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UM,

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BUT THIS IS THE DALLAS AREA PARTNERSHIP TO END AND PREVENT HOMELESSNESS.

IT'S A L G C AND OCTOBER 3RD, 2023 WHEN THE RECORD BUILDING TRAINING ROOM.

AND, UM, WHEN WE HAVE ONE PERSON IS THERE, WE HAD TO GET OFF AND BACK ON.

WE WILL HAVE A QUORUM.

SHE'S REJOINED AND, AND, UH, SHE HAS REJOINED US.

SO I UNDERSTAND THAT WE DO HAVE A QUORUM PRESENT.

UM, ALL LEGAL NOTICES HAVE BEEN POSTED, AND THIS MEETING IS DULY CALLED TO ORDER.

UM, THE FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS IS PUBLIC COMMENT.

IS THERE ANYBODY HERE WHO WOULD LIKE TO OFFER A TWO MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT? IS THERE ANYBODY ONLINE WHO WOULD LIKE TO DO THAT? I DON'T SEE ANYONE HERE OR ANYONE ONLINE.

SO A PUBLIC COMMENT IS CLOSED.

UM, LET'S GO IMMEDIATELY THEN INTO THE DISCUSSION AND A, A PRESENTATION OF THE DALLAS MEALTIME, A RAPID REHOUSING DASHBOARD, WHICH IS AN EXCITING WHAT? SORRY TO INTERRUPT.

WE NEED TO CALL.

OH, I THOUGHT I'D BE CLEARING THE QUORUM WITHOUT .

YOU WANT, WOULD YOU LIKE FOR ME TO CALL? ROLL? SURE.

WHY DON'T YOU CALL ROLL.

SURE.

UM, IF I CAN SEE EVERYONE ON THE CAMERA THAT IS ONLINE, THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

IF, WHEN I CALL YOUR NAME, YOUR POSITION, PLEASE ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR PRESENCE.

UM, POSITION ONE, VICE CHAIR.

MENEN.

POSITION TWO.

CHAIR.

DANIEL.

PRESENT.

THANK YOU.

POSITION THREE.

COMMISSIONER TOWNSEND.

PRESENT.

THANK YOU.

POSITION FOUR.

COMMISSIONER PEGGY, POSITION FIVE.

COMMISSIONER HAYES.

PRESENT POSITION? SIX.

COMMISSIONER.

HAM.

HAM.

POSITION SEVEN.

COMMISSIONER.

ICK.

COMMISSIONER? EIGHT.

COMMISSIONER GLOVER.

THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER NINE.

DR.

CRE.

THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER.

POSITION? 10.

PARDON? COMMISSIONER? LUCKY HERE.

THANK YOU.

POSITION 11.

COMMISSIONER.

I'M HERE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

UH, POSITION 12.

COMMISSIONER MITCH K.

HERE.

THANK YOU.

POSITION 13.

COMMISSIONER HURLEY.

UH, CHIEF HURLEY.

AND I'LL GO BACK WITH, UH, POSITION ONE, VICE CHAIR, MENEN HERE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

UH, CHAIR DANIEL, IF YOU HAVE A FORM.

OKAY.

COULD YOU TELL ME THEN, 'CAUSE I CAN'T SEE ONLINE, THOSE WHO ARE NOT.

YOU HAVE, UM, HAM, ODO, CATHOLIC AND LEY.

OKAY.

SO THEN, UH, MICHAEL PEGAS IS HERE.

NO, HE'S, HE'S, HE'S ABSENT TODAY.

OKAY.

SO HE'S NOT THERE.

AND I, LET ME GO BACK.

UH, HURLEY IS ABSENT, HAVLIK IS ABSENT, AND HAM IS ABSENT.

OKAY.

AND HE, OKAY.

WELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND WELCOME EVERYBODY.

AND I'M GLAD THAT YOU'VE BEEN ABLE TO TAKE TIME OUT OF YOUR SCHEDULE TO BE HERE TO TALK ABOUT, UM, THESE ITEMS OF INTEREST REGARDING HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS, UM, FOR ALL OF US IN THIS ROOM.

OKAY.

NOW CAN WE GO TO REAL TIME? YES.

LET US GO TO ITEM NUMBER FOUR ON THE AGENDA, WHICH IS THE DALLAS REAL-TIME RAPID REHOUSING DASHBOARD.

UM, AND IT'S BEEN A YEAR AND A HALF THAT, UH, THIS, UH, THIS INITIATIVE IS BRINGING TOGETHER OF A LOT OF PEOPLE AND RESOURCES AND IDEAS HAVE BEEN BROUGHT TOGETHER.

UM, SO, UM, IS THE PRESENTATION GONNA BE DONE BY BOTH, UH, CHRISTIE CROSSLEY OF THE CITY OF DALLAS, OFFICE OF HOMELESS SOLUTIONS, AS WELL AS JOLIE ROBINSON, UH, PRESIDENT AND C E O OF THE HOUSING FORWARD? YES, MA'AM.

OKAY.

LET IT ROLL.

OKAY.

UM, WELL THANK YOU FOR, UH, HAVING US HERE TODAY.

UH, EVERYBODY,

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UM, CHAIR, VICE CHAIR COMMITTEE MEMBERS.

UM, I REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

I JUST WANNA SAY, SO THIS IS THE JUNE REPORT.

THIS WAS DONE FOR THE HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS, UH, SOLUTIONS COMMITTEE AT THE CITY, AND WE WERE GOING TO, WE NORMALLY BRING IT TO THE DALLAS AREA PARTNERSHIP SINCE CITIZEN HOMELESSNESS COMMISSION IN AUGUST.

'CAUSE JULY IS COUNCIL RECESS AND JUST THE, THE WAY THE TIMING MARK OUT .

SO THE NEXT TIME WE WILL BE DOING ONE OF THESE ARE NEXT UPDATE IS OCTOBER.

UM, SO SOME OF THIS YOU MIGHT HAVE HEARD ALREADY.

I KNOW THAT WHEN THIS WENT TO H H S, DID YOU BELIEVE WE SENT IT OUT TO ALL COMMITTEES? SO, SO YOU HAD IT.

UH, SO THANK YOU FOR HAVING US HERE TO REHASH THIS TODAY.

UM, WE HAVE HAD SOME QUESTIONS FROM H H S THAT ARE GOING TO BE ANSWERED, UH, IN THE NEXT OCTOBER DEEP DIVE.

AND ALSO WE HAVE A PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING, UH, DEEP DIVE OR SUPPORTIVE HOUSING DEEP DIVE COMING UP TO HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS SOLUTIONS.

WE ANTICIPATE THIS MONTH, BUT SHARES HAVE NOT BEEN NAMED.

SO IT MAY BE NEXT MONTH.

UM, AND WE WILL SHARE THAT AS WELL.

THAT'S ALL A LITTLE BIT GERMANE TO THIS.

UM, SO AT THIS POINT, I JUST WANT TO HAND IT OVER TO JOLIE TO REALLY TALK ABOUT, UH, OVERALL SYSTEMS TRANSFORMATION AND WHERE WE ARE IN THE BIG SCOPE OF THINGS.

OBVIOUSLY, WE'VE COME FROM THE D R TO R, WHICH IS PAINFUL TO SAY TO THE RT MARGIN.

EASY TO SAY.

PARDON? CAN YOU MOVE CLOSER OR SPEAK LOUDER SO THAT THE LINE, THE MICS ARE IN THE CEILING.

WE JUST NEED YOU TO SPEAK UP A LITTLE BIT.

YEAH, I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE THEY ARE, SO, NO, YOU'RE GOOD.

JUST SPEAK UP A LITTLE BIT.

OKAY.

YEAH.

SO WITH THAT, I'LL HAND IT OVER TO JOEY.

WELL, GOOD TO SEE EVERYONE.

UH, AS WAS MENTIONED, IT'S BEEN A FEW MONTHS SINCE WE'VE DONE OUR QUARTERLY PRESENTATION TO THIS GROUP, BUT REALLY GREAT TO SEE EVERYONE HERE TODAY.

I HOPE YOU ARE STAYING.

COOL.

UH, MANY OF OUR DIRECT SERVICE PROVIDERS ARE DOING ALL THAT THEY CAN TO EXPAND CAPACITY, UM, SO THAT WE ARE ABLE TO KEEP PEOPLE IN, GIVE THEM A COOL PLACE TO REST.

UM, BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT THESE EXTREME HEATS AS UNCOMFORTABLE AS THEY'RE FOR US, THEY'RE DEADLY FOR THOSE THAT ARE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS AND ARE UNSHELTERED.

JUST KIND OF AS A REMINDER, OH, HELLO .

JUST KIND OF AS A REMINDER, WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THESE THREE GOALS, UH, FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS NOW THAT WE HAVE AS A SYSTEM THAT ARE ALSO ALIGNED WITH SOME FEDERAL GOALS AS WELL, UH, WORKING ON THE EFFECTIVE END OF VETERAN HOMELESSNESS, WHICH WE ARE DOING SOME TREMENDOUS WORK, UH, TO GET TO, UM, BE ABLE TO DECLARE THAT THIS YEAR.

SO WE'RE GOING THROUGH ALL OF THE APPROPRIATE, UM, NOT ONLY THE BENCHMARK TESTING.

BUTT IT, WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO? MAYBE STANDING THAT'S THIS PERFECT.

JUST SO YOU CAN SEE THE SLIDE.

FEEL FREE TO THAT'S OKAY.

I THINK I CAN JUST SAY NEXT SLIDE.

I CAN.

OKAY.

THAT'S PERFECT.

YOU JUST DECKED OUT BEFORE YOU, THAT'S PERFECT TOO.

THAT IS PERFECT .

UM, IT'S WORKING TOGETHER.

THAT'S IT.

THAT'S IT.

THAT'S IT.

IF I TRIP OVER THIS COURT, I WILL FILE A .

I'M JOSH A LITTLE BIT.

UM, BUT THESE GOALS, THESE GOALS ALIGN, UH, WITH THE FEDERAL GOALS THAT WE'VE HAD AS A CONTINUUM, AS A SYSTEM, REALLY WORKING ON THE SYSTEM TRANSFORMATION WORK.

AND SO THE EFFECTIVE END, UM, TO VETERAN HOMELESSNESS, WHICH I, AS I JUST MENTIONED, WE ARE WORKING TO DO THE ACTUAL DECLARATION RIGHT NOW.

UH, WE HAVE USAGE IN, THEY'RE DOING THEIR DATA ANALYSIS OF WHAT WE HAVE INFLOW AND OUTFLOW SO THAT WE CAN HAVE THAT OFFICIAL DECLARATION.

THIS YEAR.

REALLY A LOT OF TREMENDOUS WORK HAS BEEN HAPPENING IN THAT SPACE.

THEN A SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION OF CHRONIC UNSHELTERED HOMELESSNESS.

