While CE has experienced many implementation issues, there are some preliminary results worth celebrating. In particular, 41 households out of 75 who were placed on the Master List between May and December of 2018 obtained permanent housing. 37 of those 75 households were homeless.
We still have our work cut out for us, and more resources are needed to reduce wait time on the list. Over 40 households still remain to be housed. Additionally, the average length of time a household on the Master List was waiting for housing was 103 days. A survey of CE customers suggests that a lack of available units is the biggest contributor to the length of time it takes to become housed.
ACCT participates in CE as a referral partner, meeting monthly with local agency leaders via the Addison County Affordable Housing Coalition and weekly with the Housing Review Team, which allocates housing resources off the priority list. In 2020, we hope to add 24 permanently affordable apartments to Addison County's rental inventory, including four units for formerly homeless households through a partnership with John Graham Housing and Services and WomenSafe.