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Reminder of MCoC Meeting Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

The MCoC meets tomorrow afternoon. Below, please see the agenda which contains the meeting locations and call in information as well as the minutes from the September 7 meeting and the Homeless Youth Demonstration Program Fact Sheet as well as information to be discussed in the meeting (project component changes and membership list):

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Approved Statewide Homeless Council Minutes & System Performance Measures Document

The Statewide Homeless Council met on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Minutes of the September 13th meeting were approved as follows:

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In Tuesday’s meeting HUD System Performance measures were reviewed. Here is a brief document describing HUD’s 7 system level performance measures:

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The next Statewide Homeless Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, 2016 from 9:30 am – 2:00 pm.  The agenda will be sent out the week before the meeting. The October minutes will be posted after they are approved.

Veteran Strategic Planning Session on October 25, 2016

This posting is from Adria Horn, the Director of the Bureau of Maine Veteran Services:

On October 25th from 9am to 3pm, I invite you to join us for a deliberate, strategic planning session about ending veteran homelessness in Maine. Most of you are already working on this in various capacities but the Statewide Homeless Council and I have specific directives from the Maine State Legislature to address this issue in a holistic way which includes all those who are and are not part of the Continuums of Care. This is a community effort and I hope you can review the attached bare bones informational briefing to set the stage for our planning session.

All your current efforts are to be inclusively used as part of this greater collaborative and to only give credit where credit is most certainly due.

Please let me know if someone should be invited who is not on this list. Additionally, please let me know if more/better/different information should be included in this briefing. Again, this briefing is just to inform the great planning effort. Craig Freshley from Good Group Decisions will be the Strategic Planning Facilitator for this event.

I look forward to working with all of you on this incredibly important issue.  Please RSVP NLT October 20th.

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My best,

Adria

Adria Horn

Director

Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services

117 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

Phone: 207-430-6035

2015 CoC Dashboard Reports Now Posted

HUD has posted the 2015 Continuum of Care (CoC) Dashboard Reports on the HUD Exchange.

These reports show maps of claimed geography and geographic coverage changes from previous program years as well as graphic summaries of each CoC’s total award by program types, renewal types, and awarded amounts. The reports also contain graphics depicting data from the Point-in-Time (PIT) count and Housing Inventory Count (HIC), which provide a quick overview of a CoC’s performance in serving homeless individuals with their CoC awards.

Here are the reports for Maine’s two CoC’s:

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Connecting Health and Housing: A Regional Forum in Maine

The nation’s population of older adults is set to grow exponentially, with the number of Americans over 65 expected to increase by 18 million in just the next decade. Maine is at the forefront of this trend. The state is home to the second highest proportion of residents over age 65—17 percent in comparison to a national average of 13.7 percent. As this population grows, unprecedented stress will be placed on delivery systems and support networks.

The Bipartisan Policy Center’s Senior Health and Housing Task Force recently released a report, Healthy Aging Begins at Home, to advance policy reforms that would better position communities to support the increasing and diverse health and housing needs of our nation’s seniors.

Please join us on September 23 in Portland, Maine as BPC explores its recommendations and local efforts to promote healthy aging in a regional forum featuring Senator Angus King and regional experts.

Here is the agenda:

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