UH, LATER ON IN THE PRESENTATION WE'LL TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE FUNDING WE RECEIVED, SPECIFICALLY THAT ALLOWS US TO FOCUS ON UNSHELTERED HOMELESSNESS FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

ALSO THE ALL INSIDE INITIATIVE WE'VE HAD.

RACHEL, NOW, I DON'T KNOW IF EVERYONE HAS HAD A CHANCE TO MEET RACHEL WILSON.

SHE IS WITH HUD.

AND SO SHE'S NOW BEEN HERE MAYBE A MONTH PARTNERING WITH OUR CONTINUUM IN THE CITY, UH, TO REALLY FOCUS ON UNSHELTERED HOMELESSNESS THROUGH THE ALL INSIDE FEDERAL INITIATIVE.

WHAT THAT ALSO LOOKS LIKE IS, FOR EXAMPLE, IF THERE'S, I'M GONNA USE AN EXAMPLE OF STREET MEDICINE.

WE'VE HEARD OF SOME OF OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS WANNA EXPAND STREET MEDICINE.

THAT IS NOT FUNDING THAT COMES THROUGH US AS AS HOMELESS DOLLARS, BUT IT, THERE MIGHT BE OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO RELY ON SOME FUNDING ELSEWHERE.

AND RACHEL, IN HER CAPACITY, CAN HELP LEVERAGE THE CONNECTION SHE HAS WITH SOME OF THOSE OTHER ENTITIES TO BRING, HOPEFULLY THOSE DOLLARS TO BEAR.

AND THEN A SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION IN FAMILY AND YOUTH HOMELESSNESS, UH, IS CONTINUES TO BE ONE OF OUR GOALS.

AND AGAIN, THESE ARE THE THINGS THAT WE'VE HAD AS GOALS ALIGNED WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO WE TALKED ABOUT THE, UH, KIND OF ROBUST SYSTEM TRANSFORMATION WORK

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THAT WE'VE DONE OVER THE LAST TWO TO THREE YEARS, HONESTLY, UM, TO HELP US STREAMLINE AND STANDARDIZE PATHWAYS INTO HOUSING.

SO THAT LOOKS LIKE US BOLSTERING AS YOU SEE, UM, ON THE, ON THE SLIDE BOLSTERING OUR COORDINATED OUTREACH AND ENCAMPMENT DECOMMISSIONING WORK, WHICH I'LL GET INTO THAT DATA LATER.

UM, FOCUSING ON HOUSING NAVIGATION AND REALLY PROVIDING ROBUST STANDARDIZED PROCESSES FOR HOUSING NAVIGATION.

AND THEN UNIT LOCATION AND FLEX FUND UNIT LOCATION CONTINUES TO BE, UM, SIMILAR TO ANYONE ELSE IN THE PRIVATE MARKET LOOKING FOR HOUSING UNIT.

LOCATION CONTINUES TO BE ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT OUR TEAM WORKS AT DILIGENTLY.

UM, EVERY DAY.

WE WERE JUST IN COLLIN COUNTY AT THE CONN COUNTY HOMELESS COALITION MEETING, AND I MENTIONED AGAIN, COLLIN COUNTY.

AGAIN, OUR, OUR AGENCY COVERS DALLAS AND COLLIN COUNTY.

COLLIN COUNTY IS ONE OF THOSE AREAS THAT IS EVEN HARDER, IF YOU WILL, TO FIND DEEPLY AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS.

AND SO OUR TEAM WORKS ACROSS THAT FOOTPRINT TO FIND THOSE AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS.

SO WHEN I'M MAKING A PITCH TO ORGANIZATIONS OR AS WE WERE AT COLLIN COUNTY HOMELESS COALITION FOR INDI INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE LANDLORDS, PROPERTY OWNERS OR UNITS THAT YOU KNOW OF THAT WE CAN GET CONNECTED TO, WE HAVE PEOPLE, UH, THAT WE WANT TO ENSURE ARE, ARE HAVING THOSE OPTIONS TO LIVE IN COLLIN COUNTY, OFTENTIMES 'CAUSE THEIR WORK IS IN COLLIN COUNTY.

AND THEN EXPANDING THOSE HOUSING OPTIONS.

WE HAVE SOME FUNDING THAT'S HELPED US EXPAND OUR DIVERSION.

UM, WE HAVE HAD THE, WE'RE WE'RE CONTINUING TO FOCUS ON PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING AND BUILDING THAT OUT AND WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE WITH MANY OF THE PROJECTS FROM THE CITY AND COUNTY COMING ONLINE.

AND THEN CONTINUING TO EXPAND OUR RAPID REHOUSING, UM, OPTIONS.

REALLY TRANSFORMING AND IN A WAY, AND THE DALLAS REAL-TIME RAPID REHOUSING EFFORT HELPED US NOT ONLY IN HOUSING OVER 2300 PEOPLE, BUT HELPED US IN REALLY CREATING A SOLID FOUNDATION FOR OUR ENTIRE ECOSYSTEM TO WORK MORE EFFECTIVELY AND COLLABORATIVELY TOGETHER.

SO I REALLY, UM, APPRECIATE THE TREMENDOUS SUPPORT AND, UM, ONGOING COMMITMENT FROM THE CITY AND THE COUNTY OF DALLAS TO, TO CONTINUE TO HELP SUPPORT US IN THAT WAY.

NEXT SLIDE.

UM, AS OF JULY 24TH, WE'VE HOUSED OVER 2 2300 INDIVIDUALS THROUGH THE DALLAS REALTIME, UH, RAPID REHOUSING INITIATIVE.

AS YOU HEARD, CHRISTINE KIND OF, UM, UM, PROP US UP TO TALK ABOUT WE'RE WE'RE MOVING FROM DALLAS REALTIME TO REALTIME REHOUSING AND R T R AND WHAT THE REALTIME REHOUSING WILL ALLOW US TO REPORT OUT ON.

NOT THAT WE'RE NOT GOING TO CONTINUE THE, THE TREMENDOUS WORK ON THE DALLAS REALTIME, BUT REALTIME REHOUSING, I STILL HAVE TO GET THE NAME DOWN, WILL ALLOW US TO REPORT ON THE FULL SCOPE THE DIVERSION, PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING, RAPID REHOUSING, THE FULL SCOPE OF THE WORK HAPPENING IN OUR SYSTEM.

WE, UH, KNOW THAT WE'VE HAD, BECAUSE OF THOSE TREMENDOUS DOLLARS THAT HAVE COME INTO OUR SYSTEM, WE'VE SEEN AN INCREASE IN INDIVIDUALS HOUSED COMPARATIVELY FOR ONE QUARTER, UH, WHEN WE'RE COMPARING, UH, QUARTER 23 OVER QUARTER 21.

AND THEN IT'S ALLOWED US THROUGH THE PRIVATE FUND, UH, FUNDRAISING EFFORTS THROUGH DALLAS REAL TIME TO INCREASE OUR FLEX FUND TO REMOVE BARRIERS.

AND WHEN WE'RE SEEING SOME OF THOSE, UM, THOSE CHECKS COME THROUGH OUR SYSTEM OR REQUESTS COME THROUGH OUR SYSTEM, IT'S FOR, FOR, FOR THINGS THAT ARE RENTAL ARREARS OR TO TAKE CARE OF EVICTIONS THAT MAY BE AN INDIVIDUAL'S BACKGROUND.

UH, MAYBE IT'S UTILITY ARREARS THAT THOSE FLEX FUNDS ARE ABLE TO PAY FOR BECAUSE FEDERAL DOLLARS AREN'T ABLE TO PAY FOR THAT.

THAT IS THE BARRIER THAT IS PREVENTING PEOPLE FROM GETTING HOUSING.

IT COULD BE THAT ONE THING.

AND SO THE FLEX FUNDS, THE PRIVATE ASK REALLY HAS HELPED US REMOVE THOSE BARRIERS.

CAN I JUST MAKE A COMMENT? YES, MA'AM.

AT THIS POINT, BECAUSE ONE OF THE ITEMS AS WE WERE LOOKING AT HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS, LET'S SAY FIVE, SIX YEARS AGO MM-HMM.

WAS THE LACK OF INFORMATION, THE LACK OF COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION MM-HMM.

.

AND SO IT SOUNDS AS IF EVEN THOUGH YOU HAVE A TARGET, UM, LIST OF THINGS THAT YOU SPECIFICALLY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YES MA'AM.

THROUGH THE REAL TIME REHOUSING.

UM, BUT YOU BECOME AWARE OF OTHER, UM, EFFORTS THAT IMPACT THE, THE, UH, I'M ALWAYS ASTOUNDED.

I OPEN UP THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS AND THERE'LL BE AN ARTICLE ABOUT A 500 UNIT, UM, DEVELOPMENT IN MESQUITE AND THAT, YOU KNOW, 10% ARE GONNA BE AFFORDABLE.

WELL, NOBODY KNEW BECAUSE IT'S A PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT THAT IT WAS EVEN THERE MM-HMM.

.

BUT IT ADDS TO THE WHOLE STORY.

ABSOLUTELY.

SO IT SOUNDS LIKE THAT'S SOME OF WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN ABLE TO, UH, BE MORE AWARE OF AND KINDA BRING INTO THE OVERALL PICTURE.

IS THAT RIGHT? WE'RE DEFINITELY TRYING TO, SO WHEN WE MEET WITH, SINCE WE DO COVER DALLAS AND COLLIN COUNTY COUNTY, WHEN WE GO MEET WITH OUR PARTNERS THAT MAY BE IN MESQUITE MCKINNEY PLANO, WE'RE ASKING THEM, WHAT WHAT'S THE DEVELOPMENT THAT'S HAPPENING IN YOUR CITY THAT OUR SYSTEM SHOULD BE AWARE OF?

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HOW CAN WE CONTINUE TO ADVOCATE? I SPOKE AT A CITY OF PLANO CITY COUNCIL MEET, UH, MEETING, UM, SEVERAL MONTHS AGO.

HOW CAN WE CONTINUE TO BE ADVOCATES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT THAT MAY BE COMING ONLINE? AND IF IT'S NOT COMING ONLINE, THEN HOW CAN WE ADVOCATE AT THE CITY AND COUNTY LEVEL? WE TALKED TO COLLIN COUNTY OFFICIALS AS WELL.

UM, HOW CAN WE ADVOCATE ON THAT LEVEL FOR THOSE PROJECTS TO COME ONLINE TO HELP US ENSURE THAT WE CAN GET MORE UNITS INTO THE SYSTEM FOR HOUSING? HOW IS WE AWARE OF WHAT'S GOING ON? ABSOLUTELY.

THE, I THINK HISTORICALLY, UM, WE CAN SEE THE SILOS THAT MANY CITIES OR, UH, ENTITIES HAVE WORKED IN EVEN WHEN IT COMES TO DEVELOPMENT.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THIS HAS ALLOWED US TO DO IS TO CONTINUE TO BE LASER FOCUSED ON HOW ARE WE ENGAGING IN A PROACTIVE WAY IN A, IN A MORE PROACTIVE WAY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT'S COMING ONLINE.

