HUD’s House America Initiative Webinar

As you may be aware,  House America is a federal initiative, led by HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge, in which HUD and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) are inviting mayors, county leaders, Tribal nation leaders, and governors into a national partnership to use the historic investments provided through the American Rescue Plan to address the … Continue reading HUD’s House America Initiative Webinar

MCOC is Accepting Nominations for one of our Tri-Chair Positions!

The Maine Continuum of Care is accepting nominations for one of our three Tri-Chair positions. This is an annual process, with each Chair serving a three year term of office. If you wish to nominate someone, please check with them first to be sure they are willing and able to serve. Please send your nominations … Continue reading MCOC is Accepting Nominations for one of our Tri-Chair Positions!

Maine’s 2022 Point-in-Time Count – January 25th

Hello Everyone! As you may know, Maine’s 2022 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count is taking place on the night of January 25, 2022, with Service Based follow-up days collecting data on the 26th, 27th, and 28th.  For those of you who may not be familiar with the Point-in-Time, it is an attempt to count and collect some … Continue reading Maine’s 2022 Point-in-Time Count – January 25th

Lived Experience Advisory Committee

A new Committee has been proposed to ensure that the voices and perspectives of individuals with current and/or past lived experience of homelessness are heard and considered in the decision-making processes of the Maine Continuum of Care. The following Committee Charter has been drafted by the Document Review Committee and, if approved, will be added … Continue reading Lived Experience Advisory Committee

Coordinated Entry Draft Assessment Tool – Feedback Wanted!

The Maine Continuum of Care Coordinated Entry Committee has been working to draft a new assessment tool to be used in the assessment portion of Coordinated Entry System (CES) and we want your feedback.  The need to draft a new tool came to be with the phasing out of the VI-SPDAT due to equity concerns.  … Continue reading Coordinated Entry Draft Assessment Tool – Feedback Wanted!

2021 Maine Continuum of Care NOFO Application and Project Priority Listing!

The Maine Continuum of Care Consolidated Application for HUD Homeless Assistance Program Funding and the accompanying Project Priority Listing for 2021 are now complete! This was a particularly challenging year - HUD skipped the Application process last year, so we were all a little out of practice, and this was the first time everything, from … Continue reading 2021 Maine Continuum of Care NOFO Application and Project Priority Listing!

The ALMOST FINAL Versions of the 2021 MCOC NOFO Application & Project Priority Listing!!!

We are very close to finalizing the 2021 Maine Continuum of Care Application for Funding - but we are not done yet! There are still a few items we need to complete, which we hope to have in place very soon. The deadline for submission to HUD is November 16th, but we would like to … Continue reading The ALMOST FINAL Versions of the 2021 MCOC NOFO Application & Project Priority Listing!!!

SNAPS In Focus: Evaluating Our COVID-19 Preparedness

SNAPS In Focus: Evaluating Our COVID-19 Preparedness October 28, 2021 The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) strongly encourages local homelessness providers and community leaders to enhance and expand infection control measures, including by re-implementing measures that may have been rolled back. HUD administers grant programs funding hundreds of projects that serve individuals … Continue reading SNAPS In Focus: Evaluating Our COVID-19 Preparedness