Housing & Homelessness Symposium

Many thanks to the City of Charlottesville Housing Advisory Council and UVA’s Batten School for their help in sponsoring the 2015 Housing & Homelessness Symposium! It was a great success with over 100 community stakeholders in attendance including homelessness and housing service providers, local funders, community leaders and advocates. Our speakers were full of good information. Please see below for links to the presentations. Thanks for your patience  - it took us too long to get them up online.

The Scope of the Problem, Kaki Dimock, Executive Director, Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless(TJACH)

Annual Point in Time Analysis, FCG, Batten School Students

Community Solution – Rapid Re-Housing, Erin Briggs Yates & Kaki Dimock, TJACH

Community Solution – Habitat for Humanity, Dan Rosensweig, Habitat for Humanity

Community Solution – Albemarle Housing Improvement Program, Jen Jacobs, AHIP

Community Solution – Measuring Our Impact, Kristin Yavorksy, Virginia Supportive Housing

Community Solution  - Prioritizing Homelessness in Public Housing, Jill Fox, Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness

Community Solution – Spring for Housing, Kaki Dimock, TJACH

Charlottesville Housing Assistance Programs – CAHF, Kathy McHugh, Housing Specialist, City of Charlottesville

Housing Trust Presentation, Jill Fox, Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness

Housing and Homeless Symposium – Engaging Peer Networks for Employment, Ridge Schuyler, Charlottesville Works Initiative

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New Coordinated Assessment Process

After many stakeholder meetings and significant research, TJACH has identified a new tool for assessing households for homelessness resources. The new Coordinated Access Packet includes:

1) A cover sheet identifying the components of the Coordinated Access Packet

2) Pre-screening questions to help service providers determine whether they should complete a Coordinated Access Packet

3) Demographic questions required by funder agencies

4) The Vi-SPDAT for individuals

5) the Vi-SPDAT for families

6) Release of information form to allow for appropriate information-sharing between service providers working with the household to resolve their housing crisis

7) Permission form for collecting data using HMIS 

Click here for the new Coordinated Access Packet!

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Spring for Housing

TJACH is coordinating a special housing surge this spring, called Spring for Housing. With funds from the City of Charlottesville’s Affordable Housing Fund, TJACH will rapidly re-house 21 vulnerable households experiencing homelessness. Using U. S. Department of Housing & Urban Development and Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development, TJACH will house an additional 10 vulnerable households in interim housing while waiting for permanent supportive housing options to become available.

Check out the write-up about Spring for Housing in the Cville Weekly.

Donate household goods to help make these housing units working HOMES: go to our housewarming registry on Bed, Bath and Beyond by clicking HERE!

We will post our updates and progress here.

Surge, on!

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