BECAUSE IF WE'RE NOT THERE, IF WE'RE NOT AT THE TABLE, IF WE'RE NOT AT THE MEETINGS, THEN THINGS ARE HAPPENING AND WE JUST DON'T KNOW THAT IT'S HAPPENING.

UH, SO REALLY OUR OUTREACH TO THOSE DIFFERENT CITIES HAS, HAS EXPONENTIALLY GROWN.

UM, SO THAT WE'RE SITTING AT THE TABLE AND TALKING ABOUT AND UNDERSTANDING WHAT'S COMING ONLINE AND AGAIN, ADVOCATING FOR THOSE THINGS THAT SHOULD COME ONLINE.

I HAVE ONE QUESTION.

MM-HMM.

MIND.

SO I, I GUESS ACTUALLY TWO QUESTIONS.

SO ONE IS ON THE CASE MANAGERS YEAH.

ARE THOSE CASE MANAGERS THAT ARE KIND OF DISTRIBUTED THROUGHOUT KIND OF THE DIFFERENT PARTNERS THAT THE DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS WITHIN THE CONTINUUM? IS THAT THOSE, WHERE ARE THOSE CASE MANAGERS? MM-HMM.

LOCATED THOSE CASE MANAGERS WOULD BE A PART OF THE SIX OR SEVEN.

I CAN'T REMEMBER THE, THE NUMBER 'CAUSE I HAVE A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT, UH, FUNDING STREAMS IN MY BRAIN RIGHT NOW.

BUT THEY WOULD BE ALLOCATED TO, UM, A, THE BRIDGE MIGHT HAVE SEVEN, UH, AUSTIN STREET MIGHT HAVE 10.

RIGHT.

THAT'S HOW THOSE, THOSE CASE MANAGERS.

IT'S REALLY, IT'S REALLY, UH, PROVIDING FUNDING TO THOSE DIRECT SERVICE PROVIDERS THAT ALREADY DO CASE MANAGEMENT TO BRING ON BOARD CASE MANAGERS FOR, FOR THINGS LIKE THIS.

AND MY, MY ONE OTHER QUESTION WAS ON THE, THE 99% DID NOT RETURN TO HOMELESSNESS.

MM-HMM.

, OBVIOUSLY THIS IS A RELATIVELY NEW PROGRAM, SO I CAN IMAGINE THAT'S OVER A SIX MONTH OR 12 MONTH, SOME SORT OF SHORTER TIME PERIOD.

YES.

WE DO A SIX AND 12 MONTHS AFTER THEIR PROGRAM END.

AND THEN IS, IS THAT TRACKING, I GUESS CONTINUING ON? SO WILL WE, AT SOME POINT WHEN WE'RE HERE A YEAR FROM NOW, ARE WE GONNA BE ABLE TO SEE, ARE THOSE PEOPLE, IS IT STILL AT NINE NINE OR IS IT LIKE, IS THAT AN ONGOING PART OF THE MEASURING TO SEE, IS THIS A, A SUSTAINABLE, UH, I GUESS PROGRAM OVER TIME? USUALLY FOR BEST PRACTICES FEDERALLY, AND THAT'S, THAT'S WHAT WE ALIGN TO.

YOU TRACK THAT PERSON 12 MONTHS AFTER A PROGRAM ENDS.

BUT IF WE WOULD SEE, UM, WE WOULD SEE THE NUMBER I THINK YOU'RE GETTING TO IS IF WE SEE IN OUR CHRONIC UNHOUSED NUMBER, THAT NUMBER BEGINS TO GO UP, THEN THE, THE, THE CLEAR DEFINITION OF CHRONIC HOMELESSNESS IS BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE FALLING IN AND OUTTA HOMELESSNESS TIME AFTER TIME.

SO THROUGH OUR PICK COUNT WOULD GET TO THE DATA THAT I THINK YOU'RE REFERRING TO, BUT FOR PROGRAMMATIC REASONS, IT'S GENERALLY 12 MONTHS AFTER A PROGRAM ENDS.

SO THEN WHAT DO YOU DO FOR, THOSE ARE UNIQUE, UH, PEOPLE IN THE SYSTEM, RIGHT? OR WHAT HAP BECAUSE YOU'VE TALKED ABOUT THEY REPEAT, YOU'LL SEE A, YOU'LL SEE A UNIQUE CHRONIC HOMELESSNESS NUMBER.

MM-HMM.

DEFINED.

MM-HMM.

UNIQUE THING YOU HAVE REPEATING, CORRECT? WELL, WELL, NO, NO, NO.

I JUST WANNA BE CLEAR.

CHRONIC HOMELESSNESS WOULD INCLUDE PEOPLE A VERY LONG TIME OR PEOPLE THAT HAVE FALLEN IN AND OUT OF IT ONE OR TWO, THREE TIMES WITHIN A TIME SPAN, SPAN.

SAME PERSON COULD BE COUNTED TWICE BECAUSE THEY'RE IN AND OUT.

NO, NO.

YOU CAN'T, YOU, WE, WE CAN'T, THE WAY THE DATA IS, WE DO A DATA CLEAN WHEN WE'RE DOING THE PIT COUNT.

SO YOU CAN'T COUNT THE SAME PERSON TWICE.

OKAY.

MM-HMM.

.

YEP.

YEP.

GOOD QUESTION.

SO I HAVE ONE QUESTION.

YEAH.

SO ON THE FLEX FUND, YEAH.

UM, WE DID GIVE SOME EXAMPLES OF, UM, WHAT THOSE FUNDS, UM, ARE ALLOCATED FOR.

BUT I HAVE A QUESTION ON ARE WOULD THEY BE ALLOCATED FOR EMPLOYMENT PART OF, UM, THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE INDIVIDUAL? THAT'S, YOU KNOW, AND I SAY EMPLOYMENT, I MEAN LIKE, IF THEY NEED TRANSPORTATION TO THEIR SITE, IF THEY NEED WORK BOOTS OR THINGS LIKE THAT, WILL THOSE FUNDS BE BECAUSE THOSE ARE CONSIDERED BARRIERS? ABSOLUTELY.

SO, UM, CAN THEY USE THOSE FUNDS? SO CASE MANAGERS REQUEST FUNDS, THAT'S NUMBER ONE.

NUMBER TWO, WORK BOOTS WOULD BE SOMETHING THAT WOULD POTENTIALLY QUALIFY, RIGHT? UM, MOVING COSTS MAY BE SOMETHING THAT WILL POTENTIALLY QUALIFY.

THERE'S ON OUR WEBSITE AND WE DO A FULL TRAINING WITH CASE MANAGERS ABOUT WHAT QUALIFIES FOR FLEX FUND.

NOW, IF IT IS, WHEN YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT, UM, WHAT DID YOU SAY, UH, TRANSPORTATION CASE MANAGERS HAVE THEIR OWN POCKETS OF FUNDING POTENTIALLY THROUGH THEIR OWN AGENCY.

THAT MAY COVER TRANSPORTATION.

IT MAY COVER AN UBER VOUCHER TO GET PEOPLE TO AND FRO THE SYSTEM HAS A VARIETY OF, OF FUNDING POOLS, NOT JUST RELYING ON THE FLEX FUND TO, TO COVER ALL THOSE THINGS AS WELL.

BUT OFTENTIMES, UM, AGENCIES, DIRECT SERVICE PROVIDERS HAVE THEIR SET STANDARD

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MONEY THAT THEY'RE FUNDRAISING FOR TO HELP COVER THINGS LIKE THAT, THAT MAY BE UNIQUE TO INDIVIDUALS IF IT DOES.

EXACTLY.

EXACTLY.

EXACTLY, EXACTLY.

YES MA'AM.

I HAVE A NUMBER OF QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PRESENTATIONS THAT I'LL ASK WHEN IT GOES TO COMMITTEE, ASSUMING I'M EVEN ON THAT COMMITTEE.

UM, BUT IF NOT, I'LL COME SIT IN.

UM, BUT SPECIFICALLY YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT UTILITY ASSISTANCE.

ARE YOU TAPPING INTO C D B G FUNDING, WHICH IS UTILITY ASSISTANCE ELIGIBLE? UTILITY ARREARS IS THE ONLY THING OUR FLEX FUND PAYS FOR.

IT DOESN'T PAY FOR UTILITY ONGOING UTILITY ASSISTANCE.

C D B G CAN DO OVER, I THINK FOR THREE MONTHS, TWO MONTHS.

OKAY.

OR .

UM, SO THE WAY THAT WE'RE ADDRESSING IT RIGHT NOW IS NOT C B D G.

IT'S UM, HA, IT'S THROUGH THE ARPA FUNDING THROUGH DALLAS HOUSING AUTHORITY.

SO THEY'RE ABLE TO COVER UTILITIES WHEN IT'S ALL BILLS PAID.

AND THEN WE ACTUALLY HAVE AN AGREEMENT WORKED OUT WITH DALLAS WATER UTILITIES BECAUSE, UM, THAT WAY WE CAN DO KIND OF IT NEAR LOCAL TRANSFER OR, UH, INTERDEPARTMENTAL TRANSFER WITH FUNDING.

SO I THINK WE COULD DEFINITELY LOOK INTO THAT ONGOING WHEN WE'RE THROUGH THIS PARTICULAR POT OF FUNDING.

UM, IT'S JUST NOT SOMETHING WE'D HAD TO CONSIDER BEFORE.

WELL, SEVERAL OF THE CITIES IN COLLIN COUNTY DO ALLOCATE THEIR C D P G FUNDING FOR UTILITY ARREARS WHEN PEOPLE ARE FACING HOMELESSNESS.

UM, BECAUSE I LITERALLY HAD THAT CONTRACT AND, BUT I THINK YOU CAN ONLY GO BACK THREE MONTHS.

SO I DIDN'T KNOW IF YOU WERE SAYING, WELL, WE'RE USING THE FLEX FUND FOR MONTHS SIX THROUGH THREE, BUT WE'RE USING CCBT OR YOU'RE NOT COBBLING AT ALL.

YOU'RE JUST USING THE FLEX.

ABSOLUTELY.

WHAT, YEAH, GO, WERE YOU ABOUT TO SAY? OH, I WAS JUST GONNA SAY, UM, LET ME CHECK WITH THE OFFICE OF COMMUNITY CARE, BECAUSE THEY MIGHT HAVE THAT C B D G FUND.

WE DON'T USE IT IN THAT WAY, BUT I CAN CHECK.

UM, BUT FOR COLLIN COUNTY, THAT'S THE THING WE'RE ADVOCATING FOR AS WELL.

UH, WHEN WE WERE JUST AT THE COLLIN COUNTY HOMELESS COALITION THIS MORNING, UH, I THINK IT'S THE CITY OF PLANO WAS USING THE TEXAS, UH, MUSLIM WOMEN'S FOUNDATION, DAVID ES TO HELP UTILIZE UTILITY PAYMENT RENTAL ASSISTANCE.

THEY HAVE THEIR FUNDING FLOWING THROUGH THEM.

