Community Behavioral Health Rental Assistance (CBRA)

Examples

 

CBRA and HARPS LTS Grantee Map​

Overview

The Community Behavioral Health Rental Assistance (CBRA) program provides a permanent rental subsidy for high-risk individuals and households with behavioral health conditions. When combined with programs offering supportive housing services provided by our partners, highly-vulnerable persons with complex behavioral health needs have opportunities to live independently in the communities of their choice. Program partners include the Health Care Authority and Housing and Recovery through Peer Services (HARPS). In 2020, the Housing and Recovery through Long-Term Supports (HARPS LTS) and CBRA programs merged, and both are now known as the Community Behavioral Rental Assistance Program.

Join us for a webinar series designed for Community Behavioral Health Rental Assistance grantees and subgrantees. Webinars include:

“Understanding the Program Guidelines.”

Deep dive into the CBRA Program Guidelines with us as we address program expectations, common sticking points and frequently asked questions. All staff working with CBRA subsidies, including administrative, fiscal, program staff, and Leads from both Lead Grantee and Sub Grantee agencies should attend! 

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“Sub granting, Risk Management, and Contract Monitoring.”

Learn more about Lead Grantees’ contractual responsibilities, including sub-granting requirements, the risk management process, and contract monitoring. Agency, Program, or Administrative staff at the Lead Grantee level, Grantees that may subcontract funds in the future, other interested participants. Subgrantee and CBRA program staff are welcome to attend. 

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View the slides. 

April 13, 2021, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm: “Performance Measurement and Data Quality.”

Learn the ins-and-outs of data quality and performance requirements, including what they are, how to select performance targets, setting and monitoring subgrantee performance, and ensuring quality data. All staff working with CBRA subsidies, including administrative, fiscal, program staff, and Leads, should attend! Register here for this webinar.

April 27, 2021, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm: “Analyzing Racial Inequities in Your Programs.”

Learn how to use the HMIS system and other tools to analyze racial equity data for your programs and what to do when you come across a disparity. All Lead and Sub Grantee administrative staff and management (as applicable) should attend this webinar! Program staff are welcome to attend as well. Register here for this webinar.

Changes to Permanent Housing Subsidy Program – 07/01/2020

Do you need help?

If you or someone you know needs assistance with housing or homeless services, please find your local Coordinated Entry program by clicking here.

If you are a young person who is thinking about running away or already has, you can talk to someone confidentially at the National Runaway Safeline:

1-800-RUNAWAY or 1-800-786-2929
If you need other types of assistance, you can find help using the 211 Washington Information Network.

OSH Program Links

Other Important Links

Program Partners

Program Contact

Program Manager
Danielle Rylander
danielle.rylander@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-2916
Cell: 360-706-4098