Effective HPRP Case Management for Housing Stability
- How do I know I'm targeting the right population?
- Which households are good candidates for HPRP assistance?
- What kind of subsidy should I give? Deep? Shallow? How many months?
- What kind of services should I offer? How do I know how much is enough? How much is too much?
- How do we create an exit strategy for the household upon intake/assessment?
- How is this work-- getting people housed-- different from getting people ready to be housed?
- And many more key insights from one of the pioneers of HPRP!
Melissa Mowery has over 20 years of experience working in the social services field with diverse populations. She has coached Special Olympians, worked with mentally ill adults and juvenile offenders, and worked on workforce development and vocational training with Asylees, Refugees, and those receiving public benefits. Ms. Mowery is currently the program director for CAMBA's HomeBase, a homeless prevention program funded by the Department of Homeless Services in New York City. This program provides rapid re-housing, aftercare and prevention services to those families and adults most likely to enter shelter. It offers the support and knowledge needed to keep households stable and strong. This program was designed by Mayor Bloomberg's Administration to confront the assumption that homelessness was simply a fixture of urban life.