AND WAS THERE ANOTHER QUESTION? OKAY, NEXT SLIDE.

UM, YES.

SO THIS JUST PROVIDES AN OVERVIEW OF THE STATE OF HOMELESSNESS ADDRESS, WHICH WE'VE, UM, PROVIDED INFORMATION BEFORE ABOUT, BUT WE JUST WANT EVERYONE TO SEE THAT, UH, THIS LAST YEAR WE SAW 4,244 PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS ACROSS DALLAS AND COLLIN COUNTY.

UM, WE ARE ALREADY IN THE PLANNING STAGES.

THIS IS ANOTHER PLUG.

WE'RE ALREADY IN THE PLANNING STAGES FOR 2024 POINT IN TIME COUNT.

WE'VE RECEIVED A VARIETY OF FEEDBACK EVERY TIME THE POINT IN TIME COUNT HAPPENS.

SO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING THE WORK GROUP FOR THE POINT IN TIME COUNT, THAT FIRST MEETING IN PERSON IS NEXT WEEK AT ONE AT THE PARK, THE, THE PRESTON ROYAL LIBRARY.

MY BRAIN GETTING IT.

UM, BUT WE LOVE TO INCLUDE DIFFERENT PEOPLE FROM A VARIETY OF AREAS.

A LOT OF FOLKS THAT ARE BOOTS ON THE GROUND THAT KIND OF KNOW WHERE ENCAMPMENTS MAY BE, MAY KNOW WHERE PEOPLE ARE.

UH, WE INVITE INDIVIDUALS TO PARTICIPATE IN THAT WORK GROUP MEETING SO THAT WHEN WE DO PLAN FOR NEXT YEAR'S 2024 POINT IN TIME COUNT, WE REALLY HAVE A ROBUST KIND OF GATHERING OF DATA FROM COMMUNITY MEMBERS ABOUT WHERE WE SHOULD, WHERE WE SHOULD GO, WHERE WE SHOULD FOCUS ON AND SO FORTH.

UH, UNFORTUNATELY, WE CONTINUE TO SEE AN OVERREPRESENTATION OF BLACK PEOPLE IN OUR POINT IN TIME COUNT.

THAT IS A NATIONAL TREND AS WELL.

I WAS JUST LISTENING TO THE PODCAST THIS MORNING, DAVID GRUBER SENT ME ABOUT THE STUDY THAT WAS RELEASED.

I DON'T KNOW IF EVERYONE HERE HAS SEEN IT.

UM, STATEWIDE, CALIFORNIA, THERE WAS A STUDY RELEASED IN JUNE, UM, SOME RESEARCH ABOUT THE, UM, EXTENT OF HOMELESSNESS IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND THOSE SIMILAR DEMOGRAPHICS.

YOU GOT IT.

SHE HAD COMMISSIONER DANIEL HAS THAT RIGHT.

UM, AND SIMILAR MIRROR OF DEMOGRAPHICS.

SO, UH, WITHIN OUR, UM, WITHIN OUR HOUSING FORWARD AND ALL NEIGHBORS COALITION, WE DO HAVE A RACIAL EQUITY WORK GROUP, UH, THAT SOME MEMBERS ARE ON, UH, THAT I SEE IN THE AUDIENCE TODAY.

AND WE CONTINUE TO THINK ABOUT HOW CAN WE, UM, NOT ONLY HIGHLIGHT THE DISPARITIES THAT WE CONTINUE TO SEE, BUT WHAT ARE THE ON-RAMPS? WHAT ARE THE OFF-RAMPS THAT WE NEED TO BE THINKING ABOUT TO FOCUS ON RACIAL EQUITY, NOT ONLY, UM, KIND OF EXTERNAL TO OUR SYSTEM OF, OF CLIENTS AND HOW THEY'RE SERVED, BUT ALSO THE RACIAL EQUITY ACROSS ORGANIZATIONS WITHIN OUR SYSTEM.

NEXT SLIDE.

AS A PART OF THE POINT IN TIME COUNT, WE PROVIDED INFORMATION AS WELL.

UM, AND I'M JUST NOW SEEING A TYPO FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE WORD TRANSITIONAL.

UM, UH, THE, THE INCREASE OF SOME OF OUR SUBPOPULATION NUMBERS.

WE KNOW THAT, YOU KNOW, WE HAD A CONSIDERABLE INVESTMENT IN FOCUSING ON INDIVIDUALS WITH THE DALLAS REAL-TIME RAPID REHOUSING FUNDING, UM, UH, THROUGH, THROUGH RAPID REHOUSING AND THROUGH E H V INTERVENTIONS.

AND SO WE KNOW, UM, YOU KNOW, KIND OF THE SAME TARGETED INVESTMENTS HAVE TO BE MADE WHEN IT COMES TO PERMANENT HOUSING AND DIVERSION, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO SERVING OUR,

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UH, SUBPOPULATIONS.

AND SO YOU'LL SEE THE DIFFERENT AREAS.

THERE'S A, EVERY TIME WHEN WE DO THE POINT IN TIME COUNT, THERE'S A HOUSING INVENTORY THAT'S DONE AS WELL TO HELP US UNDERSTAND WHERE PEOPLE ARE WITHIN OUR SYSTEM.

AND YOU'LL SEE THOSE NUMBERS THERE.

I'M, I'M HOPEFUL THAT IN THE PRINTOUT YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SEE BETTER THE NUMBERS, UH, WHEN YOU SEE VETERANS FROM 2022 TO 2023, UM, THAT WERE IN EMERGENCY SHELTER VERSUS TRANSITIONAL HOUSING, AND THEN THOSE THAT ARE UNSHELTERED.

AND SO, UH, OUR TEAMS ARE CONTINUING TO DIG INTO THAT DATA.

WE KNOW THAT, UH, ONCE A LOT OF, UH, SPACES FOR OUR SUBPOPULATIONS OPENED BACK UP TO PRE PANDEMIC NUMBERS OR, OR CAPACITY, UH, WE WERE, WE ARE JUST STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT, YOU KNOW, WHY ARE WE CONTINUING TO SEE THAT? IS IT BECAUSE EVICTION MORATORIUM ENDED, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO FAMILIES AND WE'RE CONTINUING TO SEE AN INCREASE IN EVICTIONS.

THOSE ARE, THAT'S THE DATA AND INFORMATION WHEN WE HAVE OUR WORK GROUP MEETINGS THAT WE'RE REALLY ASKING AND LEVERAGING OF OUR, OF OUR DIRECT SERVICE PROVIDERS TO GET THEIR INSIGHT AND INFORMATION.

NEXT SLIDE.

UM, WE CONTINUE, AGAIN, THIS IS A CONTINUATION OF THE SLIDE BEFORE WHEN IT COMES TO YOUTH, FAMILIES AND VETERANS.

WE WANTED YOU TO SEE, UM, WHAT THOSE THINGS ARE THAT WE ARE DOING WITHIN THAT SPACE.

A FRAMEWORK FOR ENDING YOUTH HOMELESSNESS.

UH, WHEN WE TALK TO, WE HAVE A YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD THAT'S COMPRISED OF YOUTH WHO ARE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS OR HAVE RECENTLY EXPERIENCED HOMELESSNESS.

AND FOR EXAMPLE, IN THAT SPACE, WHEN WE'RE PROVIDING THAT FRAMEWORK FOR ENDING HOMELESSNESS, WE TALK TO YOUTH SERVICE PROVIDERS.

WE UNDERSTAND THE GAPS IN THE SYSTEM.

WE TALK TO OUR YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT CAME OUT OF THOSE CONVERSATIONS IS THERE ISN'T A, UH, A RESOURCE CENTER.

THERE ISN'T A HUB IN ESSENCE FOR YOUTH.

SO, UH, FAMILY GATEWAY GENERALLY SERVES THAT KIND OF ONE-STOP SHOP HUB FOR, UM, KIND OF TRIAGE OF FAMILIES EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS.

BUT WE DON'T HAVE THAT ONE ENTITY IN THE YOUTH SPACE.

AND SO YOUTH, YOU KNOW, THEMSELVES PROVIDED A SUGGESTION.

IT WOULD BE SO MUCH EASIER IF WE HAD A HUB THAT WE COULD, A ONE NUMBER THAT WE COULD REACH OUT TO A HUB THAT WE COULD GET CONNECTED TO RESOURCES.

AND SO AS OUR SYSTEM CONTINUES TO BUILD OUT, WHAT WOULD THE PROGRAM MODEL BE SO THAT WE COULD EFFECTIVELY SERVE, UM, YOUTH IN THAT WAY.

THAT'S ONE OF THOSE THINGS.

WE DID APPLY FOR THE YOUTH HOMELESSNESS DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM FUNDING FROM HUD.

WE'RE, WE'RE AWAITING INFORMATION FROM THAT.

UH, THE 1.25 MILLION WE RECEIVED FROM DAY ONE FAMILIES FUND, THAT IS A PRIVATE, UH, FUNDING MECHANISM THAT IS GOING TO HELP BOLSTER OUR DIVERSION.

THERE'S ALREADY TREMENDOUS WORK THAT HAS BEEN, DO, HAS BEEN DONE WITH FAMILY GATEWAY FOR DIVERSION.

AND SO WE'RE EXPAND, WE'RE USING THOSE DOLLARS TO EXPAND THE TREMENDOUS WORK THAT'S ALREADY HAPPENING THERE.

AND AGAIN, WE ARE THERE WHEN IT COMES TO OUR CRITICAL BENCHMARKS FOR ACHIEVING AND EFFECTIVE IN VETERAN HOMELESSNESS.

AND RIGHT NOW WE'RE WORKING TO GET ALL OF THAT DATA REVIEWED, UM, BY OUR FEDERAL PARTNERS SO THAT WE CAN MAKE THAT OFFICIAL DECLARATION ALONGSIDE OUR VETERAN AFFAIRS PARTNERS, WHICH IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT.

NEXT SLIDE.

YOU HEARD ME MENTION THE ALL INSIDE, THE, THE ALL IN, EXCUSE ME.

UH, THE FEDERAL STRATEGIC PLAN TO PREVENT.

AND IN HOMELESSNESS, WE ARE ONE OF SIX COMMUNITIES THAT, UM, THAT SELECTION DID NOT COME WITH ADDITIONAL FUNDING, WHICH IS SOMETHING WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO HELP CLARIFY.

BUT WHAT IT DID COME WITH IS KIND OF THE, THE BREADTH AND DEPTH AND WEIGHT OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, NOT ONLY FROM A WHITE HOUSE PERSPECTIVE, BUT THE UNITED STATES INTER-AGENCY COUNCIL ON HOMELESSNESS TO HELP US, UM, FOCUS ON FAST TRACKING SOME OF OUR STRATEGIES AND GOALS, UM, THAT WE HAVE ALIGNED, UH, WHEN IT COMES TO DEVELOP AND COORDINATE DATA PLANS AROUND H M I S STAFFING, CAPACITY FOR OUTREACH, PERMANENT HOUSING OPTIONS.

