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Ending Chronic Homelessness – Are we there yet?

Ending Chronic Homelessness – Are we there yet?

September 23, 2018 2018 Fall Conference

Ending Chronic Homelessness – Are we there yet?

Many communities have set goals to end chronic homelessness. Defining “steady state” can often be a challenge, especially with population and service need changes. This session will cover how one community is using data to predict the possible end to chronic homelessness. A review of the coordinated entry system will be covered as well as how refinement helped to better identify the most vulnerable within the population. You will also learn how persistent and coordinated outreach and case consultations was used to prevent individuals from falling through the cracks. Finally, the session will cover how partners are held accountable to this intensive housing process.

Ana Rausch, MA, Senior Research Project Manager, Coalition for the Homeless, @bookkworm

Ana  Rausch  has  more  than  18  years  of  experience  in  project  management  and  social  services  with  a  passion for advocacy and improving services that are provided to the community. Ana currently serves as Senior Research Project Manager with the Coalition for the Homeless where she heads the agency’s HMIS Team and has led in the development and operations management of The Way Home’s (TX‐700 CoC) Coordinated Access system. This system assesses and matches homeless households with appropriate housing  and  has  resulted  in  more  than  3,000  households  obtaining  permanent  housing  since  implementation. In addition, Ana has spearheaded the revised and improved methodology used during the CoC’s Homeless Count. Her previous experience includes managing large housing and basic needs programs for several Houston‐area service providers with a success rate of almost 90%; and obtaining and managing grants that allowed services to be expanded to both Veterans and clients living with HIV/AIDS. Ana  has  presented  at  conferences  at  both  state  and  national  levels  and  holds  both  a  bachelor’s  and  master’s degree in psychology.

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