The Osteopathic Heritage Foundation, co-convener of the Funders Together Ohio regional affiliate, is playing a catalytic role in helping to end homelessness in Southeast and Central Ohio through support for capacity building, planning, technical assistance and implementation of homelessness coalitions and service providers in the area.
Grantees report Rural Homeless Initiative helps prepare communities for Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing (HPRP) Funding
Congress enacted the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, whereby the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) received $1.5 billion to support the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP). Rural counties in the Foundations’ Rural Homeless Initiative in Southeast and Central Ohio (RHISCO) leveraged over $3.7 million for prevention and rapid re-housing services.
The Rural Homeless Initiative in Southeast and Central Ohio (RHISCO) includes capacity building, planning, technical assistance and implementation support for rural communities in Ohio. As a result of this support, local participating coalitions report enhanced readiness to respond and implement HPRP funding.
RHISCO: Final Phase I Implementation Report released
The Foundations and Fannie Mae approved over $750,000 to address homeless prevention, provider coordination, and data systems during Phase I of the RHISCO project. Funding was designed to help people achieve housing stability, economic independence, and self-sufficiency, and to help county coalitions develop programs, coordinate services, and increase community support.
Capacity Building in Supportive Housing, Featuring NCR and the YMCA of Central Ohio
Through the Foundation Homeless Funding Priority, nine providers in Franklin County, Ohio received over $245,000 designed to build organizational and program capacity to deliver high quality services to formerly homeless and disabled individuals, including increasing supportive service funding and client self-sufficiency through job training. National Church Residences (NCR) and YMCA of Central Ohio are two grantees working to enhance organizational capacity.
“We have an opportunity to end homelessness, and we’re now able to bring some expertise to permanent supportive housing and to provide quality operational measures of case managers’ impact and day-to-day results,” said Dave Kayuha, senior vice president and chief administrative officer of NCR.