The graphic below provides a brief outline of how the work around H.O.M.E is shaping up and outlines some key milestones The Partnership will achieve in 2022.
View a more detailed version of these milestones and action for this effort by clicking the button below.
Increasing Co-Location of Services
Increasing co-location of services is the primary ‘on the ground’ strategy of this work area. By the end of 2022 shared strategies will be underway between three school districts and housing providers to address opportunities identified through a Readiness Assessment. The Partnership has already worked in collaboration with Enterprise Community Partners to conduct this assessment of housing and education providers in our region to determine their level of readiness when it comes to working collectively.
Soon, The Backbone Team will begin collecting vital voice and perspective from Adams 12 Five Star Schools (Adams 12) students and their families who live in Maiker Housing Partners (Maiker) properties regarding what services would be most helpful to be offered at or around their homes and how those services can most effectively be delivered. Once these services and strategies are identified Maiker and Adams 12 will work with students and families to develop short term targets to measure the effectiveness of their work.
Moving forward, The Partnership intends to add more housing and education partners to this collective effort. Eventually, navigation/case management providers (including housing and education providers) will build upon efforts already underway to improve their coordination in delivering services to youth and families.
Policy and Advocacy
As policy-related barriers and opportunities that impact these strategies are identified, we take action to address them by developing and advocating for policy at the organizational, local, regional, and state levels.
As part of The Partnerships work in policy and legislation the impact and implementation of the nine bills The Partnership supported in 2021 and all future bills The Partnership supports will be continuously monitored moving forward. See how these bills are being implemented on our Supported Bill Tracker here.
Moving forward to 2022, The PLAN has adopted a list of thoroughly vetted policy priorities. The following are examples of policy priorities that support the ‘H.O.M.E’ initiative of the Partnership:
- Access to Technology, Broadband Internet, and Needed Assistance
- Increase funding from the state for schools
- Remove persisting barriers for undocumented individuals
As bills are introduced in the 2022 legislative session The Partnership will work to monitor the ones most in line with these priorities. In addition to the more general priorities outlined above The Partnership has identified reducing regulatory barriers that limit the market’s ability to build small, lower-cost homes on expensive land at the local government level as a policy initiative it intends to advocate for more actively this year and into 2023.
With these priorities, as well as priorities from its other work areas in mind The Partnership has selected legislation it wants to monitor in the 2022 legislative session and has constructed a tracker for these bills.
For a more extensive list and further information about the ongoing policy work happening through the Partnership, click here.