Legal-name: Home Ownership for Personal Empowerment, Inc.
Previous-name: HOPE, Inc.
Address: 1155 E. San Antonio Dr.
City: Long Beach
Organizational-status: 501(c)(3) nonprofit
Officer: Kristin Martin, Executive Director
ContactName: Jennifer Byram
Title: Manager of Donor Relations
Tel-952: (310) 543-0635
SecondaryPhone: (310) 940-9889
GrantPurpose: On the request of the Harbor Regional Center in Torrance, HOPE will provide housing for up to six people with developmental disabilities who need to be quarantined due to the COVID-19 virus.
Periodoftime: One to two month period
Audienceserved: Low income people with developmental disabilities
Demoofaudience: Adults with developmental disabilities ages 45-65 who are extremely low income.
1. What disaster recovery service have already been provided? To date, HOPE has not provided disaster recovery services.
2. What disaster recovery service will be provided by this grant? : HOPE will secure units in the Long Beach community for up to 6 clients with developmental disabilities who may need to be quarantined due to the COVID-19 virus. The basic scope of the initiative will include the following key steps: (1) Receive COVID-19 client referrals from the Harbor Regional Center; (2) Make ready a total of 6 vacant units in HOPE’s Clark property to be move-in ready to include furnishings; and (3) Negotiate with the Harbor Regional Center and clients’ supportive service providers the arrangements for client move-in; and, (4) Make arrangements after the client moves from the property to completely clean and sterilize the unit prior to move in by a non-infected client once the health crisis has passed. HOPE has the infrastructure, relationships, and knowledge to implement this initiative due to its partnership with the Harbor Regional Center and supportive service providers in the community. HOPE also has the proven management and systems in place to respond to HRC’s request, such as, experienced staff and billing and property management capability. The estimated budget of $29,612, take into account staff costs, unit readiness, and furnishings for up to 6 unfurnished units.
3. What individuals (and/or organizations) will you assist? : The Harbor Regional Center, who serves over 15,000 people with developmental disabilities in the South Bay/Harbor/Long Beach area, has identified approximately 2,500 clients who could potentially become ill from COVID-19 and require quarantine. The Regional Center asked that HOPE find housing for up to 6 clients who are either living independently or in 24-hour residential care. HOPE currently has approximately 6 vacant units that could be used for this purpose.
4. What other disaster recovery funds have you received? What amount?: To date, HOPE has not received any disaster recovery funds.
5. What other disaster recovery funds have you applied for?: HOPE has applied for Payroll Protection Program funding through the CARE Act for $145,000 to offset payroll costs. HOPE has also applied for available private foundation and corporate contributions programs that have been made available for the impact of COVID-19, such as Pacific Premier, Comerica Bank, LA LISC, and the United Way of Greater Los Angeles.