THEY'VE BEEN REALLY INTEGRAL IN THE CONVERSATION WITH OUR HOUSING AUTHORITY.

INCREASED PARTNERSHIPS AND DEVELOPMENT OF LIVED EXPERIENCE COMMISSION, UH, CONTINUE TO HELP US SUPPORT THAT.

AND THEN AN INCREASE IN SUPPORTIVE SERVICES TO MEET THE VULNERABLE, UH, FOLKS, THE MO PEOPLE MOST VULNERABLE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

UM, AGAIN, RACHEL WILSON HAS BEEN HERE A MONTH NOW.

SHE, SHE GOES BETWEEN, UH, THE, LIKE PHYSICALLY WORKING WITH THE, AT THE CITY OF DALLAS AND WORKING AT HOUSING FORWARD.

SHE'S BEEN INVOLVED IN SEVERAL MEETINGS.

SO YOU MAY OR MAY NOT SEE HER, OR, UM, SHE MIGHT REACH OUT TO YOU TO MEET ONE-ON-ONE.

I'VE GIVEN HER A LOT OF EVERYONE'S CONTACT INFORMATION SO SHE CAN MEET AT, MEET WITH YOU DIRECTLY.

IS SHE HOUSED IN DALLAS OR IN SHE MOVED, SHE MOVED TO DALLAS.

SHE'S LITERALLY IN DALLAS.

SHE WASN'T HERE BEFORE CALIFORNIA OR DC I THINK DC SO SHE'S MOVED HERE IN DALLAS.

SO SHE'S, SHE'S EMBEDDED HERE.

AND HER, UM, HER PARTNERSHIP AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WILL BE HERE FOR TWO YEARS.

OKAY.

SO HUD IS, ARE THEY BASED IN FORT WORTH OR IN DALLAS? THERE'S ONLY ONE OR TWO.

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HUD IS BASED IN FORT WORTH, BUT SHE CAME FROM NATIONAL, THE DC, HUD.

BUT YEAH, THERE'S A HUD BASED IN FORT WORTH HERE.

MM-HMM.

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MM-HMM.

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SO SHE'S,

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DO YOU WANNA TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW SHE INTERFACES WITH OUR EXISTING GO AHEAD.

NO, NO, GO AHEAD.

THAT WE CAN, UM, JUST TO EXPLAIN A LITTLE BIT FURTHER.

SO THIS IS OUR NATIONAL CONNECTION, BUT SHE AND SHE THEN INTERFACES WITH THE EXISTING HUD CONNECTIONS AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE THAT ALSO COME THROUGH THE C O C TO BENEFIT THE LARGER COMMUNITY.

YEAH.

YEAH.

THAT WAS, THAT WAS IT.

OH, .

YEAH.

SO WE'RE REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO KIND OF THAT VALUE ADD WHERE WE, WE, WE MAY FOCUS, UH, QUITE OFTEN, NOT ONLY ON OUR GOALS, BUT LIKE THE WEEDS OF GETTING THE WORK DONE.

RACHEL CAN OPERATE AT A LEVEL WHERE SHE'S LEVERAGING THOSE FEDERAL PARTNERSHIPS TO HELP US EXPEDITE.

WE'VE ALSO BEEN VERY HONEST WITH HER ABOUT THE CHALLENGES OF LIKE, HOW HUD DOES FUNDING.

WHY DOES, WHY IS THERE AN ANNUAL COMPETITION, LIKE WHEN IT COMES TO VOUCHERS THROUGH THE HOUSING AUTHORITY, WHY, LIKE, THESE ARE THE HURDLES THAT WE'RE EXPERIENCING AS A COMMUNITY.

SO WE'VE ALSO UTILIZED THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE RACHEL HERE TO ALSO PROVIDE HER INFORMATION ABOUT SOME OF THE PAIN POINTS WE HAVE, UH, AROUND SOME OF THE RED TAPE THAT WE EXPERIENCED FROM THE FEDERAL AGENCIES.

AND IN HOPES THAT, AND SHE'S LIKE, I'M JOTTING THIS DOWN SO I CAN TAKE IT, YOU KNOW, TAKE IT FORTH IN HOPES THAT SHE CAN HELP US REDUCE THOSE BARRIERS.

NEXT SLIDE.

UH, AND THEN THIS JUST TALKS ABOUT THE, THE FUNDING THAT IS COMING INTO OUR SYSTEM, HELPING TO, UH, KIND OF ILLUMINATE AND HIGHLIGHT HOW THAT FUNDING IS TO BE USED AND, AND WHAT THE FUNDING HAS COME IN FOR.

THE 1.25 MILLION IS HELPING US.

UM, AND THAT'S PRIVATE FUNDING.

IT'S REALLY HELPING US TO ENHANCE, UH, AND REALLY, UH, GROW OUR DIVERSION WORK KNOWING THAT INVESTING IN DIVERSION IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT.

UH, WE JUST TALKED TO ELLEN MAGNUS, UH, EARLIER THIS WEEK.

SHE'S GONNA BE ON OUR PODCAST, I BELIEVE IN, AT THE, TOWARDS THE END OF AUGUST.

AND SHE CONTINUES TO CLARIFY LIKE JUST HOW FAR DIVERSION DOLLARS CAN GO VERSUS HAVING FAMILIES COME INTO SHELTER AND HOW EXPENSIVE HAVING PEOPLE AND FAMILIES COME INTO SHELTER IS VERSUS INVESTING IN DIVERSION.

SO THAT 1.25 MILLION ALLOWS US, AGAIN, TO INVEST IN DIVERSION, UH, AND REALLY HELP WITH, UM, WITH GETTING FAMILIES DIVERTED FROM SHELTERS TO BEGIN WITH, KNOWING IT'S AN EXPENSIVE SOLUTION.

UM, AND THEN THE 22.8 MILLION, THE HUD SPECIAL NOFO FOR US TO FOCUS ON UNSHELTERED HOMELESSNESS, UH, THAT WE WERE ONLY, UH, IT WAS A COMPETITIVE PROCESS.

WE WERE ONLY 46 COMMUNITIES OUT OF 400 ELIGIBLE COMMUNITIES THAT RECEIVED THAT FUNDING.

SO WE ARE GRATEFUL TO THE ENTIRE TEAM THAT HELPED US APPLY FOR THAT FUNDING AND RECEIVE IT.

AND THEN WE DID SEE A 20% INCREASE, UM, DURING OUR HUD ANNUAL CONTINUUM OF CARE FUNDING.

WE KNOW THAT OFTENTIMES THAT INCREASE COMES, UH, ONCE YOU HAVE KIND OF DEMONSTRATED YOUR COMMUNITY'S ABILITY TO WORK EFFECTIVELY, COLLABORATIVELY, AND KIND OF SEE IT, UH, SEE IT IN THAT PIT COUNT DATA AND OR THE DATA THAT YOU'RE PROVIDING.

'CAUSE WE ALREADY HAVE TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT LENGTH OF TIME, HOMELESS, UH, FOLKS FALLING BACK INTO HOMELESSNESS.

ALL THE INFORMATION WE GET FROM THE HOMELESS MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM IS WHAT WE'RE REPORTING TO HUD AS WELL.

DOES, DOES HUD FUNDING EVER GO BACKWARDS? I MEAN, HAS IT EVER, IS IT SOMETHING WHERE AS YOU'RE TRYING TO PLAN LONG TERM AND YOU'VE GOT A KIND A BASE OF FUNDING, IS THERE A CONFIDENCE LEVEL THAT NOT, I KNOW THE ONE TIME THINGS ARE DIFFERENT, BUT ON KIND OF THE ANNUAL FUNDING, IS THAT SOMETHING YOU CAN KIND OF BANK ON ON GOING FORWARD? OR IS THERE A LEGITIMATE RISK OF IT BEING EITHER PULLED OR REDUCED MATERIALLY? THERE'S LEGITIMATE RISK.

A COMMUNITY'S ALWAYS IN A LEGITIMATE RISK, AND WE'RE IN A LEGITIMATE RISK, NOT JUST BECAUSE THE PERFORMANCE OF A SYSTEM, BUT IF YOU, IF YOU RECALL, BUDGETS WEREN'T PASSED UNTIL AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL UNTIL VERY, VERY RECENTLY.

AND SO THERE'S A, THERE'S A LOT OF, UM, I CALL 'EM PAIN POINTS OR POINTS OF FAILURE THAT CAN HAPPEN WHEN IT COMES TO HUD BUDGETS.

ARE THEY GONNA BE BUDGETED AT X NUMBER? UH, ALL CONTINUUM OF CARES ARE COMPETING FOR X DOLLARS.

SO THAT WE, WE'RE NOT, WE CAN'T ALWAYS BANK ON, WE'RE GONNA GET X DOLLARS GIVEN TO US.

WE'RE WAITING.

WE HOPE IT STAYS WITHIN THE RANGE, BUT WE'RE ALWAYS WAITING TO RECEIVE THAT INFORMATION, UM, DOWN FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

GREAT QUESTION.

UH, OKAY.

SO WITH THE DIVERSION DOLLARS THAT HAVE COME IN THE UNSHELTERED FUNDING, WHICH TWO YEARS AGO WE DID NOT SEE THAT ON THE HORIZON FOR US IN OUR COMMUNITY, UH, IT HAS, UH, FOR THE PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING THAT'S COMING ONLINE, AND THE DOLLARS THAT WE HAVE HAVE GONE, THAT HAVE BROUGHT INTO THE COMMUNITY FOR THAT, REALLY WHAT WE ARE ALLOWING TO DO, THE DALLAS REALTIME ALLOWED US TO HAVE THIS COMMUNITY DASHBOARD.

AND MOVING FORWARD, WHAT WE REALLY WANNA DO IS PROVIDE A VERY CLEAR PICTURE OF HOW ALL OF THIS FUNDING CITY, COUNTY, FEDERAL DOLLARS ARE BEING UTILIZED IN OUR SYSTEM SO THAT EVERYONE HAS A CLEAR PICTURE OF HOW THOSE DOLLARS ARE BEING USED.

SO THAT'S WHY YOU SEE THIS NEXT PHASE

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OF SYSTEM TRANSFORMATION REALLY IS ABOUT TALKING ABOUT REAL TIME REHOUSING, NOT THE DALLAS RACK, I KEEP, FORGET THE NAME ALREADY, NOT D R T R, REAL TIME, BUT REALTIME REHOUSING, UH, GOAL, WHICH TAKES INTO ACCOUNT ALL OF THOSE OTHER, UH, REVENUE STREAMS. AND THROUGH THE MODELING OF THAT, YOU KNOW, USING DIVERSION DOLLARS, RAPID REHOUSING, PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING, WE'VE EXPANDED THAT GOAL TO HOUSE 6,000 PEOPLE BY 2025.

AND I THINK THIS IS A MORE COMPLETE PICTURE OF THE TOTALITY OF OUR SYSTEM.

