MCOC Selection Results

As stated in my previous message, all new and renewal applications have been approved for inclusion in the 2019 MCOC NOFA Application. However, in the process of reviewing the attached Project Ranking spreadsheet from the Selection Committee prior to posting, the NOFA Committee has noticed an anomaly with the scoring for the MCEDV DV Housing Services Coordinator project score. The score recorded appears highly improbable, so it would seem that there was an error in that scoring. As such, the NOFA Committee is recommending that the Scoring Committee reconvene in order to re-evaluate scoring. Each project will be receiving their individual score information in a separate email today. The NOFA Committee recommends all projects review their score sheets carefully. Any project wanting to appeal their score must do so within 3 business days; by 5PM Wednesday September 18. The process for an appeal can be found in our Governance, Article 10, also attached.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by email.

Thank you,


MCOC Selection Committee Important Announcement!

Congratulations Maine Continuum of Care Applicants!

This is to inform everyone that the Maine Continuum of Care Selection Committee has reviewed all New and Renewal applications requesting funding through MCOC in the 2019 NOFA competition and there were NO project applications rejected.

ALL Project Applications are being recommended for inclusion in the MCOC Project Priority Listing that will be submitted to HUD along with the Continuum’s full Application later this month. All Project Applicants will be contacted by email and informed of their individual results very soon.

Further details regarding scoring and ranking results and the full MCOC NOFA Application will be provided at the next full MCOC Meeting on September 19, 2019.

The full agenda and additional information will be posted here on prior to the meeting.

Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity

Free Training Presented by:

The Regional Homeless Councils and the Maine CoC Resource Committee

Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs

Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity


Mary L. Bonauto
Civil Rights Project Director

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)

Ophelia Hu Kinney

Communications Specialist for Reconciling Ministries Network

When- 9-11am, Friday, September 13, 2019

Locations: Live presentation at Maine Housing Authority, 353 Water Street, Augusta

Additional “Go to Meeting” group sites with video are available at:

  • Community Health and Counseling Services, 42 Cedar St., Rm. 304 in Bangor
  • Shalom House, 106 Gilman St. in Portland
  • Sunrise Economic Council, 7 Ames Way in Machias

If you are unable to attend one of the in-person locations, please register for the GoToWebinar at:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

This training will cover:

  • Ways you can create a more welcoming and safer environment for LGBTQ persons
  • Learn the basic concepts and expectations of the HUD Equal Access to Housing rules
  • What rights are covered under this rule for individuals regardless of their sexual orientation and in accordance with the individual’s gender identity, and in a manner that affords equal access to the individual’s family.
  • Go to more background information on the Equal Access rules

Who should attend?

Landlords, housing providers, shelter staff, General Assistance staff, case managers, and anyone who is concerned about the fair treatment and equal protection of the housing rights of LGBTQ persons.

Any questions, contact: Resource Committee Co-Chairs, Mike Mooney: gro.e1568607035niamn1568607035igebw1568607035en@ye1568607035noomm1568607035

or Norman Maze: gro.c1568607035niesu1568607035ohmol1568607035ahs@e1568607035zaMN1568607035

MCOC Project Monitoring Results

The Monitoring threshold sheet shows all of the data points that the Project Monitoring Committee has reviewed. This data is derived from the project APRs, the project applications, and the monitoring forms submitted to the committee by each project. For each data point, the project is given a 1 if they met the threshold for that point, or a 0 if the project did not meet that threshold. Blank cells denote that the particular data point was not applicable to that project. The Committee then assess points to the project for their cooperation with the monitoring process. This gives a final monitoring score, which is calculated into a percentage since projects do not all have the same maximum point total. The columns after the final percentage are additional data useful for the scoring committee, but not included in the monitoring scores.

Out of the Darkness Greater Portland ME Area Walk

From Bill Higgins of Homeless Advocacy for All…

(please see additional locations and dates added to the end of this post)

I’m walking to prevent suicide in the Greater Portland ME Area Walk

Event Details

Walk Date: 09/07/2019
Walk Location: Fort Allen Park – Portland, ME
Check-in/Registration Time: 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 11:00 am
Walk Ends: 2:00 pm

*Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at this event.

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Margie Johnston, Anne Falk, Cathy Streifel 
Contact Phone: 207-415-8883 
Contact Email: moc.l1568607035iamg@1568607035notsn1568607035hojae1568607035irojr1568607035am1568607035

Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Registration is free and open to the public. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Greater Portland ME Area Walk

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.

Click the Register Now button at the top of the page to get started right away.

Help Spread the Word!

Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! #OutoftheDarkness

The Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, support, and a walk that unites a campus and community – a time to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and our loved ones. 

Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you at the walk!

William Higgins

Portland Walk – on 9/7/19

Fort Kent Walk- on 9/7/19

Bath Walk – on 9/15/19

I’m walking to prevent suicide in the Midcoast Maine Walk

Bangor Walk –  on 9/22/19



Robert Marcroft


Maine Homeless Veteran Action Committee

Robert Marcroft BSW MHRT/C

Statewide Housing Liaison

Veterans Housing Services

Preble Street

38 Preble Street

Portland, ME 04101

207-874-1100 x1295

207-239-2795 (cell)