Category Archives: Maine CoC

MCOC Tri-Chair Election – Call for VOTES!

The Maine Continuum of Care is electing a new Tri-Chair to serve a three year term of office. There are two excellent candidates vying for the position: Veronica Ross, of The Opportunity Alliance, and William (Bill) Higgins, of Homeless Voices for Justice. Each has submitted a brief statement, below, for your consideration.

Only MCOC member agencies in good standing are eligible to vote, and there can be only one vote per agency, so make sure you confer with your co-workers! Please email your vote to Awa, Vickey and Scott  before December 10th so we can announce the winner at the next MCOC meeting.

(If you are not sure if your agency is in good standing, please ask, and yes, votes must go to all three, Awa, Vickey and Scott. This website scrambles email addresses so if you need them, contact Scott at stibbitts at mainehousing. org and I will send you the info.)

From Veronica:

My name is Veronica Ross. I have been with TOA for over 17 years working with our HUD funded programs in a variety of capacities, everything from direct care to APRs and Esnaps applications.  I have been an active participant in the CoC for many years, involved in all aspects of the PCoC and with the merger I have been a part of writing the NOFA, member of the Data, Monitoring, Coordinated Entry, NOFA and a member of the BOD.

I feel that my long history with the CoC would make me an asset for the MCoC as a Tri-Chair. In addition I have a reputation of being highly organized, collaborative and responsive; qualities I feel are necessary for a tri-chair position. I appreciate the nomination and thank you for your consideration.

From Bill:

William Higgins served on the Statewide and Regional One Homeless Council for over two years, as well as regularly attending CoC and ESAC meetings, and now serves as the Homeless Advocacy representative to the Maine CoC Board of Directives.  While lacking the formal education in human services and social work, I graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1981 with a BS in Marine Engineering.

My goals are first to apply the leadership skills from my education, 16 years of naval service as an officer, as well as project management skills providing engineering services to Nuclear Power Plants.  An additional goal is of course to bring the perspective as a veteran who has been homeless four times.

I thank all for their consideration for this Tri-chair position.

Sincerely,

William E Higgins Jr

 

Accepting Nominations for MCOC Tri-Chair Position

The Maine Continuum of Care is currently accepting nominations to fill a Tri-Chair position. The MCOC will do their best to maintain equal representation of the three regions (Southern, Central, and Northern) for the tri-chair positions.  Currently we are accepting nominations to fill the remainder of the term for the Region 1 Chair. Standard terms are for 3 years, and Chairs may be re-elected. Nominees must be MCOC members in good standing, meaning they are eligible to vote at MCOC meetings. If you are not sure the person you wish to nominate is eligible, please contact Vickey Rand or Awa Conteh to confirm their status. Also, please confirm with the person you wish to nominate that they are willing and able to commit to the time and energy required of this role (Full MCOC meetings, Board meetings, NOFA Committee, etc.). Please email the nominee’s name, agency, and contact information to Vickey or Awa.

Reminder: MCOC 10-18-18

This is a reminder that the Maine Continuum of Care will be meeting on Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 1:00PM to 3:00 PM. Please see the agenda for a list of video conferencing locations. Please use the call-in option only if you cannot make it to one of the video sites.

MCOC will be accepting nominations to fill our Region One Tri-Chair position. Nominees must be MCOC members in good standing, meaning they are eligible to vote at MCOC meetings. If you are not sure the person you wish to nominate is eligible, please contact Vickey Rand or Awa Conteh to confirm their status. Also, please confirm with the person you wish to nominate that they are willing and able to commit to the time and energy required of this role. Please forward the nominee’s name, agency, and contact information to  Vickey  or Awa.

MCOC-Agenda-10-18-18

DRAFT 9-13-18 MCOC Minutes

State and Federal Legislation Update 10.1.18

 

The 2018 MCOC 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 2018 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.

(please note, the documents have been updated since original post)

MCOC 2018 NOFA Application

MCOC 2018 NOFA Project Priority Listing

MCOC Meets THIS WEEK! DRAFT NOFA & Monitoring Results

The Maine Continuum of Care will be meeting on Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00 – one week earlier than usual so that we can approve this year’s NOFA application prior to the submission deadline on September 18th.

The Bangor Library was not available for this meeting but other Tandberg Locations are, and there is a call in number as well.

For those  calling in to the Maine Continuum of Care Meeting this month, please use this number: 866-6426  – not the one on the agenda – sorry for any confusion.

The most current version of the Application is also attached for your review prior to the meeting. We will not have time to go over every part of this during the meeting so if you have questions or concerns please send them to Scott or one of the chairs so we can be prepared to summarize and resolve them as quickly as possible.

MCOC-Agenda-9-13-18

DRAFT 8-16-18 MCOC Minutes

State and Federal Legislation Update 9.5.18

FY2018 MCOC NOFA Application 9-7-18

Final Monitoring Threshold 9.10.18