This is a reminder that the Statewide Homeless Council will be meeting on Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 from 9:30 to 12:30 at MaineHousing, 353 Water Street in Augusta.
Please note: This month we will be using GoToMeeting to connect remotely – NOT the usual conference call number! Please see the agenda for details. Minutes here are from October, as the November meeting was canceled due to bad weather.
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 to me at . The deadline for nominations is Thursday, December 12th, by 5:00 PM.
More information about the MCOC election process can be found in Article 6 of our Governance:
Article 6. Officers & Elections:
MCOC will have three Chairs, who will each serve for a three-year term.
Chairs shall be responsible for planning and conducting MCOC meetings.
Any Chair may act as the designated signatory for MCOC correspondence.
Chairs must be members of eligible voting organizations.
One new Chair shall be nominated and elected by MCOC on an annual basis. Notifications for upcoming nominations shall occur in November. Nominations for a new Chair will be taken prior to and at the December MCOC meeting. Should there be more than one nominee, each nominee will submit a brief bio summarizing their background, capacity, and interest in being Chair. Bios will be posted, with the formal announcement for open voting. Elections shall be held at the January meeting. The new Chair will begin serving upon election.
Term of Office shall be three years. There is no limit on terms, but all Chairs must be re-nominated and re-elected to serve another term once their initial term has expired.
Chairs may resign in writing during their term and shall, to the best of their ability, give at least a one-month notice of such resignation. Any vacancies shall be filled for the remainder of the term by nomination and election at the next regular meeting.
This is a reminder that the Maine Continuum of Care will be meeting Thursday, November 21st, 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.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
We also wanted to make sure everyone knows that we have corrected the sound quality issues from the last training. There won’t be an opportunity to ask questions via audio, but there will be a text chat option available.
What do renters and landlords need to know? This training will cover:
fair housing laws
your rights as a renter
assistance and therapy animals (in housing and at emergency
reasonable accommodations landlords are sometimes required
Who should attend?
Landlords, housing providers, shelter staff, General Assistance staff, case managers, and anyone who is concerned about fair treatment and housing rights.
Any questions? Contact Resource Committee Co-Chairs, Mike Mooney- or Norman Maze-
This is a reminder that the Maine Statewide Homeless Council will be meeting on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 9:30 to 12:30 at MaineHousing, 353 Water Street in Augusta. Please see the Agenda for additional information, including a call-in number for those not able to attend in person.
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).