How will this work be monitored?
OHCS has a variety of monitoring and reporting tools available to ensure the communities are on track and getting the support they need to meet the outcomes of the EO. The grant agreements with local communities require data collection and reporting. Data on outcomes and accomplishments will be delivered to OHCS and reported on a frequent basis through a public-facing dashboard to ensure OHCS can provide additional support if needed in a timely manner. Monitoring the implementation of the projects closely will ensure that the state is collectively accomplishing our goals.
How confident are you that each area/county will be able to reach their outcomes/goals?
MAC groups have worked hard with local and national experts over the last few months to develop well-thought-out plans. We are confident that with the right support, each community will be able to accomplish its objectives and serve those experiencing homelessness with dignity and care. We are also committed to providing Technical Assistance wherever needed, ensuring that support is provided to local communities as soon as possible, and building a working partnership to solve problems together.
What happens to the funding that is not used? Will the counties/areas keep it or will it be recaptured?
OHCS expects all funding requested to be used to achieve the outcomes outlined in each agreement with local communities. However, OHCS may recapture funding that is not used or from communities that are unable to accomplish their goals to ensure we are collectively achieving the executive order’s objectives. If a community accomplishes its objectives before Jan. 10, 2024, they may request an extension through the end of the biennium to use any additional funding already allocated to them to go above and beyond the goals stated in their agreements with OHCS. However, any use of EO funding after Jan. 10, 2024, must be consistent with HB 5019 allowable costs and result in outcomes above the community’s final goals.
Are the plans that the EO regions submitted final?
The primary goal of this effort is to achieve statewide outcomes on an unprecedented timeline, which requires us to do things differently. Communities worked with an ambitious timeline to create Multi Agency Coordination (MAC) groups and develop Community Plans. The plans may need to be adjusted as this work progresses to ensure the MAC group and state can meet its goals.
What happens after Jan. 10, 2024?
The Governor’s emergency declaration took effect on Jan. 10, 2023, and will remain in effect until Jan. 10, 2024, unless rescinded or renewed by the Governor. The Governor will evaluate the order every two months.