UM, EVEN AS A SYSTEM, UH, FOR DALLAS REAL TIME, IT WASN'T TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT, MAYBE DIVERSION.

SO WHEN WE, WE'VE BEEN WORKING TO UPDATE OUR DASHBOARD SO THAT PEOPLE CAN NOT ONLY LOOK AT THE ORIGINAL DALLAS REAL-TIME RAPID REHOUSING, BUT THEY CAN SEE THROUGH THE DIVERSION INTERVENTION, THROUGH PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING INTERVENTION, THEY CAN CONTINUE TO TRACK ALONG FOR OUR PROGRESS WITH ALL OF, WITH, WITH ALL THE EFFORTS THAT WE HAVE UNDERWAY.

UM, WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE, UM, THE, THE 22.8 MILLION OVER THE COURSE OF THREE YEARS, UM, AND TO YOUR, TO THE QUESTION THAT YOU ASKED, AGAIN, WE DON'T KNOW IF THAT 22.8 IS GONNA BECOME A REGULAR OCCURRENCE.

WE HOPE IT'S GOING TO BE SOME SORT OF, UM, CONTINUATION OF FUNDING TO HELP US MOVE THAT FORWARD.

BUT WE'RE REALLY LEVERAGING THOSE DOLLARS OVER THE COURSE OF THOSE THREE YEARS, ALONG WITH A PRIVATE RAISE THAT WE'RE DOING TO, UM, SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE OUR PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING CAPACITY.

WE KNOW THAT PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING IS AN INTERVENTION THAT CONSISTS OF LOW LOWER BARRIERS, STABLE HOUSING, AND TRULY ROBUST SUPPORTIVE SERVICES SO THAT WE CAN FOCUS ON ENDING HOMELESSNESS FOR PEOPLE THAT HAVE, HAVE DEMONSTRATED HISTORY OF CHRONIC HOMELESSNESS.

AND SO YOU SEE KIND OF THIS WHEEL, UH, MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAMS. WE'VE TALKED TO ENTITIES OUT OF AUSTIN THAT HAVE ALREADY DONE THIS.

UM, WE, UH, IN THIS, IT TALKS ABOUT AVAILABLE 27 24 7 SUPPORT.

THIS IS REALLY INTENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT.

I C M IS ONE WAY WE REFER TO IT AN A C T, UM, ASSERTIVE OR A C M OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

ASSERTIVE CASE MANAGEMENT OR AGGRESSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT, KNOWING THAT, UH, DIFFERENT LEVEL, UH, CLIENTS DEMAND A DIFFERENT LEVEL OF CASE MANAGERS SHOWING UP.

SO YOU SEE THAT CLIENT RATIO.

WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH MEADOWS MENTAL HEALTH POLICY INSTITUTE TO HELP US BUILD OUT THIS MODEL OF WHAT IT WOULD LOOK LIKE IN OUR COMMUNITY, INCLUDING CLIENT RATIO, WHO'S THE MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDER.

SO WE'VE BEEN PARTNERING WITH NORTH TEXAS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AUTHORITY, CAROL LUCKY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TEAM'S LEADERSHIP AND THOUGHT PARTNERSHIP IN THIS SPACE.

METROCARE, THEY'VE DONE A LOT OF THIS TREMENDOUS WORK AND HAVE PARTNERSHIPS WITH SOME OF OUR DIRECT SERVICE PROVIDERS ALREADY.

AND SO REALLY BRINGING EVERYONE TO THE TABLE SO THAT WE CAN CREATE THESE TEAMS THAT ARE DE DEDICATED TO SERVING THIS POPULATION.

THIS GRANT FUNDING IS DIRECTLY WITH THE PROJECTS THAT WERE SELECTED.

THE STUPOT IS ONE UNDER ONE ROOF, METROCARE, THE BRIDGE, SALVATION ARMY, PLANO, WHICH WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT, AND CITY SQUARE.

AND THAT FUNDING COVERS TENANT-BASED VOUCHERS, CASE MANAGEMENT, AND THOSE INTEGRATED SERVICE TEAMS. DO YOU WANT TO SAY ANYTHING BEFORE THEM ON THE NEXT SLIDE? ON NEXT SLIDE, YEAH, NEXT SLIDE, SIR.

UM, SO JUST GOING TO ENCAMPMENT DECOMMISSIONING EFFORTS.

THIS IS A, UH, DALLAS SPECIFIC ASPECT OF THE D R T R R.

NOW, THE R T R, UM, IT IS CO-LED BY, UH, OFFICE OF HOMELESS SOLUTIONS AND HOUSING FORWARD.

UM, AND THIS IS THE SUSTAINABLE WAY THAT WE ARE CLOSING ENCAMPMENTS AND, UM, TAKING FOLKS WHO ARE, UH, EMERGENCY SHELTER RESISTANT, MEETING THEM WHERE THEY'RE AT IN THEIR ENCAMPMENTS, BUILDING TRUST, HELPING, UH, OVERCOME THEIR BARRIERS, WHETHER THAT BE, UH, BACKGROUND CHECK THAT THEY NEED DONE, UH, RENTAL ARREARS, UTILITY ARREARS.

THEY MIGHT LACK AN ID OR A BIRTH CERTIFICATE.

UM, MANY, MANY THINGS.

ALL WHICH, ALL OF WHICH CAN BE NAVIGATED.

UM, AND THEN HELPING MOVE THEM INTO HOUSING SO THAT WHEN THE ENCAMPMENT IS CLOSED, IT IS CLOSED THROUGH HOUSING.

UM, YES, SIR.

YEAH, JUST A QUICK QUESTION.

UM, IN THE 15 ENCAMPMENTS THAT THAT CLOSED, HOW MANY PEOPLE DID THAT, UM, ACCOMPLISH? SO THAT'S THE 222 RESIDENTS THAT HAVE BEEN HOUSED.

E EVERY PERSON THAT WAS IN THE ENCAMP, EACH ENCAMPMENT WAS, WAS HOUSED.

SO THE WAY THAT IT'S, UH, THE WAY THAT IT STARTS IS WE HAVE A BY NAME LIST WHEN WE'RE THERE.

UM, AND THAT LIST IS LITERALLY EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO OVER THE PAST WEEK OR SO OF ENGAGEMENT WE KNOW LIVES THERE.

WHAT ARE THEIR BARRIERS? THEY'RE READY TO ENGAGE.

THERE ARE ALWAYS GOING TO BE A FEW OUTLIERS WHO ARE JUST NOT READY YET.

UM, AND WE ENGAGE THEM AND TALK TO THEM UP TO THE VERY LAST MINUTE TO REALLY TRY AND GET THEM TO MOVE IN.

BUT AT ANY GIVEN ENCAMPMENT, YOU MIGHT LOSE ANYWHERE FROM FIVE TO 10 PEOPLE WHO ARE MOVING ON TO ANOTHER ENCAMPMENT.

UM, AND WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THAT BEFORE.

YOU KNOW,

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RESISTANCE TO RESISTANCE TO HELP AND TO HOUSING IS NATURAL WHEN YOU'VE, YOU KNOW, BEEN FAILED BY EVERY OTHER SYSTEM.

IF YOU MET SOMEONE ON THE STREET WHO SAID, I'LL GIVE YOU A MILLION DOLLARS, I DON'T THINK I'D FOLLOW THEM EITHER.

SO SOME PEOPLE TAKE TRUST, TAKE LONGER, UM, TAKE LONGER TO BUILD THAT TRUST THAN OTHERS, UM, AND NEED MORE SERVICE.

IS THERE DATA ON THAT THOUGH? DO WE KEEP HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE IN THE 15 ENCAMPMENTS? I MEAN, WE COULD GET IT.

IT, WE COULD.

YEAH, IT'S, IT'S NOT VERY MUCH.

I MEAN, IT'S KIND OF LIKE, I KNOW WE HAD ONE WHERE WE HAD 105 PEOPLE AND I THINK 95 ENDED UP BEING HOUSED, SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

SO THERE'S A, I WOULD SAY THERE'S AN AVERAGE OF FIVE TO 10 PEOPLE, BUT WE CAN GET THAT.

UM, AND I ALSO DO WANNA POINT OUT, BECAUSE I THINK OUR, OUR CITY COUNCIL, UM, HAS ALSO POINTED OUT, I SAY THAT THERE'S ONE IN THE ROOM WHO CAN TALK ABOUT IT.

UM, THAT, YOU KNOW, 15 DOESN'T SOUND LIKE A LOT.

UM, AND FOR ALL THE WORK WE'VE BEEN DOING, 15 DOESN'T SOUND LIKE A LOT.

AND HOW HAVE WE BEEN DOING ALL OF THIS? WE'VE PASSED 2300 PEOPLE, BUT ONLY 220 OF THOSE PEOPLE WERE UNSHELTERED.

AND I WILL SAY TWO THINGS, UM, WITH THE ENCAMPMENT RESIDENTS, WE ARE SHOWING JUST FROM CLASSIC DECOMMISSIONINGS, THE NEXT PRESENTATION THAT'LL BE COMING IN OCTOBER AND THE LARGER DASHBOARD WILL REFLECT, UM, THE ENGAGEMENT THROUGHOUT THE SYSTEM.

SO MORE UNSHELTERED FOLKS HAVE BEEN HOUSED, UM, DIRECTLY FROM THEIR ENCAMPMENT SITES, FROM ENGAGEMENT ON THE STREET.

IT'S NOT JUST PEOPLE IN SHELTERS, BUT WHAT WE'VE BEEN FOCUSING ON HERE IS SPECIFICALLY THE ENCAMPMENT DECOMMISSIONING.

SO WE'RE WIDENING THAT, UM, SO THAT WE SHOW REALLY THE FULL BREADTH OF WHAT'S GOING ON.

AND THEN IN TERMS OF THE 15 BEING CLOSED, UM, 15 IN A YEAR AND A HALF MAY NOT SOUND LIKE A LOT.

I THINK, YOU KNOW, WE ARE VERY PROUD OF THE FACT THAT WE'VE HAD, UM, YOU KNOW, IT TOOK US A COUPLE MONTHS TO, TO BUILD UP TO THAT.

WE'VE HIT SOME OF THE LARGEST ENCAMPMENTS IN THE CITY, BUT WE ALSO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE WANT TO DO MORE.

AND SO SOME OF WHAT'S COMING IN TERMS OF LOOKING AT THE IMMEDIATE NEEDS, WHICH WE'LL TALK ABOUT IN A MINUTE, UM, IS THE ABILITY TO HIRE MORE OUTREACH STAFF TO DO MORE OF THIS.

UM, AND I'LL GIVE A BRIEF OVERVIEW AND THEN HAND IT BACK TO JOLIE TO REALLY GET INTO THE DETAILS.

BUT YOU KNOW, WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IS WE'VE SAID THAT THERE ARE 480 HOUSING VOUCHERS COMING INTO THE SYSTEM.

AND SO THE FEDERAL BEST PRACTICE IS TO USE THOSE FOR THE PEOPLE WITH THE HIGHEST BARRIERS.

