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Home for Good FAQ
Who Is Required To Participate In The Coordinated Entry System?
Currently CoC or Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funded Housing and Rapid Re-Housing Programs are required to participate. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has also issued a memo with guidance about participation in CES. We are working with other providers named in the Open HMIS Release of Information. See the “Who May Attend the CES Case Conferencing in Santa Barbara County?” Section for information about this.
Who May Administer the VI-SPDAT in Santa Barbara County?
Designated staff from agencies named in the ROI who have been trained by OrgCode, Community Technology Alliance or the Northern Santa Barbara County United Way. Your agency will also sign an MOU with the Northern Santa Barbara County United Way. If you have questions about your status please contact email@example.com.
Who May Administer the Family VI-SPDAT in Santa Barbara County?
Designated staff from agencies named in the ROI who have received the required training for the VI-SPDAT and CoC approved trauma informed interview training. Your agency will also sign an MOU with the CES Lead Agency (Northern Santa Barbara County United Way). If you have questions about your status please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who May Attend the CES Case Conference in Santa Barbara County?
Designated staff from agencies named in the ROI who have an Open HMIS User Agreement with the County of Santa Barbara. Attendees will also sign a confidentiality agreement (linked below) and always sign into the meeting. If you have questions about the Open HMIS MOU contact email@example.com.
What Forms Do I Use When Administering the VI-SPDAT or Family VI-SPDAT?
The VI-SPDAT or Family VI-SPDAT, HMIS Release of Information (ROI), Standard Adult Intake, and a Housing Preference Form. You should also have discrimination complaint forms available.
What Forms Do I Give After Administering the VI-SPDAT or Family VI-SPDAT?
Be sure to give people the evaluation form and contact sheet.
What Do Physical Points Of Entry Do?
Entry points will screen, assess and refer individuals and families to appropriate housing and services. Regional Entry Points are open at designated days and times and will post Fair Housing Notices.
When is CES Case Conferencing in Santa Barbara County?
The 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 1:00-2:30pm and be available in person for all regions via multi-point video conferencing thanks to a partnership with Santa Barbara County Behavioral Wellness.
Santa Barbara Childrens Services Conference Room # 119 429 N San Antonio Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Children’s Mental Health Services New Harbor Room # 164 401 East Ocean Avenue Lompoc, CA 93436
Adult Mental Health Services Annex (the trailer not the large room) 500 West Foster Road Santa Maria, CA 93455
What Happens Before A Match Is Made?
Regional Entry Point staff works with sheltered clients and Home For Good and other outreach partners work with unsheltered client to complete the Document Ready Checklist.
What is In The Document Ready File?
Use the document ready checklist to collect proof of identification and income and other verifications such as chronic homeless verification and a verification of disability.
Once A Match Is Made What Happens?
After a match is made the Housing Locator Form is used to document attempts to find the client.