The Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides substantial new resources to our community. Funds may be used to provide financial assistance to income eligible households with fiscal burdens that have contributed to homelessness or to households with current fiscal burdens that could potentially result in homelessness. Coalfield CAP’s service area for HPRP is Logan, McDowell, Mingo, & Wyoming counties.
Financial assistance includes a wide array of activities- payment of back rent, current and back utilities, moving costs, security deposits, and short and medium term rental assistance. Utilities eligible for assistance include heat, electricity, water, sewer, and garbage collection.
Each applicant household must have an initial consultation with a HPRP case manager who can determine the appropriate assistance to meet the household’s needs. To be eligible, households must be either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The household must be at or below 50% of Area Medium Income (AMI). Documents of homelessness status/risk are required, as appropriate. In addition to proof of income, households may be required to present one or more of the following documents: eviction notice, copy of lease, termination notice, verification of account balance, etc.
HMIS Privacy Posting/Data Collection Notice
Effective Date: 09/01/2011
WV BALANCE OF STATE CONTINUUM OF CARE
HOMELESS MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
IS COLLECTED, USED AND DISCLOSED AND
HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION.
PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY.
Our Duty to Safeguard Your Protected Information Coalfield CAP, Inc. collects information about those who access our homeless services. When we meet with you we will ask you for information about you and your family and enter it into a computer program called the DBA FACS Pro™ Homeless Management Information System (DBA FACS Pro™ HMIS).
How We May Use and Disclose Your Information
WV BoS CoC HMIS data will reside in one central database. Basic Client Intake Information may be shared with agencies participating in WV BoS CoC HMIS in an effort to prevent client duplicative intake processes and make accessing services from other agencies who utilize DBA FACS Pro™ HMIS easier and quicker for you. The information that may be shared includes basic Client and Household Intake Information and Employment/Education History. We use and disclose collective information for a variety of reports on homelessness and services needed by those who are homeless. Information that could be used to tell who you are will never be included in these reports. We will not turn your information over to a national database. For uses beyond reports, we must have your written consent unless the law permits or requires us to make the use or disclosure without your consent.
We are also required to follow the privacy practices described in this Notice, although the WV BoS CoC reserves the right to change the privacy practices and the terms of this Notice at any time. You may request a copy of the new notice from any DBA FACS Pro™ HMIS Agency.
If you decline to have your information entered into the DBA FACS PRO ™ HMISPro, you must notify your case manager verbally or in writing.