The annual homeless Point in Time Count is just two weeks away! Local community leaders are scheduling training meetings on the forms and process for this years count. If you want to help, reach out as soon as possible!
WHAT: Annually, on one night in January, there is a count of a homeless people throughout the state of Maine.
WHY: Counting families, youth, veterans, senior citizens and others who are homeless gives us a better understanding of the factors contributing to homelessness in our communities. The information collected helps us in our work to end homelessness.
HOW: There are two count methods this year:
On the night of Tuesday, January 23, 2018, compassionate volunteers will be available throughout Maine to survey homeless members of our communities.
On Wednesday, January 24, 2018, Thursday, January 25, 2018 and Friday, January 26, 2018, volunteers will be located at various service centers throughout Maine to meet with homeless people and gather important information for the count.
Volunteers are crucial to the success of the count. For more information or to volunteer for the count, please contact: ">Rob Liscord with Preble Street Veteran Housing Services
As discussed at the various stakeholder meetings, Statewide Homeless and Regional Homeless Councils, MaineHousing will be amending the Homeless Rule and has begun the Rulemaking process. The process will include distributing three separate documents that cover sections of the Rule that we will be amending. The sections will cover;
Eligible Applicants and Emergency Housing Standards
Allocation and Disbursements
Data, Reporting and Monitoring
(Please click on the link, below, for the details)
We are seeking your feedback and input to the concepts we will be proposing and have established a timeline for release and draft of the new proposed Rule. The first section will be released March 18th; the second section April 10th; and the third section May 8th. We will be drafting the Rule in June and a Public Hearing will soon follow. We are hoping that the final Board approval and acceptance will be completed by the end of October.
The first section for comment is attached and all documents will also be posted on our MaineHousing.org website as well as the MaineHomelessPlanning.org website.
ALL comments and feedback should be directed to Thank You