Where We're Going...
Through the hard work and dedication of our Board, we were able to initially secure funding from the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) to purchase a computer program known as Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), which allows us to track data on our homeless population. Sutter Yuba Behavioral Health is the lead agency in charge of the HMIS Software and provides ongoing funding for its operation. The HMIS program is mandated by Housing and Community Development, in order to be eligible for future government funding. Seven participating agencies currently participate in our HMIS and we are working to expand the number of agencies utilizing of the system.
Each year the Sutter Yuba Homeless Consortium receives planning funds through the department of Housing and Urban Development's Continuum of Care program. This allows the SYHC to continue its collaboration with the numerous homeless service agencies..
In 2016 we were able to secure HUD funding for more than $200,000 to provide rapid re-housing and emergency shelter Through the Emergency Solution Grant (ESG). Two local non-profit organizations, The Salvation Army and Bridges to Housing, will be administering the grant funds.
In FY2018/2019 SYHC applied for and received a $2,565,990 Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) funding. This block grant is designed to provide direct assistance to cities and counties to address the homeless crisis throughout California. SYHC also applied for and received $840,764 in The California Emergency Solutions and Housing (CESH) Program. These fund are to be used for a variety of activities to assist persons experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
Our goal is to provide case management and a supportive environment in which those individuals who are receiving rapid re-housing assistance will eventually become self-sufficient, with the ability to be successful in providing their own housing.
At this time we have expanded a system called the "Coordinated Entry System". This system is located at the Hand of Hope Day Center and the Life Building Center, allowing individuals to access an array of services in one location. This system evaluates each individual's specific needs and vulnerabilities in order to provide services in the most efficient manner possible.
2019 Continuum of Care (CoC) Application 2019 CA-524 Priority Listing 2019 Ranking Tool