Maine Continuum of Care Meeting 12-21-17

This is a reminder that MCOC will be meeting on Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00. We know this is a busy time of year but we encourage you to attend (see agenda item 3!).

PLEASE NOTE: The Augusta meeting will be at the Maine State Library, 230 State Street in Augusta. Enter the lobby, go left, go through the door at the far side of the stairwell, down the hall, last door on the left. Other Tandberg locations have not changed, just Augusta, just for December.

The following links will bring you to the Agenda, previous Minutes, and other materials that we will be discussing at the meeting.

MCOC-Agenda-12-21-17

DRAFT 11-16-17 MCOC Minutes

PIT-Get Counted Flier 2018

PIT Count- Outreach Leads 2018

12.5.17 HVAC Written Standards

HUD Region 1 TA: HMIS and CE

Please join the HUD Region 1 TA Team on Wednesday, December 20th from 11AM – 12PM for our monthly peer-to-peer webinar. The topic for the December webinar will be “Using HMIS to Support Coordinated Entry.” We are very excited to have Cindy Namer from the Maine Statewide CoC share how HMIS has been used to support coordinated entry processes across the CoC. As always, we will have time for questions and discussions, and encourage you to share local challenges and solutions with your peers across the region!

Please register for this webinar by following the link below. You will receive a confirmation email following registration:

https://icfi.webex.com/icfi/onstage/g.php?MTID=e6d386fac23dcf28cd03338cba2683308

  • Phone #: US Toll +1-415-655-0002
  • Access Code/ Event Number: 929 651 351
  • Password: PEER

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns, and I’m looking forward to having you join us on Wednesday, December 20th at 11AM!

Best,

Heather

Heather Rhoda

Senior Analyst, Housing and Community Development

11.7.17 ME HVAC Meeting Minutes

The Maine Homeless Veterans Action Committee (ME HVAC), the Veteran Committee of the Maine Continuum of Care (MCOC), formed as a collaboration of several agencies and organizations to ensure that Veteran homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring and was adopted as a joint committee of the MCOC in 2016. ME HVAC meets the first Tuesday of each month from 1pm-3pm at the Lewiston VA Clinic (CBOC) at 15 Challenger Drive, Lewiston. These meetings are open. Please email Rob Liscord at *protected email* if you would like to join our email list. 

In November, the meeting highlights include:

  • Community Presentation: Dan Walsh, Veterans, Inc. CT Office on veteran coordinated entry and achieving an end to veteran homelessness using the USICH Benchmark Criteria
  • Adoption of Community Plan on Dual enrollment between SSVF and GPD based on changes in the GPD Transitional Housing Program
  • Discussion of the Veteran By Name List Report
  • Review of HVAC Written Standards to be voted on at the December 5 meeting

11.7.17 HVAC Meeting Notes 10.31.2017 By Name List Report 11.7.17 HVAC Community Plan Proposal GPD Modality Transition

Statewide Homeless Council Meeting 12-12-17

This is a reminder that the Statewide Homeless Council will be meeting from 9:30 to 2:00 on December 12, 2017. Please note the CHANGE OF LOCATION FOR THIS MEETING! The meeting will be at the Maine State Library, 230 State Street in Augusta.

Below are links to the Agenda, and minutes from Sept. and Oct., which were both approved at the November meeting. The November minutes will be posted once approved. Also, other materials to be reviewed at the meeting.

SHC Agenda 12.12.17

SHC Minutes 10-10-17

SHC Minutes 9-12-17

Heat and Eat Dec 11 2014

Policy Proposal Stabilizing People Homeless with Substance Use Disorder 11.14.17

Prioritization Chart for Serving Homeless Populations in Maine 2017 – Working SHC Version for 2018 11.14.17

Next Meeting: December 12, 2017 at the Maine State Library, 230 State Street in Augusta.  Here’s a map…

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Maine+State+Library/@44.306073,-69.7827403,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xd4b66c59cfe49af3!8m2!3d44.306073!4d-69.7827403

9.3.17 ME Homeless Veteran Action Committee Meeting Minutes

The Maine Homeless Veterans Action Committee (ME HVAC), the Veteran Committee of the Maine Continuum of Care (MCOC), formed as a collaboration of several agencies and organizations to ensure that Veteran homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring and was adopted as a joint committee of the MCOC in 2016. ME HVAC meets the first Tuesday of each month from 1pm-3pm at the Lewiston VA Clinic (CBOC) at 15 Challenger Drive, Lewiston. These meetings are open. Please email Rob Liscord at *protected email* if you would like to join our email list. 

