOR

PHILANTHROPIC SECTOR

SERVICE ADMINISTRATORS

SUFFICIENT RESOURCES : Make CES primary source of referrals for your interim & permanent housing.

EFFICIENT SERVICE DELIVERY : Establish greater interoperability between databases, especially HMIS. Ensure outreach & supportive services staff/contractors are using CES & are embedded within regional teams.

EXCELLENCE IN QUALITY : Incorporate Standards into all operations, performance evaluations, funding opportunities & grantee performance reviews. Deploy center-based staff to be field-based & mobile.

PUBLIC FUNDERS

SUFFICIENT RESOURCES : Align funding with Funders Collaborative to ensure maximum leverage. Invest discretionary/general funds to fill key resources gaps.

EFFICIENT SERVICE DELIVERY : Require grantees to participate in CES. Provide housing choice vouchers that allow appropriate Shelter Plus Care tenants to graduate into less intensive resources.

EXCELLENCE IN QUALITY : Incorporate Standards into all operations, performance evaluations, funding opportunities & grantee performance reviews.

PRIVATE FUNDERS

SUFFICIENT RESOURCES : Increase funding to support 1:15 scattered site & 1:25 project-based case management ratios. Distribute funding through Collaborative to ensure maximum leverage.

EFFICIENT SERVICE DELIVERY : Require grantees to participate in CES. Provide housing choice vouchers that allow appropriate Shelter Plus Care tenants to graduate into less intensive resources.

EXCELLENCE IN QUALITY : Develop relationship with local CES coordinator to better understand how you can contribute to your community's fight to end homelessness. Offer beds with few rules & restrictions.

Housing Providers

PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING

SUFFICIENT RESOURCES : Compliment case management through high-skilled volunteer opportunities. Actively support Shelter Plus Care tenants in transition to affordable & market rate housing.

EFFICIENT SERVICE DELIVERY : Make CES the primary source of referrals for permanent supportive housing resources under your management-fill market rate & affordable units with lower-acuity CES referrals.

EXCELLENCE IN QUALITY : Incorporate Standards into all operations, performance evaluations, funding opportunities, & grantee performance reviews.

SHELTER/BRIDGE HOUSING

SUFFICIENT RESOURCES : Set aside beds for guest in key stages of housing search & vary case management services accordingly. Compliment case management through high-skilled volunteer opportunities.

EFFICIENT SERVICE DELIVERY : Participate in CES in order to leverage all available community resources and ensure more successful outcomes for clients.

EXCELLENCE IN QUALITY : Incorporate Standards into all operations, performance evaluations, funding opportunities, & grantee performance reviews. Offer beds with few rules & restrictions.

OUTREACH & SERVICES

SUFFICIENT RESOURCES : Expand outreach staffing through high-skilled volunteers & AmeriCorps members.

EFFICIENT SERVICES DELIVERY : Participate in CES in order to leverage all available community resources and ensure more successful outcomes for clients.

EXCELLENCE IN QUALITY : Incorporate the Standards into all operations, performance evaluations, funding opportunities, & grantee performance reviews. Conduct street outreach on nights/weekends.

Business Community

Faith Community

General Public

CORPORATE LEADERS

SUFFICIENT RESOURCES : Fund CES partners & align funding with Funders Collaborative to ensure maximum leverage -encourage colleagues to do same. Spread awareness of issue & solutions to members of local chamber of commerce.

EFFICIENT SERVICE DELIVERY : Develop relationship with local CES coordinator to better understand how you can contribute to your community's fight to end homelessness.

EXCELLENCE IN QUALITY : Incorporate Standards into all operations, performance evaluations, funding opportunities, & grantee performance reviews.

FAITH LEADERS

SUFFICIENT RESOURCES : Cultivate high-skilled volunteers to administer CES intake tool, help secure essential documents & accompany to housing appointments.

EFFICIENT SERVICES DELIVERY : Develop relationship with local CES coordinator to better understand how you can contribute to your community's fight to end homelessness.

EXCELLENCE IN QUALITY : Continue involvement after housing placement to fully welcome individuals into community life.

COMMUNITY ADVOCATES

Participate in HomeWalk by forming a team, recruiting members and fundraising in support of Home For Good.

Advocate at local, state and national levels for legislation that increases housing and services resources.

Support housing and services in your community, through campaigns such as "Yes, in My Backyard" (YIMBY).