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Assignment 3 The Concept of Program Reengineering



Based on the Case Study Mayor Schell’s Zero Homeless Family Strategy (PDF), write a 45 page paper in which you

Analyze four (4) policy choices of Mayor Schell that were made as part of the strategy for the homeless.

Analyze the PreImplementation and Design Strategies of Mayor Schell and interpret four (4) practical outcomes of his choices.

Reconstruct four (4) steps taken by Mayor Schell to reengineer the program in order to fit the new objectives.

Analyze four (4) reasons for the importance of conducting assessments prior to new program implementation.

Research at least four (4) peerreviewed academic sources.


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Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with oneinch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or schoolspecific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

Include a cover page containing the tile of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.


The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are

Analyze and apply concepts of planning, reengineering, implementation, and program evaluation essential to the study of public administration as it relates to political choice.

Use technology and information resources to research issues in modern public administration.

Write clearly and concisely about modern public administration using proper writing mechanics.

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Assignment 3, the Concept of Program Reengineering Could you ever experience a flood, fire, tornado, or other natural disaster? Do you work in an area of the economy where your job might become obsolete? Could you ever suffer from a long-term illness or accident without proper health benefits or other compensations? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you are not immune to homelessness. These questions are not meant to create alarm, but rather to spread awareness that people experiencing homelessness are people just like us. They desire financial stability and a secure home, but have confronted difficult circumstances without sufficient resources to overcome the situation and remain housed. Unfortunately, that is the reality of homelessness today. Typically, families become homeless as a result of some unforeseen financial crisis - a medical emergency, a car accident, a death in the family - that prevents them from being able to hold on to housing. Most homeless families are able to bounce back from homelessness quickly, with relatively little public assistance. Usually, homeless families require rent assistance, housing placement services, job assistance, and other short-term, one-time services before being able to return to independence and stability. In the case study, "Mayor Schell's Zero Homeless Family Pledge", Norton discusses the challenges facing a policy manager in a large city (Seattle) government agency who is expected to implement a bold new policy to reduce homelessness that may exceed the local government's capacity to address the issue. In the case, the mayor of Seattle pledges in June that there will be no homeless families with children or homeless women by Christmas. The manager in the case, Alan Painter, shares the mayor's commitment and enthusiasm for reducing homelessness in the city, but has many concerns about the feasibility of the mayor's pledge. Painter knows the current strategies and capacities of the city to address homelessness, but now must develop a strategy to fulfill this new pledge. The case describes homelessness in Seattle, current programs and strategies implemented by the city government, and the mayor's pledge. The case ends with Painter wondering how his agency and the city will respond to the mayor's pledge. In this paper, we will analyze the policies and strategies within Mayor Schell's administration and the impact by his pledge had on the community.   In 1998, Seattle Washington Mayor Paul Schell spoke to the press about the needs of homeless families, women and children. He asked City Council to support providing immediate emergency assistance to homeless families and single women. He also made a firm pledge that by Christmas 1998, there would be no homeless families or homeless single women on the streets of Seattle. Seattle citizens approved two significant property tax increases to support low income housing during the 1980s, raising $50 million in 1981 and another $50 million in 1986. Since then, Seattle has had a financial commitment to fight the problem of homelessness. Each year in King County, many millions of dollars are devoted to addressing homelessness. Major funders include the federal, state, city and county governments. The United Way, public housing authorities and private foundations have also contributed to the cause. Each year the total funding received to operate and support homeless shelters in King County exceeds $6 million. Also, $8 million is allocated each year for transitional housing units (91% of all ...
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