Elica Health Center has been selected as the CAN Team provider!
On June 16, 2022, Sacramento Steps Forward (SSF) released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for operation of the Coordinated Access Navigation Team. The CAN Team RFP sought proposals to provide navigational supports to people identified through the Coordinated Access System.
Three proposals were received by the July 22, 2022 due date. All proposals were reviewed by a non-conflicted panel made up of providers, persons with lived expertise, and government entities. The review panel scored proposals independently and then met on August 26, 2022 to discuss proposals and finalize aggregate scores. Based on this review, the panel recommended Elica Health Center as the CAN Team operator. On September 14, 2022 the CoC Board authorized SSF to enter into a contract with Elica Health for these services.
Once operations begin, the CAN Team will provide services such as housing problem-solving, system navigation, and limited financial assistance. The CAN team will play a critical role in the Coordinated Access System (CAS), by increasing accessibility to resources and supporting households resolve their housing crises whenever possible, with the goal of reducing the number of households who experience homelessness and housing instability.
Goals of Sacramento’s Coordinated Entry System (CES)
- To increase the efficiency of the local crisis response system
- Improve fairness in how housing and services are allocated
- Facilitate rapid access to housing and services.
Five Elements of Coordinated Entry
- Access: The point(s) of entry for services through coordinated entry.
- Assessment: The tool(s) used to determine a household’s eligibility and prioritization for available housing resources.
- Problem-Solving: The process for resolving an episode of homelessness quickly by exploring a household’s existing supports and offering one-time financial assistance, as needed.
- Prioritization: The process for determining the most vulnerable households for immediate housing placement.
- Referral/Placement: Once prioritized, households are matched with the best-fitting housing resources.
Sacramento Steps Forward, in partnership with Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) is accepting referrals to the Move On Voucher Program.
This program is available to formerly homeless individuals/families who are ready to transition from permanent supportive housing (PSH) to the Move On Voucher program, also known as Housing Choice Voucher (HCV). This transition from receiving intensive supportive services to receiving no regular services will allow individuals and families to move further towards self-sufficiency.
Individuals and families will be referred to the Housing Authority by their service agency if they meet programmatic guidelines.
Transitioning these formerly homeless families to the HCV program will create vacancies in permanent supportive housing programs, allowing additional homeless families in need of services to be housed.
The service agency submits a referral form to SSF stating that the candidate:
1) Actively enrolled in an eligible permanent supportive housing (PSH) program.
2) has been in compliance with their service plan for the past 24 months;
3) has consistently paid monthly rent and utilities for the past 24 months or more;
4) has not had lease violations for the past consecutive 12 months.
Priority will be given to candidates who can verify that they can lease in place.
HMIS Referral Process:
- Agency completes a Move On Survey Assessment in HMIS
- Agency completes the SHRA/ SSF Move On Candidate Interest Form AND Provider Referrals.
- Upload onto candidate’s HMIS profile
- Agency sends an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- SSF reviews the application, confirms it meets program requirements, and sends a Coordinated Entry referral to SHRA Move On Program
- SHRA sends the agency the Move On Application
- If approved, the client will be issued a Move On Voucher
Fillable PDF- Move On Program- Candidate Interest and Referral Forms
Move On Program- Candidate Interest and Referral Forms