Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis issued a joint Request for Proposals on May 6, 2009 for funding awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developments under the HPRP program. Hennepin County received $993,011 and the City of Minneapolis is allocating $5,295,902 to Hennepin County, for a total of $6,288,913, for implementation of programming with selected service providers. After administrative fees and costs of the federally-mandated Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) are deducted, there is approximately $5,587,382 for contract programming.
A review team consisting of seven members was created to review all HPRP proposals and select agencies for contract negotiations. The HPRP Review Team was composed of the following members:
-Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department representatives: Anita Davis and Marge Wherley
-City of Minneapolis representatives: Mark Anderson, Wesley Butler, Cherie Shoquist
-Heading Home Hennepin representative: Cathy ten Broeke
- Private non-profit with no conflict of interest representative: Mike Manhard, Metro-Wide Engagement on Shelter and Housing
The following agencies were selected to enter into contract negotiations with Hennepin County’s Human Services and Public Health Department. Contract negotiations were completed and all of the contracts were approved on September 22, 2009 by the Hennepin County Board. The agencies will start providing services on October 1, 2009.
Catholic Charities Rapid Re-Housing of Single Adults Program: $406,666 to provide Rapid Re-Housing services for homeless single adults without children, primarily in private or county-funded homeless shelters within the City of Minneapolis.
Catholic Charities Hope Street for Runaway and Homeless Youth: $321,439 to provide family mediation for Prevention of homelessness among youth in family crisis who are identified by School Support Teams within 15 City of Minneapolis Public Schools.
Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis: $100,000 to provide prevention legal services to tenants in foreclosing properties to prevent homelessness, with a focus on the City of Minneapolis. Services will be provided to families, single adults or youth throughout Hennepin County. Through a partnership with St. Stephen’s Human Services, Legal Aid will refer clients who need to be relocated for Prevention of homelessness.
Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery: $655,503 to provide Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing services for families throughout Hennepin County who have placed a child aged 0-6 in the Crisis Nursery due to high risk of child abuse/neglect. Follow-up home visits for parenting supports are provided by the Crisis Nursery.
The Minnesota Council of Churches Refugee Services: $749,645 to provide Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing services for refugee households, in the City of Minneapolis, who have exhausted federal benefits and are at imminent risk of homelessness or are in homeless shelters.
Northwest Hennepin Human Services Council: $595,000 to provide Prevention services to residents of west and northwest suburban Hennepin County, including families, single adults and youth.
Hennepin South Services Collaborative: $250,000 to provide Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing services to residents of south suburban Hennepin County, including families, single adults and youth.
The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center: $651,708 to provide Rapid Re-Housing services for homeless single adults without children in the City of Minneapolis, with an emphasis on the two shelters located on Currie Avenue.
St. Stephen’s Human Services: $1,557,423 to provide Prevention (housing relocation) services in partnership with Legal Aid for tenants in foreclosing properties, with an emphasis on the City of Minneapolis; and Rapid Re-Housing services for families in County-funded homeless shelters.
YouthLink Housing Relocation & Stabilization: Nicollet Square: $300,000 for Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing services for youth, ages 16-22, for case management and housing stabilization for youth who will reside in a new site-based program, Nicollet Square. Housing relocation and stabilization will be provided to youth who exit the program.
|The following agencies submitted proposals but were not selected for HPRP funding:|