Category Archives: Maine Homeless Council

SHC Retreat

The Statewide Homeless Council will be on a planning retreat for January 8th.  The retreat is for voting members only – if you are a voting member of the Statewide Homeless Council, information regarding the details and location of this retreat will be emailed to you directly. There will NOT be a regular meeting in Augusta this month, so for those who regulalry attend as guests, please enjoy this ‘extra’ day!

Maine Point-In-Time Count Information

This is a reminder that the annual Point-in-Time count is Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Below you will find information for HMIS participating agencies, agencies that do not participate in HMIS, and for Outreach efforts conducting unsheltered counts.

For HMIS Participating Agencies

All data in the HMIS for Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing and Safe Haven projects need to be reviewed to ensure that it reflects what is true on the night of January 22nd. You are required to send a signed Certification to MaineHousing by February 13, 2019. Please use the link below to review video’s on the PIT and how to run your reports.

https://mainehmis.org/training

2019 PIT Sheltered and Youth Addendum for Providers

2019 PIT Sheltered Report in HMIS

2019 Youth Addendum

In addition to your PIT Count, remember that a Youth Addendum survey needs to be completed and returned to MaineHousing by February 13th for all unaccompanied youth under the age of 25.

Via Mail to:   MaineHousing

Attn: Amanda Castner

353 Water Street

Augusta, ME 04330

2019 Housing Inventory Count Announcement 

As part of the annual Housing Inventory Count process, we ask our providers to review, verify, and update your information for each of your projects.  This includes Emergency Shelters, Transitional Housing, Safe Haven, and Permanent Housing, which includes Permanent Supportive Housing and Rapid Re-Housing projects. The HIC form has changed slightly from last year. There is a guidance document that addresses how to fill in each section of the form. This should be reviewed before submitting your certification to MaineHousing by February 13th.

  • Login to ServicePoint
  • Connect to ART
  • Public Folder
  • Housing Inventory

2019 Housing Inventory Certification Report Guide.pdf

2019 Maine Homeless Housing Inventory Certification Form

For non-HMIS Agencies and Outreach

Below you will find links to the 2019 PIT Unsheltered, Non-HMIS Participating and Youth Count video along with a link to any survey’s you will need.  The training will cover general information on the Unsheltered Street Count portion of the Point-in-Time and the data collection process for the 2019 Unsheltered Count. The video is for outreach groups, volunteers and non-HMIS participants who will be assisting in the 2019 PIT count.  Please remember that when filling out the surveys, keep all households together and complete a youth addendum survey for all unaccompanied youth under the age of 25.

https://mainehmis.org/training

https://mainehmis.org/documents

For those needing surveys printed off for them ahead of time and mailed, please send me an email request no later than January 14, 2019.

If you have any questions or need support, please contact me by phone or email.

Thank you,

Amanda Castner

HMIS Application Specialist

MaineHousing

353 Water Street

Augusta, ME 04330

207-624-5709

Maine Relay 711

www.mainehousing.org

December SHC Meeting – Different Location!!!

This is a reminder that the Statewide Homeless Council will be meeting on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 9:30 to 2:00 at the Maine State Library, located at 230 State Street in Augusta, ME (NOT at MaineHousing).  Please see the agenda for details, including a call-in number for those not able to attend in person.

Minutes here are from October. November minutes will be posted once approved by the SHC.

SHC Agenda 12.11.18

SHC Minutes 10-9-18

State and Federal Legislation Update 12.5.18

Op Ed on working together to end homelessness 10.23.18

The version above is as submitted, the link below is the version that was printed in the Portland Press Herald.

Op Ed, on behalf of the Statewide Homeless Council in the PPH:  https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/20/maine-voices-laser-focus-on-housing-resources-is-reducing-homelessness/

 

 

CE Triage and Diversion “Pause”

Dear Coordinated Entry Participant,

On behalf of the CE Subcommittee, after much deliberation and listening to CES partners, the CoC Board has approved a “pause” in the Triage and Diversion portion of Coordinated Entry. This pause will provide time to build a better system coupling what we learned with this experience with emerging best practices.

What the pause means:

  • CE partners are not required to complete or enter into HMIS any Triage and Diversion In other words, what is commonly misidentified as “Coordinated Entry,” the initial Triage and Diversion entry assessment (copy attached) does not have to be completed.

What to do during the pause:

  • Continue to facilitate soft landings for persons entering the homeless response system.  Help refer to the best available resource and guide people seeking shelter to community resources with warm handoffs
  • Bring your voice and participate in CoC meetings big and small.

Please accept this as official notice to pause the Triage and Diversion portion of Coordinated Entry.

Thank you for your consideration,

  • The Coordinated Entry Subcommittee

Vickey Rand, Josh D’Alessio, Derek Morin, Erin Kelley, Leah Bruns, Mary Wade, Melody Fitch, Rachel Boyce, Scott Tibbitts, Veronica Ross, and Virginia Dill

CE-Triage-and-Diversion-Assessment-4.18.18

Joshua B. D’Alessio, MHA LADC
Manager of Homeless Initiatives
WISH Program Manager

Hope House Health & Living Center

179 – 181 Corporate Drive, Bangor, ME 04401
Pronouns: he|him|his
C. 207/944.9838 ~ O. 217.6713 #1144

Reminder: SHC Meeting 11-13-18

This is a reminder that the Statewide Homeless Council will be meeting on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 at MaineHousing, 353 Water Street in Augusta. There is also a call-in option for those not able to attend in person. Minutes here are from September. October minutes will be posted after they are approved.

SHC Agenda 11.13.18

SHC Minutes 9-11-18

State and Federal Legislation Update 11.7.18

Statewide Homeless Council Meeting Protocol – Adopted 9.11.18

 

 

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

 

SHC Meeting October 9, 2018

This is a reminder that the Statewide Homeless Council will be meeting on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 at MaineHousing, 353 Water Street in Augusta. There is also a call-in option for those not able to attend in person. Minutes here are from June and July, there was no SHC meeting in August. September minutes will be posted once approved.

SHC Agenda 10.9.18

SHC Minutes 6-12-18

SHC Minutes 7-10-18

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