- Increase funding resources to agencies who advocate for and address homelessness.
- Identify Ryan White funding allocation for housing services.
- Complete a needs assessment of PWH experiencing housing instability to determine barriers to stable housing and extent of their needs (e.g., healthcare, financial needs, mental health, food).
- Identify funding sources for agencies that provide housing for MSMs and transgender women and men.
- Provide technical assistance regarding grant writing and sustainability for community-based and nonprofit organizations that offer housing support.
- Provide supportive housing services that include bill paying, budgeting, and eviction advocacy.
- Develop initiative to offer housing, job training, and related resources to families who agree to fulfill medical adherence.
- Increase awareness among clients about the availability of agencies who advocate for and address homelessness.
- Create centralized database for HIV support services available for clients.
- Locate housing opportunities for transgender men and women.
- Empower individuals to transition from housing support by creating specific benchmarks to move toward independent housing.
- Obtain stable income within 6 months.
- Develop transitional housing with programs for financial independence, job skills, etc.
- Locate buildings that can be used for housing, etc.
- Look for partner organizations to provide furniture, furnishings, etc.
- Partner with local community colleges to provide skills building for people experiencing homelessness.
- Work with HUD to identify the assistance that they can offer.
- Develop resource tools to guide development of care plans (drug testing, home making service, parenting classes, Cage-aid, etc.)
- Advocate for employers to consider investing in a generation of potential employees by partnering with End HIV 901.
- Hire or train navigators to assist with writing résumés and job interview preparation to help to secure employment for people who are unstably housed.
Reduce the percentage of unstably housed persons with diagnosed HIV infection to less than 5%
High Priority and Disruptively Innovative
Alliance, CDC, Center of Excellence (HRSA, Behavioral Health), City of Memphis, Community Division, City of Memphis Housing Division, CMI (vocational rehab), Community Foundation, Driving the Dream (United Way), Faith-based organizations, Friends For Life, Individual Placement Support/ Lowenstein House, Job Corps, Just City, Local government, Memphis Area Prevention Coalition, Neighborhood Christian Center, OM, Peabody House, Regional HUD office, Rhodes College, Salvation Army, Goodwill, surplus stores, etc. (for furniture, home goods, etc.), Shelby County Opioid Response, SNAP “Skill-Up” –employment & job training, TN Advocacy Center, TN Primary Care Assoc., University of Memphis
Potential Funding Sources
Estimated Funding Allocation
- Temporary Housing Funds-$200,000
- Grantee’s office
- $50,000 (Program Manager)
- Program Materials and Support-$20,000
- Support Staff-$30,000×3
(Reported annually, locally monitored more frequently)
- # of grant applications submitted by organization
- # of technical assistance trainings offered
- Home inspections (more frequent) – Digital/ virtual during COVID