Safety Planning with Women Experiencing Homelessness

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council will be presenting a webinar on March 27, 2019 exploring the importance of safety planning and how violence affects the lives of women without homes. Learn how you can improve services for women experiencing homelessness through trauma-informed, quality care.

Women and families are the fastest-growing segments of the American homeless population. Whether on the streets, doubled-up, or temporarily sheltered, women without homes face complex challenges such as increased risk of sexual assault, lack of access to preventive and prenatal care, and all-too-prevalent trauma.

This webinar is a unique opportunity to gain valuable insight into the tools and resources needed to provide effective and trauma-informed assistance to women and families in the homeless population. Title: Safety Planning with Women Experiencing Homelessness
Date: March 27, 2019
Time: 12:45 PM EDT
Register Today

Reminder: SHC 3-12-19

This is a reminder that the Statewide Homeless Council will be meeting on Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 from 9:30 to 2:00 at MaineHousing, 353 Water Street in Augusta. Please see the agenda for details, including a call in number for those not able to attend in person. Also, as noted on the Agenda, please bring your own lunch.

Additional materials to be discussed at the meeting are available via the links, below. A Summary from the January SHC Retreat are provided here as there were no regular minutes from January. Minutes from February will be posted after they are reviewed and approved.

Reminder: SHC 2-12-19

This is a reminder that the Statewide Homeless Council will be meeting on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 9:20 to 2:00 at MaineHousing, 353 Water Street in Augusta. Please see the agenda for details, including a call-in number for those not able to attend in person. Other materials that will be discussed at the meeting are also attached, below. Notes from the January SHC Retreat are still being finalized and will be posted on this site as soon as they become available, so please check back prior to the meeting.

HUD Awards Over $200 Million for New FY 2018 CoC Projects

HUD awarded over $200 million for over 900 new homelessness programs across the U.S. and its territories. These Continuum of Care (CoC) grants will help end homelessness and provide critically needed support to local programs on the front lines of serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness. This final announcement includes FY 2018 awards for all new, CoC planning, and Unified Funding Agency (UFA) costs projects. These awards also include new projects being awarded with Domestic Violence Bonus (DV Bonus) funding. HUD has now announced all FY 2018 CoC Awards. View a list of all FY 2018 CoC Awards. Note: This announcement follows HUD’s January 26, 2019 announcement that nearly $2 billion was awarded to renew more than 5,800 local homeless housing and service programs across the U.S. and its territories. The January 26 announcement included FY 2018 awards for all renewal projects and projects that applied for transition grants. Appeals of an award determination must be submitted to HUD by 11:59 PM EDT on Monday, March 25, 2019. See Section X of the FY 2018 NOFA for more details. For questions relating to this announcement, a recipient or Collaborative Applicant should send a message through HUD’s Ask a Question (AAQ) portal. We deeply appreciate your work to end homelessness.
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What this means for MCOC:

Of the New Project Applications that MCOC submitted, we got the Planning Grant ($368,718) and two other projects:
CHOMPenobscot County Long Term Housing$350,000
MCEDVDV Housing Services Coordinator$100,000
We did not get funding for the following project proposals:
CHOMYork County Long Term Housing$350,000
Preble StreetHuston Commons Expansion$105,579
Hope HousePCHC Joint TH RRH PH$119,700
Hope HousePCHC Recovery Housing TH RRH PH$199,855
MCEDVDV Housing Vouchers$474,332
HUD has not yet released COC Scores or debriefing information.

Resource Committee/Unsheltered PIT Count Debrief- February 7, 2019

The next meeting of the Resource Committee will be at Tri-County Mental Health Services in Lewiston from 1- 3pm on Thursday, February 7th. (The meeting may not go the full 2 hours.) This meeting will be a debrief of the recent efforts in completing the unsheltered PIT count throughout the state.  Anyone who is interested in discussing what worked well or the challenges in this year’s count is encouraged to participate even if you are not a member of the Resource Committee. This information will be used in the planning of next year’s count.  Please pass this information on to anyone who might be interested.

Tri-County Mental Health Services

1155 Lisbon St.

Lewiston, ME

Call-in Number 1-515-739-1749

Pass code 916034#

FY2018 CoC Renewal Awards Announced

All MCOC Renewal Projects were funded. New Project Awards will be announced “at a later date” – stay tuned!

HUD Announced Nearly $2 Billion for FY 2018 CoC Renewal Projects
On January 26, 2019 HUD announced nearly $2 billion to renew more than 5,800 local homeless housing and service programs across the U.S. and its territories. These Continuum of Care (CoC) grants will help end homelessness and provide critically needed support to local programs on the front lines of serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness. The announcement includes FY 2018 awards for all renewal projects and projects that applied for transition grants. Awards for new projects, including projects being awarded with Domestic Violence Bonus (DV Bonus) funding, will be announced at a later date. View a list of the renewal and transition grant awards by CoC. This announcement includes awards for the following types of projects in both Tier 1 and Tier 2: One-year renewals for expiring grants, including those for CoCs designated as a Unified Funding Agency; Renewals where the applicant applied to consolidate several renewal grants; and Projects where the applicant applied for a transition grant. The announcement does not include awards for the following types of projects: New projects created through Bonus, DV Bonus, or Reallocation, including those for CoCs designated as a Unified Funding Agency; CoC Planning and Unified Funding Agency Costs projects; and New grants that expand existing projects (expansion grants). HUD will announce awards for the above noted new projects at a later date.

Award letters for renewal and transition grants are being emailed to the email addresses we have on file. If an identified awardee does not receive an award letter in the next few days, please contact HUD’s Ask A Question (AAQ) portal. If you wish to appeal this decision, you will have 45 days beginning when HUD makes the final award announcement. This final award announcement will be made at a later date, and HUD will send an announcement over the listserv to indicate that a final award announcement has been made and indicating the deadline for appeals. See Section X of the FY 2018 NOFA for more details. For questions relating to this announcement, a recipient or Collaborative Applicant should send a message through HUD’s AAQ portal. We deeply appreciate your work to end homelessness. Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs
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Notice to Homeless Youth Providers – An Opportunity for Youth!

MaineHousing has some funding available to cover the cost of sending one youth representative to the National Network for Youth Annual Summit in Washington D.C. on March 18th and 19th.  The expectation would be that an agency staff member would accompany the youth, although unfortunately we don’t have funding for that.  The Summit would be a great opportunity for a youth/young adult interested in advocacy work.  It culminates in visits to our congressional representatives on Capitol Hill and the youth would have the opportunity to share their perspective and experience with homelessness. 

If we have multiple youth interested in going, we will ask them to write up an explanation of why they want to go and what they would want to accomplish as a result of their participation in the Summit.  A special focus would be what they would do with the knowledge/skills gained from the Summit upon their return.

The link to the Summit information is provided below.  We would need to have youth ‘applications’ by Friday February 8th in order to get them registered at both the Summit and the hotel.  Please contact Lauren Bustard at gro.g1552916355nisuo1552916355henia1552916355m@dra1552916355tsubl1552916355 or 626-4613 with any questions or if you know a youth who is interested in going.