Homelessness Grants Fiscal Year 2004-05

Understanding Homelessness

Community Technology Alliance (San Francisco Bay Area)
$125,000

To complete the planning and pilot implementation of a Regional Homeless Management Information System Data Project which consolidates data on homeless populations in Bay Area communities into a single regional repository.

Preventing Homelessness

Center for Community Change (National)
$75,000

To provide information, public education and technical assistance to support Bay Area, California and national housing trust fund campaigns through the Housing Trust Fund Project.

Contra Costa Faith Works (Contra Costa County)
$35,000

To support feasibility research and community outreach for a housing trust fund campaign in Contra Costa County to increase the capacity of local jurisdictions to meet affordable housing needs.

East Bay Housing Organization (Alameda and Contra Costa Counties)
$50,000

To increase the role of faith-based communities in addressing local housing needs through a partnership between the East Bay faith-based community and affordable housing advocates to encourage the funding and development of housing projects.

Housing California (California)
$40,000

To support the research and coalition building necessary to create a permanent source of revenue for affordable housing through the Housing Trust Fund Campaign.

Local Initiative Support Corporation (San Francisco)
$15,000

To lead a San Francisco Housing Study to provide objective data and formulate recommendations aimed at mitigating conditions that create barriers to affordable housing production in San Francisco.

National Low-Income Housing Coalition (National)
$50,000

To support communications and field organizing of the National Housing Trust Fund campaign, whose goal is to secure ongoing federal funding to produce 1,500,000 units of new rental housing for the lowest income households over a 10-year period.

Non-Profit Housing Association (Northern California)
$80,000

To support core programs of policy development, advocacy, training and outreach to increase the number of Bay Area jurisdictions with strong inclusionary housing programs and increase the production of affordable housing.

Peninsula Interfaith Action (San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties)
$35,000

To enable expansion of a project that addresses a primary barrier to developing affordable housing by matching congregations with under-utilized property with non-profit affordable housing developers.

San Francisco Organizing Project (San Francisco)
$15,000

To support public opinion research to inform and assist nonprofit and community agencies in developing strategies for securing public revenue for affordable housing production.

Ending Homelessness

Building Futures with Women & Children (Alameda County)
$15,000

To support a strategic planning process that will refine the agency's mission to reflect changes in the field and facilitate the reframing of services to prevent and end homelessness and domestic violence.

Community Housing Partnership (San Francisco)
$40,000

To fund predevelopment costs for a San Francisco supportive housing site that will serve 75 single adults and 25 families who are experiencing homelessness.

Community Working Group (Santa Clara County)
650.483.7163
$25,000

To fund supportive services for family permanent supportive housing units at the Opportunity Center of the Midpeninsula, a mixed use facility for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness.

Corporation for Supportive Housing (California)
$75,000

To improve the provision of services to families in permanent supportive housing in San Francisco and to bring a unified voice for supportive housing to the state level.

Episcopal Community Services (San Francisco)
$25,000

To support a teen program providing academic enrichment, computer literacy, community building and vocational services for youth from formerly homeless families in the Canon Barcus Community House family supportive housing program.

Emergency Housing Consortium (Santa Clara County)
$450,000

To support the Housing First initiative to help homeless families through financial assistance for move-in costs, a market-rate Housing Specialist, and continued in-home support services and case management.

Homeless Children's Network (San Francisco)
$200,000

To provide mental health services for formerly homeless children, youth and their families living in nine permanent supportive housing sites in San Francisco to decrease the trauma of homelessness and domestic violence.

Homeless Prenatal Program (San Francisco)
$50,000

To help homeless families move into permanent housing by providing specific services including family outreach, housing listings, assistance with move-in costs and case management.

National Alliance to End Homelessness (National) $150,000

To support training to help communities implement Housing First programs and to mobilize communities to educate their elected officials about the importance of the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program in preventing and ending homeless.

Rubicon (Contra Costa and Solano Counties)
$30,000

To fund pre-development costs for two projects which will produce permanent supportive housing for homeless families with special needs and increase the permanent housing supply for the very low-income, serving up to 250 people.

Treasure Island Homeless Development Initiative (San Francisco) $120,000

To fund the second year of a three-year Permanent Supportive Housing Services Initiative which provides educational, recreational and community-building activities for formerly homeless families, children and youth.

Tri-City Homeless Coalition (Alameda County)
$50,000

To support the capital construction cost campaign for new permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless families, as well as additional units for emancipating foster youth to prevent them from entering the homeless service system.

Shifting Gears Initiative

The Shifting Gears initiative provides each of the nine following organizations $75,000 per year for two years to help homeless service providers move from a service model that emphasizes temporary fixes for homelessness to one that provides long-term solutions. The grants are part of Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation's strategic objective of ending homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Building Futures for Women and Children $150,000

To explore converting their transitional units into permanent housing, train staff in housing search and relocation, and rapidly re-house families into temporarily subsidized rental housing.

Emergency Housing Consortium LifeBuilders $150,000

To develop and implement a strategic advocacy plan, which will include leadership training for formerly homeless families and a targeted public awareness campaign around inclusionary zoning and affordable housing.

Hamilton Family Center $150,000

To prevent families from becoming homeless and rapidly re-house those who are currently homeless through a mix of eviction prevention, transportation and move-in assistance.

Homeward Bound of Marin $150,000

For a strategic planning process to update the agency's goals and incorporate a Housing First approach as well as the hiring of a housing specialist to help rapidly re-house homeless families.

InnVision $150,000

To hire a Director of Supportive Housing who will increase their portfolio of permanent supportive housing and affordable housing, offering 67 new units for newly homeless families and single women.

Raphael House $150,000

To rapidly re-house homeless families by providing funding for move-in costs and follow-up home-based case management through their existing AfterCare program.

Shelter, Inc. of Contra Costa County $150,000

To implement a rapid re-housing model throughout all their programs.

Shelter Network of San Mateo County $150,000

To implement a pilot rapid re-housing project that will provide training for staff and board members with the goal of rapidly re-housing 40 homeless families in an average of 35 days.

Tri-City Homeless Coalition $150,000

To educate the community about a Housing First approach, improve coordination of local efforts to end family homelessness, and augment the supply of permanent supportive and affordable housing in southern Alameda County.

Capacity Building

Glide Memorial United Methodist Church $100,000

This grant will provide $75,000 for the first year and $25,000 for the second to upgrade fund development and fund accounting software to improve Glide Memorial's organizational infrastructure.

Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California $80,000

This grant provides $40,000 per year over two years to strengthen internal capacity in resource development, board leadership and information/technology systems.

Mercy Housing California $150,000

This grant will provide $75,000 per year over two years to support the creation of a Permanent Supportive Housing Specialist position.

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