The CES team is excited to announce the first successful lease-up with Zephyr Apartments! The CES team in coordination with PATH staff have successfully sent 100% of the referrals through the new Clarity system. This means that homeless veterans throughout the region were matched to the PATH Zephyr project through the HMIS and then screened by PATH's case managers to lease-up 100% of the Zephyr property.
According to Taylor St. Clair, Zephyr's Program Manager, using the CES process was "...a positive experience. It appeared that we were really able to serve the clients that were the most appropriate for PSH. The weekly case conferencing hosted by RTFH was also an integral part in identifying the most appropriate clients and gave the ability to collaborate with the other veteran programs to assist with getting clients leased up."
Affirmed Housing's website states, "Zephyr will be home to extremely low income and homeless veterans. It will not only provide comprehensive on-site social services and case management services for its residents, but also access to other veteran services at the local VA Clinic (just four trolley stops away) on Rio San Diego Drive. Zephyr responds to two important initiatives of the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) and the City of San Diego Mayor’s Office: Housing First – SDHC’s Homelessness Action Plan, and Housing Our Heroes – The 1000 Homeless Veterans Initiative, respectively."