Award Date

7-31-2006

Degree Type

Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Department

Public Administration

First Committee Member

Christopher Stream, Chair

Number of Pages

45

Abstract

The COACH program was created through a Social Security Administration (SSA) grant provided to assist eligible chronically homeless individuals apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. On April 1, 2004, the SSA released $6.6 million in "HOPE" awards to 34 organizations, including Clark County Social Services (CCSS) who received $450,000 over three years. Later in 2004, they released additional funding to include seven more organizations in the program. In total, the SSA has committed nearly $18 million to the program over three years. The purpose of the assistance is to improve the quality of life for chronically homeless individuals, help them achieve full community integration, attain stable housing and possibly re-establish employment.

Keywords

Federal aid to services for the homeless; Homeless persons – Services for; Nevada – Clark County

Disciplines

Other Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Public Administration | Public Affairs | Social Policy | Social Welfare

Language

English

Comments

Presentations attached

Hope Presentation: 14 PowerPoint slides

COACH Presentation: 20 PowerPoint slides

HOPE Presentation.pdf (5063 kB)
Hope Presentation

Presentation.pdf (111 kB)
COACH Presentation