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"Making homelessness rare, short-term and nonrecurring in Fort Worth"


Responsibilities:

  • Oversee $3 million in city funds to reduce homelessness and keep clients housed
  • Work with community partners to align resources and processes to most effectively reduce homelessness
  • Facilitate development of permanent supportive housing units to reduce chronic homelessness 

* U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) defines chronic homelessness as an unaccompanied homeless individual with a disabling condition who has been homeless for a year or more.

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Directions Home FundingPermanent SupportiveHousingRapid RehousingSystem SupportSystem Support 30% Rapid Rehousing 20% Permanent Supportive Housing 50%
TaskHours per Day
Permanent Supportive Housing12
Rapid Rehousing4.8
System Support7.2

 

System Support

The City funds several initiatives that support the homeless system.

The Critical Documents Clerk program assists individuals with obtaining items (birth certificates, driver’s licenses, identification cards, Social Security cards) needed to obtain housing and employment. DRC-Solutions provides this services and the funding pays for case management and the cost of the documents.

The Direct Client Service Fund (DCSF) serves as a fund of last resort and helps fill an unmet need for direct services to help those who are homeless. The DCSF assist with housing fees, diversion and etc. Tarrant County Homeless Coalition (TCHC) manages the fund.

CoC Coordination funds are used to ensure alignment of the goals and objectives of the City and the federal government in an effort to maximize funding availability across the sector through the work of Tarrant County Homeless Coalition.

Directions Home partners with Tarrant County Homeless Coalition to partially fund four navigators to serve the City of Fort Worth. The navigators assist households experiencing homelessness with locating housing.

On extremely cold nights, when community-based emergency shelters (The Salvation Army, Union Gospel Mission, Presbyterian Night Shelter, and Center for Transforming Lives) are full, the City opens up temporary facilities so that people who are homeless can have an indoor place to sleep.


Details - System Report

Categories Programs
Programs Case Management for Permanent Supportive Housing  632,977
Rental Assistance for Permanent Supportive Housing  250,000
Mental Health/Tenant Services for Permanent Supportive Housing  172,000
Rapid Rehousing  270,542
Rapid Exit/Diversion/ Shallow Subsidies  400,000
Cold Weather Overflow Emergency Operations   150,000
Critical Documents Services  150,000
Direct Client Services Fund  72,000
Housing Navigators  33,668
Continuum of Care Support  84,491
 

Details - Permanent Supportive Housing

Categories Programs
Programs Case Management for Permanent Supportive Housing  632,977
Rental Assistance for Permanent Supportive Housing   250,000
Mental Health/Tenant Services for Permanent Supportive Housing  172,000

Details - Rapid Rehousing

Categories Programs
Rapid Rehousing  270,542 
Rapid Exit/Diversion/Shallow Subsidies  400,000 
Cold Weather Overflow Emergency Operations   150,000
Critical Documents Services  150,000
Direct Client Services Fund  72,000
Housing Navigators  33,668
 Continuum of Care Support   84,491