Other Ideas

The ideas below are not new. They have been tried by some cities, have results, and are listed here for reference.

  1. Community courts – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T71U8J-LQH8
  2. Coordinated low barriers single entry point: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T71U8J-LQH8, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5J22vkzdaI
  3. Permanent supportive housing (PSH): affordable housing + supportive service
  4. Pay For Success (PFS): is an innovative contracting model that drives government resources toward high-performing social programs. PFS contracts track the effectiveness of programs over time to ensure that funding is directed toward programs that succeed in measurably improving the lives of people most in need. Here is how a PFS program works:
    1. GOVERNMENT identifies a critical social issue with historically poor outcomes such as recidivism, chronic homelessness, or early childhood education.
    2. PRIVATE FUNDERS such as foundations, banks and businesses, provide upfront capital to a high-performing social service provider that is helping a specific at-risk target population.
    3. SERVICE PROVIDERS deliver services to key at-risk communities, in an effort to reach or exceed predetermined outcomes for success.
    4. EVALUATORS rigorously measures outcomes to ensure providers achieve impact.
    5. GOVERNMENT repays private funder’s initial investments only if project is successful in achieving positive outcomes.
    6. PROJECT MANAGER conducts, facilitates, and advises the overall process. The project manager is sometimes called the Intermediary or Technical Assistance Advisor
    7. https://www.thirdsectorcap.org/what-is-pay-for-success/
  5. For charity organizations to be effective, focus on building relationships and getting to know the people at individual level.

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