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Community Resources Workgroup: 6/30 Housing Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Shella Comin-DuMong
17:31
Good afternoon everyone!
Pamela Scarano
17:44
Good afternoon to you all!
Amy Wall
18:40
Si alguien necesita interpretación en español, haga clic en el globo blanco en la parte inferior de la pantalla con la etiqueta "Interpretation." Luego haga clic en “Spanish” y seleccione "Mute original audio.”
Amy Wall
19:04
Today’s materials are posted on the DDS website at: https://www.dds.ca.gov/initiatives/ds-task-force/
Amy Wall
19:14
La presentación de hoy se publicará en el sitio web del DDS en: https://www.dds.ca.gov/initiatives/ds-task-force/
Amy Wall
19:45
Comments? Questions? Email: DSTaskForce@dds.ca.gov¿Comentarios? ¿Preguntas? Mande su correo electrónico a DSTaskForce@dds.ca.gov
Karen
28:54
I echo Joyce's comments - I wish I'd had more time to review the materials.
CONNIE
35:42
Does the types of completed living options reflect the current numbers of living options? I understand that some have closed their doors during covid and since 2005. Thanks. Connie Boyar Frenzel
William Leiner
39:50
delayed egress = an alarm on a door that prevents someone from immediately exiting when they want to leave. secured perimeter = a locked fence around the facility.
Shella Comin-DuMong
47:45
I agree with Beth's comments. Very important.
Karen
48:34
Agree with Beth Burt - we need to collect data on unmet needs and have the data direct our resource development efforts
Shella Comin-DuMong
48:41
I agree with Fran's comments.
Marcia
48:44
I concur with Beth as well. It was one of my questions.
Beth Burt, Autism Society Inland Empire
51:50
How have housing needs been tied into the new performance measures?
Mary Ellen
52:41
I am glad for any effort being made to address this huge need, but it is far more broad than what is being presented. Supported living services would be a very good option for most people, but until the rates reflect the cost of providing these services, I do not see this being a viable option for many people.
Shella Comin-DuMong
53:52
I agree with William.
CONNIE
54:46
DDS may want to consider forming a sub committee on staffing supports for housing. Ie group homes, SLS, etc. As we know there is an acute shortage of direct service professionals. Thank you for the data you have collected so far.
Shella Comin-DuMong
56:09
I agree with Marcia's comments.
Marcia
57:44
Great question, Beth. I'd like to know that as well.
Amy Wall
01:00:28
Question #1: What development priorities move towards our vision?
J.J.
01:01:36
We have some questions in the Q&A as well -
David Mulvey SEIU
01:04:03
I agree with Fran's comments on multi-family housing. As a service coordinator the individuals I saw who were most successful in becoming active and valued members of their local community were those who shared housing complexes with non-disabled neighbors.
Shella Comin-DuMong
01:04:43
WILLIAM IS MAKING IMPORTANT COMMENTS
Shella Comin-DuMong
01:05:28
Preach William!
Marcia
01:05:35
Great points, Will. I agree.
Mary Ellen
01:05:56
Agree with William completely, especially in areas like San Diego that has relaxed the requirements to build an ADU
Joyce
01:06:43
I agree with William.
Shella Comin-DuMong
01:10:49
Please also answer the questions and comments in the Q&A
Mary Ellen
01:11:07
As a former IL/SLS provider I can say there is nothing more tragic than a client left to deal with the grief and loss of a parent who dies suddenly and they are then sent to live in whatever group home happens to have an opening. This should not happen, but many families have not made plans, and the truth is it does happen
Mary Ellen
01:12:51
Life Planning should be offered to families throughout the state
David Mulvey SEIU
01:14:11
I have seen use of creative/innovative supports to a person using RC services and their elderly parent, prevent the need for both of them to move to a congerate care setting. Perhaps we could look at blended funding models from sources like DDS and Area Agency on Aging to support such families.
