Notice of Funding Availability for FY2016 HUD CoC Program Competition

June 29, 2016

The FY2016 HUD CoC Program Competition NOFA has been released.

https://www.hudexchange.info/resource/5068/fy-2016-coc-program-nofa/

https://www.hudexchange.info/resource/4995/fy-2016-coc-program-registration-notice/

https://www.hudexchange.info/resource/2033/hearth-coc-program-interim-rule/

Be sure to check the HUD website frequently for updates and Competition Focus Messages:

https://www.hudexchange.info/e-snaps/fy-2016-coc-program-nofa-coc-program-competition/

Learn more about HUD’s FY2016 Policy Priorities;

Training – Community Practice Collaborative (CPC)

As we move into the third month of 2016, Changing Homelessness would like to announce the coalition wide training we have scheduled and ask for your assistance in prioritizing additional training.

On the first Thursday of the month, HMIS New User training is held from 9 a.m. to noon at our office and HMIS errors and reporting is held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

To sign up for either HMIS training;

Click here for New User/Refresher training;

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084ba9a628a3ff2-hmis

Or here for Error and Reporting training;

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084ba9a628a3ff2-hmis1

Iain DeJong of OrgCode is scheduled to provide the following trainings’ in Jacksonville:

4/15/2016-  Working with clients with mental health, addiction and/or sex work (PG13 Rating)

5/19/2016 – Excellence in Housing Case Management

7/15/2016 – Diversion Training

10/7/2016 – Outreach to Housing

Help us plan for this training by clicking here http://doodle.com/poll/gkdszpfnnq6w6pas to indicate what training you would like to attend.

Below are the case management and systems training we are considering;

Please click here http://doodle.com/poll/znk8pqwgyen6vh5t to indicate your preferences and/or suggest other topics.

Functional Zero What does it mean?
CoC Governance Committee 101
HEARTH Act Requirements – What are they and how will they affect how we do what we do?
Changing Homelessness 101
CoC Outcomes Measures, Ranking and Scoring
System Performance Measures
SPDAT Training
Diversion Task Force Kick Off
HMIS Reports for Program Management
Case Management 101 – best practices you should know about
Housing First – what does that mean for my program?

2016 Point in Time (PIT) Count – JANUARY 27, 2016

This year the Annual Count is on Wednesday, January 27th, 2016.  To sign up to volunteer, please click the link below;

Everyone Counts!

If you…

– Enjoy the thrill of meeting new people
– Relish the challenge of canvassing the streets of Clay, Duval, and Nassau Counties
– Are a compassionate citizen who cares about those who do not have a place to call home…

Then you should volunteer for the Point in Time Count!

What is the Point in Time Count (PIT)?

The PIT is a national, annual census and survey of the homeless population. The information collected during the PIT is used to help assess how we are doing as a community, and as a nation, to address the needs of people experiencing homelessness.

What are my duties as a volunteer?

As a volunteer you can join a survey team, or sign up to assist with data entry after the PIT is over.

Once you register, you will be contacted by Changing Homelessness via email with specific details regarding location and time and you will be able to let us know your preferences.

Click here to Register;

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-point-in-time-count-registration-19995967477

Click here to help purchase meal cards for the homeless that we survey during the count;

https://www.gofundme.com/2016PITmealcards

For more information please contact Changing homelessness, Inc. at:

PIT@changinghomelessness.org