PEOPLE WITH THE HIGHEST BARRIERS ARE CHRONICALLY HOMELESS.

CHRONICALLY HOMELESS ARE USUALLY EMERGENCY SHELTER OR SERVICE RESISTANT.

THEY'RE ACTUALLY OUT IN ENCAMPMENTS.

AND SO WE NEED TO HAVE MORE OUTREACH STAFFERS SO THAT WE CAN DO MORE WORK TO GET THEM INTO THOSE VOUCHERS SO THAT WE CAN, BECAUSE VOUCHERS ARE TIME SENSITIVE.

SO WE NEED TO DO MORE, WORK MORE QUICKLY TO UTILIZE THOSE VOUCHERS IN THIS WAY.

OTHERWISE WE'D HAVE TO USE THEM IN A DIFFERENT SYSTEMATIC WAY, WHICH IS GREAT, BUT NOT THEN FEDERAL BEST PRACTICE.

UM, AND THEN IN TERMS OF THE FUNDING THAT JOLIE MENTIONED, THAT'S COMING TO THE SYSTEM, UM, SO THAT PAYS FOR SERVICES, CASE MANAGEMENT, RENTAL ASSISTANCE DOES NOT PAY FOR OUTREACH.

SO THE SYSTEM ASKS FOR 16 DEDICATED OUTREACH STAFF AS PART OF THE, UM, PART OF THE TEAMS THAT JOLIE WAS TALKING ABOUT THAT ARE THE LARGER KIND OF ACT TEAMS IS SOMETHING THAT THE SYSTEM IS STILL LOOKING AT.

HOW DO, HOW DO THE DIFFERENT FUNDERS PUT THIS INTO THEIR ASKS? UM, AND SO, YOU KNOW, I THINK O H S IS LOOKING AT THIS TOO AND SAYING, OKAY, WELL HOW COULD WE HELP? UM, AND IT, YOU KNOW, RECOGNIZING THAT IT'S NOT WHAT, THAT THE LARGER COMMUNITY OUTREACH IS NOT WHAT O H S DOES.

YOU KNOW, OUR BEST AND HIGHEST USE IS HIGHEST USE IS, UM, EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND, UM, HEALTH AND SAFETY AND MAKING SURE THAT ALL THE CONSTITUENTS HOUSED AND UNHOUSED ARE SAFE WITHIN THE CITY.

UM, BUT THIS IS A KIND OF A LARGER EXPANDING INTO A LARGER HOUSING READINESS 24 7 RESPONSE THAT'S GOING TO LIVE THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE C O C.

BUT I WOULD SAY IT'S IMPORTANT TO FOLLOW UP WITH WHAT, UH, MR. WAS ASKING ABOUT.

AND BECAUSE THIS TO ME GIVES, UH, A PICTURE OF THE CHANGE, BUT YOU WANNA KNOW WHAT THE TOTAL N IS IN ORDER TO HAVE A BETTER IDEA OF, YOU KNOW, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN IN THE, IN THE, IN A LARGER CONTEXT.

YEAH.

YEAH.

'CAUSE THEN WE CAN FOCUS ON MM-HMM.

, OKAY, WHERE ARE THE SHORTFALLS? YES.

AND I THINK IT'S IN TERMS OF, YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU, WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT IT IS INTERESTING, AND I'M JUST THINKING WHAT I'VE SEEN PERSONALLY.

AND SO I THINK PUTTING THAT IN A SPREADSHEET IS INTERESTING TO SAY, OKAY, WELL WE'VE DONE THESE ENCAMPMENTS, BUT FROM EACH ONE, IF YOU LOSE THIS MANY PEOPLE, WHERE ARE THEY GOING? AND SO YOU HAVE THIS TOP STREAM THAT WE CATCH LATER.

UM, AND IF WE DON'T, WE'VE ALSO BEEN TAUGHT, YOU KNOW, I, I'VE HAD QUESTIONS ABOUT, WELL, WHAT HAPPENS IF THEY NEVER WANT HOUSING? AND THEN I'M SAYING, WELL, YOU KNOW, THE O H S TEAMS ARE GOING TO KEEP CLEANING AND KEEP ENGAGING PEOPLE AND WHEN THEY'RE IN EMERGENCY OR UNSAFE SITUATIONS AND WE HAVE TO REMOVE THEM, THAT IS ATTENTION.

THIS RIGHT HERE IS HOW WE REALLY WANT TO BEST PRACTICE PUT PEOPLE INTO HOUSING.

AND SO THAT IS, THAT IS THE CHOICE.

AND YOU CAN ENGAGE

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OVER THE SEVERAL YEARS WE'RE DOING THIS.

AND IF YOU DON'T WANT TO, YOU KNOW, WE MIGHT HAVE TO BE SOMEWHERE THAT'S NOT DALLAS.

AND I THINK THAT IS THE ROCK AND THE HARD PLACE WE LIVE BETWEEN THAT IS THE TENSION.

UM, PUSH HIM TO GUARD, PUSH HIM TO NO .

I DON'T THINK ANY OF THE PARTNERING CITIES WOULD LIKE THAT.

BUT YOU KNOW, YOU DO HAVE TO, I THINK, SET THAT BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATION, WHICH GETTING THE, GETTING THE WHOLE PICTURE I THINK IS VERY IMPORTANT SO THAT WE CAN'T FOCUS ON WHERE THE VOIDS ARE.

YES.

AND THERE'S TWO QUESTIONS OVER HERE, AND THEN TO COUNCILOR SEN, YOU WANNA, UM, CLARIFY, SO FOR THE FUNDING, UM, FOR THE OUTREACH STAFF, THAT DOESN'T COME OUTTA THE, YOU'RE SAYING THAT YOU GUYS WILL HAVE TO GIVE STAFF TO THE AGENCIES THAT Y'ALL ARE WORKING WITH THAT TRY.

SO IT'S NOT, IT IS, IT IS NOT YET FUNDED.

THE FUNDING THAT, YEAH, THE 22.8 MILLION THAT YOU SAW DOESN'T GO TO THIS DOES NOT GO TO THIS, IT GOES TO OTHER THINGS, BUT NOT TO OUTREACH.

SO THAT IS A SYSTEM WIDE ASK THAT, UM, YOU KNOW, I THINK CAME TO US MAYBE SIX MONTHS AGO OR SO, KNOWING THAT EVERYONE WOULD BE COMING INTO NEW FUNDING CYCLES AND TALKING TO ALL THE ORGANIZATIONS ABOUT HOW DO WE COLLECTIVELY FUND OUTREACH.

THOSE FEDERAL DOLLARS CAN BE USED FOR STREET OUTREACH.

RIGHT.

I THAT, BUT YOU, YOU'RE ASKING THE OTHER SYSTEM LIKE STUPOT AND ALL OF THAT TOO? YES.

NOT JUST CITY OF DALLAS.

OKAY.

YES.

SO I AGAIN, WANNA HOLD MY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS FOR THE CITY, AND WE'RE RUNNING OUT OF TIME ANYHOW, BUT I DO WANNA FIRST CONGRATULATE YOU FOR HAVING SAID THE WORDS THAT THERE'S A PROBLEM WHEN PEOPLE ARE SERVICE RESISTANT AND THEY WILL NOT DO ANYTHING.

AND IT MIGHT NOT BE THAT YOU CAN SAY IN THAT SITUATION.

SO THAT'S THE FIRST ONE I'VE EVER HEARD YOU SAY IT.

NO, I'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS FOR YEARS WITH YOU, SO I WANT TO CONGRATULATE YOU ON GETTING TO THAT POINT.

UM, I DO WANNA ASK THESE QUESTIONS THOUGH.

UM, YOU WERE NOTING THAT YOU WANNA GIVE VOUCHERS TO PEOPLE IN ENCAMPMENTS, WHICH MEANS THEY'RE JUMPING THE LINE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE IN THE SHELTERS.

I WOULD SAY THAT HASN'T BEEN.

SO I THINK THAT THAT'S BEEN A, A FEAR THAT WE'VE HAD TO DEAL WITH FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE SAYING, WELL, WHY DON'T I JUST LEAVE THE SHELTER TO GO TO AN ENCAMPMENT? UM, AND THE WAY THAT IT ACTUALLY WORKS, BECAUSE EVERYBODY ACROSS SHELTER AND ENCAMPMENTS HAS ACCESS TO THESE THROUGH THE SAME COORDINATED ACCESS SYSTEM.

SO IT'S A PRIORITIZATION.

AND THE WAY THAT IT HAS WORKED IS, WHILE THERE HAVE BEEN VOUCHERS USED FOR PEOPLE IN ENCAMPMENTS, THERE'S ALSO A, A READY STREAM OF PEOPLE WHO MIGHT NEED THESE, WHO ALREADY HAVE CASEWORKERS, WHO ALREADY HAVE NEEDS IDENTIFIED, WHO CAN PROCESS MORE QUICKLY THROUGH SHELTERS.

SO IT ENDS UP BEING, UH, BEING KIND OF BOTH AND I, THE WORD RETAIN, YOU CAN GET A VOUCHER IF YOU GO INTO SHELTER.

SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE SHELTER RESISTANT WOULD THEN SAY, I'M GONNA DO THAT BECAUSE I DO ACTUALLY WANT HOUSING.

JUST BY THE SHEER NUMBERS, WE'VE HOUSED 2300 PEOPLE USING VOUCHERS AND RENTAL SUBSIDIES, AND ONLY 22, UH, 222 HAVE COME FROM ENCAMPMENTS.

SO JUST, IT'S NOT PANNING OUT IN THE NUMBERS THAT PEOPLE THAT ARE IN SHELTERS OR SKIPPING THE LINE, WE, WE WE'RE NOT OVERLY, IF, IF I WOULD'VE SEEN 1200 PEOPLE FROM ENCAMPMENTS ARE THE ONES GETTING VOUCHERS, THEN THAT WOULD'VE TOLD ME, WE, WE HAVE, IT FEELS LIKE AN IMBALANCE, BUT WE'VE ONLY, WE'VE ONLY UTILIZED KIND OF A A E H V OR, OR PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING, UH, OR RAPID REHOUSING ON 2,222.

I ASSURE YOU, THE PEOPLE OF DALLAS WOULD LIKE THOSE 222 THAT HAVE BEEN ENCAMPED MM-HMM.

TO HAVE COME FROM SHELTER.

I DON'T KNOW, BECAUSE THE CALLS WE GET FROM VISIBLE HOMELESSNESS, WE KNOW THAT COMMUNITY MEMBERS ALSO DON'T LIKE TO SEE VISIBLE HOMELESSNESS.

SO WE'RE TRYING TO BALANCE THE PRIORITIES OF THOSE.

RIGHT.

AND IF YOU TOLD 'EM YOU HAD TO BE IN SHELTER TO GET A VOUCHER, THEN THEY MIGHT HAVE GONE THERE.

