Category Archives: Portland CoC

2018 MCOC Selection Committee Results

Congratulations Maine Continuum of Care Applicants!

This is to inform everyone that the Maine Continuum of Care Selection Committee has reviewed all New and Renewal applications requesting funding through MCOC in the 2018 NOFA competition and there were NO project applications rejected.

ALL Project Applications are being recommended for inclusion in the MCOC Project Priority Listing that will be submitted to HUD along with the Continuum’s full Application. All Project Applicants have been contacted by email and informed of their individual results.

Further details regarding scoring and ranking results will be provided at the next full meeting MCOC Meeting on September 13, 2018 (one week earlier than usual).

The full agenda and additional information will be posted here on prior to the meeting.

NOFA Committee 8-24-18

The MCOC NOFA Committee will be meeting Friday, August 24, 2018 from 10:00 to 1:00 at the offices of Shalom House, 106 Gilman Street, Portland Maine. Please note that we will be in a different conference room this time, so you must enter through the front lobby of the building, not from the parking lot.


MCOC GoToMeeting Link

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (646) 749-3122

Access Code: 352-415-877

MCOC NOFA Committee meeting 8-17-18

(sorry for the late notice)

The Maine Continuum of Care NOFA Committee will be meeting today,  Friday, August 17, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the offices of Shalom House, 106 Gilman Street in Portland, and via GoToMeeting for those not able to attend in person.

This committee is tasked with answering the questions and providing the data required to complete the annual Homeless Assistance Program Funding Application to HUD, and we welcome input and assistance from interested stakeholders.

MCOC GoToMeeting Link

8-10-18 DRAFT MCOC 2018 NOFA App

Additional Reallocation Funding Available

Due to a last minute notification that some projects would not be renewing this year, there is now an additional $376,945 of reallocated funds available for eligible new projects.

More information will be provided at tomorrow’s MCOC meeting,  but the MCOC Chairs felt strongly that the MCOC should know about this as quickly as possible.

If you have any questions please reach out to the chairs or to Scott Tibbitts.  Thank you – The MCOC Chairs (Awa, Rob, and Vickey)”

Reminder: Tomorrow: SOAR and Social Security Disability Benefit Training-Portland

Social Security Disability Claims and Finding Success through SOAR


Ashley Karr-Preble Street SOAR Case Manager & Statewide Team Lead for SOAR in Maine

Libby Newport-Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration – Boston Region Area II

Scott Mack- Disability Determination Services, Public Contact

Wednesday, August 15, 10-Noon

Portland Social Services, 196 Lancaster Street, Portland

SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) is a nationally recognized program designed to increase access to SSI/SSDI for eligible adults who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness** and have a serious mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder.