Summer 2022
Forum in Review

Introduction

State Budgets:
A Half-Year Check-In

Real Solutions for
Ending Homelessness

The Crisis in Ukraine

Education:
Recovering from COVID Chaos

Real Solutions for Ending Homelessness

Wayne NiederhauserUtah Homeless Services Coordinator
and former Senate President of Utah
Rosanne HaggertyPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Community Solutions

 

Insights from Utah

1.  Leadership that fosters a shared aim to end homelessness must be embraced among all stakeholders.

2.  Coordination of a nimble team and community resources that embrace the shared aim.

3.  Real-time data allowing the team to know people by name, and willingness to create relationships with them, as well as a data feedback loop to monitor results for each individual.

4. Flexible arsenal of resources without restrictive or limiting conditions.

5. Accountability for results.

  145,000 people have been housed since 2015.

  14 communities have functionally ended homelessness.

  45 more have achieved measureable reductions.

  65 communities now have access to real-time data.

The organization also is working with several states to design state agencies that will be able to scale up the local model, and is working to integrate healthcare stakeholders onto its teams.

In closing, Ms. Haggerty advised that every investment and program must add up to achieving equitable reductions in homelessness over time. She stressed the critical need for measureable data to know how well these objectives are being met and to identify the need to pivot quickly when change is required.

Discussion

Moderated by

Tom Finneran

1.  The shared aim – to reduce/end homelessness: Are our policies pointing in the same direction? How will we measure our success?

2.  State policy to incent having quality data (not just a point-in-time reading). Provide the resources to get quality public health data (like measles reporting).

3.  Build capacity of the agencies to do outreach, incent collaboration, and interpret data.

4. American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds can be used for durable investment, such as housing.

5.  Embedding in state policy the idea of measuring improvement and then adjusting strategies. Even if your contract is specific, you need the latitude to change directions if needed.

Presenter Biographies

Wayne Niederhauser

Outside of public service, Wayne is a Certified Public Accountant and Real Estate Broker. He received his education from Utah State University where he earned a Masters Degree in Accounting. While attending the University, he met and married his wife Melissa Barrett. They have been married for thirty nine years and have five children and two grandchildren.

Rosanne Haggerty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Summer 2022
Forum in Review

Introduction

State Budgets:
A Half-Year Check-In

Real Solutions for
Ending Homelessness

The Crisis in Ukraine

Education:
Recovering from COVID Chaos

Real Solutions for Ending Homelessness

Wayne NiederhauserUtah Homeless Services Coordinator
and former Senate President of Utah
Rosanne HaggertyPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Community Solutions

 

Insights from Utah

1.  Leadership that fosters a shared aim to end homelessness must be embraced among all stakeholders.

2.  Coordination of a nimble team and community resources that embrace the shared aim.

3.  Real-time data allowing the team to know people by name, and willingness to create relationships with them, as well as a data feedback loop to monitor results for each individual.

4. Flexible arsenal of resources without restrictive or limiting conditions.

5. Accountability for results.

  145,000 people have been housed since 2015.

  14 communities have functionally ended homelessness.

  45 more have achieved measureable reductions.

  65 communities now have access to real-time data.

The organization also is working with several states to design state agencies that will be able to scale up the local model, and is working to integrate healthcare stakeholders onto its teams.

In closing, Ms. Haggerty advised that every investment and program must add up to achieving equitable reductions in homelessness over time. She stressed the critical need for measureable data to know how well these objectives are being met and to identify the need to pivot quickly when change is required.

Discussion

Moderated by

Tom Finneran

1.  The shared aim – to reduce/end homelessness: Are our policies pointing in the same direction? How will we measure our success?

2.  State policy to incent having quality data (not just a point-in-time reading). Provide the resources to get quality public health data (like measles reporting).

3.  Build capacity of the agencies to do outreach, incent collaboration, and interpret data.

4. American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds can be used for durable investment, such as housing.

5.  Embedding in state policy the idea of measuring improvement and then adjusting strategies. Even if your contract is specific, you need the latitude to change directions if needed.

Presenter Biographies

Wayne Niederhauser

Outside of public service, Wayne is a Certified Public Accountant and Real Estate Broker. He received his education from Utah State University where he earned a Masters Degree in Accounting. While attending the University, he met and married his wife Melissa Barrett. They have been married for thirty nine years and have five children and two grandchildren.

Rosanne Haggerty

CONTACT US

Senate Presidents’ Forum

579 Broadway

Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706

 

914-693-1818   •   info@senpf.com

Copyright © 2022 Senate Presidents' Forum. All rights reserved.

Real Solutions for Ending Homelessness

Wayne NiederhauserUtah Homeless Services Coordinator
and former Senate President of Utah
Rosanne HaggertyPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Community Solutions

 

Insights from Utah

The Community Solutions Approach

Assessing the Current Situation

5 Elements of the Solution

1.  Leadership that fosters a shared aim to end homelessness must be embraced among all stakeholders.

2.  Coordination of a nimble team and community resources that embrace the shared aim.

3.  Real-time data allowing the team to know people by name, and willingness to create relationships with them, as well as a data feedback loop to monitor results for each individual.

4. Flexible arsenal of resources without restrictive or limiting conditions.

5. Accountability for results.

  145,000 people have been housed since 2015.

  14 communities have functionally ended homelessness.

  45 more have achieved measureable reductions.

  65 communities now have access to real-time data.

The organization also is working with several states to design state agencies that will be able to scale up the local model, and is working to integrate healthcare stakeholders onto its teams.

In closing, Ms. Haggerty advised that every investment and program must add up to achieving equitable reductions in homelessness over time. She stressed the critical need for measureable data to know how well these objectives are being met and to identify the need to pivot quickly when change is required.

Discussion

Moderated by

Tom Finneran

1.  The shared aim – to reduce/end homelessness: Are our policies pointing in the same direction? How will we measure our success?

2.  State policy to incent having quality data (not just a point-in-time reading). Provide the resources to get quality public health data (like measles reporting).

3.  Build capacity of the agencies to do outreach, incent collaboration, and interpret data.

4. American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds can be used for durable investment, such as housing.

5.  Embedding in state policy the idea of measuring improvement and then adjusting strategies. Even if your contract is specific, you need the latitude to change directions if needed.

Presenter Biographies

Wayne Niederhauser

Outside of public service, Wayne is a Certified Public Accountant and Real Estate Broker. He received his education from Utah State University where he earned a Masters Degree in Accounting. While attending the University, he met and married his wife Melissa Barrett. They have been married for thirty nine years and have five children and two grandchildren.

Rosanne Haggerty

CONTACT US

Senate Presidents’ Forum

579 Broadway

Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706

914-693-1818   •   info@senpf.com

Copyright © 2022 Senate Presidents' Forum. All rights reserved.