Category Archives: Maine Homeless Council

Statewide Homeless Council Meeting 1-14-14

This is a reminder that the Statewide Homeless Council will be meeting this Tuesday from 9:30 to 2:00 at MaineHousing in Augusta, with a conference call number available for those not able to attend in person. For more information and materials for the meeting please click on the following:

SHC DRAFT Agenda 1-14-14

DRAFT SHC Lewiston Auburn ForumForum minutes 12-10-13

White Paper – MaineCare Homeless Waiver

MH Council HUD Continuum of Care Grants

ME Hosp Council Guidelines for the Discharge of the Homeless Patient

SHC DRAFT Minutes 11-12-13




PIT Street Outreach Forms

The annual Point-in-Time Survey takes place in late January each year. This year, the Maine Continuum of Care and the Portland Continuum of Care, with support from MaineHousing, will be conducting the Point-in-Time on the night of January 29th, 2014.

Outreach is a critical component of the Point-in-Time. We depend upon local efforts to organize teams of volunteers to seek out and connect with those who are not staying in regular shelters. They may be sleeping in their cars, camping out in the woods, or staying in other places that are not suitable for regular habitation.

These forms are provided to inform that effort and should be used by outreach groups when performing the count on that night.

Unsheltered Count Form for Night of Count – this form should be used for the street outreach piece of the PIT to count those persons who are staying in a place not meant for habitation.

PIT unstably housed form – this form can be used [optional] to record persons who are unstably housed. This information will not be included in the literally homeless count reported to HUD, but will be collected and recorded by MaineHousing.

PIT non- HMIS participating form – this form should be used by those emergency shelters, transitional housing projects, and safe havens who do not use the HMIS to record their client stays and who would like to have their clients included in the PIT count reported to HUD.

These forms can be photocopied in color (color indicated on top of form) in order to distinguish between forms and make the data collection process easier. If you would prefer to have these forms copied in color and sent to you, please contact Kelly Watson at Maine Housing.

Statewide Homeless Council Forum in Lewiston

The Statewide Homeless Council will hold it’s December 10, 2013 meeting in Lewiston, as a special forum in collaboration with LAASH. This Forum is being organized by the Statewide Homeless Council, homeless providers, mental health agencies, and local community partners to draw on the expertise and commitment of attendees from Lewiston, Auburn and surrounding Androscoggin County to discuss issues of homelessness in their communities including strategies for ending and preventing homelessness in Maine.

LA Forum Agenda Dec 2013

Please click on the following link for a map to the meeting location:  Community Concepts 240 Bates Street Lewiston, Maine

For more information please contact Don Harden at



Maine Continuum of Care November Meeting

The Maine Continuum of Care will be meeting on Thursday November 21, 2013, simultaneously at five different library locations across the state. Please follow the link to the Agenda, below, for more details, and the remaining links to other documents we will be reviewing at the meeting.  See you there!


MCOC-DRAFT-Minutes 10-17-13

Steering Committee Minutes 11-4-2013

Scoring Template chet and donna draft 4with HMIS — Revised 11-18-13

8-20-13 Resource Com Minutes (Update 2)