This is a reminder that the Maine Continuum of Care will be meeting on Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at several locations and via “Go To Meeting” for those who are unable to attend at one of the group sites. Please note that we are no longer using Tandberg or the Public Library meeting rooms – see the Agenda for complete details.
If you are the note taker for one of our committees, and your notes are not listed below, please post your latest meeting minutes on this site, or send them to me (*protected email*) and I will add them. Thank you!
Reminding everyone that there will NOT be a Statewide Homeless Council Meeting on June 11, 2019.
SHC will meet again, as scheduled, on July 9th, 2019. Information
about the location and other details will be posted here – stay tuned!
Training will cover:
- An overview of the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence, the individual resource centers serving Maine and the services offered.
- Violence Against Women Act overview: What is VAWA? Who is protected? What programs are impacted?
- Review of housing protections for survivors and the responsibilities for housing providers.
Wednesday, June 5th
9:30 to 10:30 AM
Location: Shalom House, Inc.
106 Gilman Street, Portland
Friday, June 14th
9:00 to 10:00 AM
353 Water Street, Augusta
MaineHousing and the Department of Economic and Community
Development (DECD) invite participation in the Community
Development Listening Forums intended to foster open conversation. The purpose
of the meetings is twofold:
- We are preparing the 5 year consolidated plan
required by HUD in order to continue receiving federal funding,
- More importantly, we are asking for input
into a more extensive State of Housing assessment.
MaineHousing and DECD will share some data and demographics of interest to Maine Communities and service providers. The balance of the forums will be for attendees to ask questions and engage in meaningful dialogue. Our intention is to listen and bring back your ideas for increasing our effectiveness in your communities and for informing the development of the 5 year consolidated plan.
Please take the time to meet with us to share your feelings about how we are currently doing, what we are not doing and how we can be a better partner.
Tuesday June 18
Mark & Emily Turner Library
39 2nd Avenue
Presque Isle, ME
Tuesday June 25
Minsky Lecture Hall, Bangor Public Library
145 Harlow Street
Thursday June 27
City Council Chambers
270 Pleasant Street
Tuesday July 16
City Council Chambers
919 Main Street
Thursday July 18
Franklin Memorial Hospital, Bass Room
111 Franklin Health Commons
more information contact:
Michael D. Baran
Special Projects Coordinator
(207) 624-5774 (Phone)
Deborah Johnson, Director
Office of Community Development
Letting everyone know that there will NOT be a Statewide Homeless Council Meeting on June 11, 2019.
SHC will meet again, as scheduled, on July 9th, 2019. Information about the location and other details will be posted here – stay tuned!
Please note that the date for Region 2 and date & time for Region 3 were incorrect in the previous post. That post has been updated with the correct information. Sorry for the mix up.
MaineHousing will be holding a series of meetings with
interested organizations and individuals throughout the summer. The
purpose of the meetings is twofold. 1. We are preparing the 5-year
consolidated plan required by HUD in order to continue receiving federal
funding, 2. More importantly, given this is MaineHousing’s 50th
anniversary, we are asking for input into a more comprehensive State of Housing
assessment. Therefore, our consultation process with interested
organizations is more extensive than we have had in the past.
To hear from a wide range of interests, we will be
scheduling opportunities for discussion in 6 areas:
- community development,
- low income/special needs consumers,
- protected class members/fair housing, and
- housing quality.
Interested individuals/organizations will be invited to one
or more of the discussions; and in some cases, we will have more than one
At the initial discussions MaineHousing will share needs and
market analysis data and listen to input relative to the discussion area.
There will be a later opportunity for interested parties to share input on
HUD-funded programs and allocations.
Locations/Times of 2020 Consolidated Plan
Public Input Sessions on Homelessness:
Lauren Bustard will
be facilitating the following sessions for people interested in the area of homelessness:
Region One Homeless Council – Wednesday June 26th from 1-2:00 at 196 Lancaster St. in Portland
Region Two Homeless Council – Friday June 14th from 10-11:00 at MaineHousing in Augusta
Region Three Homeless Council – Wednesday June 12th from 12-1:00 in Bangor (location TBD)
Lauren will also be
sending out an email to ‘interested parties’ about the sessions within the next
couple of weeks.
She’ll be attending
the July meetings of the MCOC and SHC to share our initial thoughts on how we
will utilize ESG and FedHOME monies to receive feedback from the groups.
Please add the Agency Participation Agreement to your list of info for tomorrow’s meeting. Also, in addition to Veterans Inc, there will be other agencies seeking letters of support for their GPD applications.
This is a reminder that the Maine Continuum of Care will be meeting on Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at several locations throughout the state and via GoToMeeting. Please note, we are no longer using Tandberg or the Library Tandberg sites.
You may join others at one of the designated meeting locations, or connect from your computer, table or smartphone using the link in the agenda. There is also a call in only option. (You may use your computer audio, or call in by phone – please do not do both as is creates audio feedback.)
Please see the Agenda for more details. Other materials that will be reviewed or discussed at the meeting are also linked, below.