Rebecca - Tierra del Sol
01:14:53
Excellent point, Beth. Thank you.
Erica
01:19:14
I’d like to go back to the comment that was made earlier about leveraging multiple state programs to collaborate to address housing issues. Multi family housing was the smallest data point on the slide we saw earlier compared to the various types of “homes” I’d like to see this number grow substantially. MHP, CalABLE, CRDP, and SEAP grants could all be used here. Are there joint meetings with all these folks at the table to brainstorm how to create solutions? Can there be? I mention SEAP grants, because I am also concerned about individuals who don’t have family members with means and agency to get into these living arrangements. I’d like to see HDOs be able to get condos and townhouses, smaller settings so we can move away from congregate care models where unfortunately it is often more a staff place of employment than it is a home for the person who lives there.
Marcia
01:19:36
Absolutely agree w/ Shella!
Amy Wall
01:20:33
Question #2: What areas of development could be redirected to enhance services & supports?
Rebecca - Tierra del Sol
01:20:42
Agree Erica.
Joyce
01:21:05
I agree heartly with Shella and Marcia!
Shella Comin-DuMong
01:26:09
From the Q&A Marty Omoto: "Also, in this workgroup meetings it would be great to have an update on ALL housing services and initiatives that state is doing or will be doing in the 2022-2023 state budget, even if administered by another department, agency or local agency - that people in our community with developmental disabilities - could possibly benefit from."
Erica Beall
01:26:28
Getting creative and customizing housing is a huge need, but the knowledge required to do it is fairly nuanced, and often more than what service coordinators are familiar with. And I find families often need multiple conversations about it, so a big shift to focus on education here could really help.
Beth Burt, Autism Society Inland Empire
01:28:57
I also want to highlight Marty's comment in the Q&A "The only service that an adult with developmental disabilities if they live in the same home as their guardian or parent is ONLY supported living services. That person can get virtually any other service including IHSS which is funded by the same Medicaid HCBS program as SLS. Go figure. We can do better and help ease and respond to the housing crisis by rescinding this state law. Makes no sense."
Marcia
01:34:22
So much good info and great comments, Marty. So glad you are part of this conversation. Thank you!
Amy Wall
01:37:07
Question #3 - How can we expand our network of community agencies?
CONNIE
01:38:46
Since these issues are so critical I suggest resource comm meet more frequently and consider having a s sub committee. On housing and staffing supports for housing. Connie Boyar
Erica Beall
01:38:59
On previous points, until Service Coordinator caseloads come down drastically, I think we need other means to share knowledge and education on housing choices (SC refers out).
Joyce
01:39:29
If you have a new voucher and also for people who already have a voucher, if your portion increases dramatically as it did for many, you should contact the particular housing authority that the increase presents a hardship. Then your proportion can be adjusted.
Erica Beall
01:42:38
Also, we need the tax credit funding to have set asides specifically for persons with I/DD and to encourage local governments to engage in this area.
Shella Comin-DuMong
01:43:06
I agree with this comment below:
Karen Mulvany
01:43:07
For significant unmet needs, especially those creating a racial/ethnic disparity, consider targeted startup funding to support vendorization of new providers.
Shella Comin-DuMong
01:43:27
Agree with: Since these issues are so critical I suggest resource comm meet more frequently and consider having a s sub committee. On housing and staffing supports for housing. Connie Boyar
Pamela Scarano
01:45:07
Stream line the process to make it user friendly to access information I agree Erica
Yvonne McCuistion
01:45:38
Link to: Housing Element Jurisdictions Contacts (https://www.hcd.ca.gov/housing-element-download-tool)
Pamela Scarano
01:48:53
Great point Shella
Amy Wall
01:50:09
Please email: DStaskForce@dds.ca.gov if you would like to be on the housing specific subcommittee
Pamela Scarano
01:50:11
Thank you Nancy
Amy Wall
01:50:17
or put it in the chat here