Welcome to the Housing, Health and Human Services Alliance of Rutherford County

****General Membership Meeting on Thursday, October 17th at 2:00pm has been moved to the Rutherford County Historic Courthouse, 2nd Floor, on the square— all are welcome!*******

Update on Continuum of Care (CoC) Rating and Ranking-2019!!

The H3ARC Rating and Ranking Working Group reviewed all projects submitted to be included in the  FY19 CoC Application.  There were eight renewal projects, one expanded project and one new project submitted for consideration.  Public comment is open until September 28th.  Please direct comments or questions to the H3ARC Executive Director at DirectorH3arc@gmail.com

Review the procedure used and the consolidated rating scoresheets by the working group for rating and ranking applications this year (2019).  No projects were rejected.

To see last year’s CoC collaborative application, please see: http://tn-murfreesboro2.civicplus.com/671/Continuum-of-Care-Program

Who are we?

We are over 60 nonprofits, government agencies, educational institutions, faith-based organizations and individuals (click to learn more) serving those experiencing a housing crisis or housing vulnerable in our community.

Our vision is a community in which all persons have access, support and opportunities to reach their full potential

To accomplish this, our mission is to connect individuals and families in Rutherford County with access, opportunities and supportive services for housing, healthcare, and economic self-sufficiency through collaboration, partnership and advocacy.

We do this by:

Nurturing relationships between clients, agencies and community, Encouraging resiliency by building hope, trust, and skills, Equal opportunity for all persons by removing barriers and improving access to supportive services and housing, Informing and engaging the community about housing challenges and solutions through advocacy and inclusion of all persons by respecting individual experiences, strengths and differences

Problem Statement: Rutherford County is one of the fastest growing counties in the United States with over 300,000 people. It is a vibrant, culturally diverse community.  According to Rutherford Works, the total number of households in Rutherford County is 117,744 with a median household income of $64,982.   However, 41.9% households have income less than $50,000, with 17.3% less than $25,000.  It is even more evident in our county schools with 40% of the students on free/reduced lunch.  From a systems perspective, we know that issues such as housing instability, education level, mental and physical health issues, past trauma, interaction with the criminal justice system, current relationship issues (domestic violence, divorce, households led by single parents), and substance abuse can be barriers to self sufficiency.  Through the mandated Coordinated Entry process, H3ARC is building a system to provide guidance, resources, and referrals for members.  As an umbrella organization, H3ARC has an opportunity to enhance provider collaboration and reduce duplication of services.