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Reminder: MCOC 12-19-19

This is a reminder that the Maine Continuum of Care will be meeting on Thursday, December 19, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00 at three locations:

MaineHousing, 353 Water St, Augusta
New Beginnings, 134 College Street, Lewiston
Shalom House, 106 Gilman Street, Portland

You may also attend via GoToMeeting, for those not able to make it to one of the meeting rooms.

See the agenda packet for details including the GoToMeeting link and call-in number…and please remember…you can use your computer audio or you can use the conference phone line – but you cannot use both!

And double please mute your phone or computer when you are not speaking.

Deadline for MCOC Chair Nominations is tomorrow

The Maine Continuum of Care is accepting nominations for one of our three Tri-Chair positions. This is an annual process, with each Chair serving a three year term of office. If you wish to nominate someone, please check with them first to be sure they are willing and able to serve. Please send your nominations to me at . The deadline for nominations is Thursday, December 12th, by 5:00 PM.

More information about the MCOC election process can be found in Article 6 of our Governance:

Article 6.  Officers & Elections:

MCOC will have three Chairs, who will each serve for a three-year term.

Chairs shall be responsible for planning and conducting MCOC meetings.

Any Chair may act as the designated signatory for MCOC correspondence.

Chairs must be members of eligible voting organizations.

One new Chair shall be nominated and elected by MCOC on an annual basis.  Notifications for upcoming nominations shall occur in November. Nominations for a new Chair will be taken prior to and at the December MCOC meeting.  Should there be more than one nominee, each nominee will submit a brief bio summarizing their background, capacity, and interest in being Chair. Bios will be posted, with the formal announcement for open voting. Elections shall be held at the January meeting. The new Chair will begin serving upon election.  

Term of Office shall be three years.  There is no limit on terms, but all Chairs must be re-nominated and re-elected to serve another term once their initial term has expired.

Chairs may resign in writing during their term and shall, to the best of their ability, give at least a one-month notice of such resignation.  Any vacancies shall be filled for the remainder of the term by nomination and election at the next regular meeting.

Reminder: SHC 12/10/19

This is a reminder that the Statewide Homeless Council will be meeting on Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 from 9:30 to 12:30 at MaineHousing, 353 Water Street in Augusta.

Please note: This month we will be using GoToMeeting to connect remotely – NOT the usual conference call number! Please see the agenda for details. Minutes here are from October, as the November meeting was canceled due to bad weather.

Accepting Nominations for MCOC Chair Position

The Maine Continuum of Care is accepting nominations for one of our three Tri-Chair positions. This is an annual process, with each Chair serving a three year term of office. If you wish to nominate someone, please check with them first to be sure they are willing and able to serve. Please send your nominations to me at . The deadline for nominations is Thursday, December 12th, by 5:00 PM.

More information about the MCOC election process can be found in Article 6 of our Governance:

Article 6.  Officers & Elections:

MCOC will have three Chairs, who will each serve for a three-year term.

Chairs shall be responsible for planning and conducting MCOC meetings.

Any Chair may act as the designated signatory for MCOC correspondence.

Chairs must be members of eligible voting organizations.

One new Chair shall be nominated and elected by MCOC on an annual basis.  Notifications for upcoming nominations shall occur in November. Nominations for a new Chair will be taken prior to and at the December MCOC meeting.  Should there be more than one nominee, each nominee will submit a brief bio summarizing their background, capacity, and interest in being Chair. Bios will be posted, with the formal announcement for open voting. Elections shall be held at the January meeting. The new Chair will begin serving upon election.  

Term of Office shall be three years.  There is no limit on terms, but all Chairs must be re-nominated and re-elected to serve another term once their initial term has expired.

Chairs may resign in writing during their term and shall, to the best of their ability, give at least a one-month notice of such resignation.  Any vacancies shall be filled for the remainder of the term by nomination and election at the next regular meeting.

Reminder: MCOC Meeting 11-21-19

This is a reminder that the Maine Continuum of Care will be meeting Thursday, November 21st, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at three locations:

MaineHousing, 353 Water St, Augusta
New Beginnings, 134 College Street, Lewiston
Shalom House, 106 Gilman Street, Portland

You may also attend via GoToMeeting, for those not able to make it to one of the meeting rooms.

See the agenda packet for details including the GoToMeeting link and call-in number…and please remember…you can use your computer audio or you can use the conference phone line – but you cannot use both!

And double please mute your phone or computer when you are not speaking.

Thanks!

The 2019 Maine Continuum of Care NOFA Application and Project Priority Listing!

The Maine Continuum of Care Consolidated Application for HUD Homeless Assistance Program Funding and the accompanying Project Priority Listing for 2019 are now complete!

Thank you to EVERYONE who worked so hard – whether on the CoC level application, one or more project level applications, participating on committees or in discussions at various meetings – to help us collect and assemble all the information that goes into this final product.