​Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)

​​ ​Clients Entering HMIS
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​This measure tracks the number of clients experiencing poverty and on the verge of homelessness in Lee County. Twenty participating agencies have programs and outreach services available for assistance and homeless prevention.

 

 

 

 

 

​​Note: Households are only counted once for the fiscal year, even if they received multiple services. ​

 

​​Number of Clients served by Housing Status at Time of Entry
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​At the time a client is entered into the Homeless Management Information System, they are asked to provide their housing status. This measure reflects those responses.

 

 

 

 

 

​​Note: In the monthly data, a household will be counted each time they receive a service.

 

Clients Exiting the Program to Permanent Housing Solutions
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This measurement is the number of clients that have exited the program because they have a permanent housing solution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

​Family Self-Sufficiency: Re-housing Those Experiencing Homelessness

Number of Households Housed
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The 2015 Lee County Homeless Point-In-Time survey identified 638 households experiencing homelessness. 

Human Services uses Federal and County funds to house those experiencing homelessness into permanent housing by providing case management, housing identification and financial assistance.

 

 

 

 

 

​Family Self-Sufficiency: Prevent Homelessness

Number of Households Served
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Preventing homelessness is the most cost-effective intervention to homelessness and least stressful on households.

This measure tracks the households that received financial assistance directly from Lee County Human and Veterans Services to retain current housing. Examples include those with eviction notices or late mortgage payments.

 

 

 

 

Households Receiving Electric Assistance
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The energy burden for low-income households impacts how they meet their basic needs including food, shelter and medications.

This measure tracks the number of households that receive financial assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

 

 

 

 

 

​Family Self-Sufficiency: Clients Served

​ ​Clients Served by Human Services, Veteran Services and Other Local Agencies

​The number of clients who received a financial or non-financial service from Human and Veteran Services or 20 other local agencies. Examples of financial assistance are payments for rent, deposits, and electricity. Examples of non-financial assistance are case management, food and transportation.

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​Family Self-Sufficiency: Increased Household Income

Occupational Skills and Employability-LEE Program
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The Lee Education and Employment program (LEE) provides low-income wage earners education and training in medical office skills to help move their families out of poverty.

This measure tracks the number of LEE Medical Office Skills graduates and those that increase their income from program entry to job placement.

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Approved S.O.A.R. Applications
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Some households do not have income due to a disability and need assistance to successfully complete the application process to the Social Security Administration for SSI/SSDI. 

Human Services is able to assist with the application process through the Supplemental Security Income/Social Security Disability Insurance (SSI/SSDI) Outreach, Assistance, and Recovery (SOAR) program.

This measure tracks the number of applications and those that increased the household income after approval of Social Security Disability applications.

 

 

 

​Family Self-Sufficiency: Increased Financial Literacy

Increased Financial Literacy for Lee County Residents
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If a household has a crisis, or hasn't learned how to manage their household budget, they may require emergency financial assistance to prevent homelessness.

The goal is to increase the number of households that have the skills to manage living expenses.

This measure tracks the number of households that complete available financial classes.

 

 

 

​Housing Services: Increased Homeownership and Stabilized Affordable Housing

Homebuyer Assisted with Down Payment Assistance (HOME SHIP)
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The Federally-funded HOME program and the state-funded State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) program assist homebuyers with down payments.

Both programs assist households up to 80% of the area median income. Measuring the total number of homebuyers assisted with down payment assistance shows us how many low-to-moderate income households became homeowners of affordable housing units.

 

 

 

Homebuyers Assisted with Home Purchase (NSP)
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The Federally-funded Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) offers homebuyers purchase assistance. 

NSP assists households up to 120% of the area median income. Measuring the total number of homebuyers assisted with down payment assistance shows us how many low-to-middle income households became homeowners of affordable housing units.

 

 

 

 

 

Homeowners Assisted with Repairs (CDBG, SHIP)
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The Federally-funded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) programs assist homeowners with household repairs. 

Both programs assist households up to 80% of the area median income. Measuring the total number of homeowners assisted with repairs shows us how many low-to-moderate income households can sustain their affordable housing units.

 

 

 

 

 

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​Neighborhood Building Youth Services: Decreasing Youth Arrests

The Neighborhood Accountability Board and Moral Reconation Therapy programs are diverting youth who have committed a crime from the traditional juvenile justice system.

This measure tracks the number of youth who have successfully completed the program and remained crime-free for six months after the completion of the program.

 

 

 

 

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Youth Diversion Program Completion
Neighborhood Accountability Board (NAB)
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Youth Diversion Program Completion
Moral Reconation Therapy

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​Contract Management: Non-Profit Agencies

Number of Contracts Using General Fund Dollars
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​The Lee County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) uses General Fund dollars to address community needs by contracting with nonprofit agencies for services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of Contracts Using Grant Funding (Federal and State)
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​In addition to General Fund dollars, staff applies for Federal and State grants to address community needs by contracting with nonprofit agencies for services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

​Veteran Services

Number of Calls and Interviews with Veteran Services
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​Veteran Services works to find efficient means to help veterans. During interviews claims for benefits are completed and filed.

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Dollars Generated in Lee County through Veteran Administration and Partners
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​The Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs (FDVA) measures American Legion claims awarded in each county and the dollars awarded each year per Veteran.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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