Our Work: Connect, Support, Restore
Connect, support, restore. The work of Partners Ending Homelessness focuses on these three major goals.
As the Collaborative Applicant for Guilford County, PEH provides direction and support for the system of care. PEH supports a Housing First philosophy in approach to ending homelessness that will:
Connect organizations across the Continuum of Care (CoC) with the national best practice community and to federal and state partners.
- Foster collaborations, partnerships, and joint initiatives to increase our system’s ability to end homelessness
- Increase efficiency of system access and housing referrals through a process called Coordinated Entry and Assessment
- Identify latest trends, best and emerging practices and work to incorporate them into our system
- Provide public education about homelessness through presentations, publications, media releases, and opportunities for involvement
- Coordinate Community Coalition meetings and other work groups to advance the mission of ending homelessness in Guilford County
- Serve as liaison between local, state, national and federal partners
Support an effective system of care by functioning as the center for data collection and reporting, performance improvement, and training.
- Develop and monitor system wide strategic objectives, data quality and performance measures
- Capture and analyze data and performance measures required for state and federal grant applications
- Provide technical assistance and training on data collection, use, and reporting
- Compile and submit data for use in annual federal reports such as AHAR, APR, HIC etc.
- Coordinate and lead annual Point In Time Count
- Use data driven approaches, strategies and decision making to guide system level management
- Provide data and results to system-wide leadership to establish targets and measures for ending homelessness
- Provide training through experts in the field of homelessness to partner agencies via the “PEH Academy,” consultants, and university partners.
Restore housing stability by securing and administering funding to transform the homeless system of care in Guilford County from a destination to a process.
- Oversee the competitive process and write the system “collaborative application” for annual Federal grants (CoC and ESG)
- Facilitate funding administration for any local entity that delegates this process to PEH for the purposes of aligning with our system wide outcomes and objectives
- Mobilize and coordinate partners to access additional stable housing solutions.
- Manage the access and referral process for all permanent housing options funded through PEH by coordinated assessment
- Encourage diversion as a system wide practice to prevent entry into the homeless service system
- Advocate, educate, and motivate for the expansion of a “housing first” philosophy and practice throughout the homeless service system.