Housing is Healthcare Planning Coordinator
Housing is Healthcare Planning Coordinator - Contract Position
United Way of Yellowstone County is seeking a contractor to guide a collaborative group of stakeholders through final planning of the Housing is Healthcare project. Below are highlights.
UWYC Overview: United Way of Yellowstone County (UWYC) serves the City of Billings Montana and surrounding areas towards our mission “To Improve Lives by Mobilizing the Caring Power of the Community.” Along with managing internal programs, we work with community partners to develop solutions for complex problems.
CoC Overview: The Yellowstone County Continuum of Care (CoC) is the lead coalition and includes over 30 local agencies working to address the issue of homelessness. The Mission of the Continuum of Care is to create sustainable pathways to safe and stable housing for people who are at risk of or actually experiencing homelessness in Yellowstone County. The CoC is committed to a Housing First philosophy as defined by HUD.
Housing is Healthcare Project Highlights
Project Purpose: The main purpose can be broken down into two parts:
- Identify persons experiencing homelessness who are also high utilizers of services (Emergency Dept., Police, Crisis Services etc.).
- Provide Permanent Supportive Housing for persons identified.
What is Permanent Supportive Housing: Key components of Permanent Supportive Housing include:
- Affordable Housing for the most vulnerable, chronically homeless persons who are high utilizers of community resources.
- Permanent housing with no deadline for transitioning out.
- Supportive Services integrated to empower residents to maintain stability and move towards greater independence.
- Client Driven to connect participants with the services they identify as needing most.
Project Partners: Main project partners include:
- The Yellowstone County Continuum of Care (CoC) is the lead.
- Montana Healthcare Foundation provides grant funding and support.
- United Way of Yellowstone County provides backbone support to the CoC and serves as the fiscal agent for funding.
- The Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) has provided past leadership and is available for current support.
Progress Made: The CoC has made strong progress, including assessments, verbal commitments, planning, and development of strategy options. However, much of this work has not been developed to the point of final decisions or agreements and has not been consolidated into a formal plan.
Current Needs: There is now a need to guide the group through a final planning process. This will include solidifying past work and finding agreement on key issues. The final end product will be a written plan to move forward with the Housing is Healthcare project and Permanent Supportive Housing.
Scope of Work
Goal - Deliverable: The end goal and deliverable will be the creation of a comprehensive written plan for implementation of the Housing is Healthcare project and Permanent Supportive Housing. The contractor will not be responsible for implementing the plan or creating actual housing options.
Organize and lead a collaborative planning process
Specific activities may include, but are not limited to:
- Organize and facilitate group planning sessions.
- Negotiate group agreement on key issues.
- Solidify and formalize past work and verbal discussions.
- Develop Memorandums of Understanding for key issues such as operation, ownership, and services.
Create a written plan
Key components of the plan may include, but are not limited to:
- Funding strategy
- Service delivery plan
- Operations plan
- Identification of potential building sites
- Determination of program ownership
Proposal Submission Highlights
Proposals will be accepted beginning December 6, 2023. Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a candidate is formally selected by the CoC Board.
Where to Submit Proposal
You can either:
- Send your proposal electronically to Dean Wells at email@example.com
- Mail your proposal to Dean Wells at:
United Way of Yellowstone County
2173 Overland Ave.
Billings, MT 59102
Proposals should include key information, including:
- Overview of contractor and/or agency.
- Qualifications of contractor and persons who will be providing services.
- Estimated budget.
- Estimated timeline.
CORE COMPETENCIES FOR ALL STAFF
● Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities. This drives their performance and professional motivations.
● Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
● Collaborator: understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
● Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
● Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.