Housing For Health
Brilliant Corners partners with public health, housing and other agencies, such as the San Francisco Department of Public Health and Los Angeles County Department of Health Services to design and implement innovative scattered-site housing programs for people who need rapid access to quality, permanent supportive housing. Goals include improving the health outcomes for vulnerable populations and reduce costs to the public health system.
San Francisco Department of Public Health-Housing and Urban Health
In San Francisco, Brilliant Corners has corporate- or master-leased over 100 units of scattered-site community supportive housing for people transitioning from Laguna Honda Hospital. Our scattered-site supportive housing programs create opportunities for rapid re-housing and community integration through unit identification, master leasing, rent subsidy administration, accessibility modifications, tenant-landlord liaison services, and ongoing housing retention services. The most appropriate wrap-around services are in place, creating the best opportunity housing success. Our SFDPH Scattered-Site Housing Program includes comprehensive individual assessment through the Diversion and Community Integration Program, a multidisciplinary team approach to individualized community service planning.
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
In collaboration with other governmental partners, Brilliant Corners and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has launched a new supportive housing rental subsidy program called the Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool (FHSP). The goal of the FHSP is to secure decent, safe, and affordable housing for DHS patients who are homeless and have complex physical and behavioral health conditions.
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has approved $14 million toward the FHSP over the next four years, including $1 million from the Office of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and $13 million from DHS. These funds are matched with $4 million from the Hilton Foundation over the next two years. Funding is expected to provide housing subsidies for at least 2,400 persons, who will be linked with wrap-around, intensive case management services to support them in their transition to permanent housing and to achieve long-term housing stability.
In efforts to help end homelessness in Los Angeles County, the FHSP will draw upon a full range of community-based housing options including nonprofit owned supportive housing, affordable housing, master lease buildings, scattered site housing, and private market housing. Tenants will be linked to physical, mental health, and substance abuse services provided by DHS partner nonprofit agencies on-site or by roving teams. Additional services include crisis intervention, individualized case management, assistance with benefits establishment, and connections to educational, employment and volunteer opportunities.
Please click here to view a brochure with additional information on this program.
The Health Plan of San Mateo
Brilliant Corners, in collaboration with the Institute on Aging, partners with The Health Plan of San Mateo (HPSM) to implement their Community Care Settings Pilot. HPSM is a County Organized Health System responsible for managing health care programs of the California Department of Health Care Services and the federal Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services focusing on a new model for long-term residential care and supports within San Mateo County. The pilot will deliver a suite of supportive and housing services to a target population that includes older adults with functional limitations and chronic conditions, younger adults with physical disabilities, or individuals with serious mental illness, cognitive impairment or substance abuse challenges. The goal of the pilot for each participating member is to enable that individual to enjoy the residential care setting of their choice in the community for as long as possible, with an aim to reduce long-term institutionalization.
Brilliant Corners will be providing full-service person-centered housing planning and community placement through our established network of housing relationships in San Mateo County and will be the leading provider of scattered-site supportive housing across California to fulfill the residential needs of program participants in the Community Care Settings Pilot.