Social Innovations Fund and Pay for Success
Omnibus Appropriations Package
In addition to the HUD funding that Monarch has previously reported on, a few other highlights from the budget related to work in ending homelessness and creating supportive housing include:
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Homeless programs were mostly level funded.
- Center for Mental Health Services – Homeless Prevention Programs – level at 30.772 million
- Center for Substance Abuse Treatment – Treatment Systems for Homeless – slight decrease from FY 2013 (pre-sequestration amounts) – $41.488 million (down only $83,000)
- The Social Innovation Fund received a substantial increase; with FY14 funding at $70 million – from $44.8 million in FY 13. Additionally, up to 20% of the funding is made available to support the Social Innovation Funds Pilot Program-related performance-based awards for Pay for Success projects.
- $5 million appropriation within the Department of Justice’s Second Chance Act to finance supportive housing-based Pay for Success pilot(s). This initiative can be a financing mechanism for expanding supportive housing opportunities for people involved in the criminal justice system.
Click here for the Corporation for Supportive Housing’s (CSH) budget Outlook for supportive housing and homeless programs.