BUT I THINK IT'S ALSO RECOGNIZING THAT WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH SHELTER SPACE FOR EVERY SINGLE PERSON IN THE CITY.

AND EVEN IF WE DID, UM, THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO WOULD NOT GO.

AND SO WE DO HAVE TO REALIZE THAT REGARDLESS OF WHAT IS OFFERED THROUGH SHELTER, BECAUSE WE DO HAVE, WELL, WE, SO WE DO HAVE A GREAT, A GREAT SHELTER.

YEAH.

WE DO HAVE A GREAT SHELTER SYSTEM IN CASE MANAGEMENT, AS WE HAVE BEEN CLEAR FROM THE BEGINNING WITH MESSAGING IS THE FASTEST WAY TO GET HOUSED, BUT THERE ARE STILL THOSE WHO ARE JUST NOT GONNA BITE.

AND SO WE HAVE TO COME AT IT A DIFFERENT WAY.

SO NO DOUBT WE NEED TO EXPAND OUR EMERGENCY SHELTER, WHICH I HAVE SAID FOUR YEARS.

FOUR YEARS ON COUNCIL.

OKAY.

BUT I DO WANNA GO BACK TO HOUSING FORWARD.

YES, MA'AM.

AND WHAT IS YOUR COMMITMENT TO TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY? UH, IT HASN'T CHANGED.

WE HAVE A HUNDRED PERCENT COMMITMENT TO TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY.

BUT YOUR HOUSING, THE DATA THAT IS REALLY PUBLICLY FUNDED, WHETHER IT'S FEDERAL, CITY OR COUNTY MM-HMM.

, ARE YOU ABLE TO WRITE REPORTS INDEPENDENTLY, WRITE REPORTS ON THEIR DATA? YES.

WE HAVE ACCESS TO H M I S AND CAN PULL REPORTS FOR THE WHOLE SYSTEM? NO, BECAUSE THE CITY OF DALLAS DOES NOT OWN THE ENTIRE SYSTEM.

WE ARE A PART OF THE WHOLE SYSTEM.

SO YOU CAN WRITE REPORTS BASED ON CITY OF DALLAS

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DATA, ANYTHING THAT'S HAPPENING WITHIN THE CITY OF DALLAS, YOU HAVE ACCESS TO CITY OF DALLAS PROGRAMS, I THINK.

YEAH.

CITY OF DALLAS PROGRAMS. 'CAUSE IT'S, I MEAN, AS, AS YOU KNOW, BEING A FORMER, NO, I MEAN THE WHOLE SYSTEM OF CITY OF DALLAS, SO THAT YOU HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT'S HAPPENING IN HOMELESSNESS BASED ON THEIR DATA.

ARE YOU ABLE TO DO THAT? SO WE ARE ABLE TO DO IT FOR THE CITY, BUT THE CITY DOES NOT OVERSEE EVERY SINGLE ORGANIZATION THAT IS INDEPENDENT AND PRIVATELY FUNDED IN THE CITY.

SO I CAN'T ADD, I CAN'T GET THEIR DATA.

I'M TALKING ABOUT INDEPENDENTLY FUNDED, BUT THAT'S THE COMMUNITY PARTICIPATE IN I S I'M SAYING, CAN YOU WRITE A REPORT ON EVERYBODY, CITY OF DALLAS BASED ON THEIR DATA, IF THE COUNTY DO THE SAME FOR THE COUNTY, IF WE CAN'T, WE CAN CERTAINLY ASK FOR IT AND HAVE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM GETTING IT.

AND DO YOU HAVE A COMMITMENT TO ALLOWING THAT TO HAPPEN? YES.

THE COMMITMENT HASN'T CHANGED.

OKAY.

AND SO, SO CUSTOMIZED REPORTS CAN HAPPEN AND THEY CAN BE SHARED WITH THIS GROUP? UH, IT DEPENDS ON THE LEVEL.

WE DON'T SHARE CLIENT DATA, NOT LOOKING FOR CLIENTS.

OKAY.

YEAH.

SO IT DEPENDS ON THE LEVEL.

I, FOR SURE.

MM-HMM.

.

WELL, I, I THINK THAT THE DATA THAT HAS BEEN PROVIDED IS GOOD, BUT IT'S NOT COMPLETE.

AND I THINK WE SAW THAT WITH THE HOPE REPORT THAT THERE'S, UM, AN EFFORT TO SHARE DATA THAT THE PUBLIC WANTS TO HEAR, BUT IT'S MAYBE NOT ALWAYS THE DATA THAT IS DIFFICULT TO HEAR.

AND I THINK WE NEED TO END UP COMING UP WITH DATA THAT THIS GROUP WANTS TO KNOW THAT'S PERHAPS DIFFERENT AND IS COUNTY SPECIFIC.

SO, YOU KNOW, AND CITY SPECIFIC, WHICH INCLUDES PART OF COLLIN COUNTY, UM, AND DENTON COUNTY WHOLE NOTHER PROBLEM, .

UM, BUT ALL THAT TO SAY, I JUST WANTED TO GET THAT SO THAT WE ALL UNDERSTAND THAT THAT IS, UM, A RESOURCE FOR US.

MM-HMM.

, THANK YOU.

OKAY.

IF I COULD JUMP IN, WHAT, WHAT KIND OF DATA, UM, ARE YOU LOOKING FOR? I'M JUST, JUST CURIOUS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT, WHAT YOU THINK WOULD BE, UH, INFORMATIVE FOR THIS GROUP AS A MEMBER OF THIS GROUP.

SURE.

WELL, UM, SOMETHING THAT I'VE NEVER SEEN, UM, HELD FOR OR M D H A EVER TALK ABOUT ARE THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT ARE ACTIVE IN H M I S THAT, UM, ATTAIN HOUSING THAT THEN COME BACK IN THE SYSTEM.

SO RECIDIVISM IS ONE THING, RECIDIVISM IS ONE.

I MEAN, BUT WE DON'T EVEN HAVE THAT SENSE.

WE DON'T SEE HOW MANY NEW ACTIVE FILES PER YEAR ARE THERE.

SO I THINK THERE'S A WHOLE SERIES OF ITEMS. UM, I MAY HAVE , I HAVE A LIST THAT, UM, HOPEFULLY WE'LL TALK ABOUT IN THE FUTURE.

YEAH, I'D, I'D LOVE TO, TO KNOW WHAT THAT IS, UM, JUST FROM A STANDPOINT OF, SO I COULD LOOK AT SIMILAR INFORMATION WITHIN OUR SYSTEM.

GREAT.

I'D LOVE TO TALK TO YOU IN THE ROOM, BECAUSE THAT KIND OF GETS BACK TO THE QUESTION WE HAD BEFORE.

UH, WHAT HAPPENS OF THE RECURRING PEOPLE WHO DROP OFF AND COME BACK AND RIGHT NOW IT'S EACH UNIQUE NUMBER THAT IT'S BEING LOOKED AT.

MM-HMM.

, BUT NOT .

GOOD.

I, I'D LOVE TO SEE THE DATA SET.

UH, THIS IS THE LAST SLIDE.

UH, ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? QUESTIONS? GO AHEAD.

MY NAME IS MARTIN AND I'M HOMELESS.

MM-HMM.

, I LIVE WITH MY SISTER AND HER FAMILY.

I PAY RENT FOR THEM TO LIVE WITH THEM.

I'M A EX-OFFENDER OF TIME LOSER.

WHAT ARE Y'ALL DOING FOR US? THEY THE ONES WHO COME OUT THE SYSTEM THAT DON'T HAVE ANY FACEBOOK.

I'VE BEEN HOME SINCE 2012 AND I'VE RECENTLY LOST MY HOME, SO I DON'T HAVE NOTHING.

SO YOU, I GET THIS ABILITY.

EVERY APARTMENT THAT I LOOK AT ONLINE, THEY WANT TWO AND THREE TIMES TO RENT MONEY.

I GET NINE, 14, THAT'S IT.

IF I MAKE MORE DISABILITY, DON'T TAKE EVERYTHING.

YEAH.

AND THE RENT'S, IT WON'T COVER IT.

YEAH.

UM, SO THERE ARE A COUPLE DIFFERENT THINGS.

IF YOU ARE STAYING WITH SOMEONE AND YOU'VE BEEN THERE AND YOU'RE PAYING RENT RIGHT NOW TO YOUR SISTER, THEN OFFICE OF COMMUNITY CARE HAS RENTAL ASSISTANCE, ON THE FLOOR AND THE KIDS.

OKAY.

OKAY.

THAT'S, YEAH.

SO I CAN PATCH YOU THROUGH TO THEM.

THERE'S SOME RESOURCES THERE THAT YOU WOULD HAVE BECAUSE YOU ARE TECHNICALLY IN A HOUSE, EVEN THOUGH THAT OBVIOUSLY IS NOT A ROOM.

BUT THAT'S ADDITIONAL RESOURCES THAT YOU COULD, COULD QUALIFY FOR OUTSIDE OF WHAT WE CAN DO AS WELL.

SO THAT'S GOOD.

I SIGNED UP, I SIGNED, EXCUSE ME.

MM-HMM.

, SORRY, INTERRUPTING.

NO, IT'S FINE.

I UP WITH THE DALLAS HOUSING ON HAMPTON BACK IN MARCH OR APRIL WHEN I FIRST CAME BACK TO DALLAS, I THINK IT WAS APRIL.

MM-HMM.

.

AND SINCE THEN I'VE BEEN ON THE LIST.

I, I'M ON 32 DIFFERENT LISTS.

ALL 'EM SAY IS

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HE, OR ON THE LIST BECAUSE I'M BY MYSELF AND EVERYBODY ELSE WHO CAN KICK ME OFF THEIR LIST SAYING THAT YOU DO, YOU DO NOT QUALIFY FOR OUR PROGRAM OR SO, OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

BECAUSE I'M BY MYSELF.

NO WHITE DON'T.

COULD HE BE MATCHED UP WITH THE CASEWORKER? WELL, AND I WAS ABOUT TO SAY, IF I COULD GET YOUR INFORMATION, I'D LIKE TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THAT.

IT SOUNDS LIKE THERE'S JUST A SERIES OF MAYBE BREAKDOWNS OF COMMUNICATION.

UM, NOT FROM YOU, BUT I MEAN IN TERMS OF LIKE THOSE LISTS AND THE PENDING.

AND WE HAVE THOSE QUESTIONS AND WE CAN LOOK THROUGH THEM FOR YOU.

WHEN I TRIED WHILE IN THE TEMPLE AREA THOUGH, THEY KICKED ME OFF BECAUSE OF MY GETTING ASSAULT CASE WHILE I WAS IN PRISON.

HMM.

AFTER THE TIME I GOT GOT OUT, I'VE BEEN CLEARED NO TROUBLE SINCE I'VE BEEN HOME SINCE MARCH 8TH, 2012.

MM-HMM.

.

MM-HMM.

, NO PROBLEM WHATSOEVER.

EXCEPT FOR SPEEDING TICKETS OR WHATEVER THEY PAID OFF.