At the September 3, 2017 meeting the following topics were covered:

  • Veteran By Name List and Case Consultation
  • Program updates for SSVF, GPD, VASH, Maine Bureau of Veteran Services
  • Interim Chair and Co-chair nominations and elections
  • COC merger implications for HVAC
  • Written Standards, governance and veteran coordinated entry policy and procedure.

9.5.17 Maine HVAC Meeting Minutes 8.30.17 By Name List Report

10.3.17 ME Homeless Veteran Action Committee Meeting Minutes

The Maine Homeless Veterans Action Committee (ME HVAC), the Veteran Committee of the Maine Continuum of Care (MCOC), formed as a collaboration of several agencies and organizations to ensure that Veteran homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring and was adopted as a joint committee of the MCOC in 2016. ME HVAC meets the first Tuesday of each month from 1pm-3pm at the Lewiston VA Clinic (CBOC) at 15 Challenger Drive, Lewiston. These meetings are open. Please email Rob Liscord at *protected email* if you would like to join our email list. 

At the October 3, 2017 meeting topics covered included:

  • Veteran By Name List and Case Consultation
  • Program changes to the Grant and Per Diem Transitional Housing Program
  • Governance Development

9.30.17 By Name List Report 10.3.17 Maine HVAC Meeting Minutes

LISTENING SESSION FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS ON THE FEDERAL STRATEGIC PLAN TO PREVENT AND END HOMELESSNESS

Please share the invitation below with any organizations and individuals who are active in efforts to prevent and end homelessness in New England. This includes grantees, advocacy groups, social service agencies, elected officials and people who have experienced homelessness. This is an important opportunity to provide input and direction for the Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness.

You are invited to attend a

LISTENING SESSION FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS ON

THE FEDERAL STRATEGIC PLAN TO PREVENT AND END HOMELESSNESS

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2017

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

At the offices of the Department of Housing and Urban Development

Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr. Federal Building

First Floor Auditorium

10 Causeway Street, Boston, MA 02222

The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) is currently gathering comments from stakeholders throughout the country as it prepares to revise and strengthen the Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. As part of that process, USICH staff will be holding a listening session in Boston on December 6, 2017.

This session seeks input from people who have experienced homelessness, service providers, advocates, and government officials willing to share their recommendations. The meeting is an important opportunity to ensure that our regional voices are heard as the updated plan is developed.

The current Federal Strategic Plan, Opening Doors, has helped drive significant national progress. But there is much more work ahead. You can review a summary of the goals, objectives, and strategies within the current plan in this Participation Guide.

The listening session will be led by Robert Pulster, USICH Regional Director.  The meeting is sponsored by the Region 1 Federal Regional Interagency Council on Homelessness and will include representatives from other federal agencies.

HUD will host the meeting at its offices at 10 Causeway Street in Boston on Wednesday, December 6th, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Participants are asked to RSVP by December 1st by emailing Josephine Hauer, Program Specialist for Strategic Initiatives at HHS, Administration of Children and Families: at vog.s1513532274hh.fc1513532274a@reu1513532274ah.en1513532274ihpes1513532274oj1513532274

Please note that you must pass through building security, so please plan accordingly.

If you are unable to attend the listening session but wish to provide feedback, USICH is soliciting input until Dec. 31. Comments can be filed on the USICH website at https://www.usich.gov/strengthening-the-plan.

Thank you and we hope to see you there.

Paul Jacobsen

Chair, Region 1 Interagency Council on Homelessness

Acting Regional Director/Executive Officer

US Department of Health and Human Services

Region 1 New England

Suite 2100

JFK Federal Building

15 New Sudbury Street

Boston, MA 02203

DRAFT PIT Forms for MCOC

Attached below are the DRAFT forms being proposed for the January 2018 Point-in-Time Count. Please review and be prepared to discuss, and possibly vote to approve, at the Maine Continuum of Care meeting on 11-16-17.

DRAFT 2018 PIT Non-HMIS Shelter Form

DRAFT 2018 PIT Non-HMIS Reference Sheet

DRAFT 2018 PIT Unsheltered Form

DRAFT 2018 PIT Unsheltered Reference Sheet

DRAFT 2018 Youth Addendum