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VAWA Housing Protections – Implementation within ESG and CoC Programs Webinar

All ESG & CoC funded programs are strongly encouraged to attend.

Please join HUD and CSH to discuss the implementation of HUD’s Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Final Rule in Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) and Continuum of Care (CoC) Programs. The VAWA Final Rule expands housing protections for survivors of domestic abuse, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in CoC and ESG projects. The rule was created to help ensure all individuals have access to a safe home without the fear of violence and to reduce the risk of homelessness among survivors. Learn more about:

  • The protections and rights outlined in the rule including the protection from refusal of assistance, termination of assistance, or eviction based on being a survivor
  • A survivor’s right to an emergency transfer when there is a safe and available unit
  • The option to bifurcate a lease to help keep a survivor safely housed

The webinar will provide a full overview of the rule, specifically targeted to recipients of ESG and CoC funds.

VAWA Housing Protections – Implementation within ESG and CoC Programs Webinar

Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM EST
Register for this webinar.

Runaway Youth Prevention Webinar

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Dear Colleague,


On November 28, 2018 from 3-4 p.m. ET, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will present “Runaway Youth Prevention.” This webinar coincides with National Runaway Prevention Month.

This webinar will address current emerging needs, discuss recent initiatives and legislation, and highlight the importance of law enforcement involvement in runaway youth prevention. Presenters will discuss strategies and best practices to prevent runaway youth and examine research on runaway youth and how it can be applied in various settings. Resources will also be provided to participants.

Register and learn more about this free webinar.

Thank you,




The Office of Juvenile Justice and

Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)


9300 Lee Highway

Fairfax, VA 22031-1207



Introduction to Hope Harbor Feasibility Study – Repurposing Cruise Ships for Housing

Hope Harbor Information posted  at the request of Ken Capron.

What:  Planning a Feasibility Study on Repurposing Cruise Ships for Homeless Housing, Affordable Housing, Workforce Housing, Immigrant Housing and related Social Services, Education, Job Training and more.

Where:  Room 24 in the dungeons of Portland City Hall  (Halloween is just a month away!)

When: 1:00 to 3:00pm on October 2

Who: Ken Capron, Founding Director of MemoryWorks

Why: To inform potential stakeholders about the vision and opportunity for adding 400 units of housing (800 beds). To apply for a grant for a feasibility study to explore the opportunities presented by repurposing a cruise ship to serve as housing and social services in any waterfront community with high levels of housing needs.

Who should attend: anyone involved in serving the specified populations (homeless, low resource, workforce, immigrant) with housing and social services; anyone who might be interested in being involved in the project and related travel. Housing and homeless subject matter experts. Those considering options for affordable housing. And anyone willing to explore a unique form of funding to be included in the study.

SOAR Online Course- Cohort for Maine

Hello all,

I’m passing along important information regarding an online SOAR training.  Please reach out to Kristin Lupfer, Project Director at the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center for more information or if interested in participating.


Norm Maze, Secretary, CoC Resource Committee


SOAR Online Course Cohort Timeline-Maine October 2018

Hello everyone!

I am reaching out based on your interest in getting involved with SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery) in Maine! As you know, Ashley has moved on to a new position, but we are still working hard to get SOAR strongly established in Maine.  In the meantime, the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center will be facilitating a virtual SOAR Online Course cohort. What that means is that anyone who is interested will register for the SOAR Online Course and I will hold weekly virtual calls using Adobe Connect in order to check-in on your progress and answer any questions you have.

Please let me know by September 27 if you are interested in participating in the cohort and I will make sure that you are added to all of the calendar appointments.  I have attached the cohort timeline which has some additional information about how it will work and how to register.

We will hold weekly check-in calls on October 4, 11, and 18 from 3:00-4:00pm ET.

Do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions you have.

Also, feel free to forward this message to anyone else that you think would be interested in participating.

Looking forward to getting to know you all!


Take care,


Kristin Lupfer, MSW
Project Director
Policy Research Associates, Inc.
Delmar, NY 12054
(518) 439-7415 x5262

*protected email*
Creating positive social change through technical assistance, research, and training for people who are disadvantaged.


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