Place chronically homeless individuals in PSH through the countywide prioritization system at the rate needed to meet community goals
AlignmentSPA-level and countywide placement goals are defined and existing prioritization systems are alignedFUNCTIONALITYMost placements are made through an established prioritization system with minimal time lagSUSTAINABILITYA centralized, HMIS-based data infrastructure is functional and consistently used to prioritize, match, and report
STATUS THROUGH 2017
LAHSA convened the CES Policy Development Workgroup and the CES Policy CouncilLAHSA funded a CES Regional Director for each SPALAHSA, DMH, DHS, DPSS, and United Way hosted community input sessions on how Measure H funding can strengthen CESSuitable ProgressService providers reported challenges navigating housing resourcesTime from client assessment to housing increasedBoth service providers and PSH developers reported challenges matching clients in project-based PSH unitsRapid ProgressLAHSA selected and launched a new HMIS systemLAHSA and the Home For Good Funders Collaborative jointly funded Regional Data Coordinators for each SPAUnited Way Home For Good launched the HACademyLimited Progress
The community should work to clarify the boundaries of the CES and to help CES staff understand whether they are ultimately responsible to the whole SPA’s CES implementation or just their own agencyLAHSA, as the community’s CES Administrator, should set expectations for CES regional coordinators to engage outreach workers, crisis/bridge housing providers, RRH providers, PSH providers, and service providers operating within their SPA boundariesLAHSA, as the community’s CES Administrator, should clarify the expectations for each CES-funded positionThe system should work toward a staged assessment approach. In particular, establishing standards for caseloads will help CES as a whole recognize when the system is overloading providersReports on the community’s metrics, “active list” reports, and housing match data should be available at both the system-level and at the SPA-level, and potentially at further geographic and population group breakouts
Indicators of the Foundation’s Contribution to Community Progress
2017: Strong ImpactDirect EngagementThe Foundation staff convenes leaders to create opportunities for improving alignment between all prioritization systems2017: Strong ImpactGrant Making PortfolioCountywide Prioritization System grantees are engaged in establishing and meeting SPA-level coordination goals.
Community Opportunity: Work across SPAs and within the CES Policy Council to clarify the boundaries of the CES and set expectations for CES regional coordinators to engage outreach workers, crisis/bridge housing providers, RRH providers, PSH providers, and service providers operating within their SPA boundaries. Particularly in cases where the providers are not funded directly by LAHSA or CES, the CES staff struggle to understand their coordination responsibilities .