Category Archives: Maine Homeless Council

December SHC Meeting – Different Location!!!

This is a reminder that the Statewide Homeless Council will be meeting on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 9:30 to 2:00 at the Maine State Library, located at 230 State Street in Augusta, ME (NOT at MaineHousing).  Please see the agenda for details, including a call-in number for those not able to attend in person.

Minutes here are from October. November minutes will be posted once approved by the SHC.

SHC Agenda 12.11.18

SHC Minutes 10-9-18

State and Federal Legislation Update 12.5.18

Op Ed on working together to end homelessness 10.23.18

The version above is as submitted, the link below is the version that was printed in the Portland Press Herald.

Op Ed, on behalf of the Statewide Homeless Council in the PPH:  https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/20/maine-voices-laser-focus-on-housing-resources-is-reducing-homelessness/

 

 

CE Triage and Diversion “Pause”

Dear Coordinated Entry Participant,

On behalf of the CE Subcommittee, after much deliberation and listening to CES partners, the CoC Board has approved a “pause” in the Triage and Diversion portion of Coordinated Entry. This pause will provide time to build a better system coupling what we learned with this experience with emerging best practices.

What the pause means:

  • CE partners are not required to complete or enter into HMIS any Triage and Diversion In other words, what is commonly misidentified as “Coordinated Entry,” the initial Triage and Diversion entry assessment (copy attached) does not have to be completed.

What to do during the pause:

  • Continue to facilitate soft landings for persons entering the homeless response system.  Help refer to the best available resource and guide people seeking shelter to community resources with warm handoffs
  • Bring your voice and participate in CoC meetings big and small.

Please accept this as official notice to pause the Triage and Diversion portion of Coordinated Entry.

Thank you for your consideration,

  • The Coordinated Entry Subcommittee

Vickey Rand, Josh D’Alessio, Derek Morin, Erin Kelley, Leah Bruns, Mary Wade, Melody Fitch, Rachel Boyce, Scott Tibbitts, Veronica Ross, and Virginia Dill

CE-Triage-and-Diversion-Assessment-4.18.18

Joshua B. D’Alessio, MHA LADC
Manager of Homeless Initiatives
WISH Program Manager

Hope House Health & Living Center

179 – 181 Corporate Drive, Bangor, ME 04401
Pronouns: he|him|his
C. 207/944.9838 ~ O. 217.6713 #1144

Reminder: SHC Meeting 11-13-18

This is a reminder that the Statewide Homeless Council will be meeting on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 at MaineHousing, 353 Water Street in Augusta. There is also a call-in option for those not able to attend in person. Minutes here are from September. October minutes will be posted after they are approved.

SHC Agenda 11.13.18

SHC Minutes 9-11-18

State and Federal Legislation Update 11.7.18

Statewide Homeless Council Meeting Protocol – Adopted 9.11.18

 

 

Reminder: MCOC 10-18-18

This is a reminder that the Maine Continuum of Care will be meeting on Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 1:00PM to 3:00 PM. Please see the agenda for a list of video conferencing locations. Please use the call-in option only if you cannot make it to one of the video sites.

MCOC will be accepting nominations to fill our Region One Tri-Chair position. Nominees must be MCOC members in good standing, meaning they are eligible to vote at MCOC meetings. If you are not sure the person you wish to nominate is eligible, please contact Vickey Rand or Awa Conteh to confirm their status. Also, please confirm with the person you wish to nominate that they are willing and able to commit to the time and energy required of this role. Please forward the nominee’s name, agency, and contact information to  Vickey  or Awa.

MCOC-Agenda-10-18-18

DRAFT 9-13-18 MCOC Minutes

State and Federal Legislation Update 10.1.18

 

SHC Meeting October 9, 2018

This is a reminder that the Statewide Homeless Council will be meeting on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 at MaineHousing, 353 Water Street in Augusta. There is also a call-in option for those not able to attend in person. Minutes here are from June and July, there was no SHC meeting in August. September minutes will be posted once approved.

SHC Agenda 10.9.18

SHC Minutes 6-12-18

SHC Minutes 7-10-18

The 2018 MCOC NOFA 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 2018 are now complete!

Thank you to EVERYONE who worked so hard – whether on the CoC level application, one or more project level applications, participating on committees or in discussions at various meetings – to help us collect and assemble all the information that goes into this final product.

(please note, the documents have been updated since original post)

MCOC 2018 NOFA Application

MCOC 2018 NOFA Project Priority Listing

MCOC Meets THIS WEEK! DRAFT NOFA & Monitoring Results

The Maine Continuum of Care will be meeting on Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00 – one week earlier than usual so that we can approve this year’s NOFA application prior to the submission deadline on September 18th.

The Bangor Library was not available for this meeting but other Tandberg Locations are, and there is a call in number as well.

For those  calling in to the Maine Continuum of Care Meeting this month, please use this number: 866-6426  – not the one on the agenda – sorry for any confusion.

The most current version of the Application is also attached for your review prior to the meeting. We will not have time to go over every part of this during the meeting so if you have questions or concerns please send them to Scott or one of the chairs so we can be prepared to summarize and resolve them as quickly as possible.

MCOC-Agenda-9-13-18

DRAFT 8-16-18 MCOC Minutes

State and Federal Legislation Update 9.5.18

FY2018 MCOC NOFA Application 9-7-18

Final Monitoring Threshold 9.10.18