LGBTQ/ HUD Equal Access Rule Training (September 13, 2019)

Attached are the final slides from the LGBTQ/ HUD Equal Access Training held on September 13, 2019.

The first attachment is the Introduction to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression presented by Ophelia Hu Kinney from the Reconciling Ministries Network.

The second is the HUD Equal Access Rule portion of the training presented by Mary Bonauto from GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders (GLAD).

The link below is the full training with audio. Since we had some challenges with sound quality, you can decide if you would like to take in the training using this revised version (audio cleaned up a bit).

Updated – Website Update & Downtime

Updated on 10/30/2019 – This update is complete. There were no visible changes made to the website.

Good Morning – On Wednesday, October 30th the Maine Homeless Planning website may be periodically unavailable while we install some updates to the site. During the update the site will display a maintenance mode message on the homepage.

The update should not affect the look/feel of the front end site after the site, but may change some administrative & back end sections of the site. Once the update is complete I will document any changes with a new post.

If you have any questions about the update or if this will cause a problem for you please contact Amanda Ouellette at :

Reminder: MCoC Meeting Thursday, October 17

This is a reminder that the Maine Continuum of Care will be meeting next Thursday, October 17th, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at three locations:

MaineHousing, 353 Water St, Augusta
New Beginnings, 134 College Street, Lewiston
Shalom House, 106 Gilman Street, Portland

You may also attend via GoToMeeting, for those not able to make it to one of the meeting rooms.

See the agenda packet for details including the GoToMeeting link and call-in number…and please remember…you can use your computer audio or you can use the conference phone line – but you cannot use both!

And double please mute your phone or computer when you are not speaking.