Firnhaber said he didn't utilize shelter over his 26 years of homelessness.
"Housing" means someone went to housing, signed a lease, or went into a roommate situation. Not necessarily locally.
Schwartz: 3/4 of the ppl coming through coordinated entry come through in the city of Boulder, and the majority of the exits in all of these categories are from City of Boulder services.
Jones: What % was case management of that?
Schwartz: "A couple hundred thousand" or "a small proportion"
"This program have a high vulnerability profile." All report a disability
60% of clients have been in county for 1 yr or more
These people are the most vulnerable on the streets, Schwartz says, bc of mental and physical ailments.
Schwartz: Costs $20K per person, per year. (Rent, ongoing services, etc.) "So $1M supports 50 ppl, not 200, but the plan relies on leveraging other sources of funding"
Schwartz: That is how the plan works, yes.
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless had 2 nights of turnaways without severe weather shelter as a backup, in January 2018 and August 2018.
Two nights where SWS reached capacity: Feb. 11 and March 6.
Schwartz: That is correct.
Schwartz: That's correct.
"13 yrs ago, we began a 10-yr plan to end homelessness. We made no progress. We've made more progress in the last couple years then we had the past 10."
Bohannan: We've learned the hard way that piling on services doesn't end homelessness. It just doesn't.
Bohannan: It's about alignment. It's that we've leveraged new dollars. New resources, understanding the data.
Firnhaber: I would argue we're going to have more beds at the end. These ppl who were in shelter are now going to be in housing.
Firnhaber: I would say navigation is not going away; it's going to be strengthened. There are ppl there simply to save $$ for housing ( prob 10% of clients)