CoC Training: Webinars February 2016 to June 2016

Please join us for a series of webinars for the Eastern & Western PA Balance of State Continuums of Care

CoC Webinars Feb – June 2016

FEBRUARY – MAY webinars will focus on HUD requirements of CoC-funded projects.

  • Webinars are open to all members and participants in the Eastern & Western PA Continuums of Care.
  • *CoC-funded organizations are required to participate in the 4 webinars being conducted from February through May, either during the “live” webinar or by accessing the recorded webinar to be made available online shortly after each webinar.

The JUNE webinar will focus on the SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery) program. SOAR is considered to be a best practice for increasing access to disability income benefits.

REGISTRATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR EACH WEBINAR. (Registration link forthcoming.)

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2015 Western PA CoC – PROJECT RANKING & REALLOCATION PROCESS

Renewal Review & Ranking Documents

The below listed documents provide the 2015 Western PA CoC renewal review documents and scoring to be used for ranking of renewal projects.

Project Ranking

Per the requirements outlined in the 2015 CoC NOFA, this post is to inform all project applicants whether their application has been accepted or rejected by the CoC and the ranking on the CoC Priority Listing, within 15 days of the application deadline.

Western PA CoC – 2015 Project Ranking – FINAL

The link above is the document which lists all projects, by rank order, that will be submitted to HUD with the 2015 CoC Consolidated Application. All renewal applications that were submitted to the CoC were reviewed, approved and ranked. This includes 66 renewal projects and 12 new projects – one SSO to support the operation of the Western PA Coordinated Entry System, five Permanent Supportive Housing projects for chronically homeless, and six Rapid Re-housing projects.  These new projects were selected as part of the CoC’s new project solicitation process https://pennsylvaniacoc.org/new-project-solicitations-for-western-pa-coc/.

Rating and Review Procedure

The below link provides a description of the review, ranking, and tiering procedure for both renewal and new projects.

CoC Rating and Review Procedure.FINAL

Reallocation Process

The below link provides a description of the reallocation process.

Western CoC Process for Reallocating.FINAL

Public Posting of FY2015 CoC Application for the Western PA Continuum of Care (PA-601)  

In accordance with HUD’s requirement that the FY2015 application for Continuum of Care funds be available for public review and comment 48 hours prior to the submission deadline of November 20, 2015, 7:59 p.m. eastern time, please find the below Consolidated Application for the Western PA Continuum of Care (PA-601). 
 
This posting consists of (1) CoC Application and (2) Project Priority Listing. 
FINAL Submission Documents

2015 Western PA CoC – Final project ranking

Per the requirements outlined in the 2015 CoC NOFA,

This post is to inform all project applicants whether their application has been accepted or rejected by the CoC and the ranking on the CoC Priority Listing, within 15 days of the application deadline.

Western PA CoC – 2015 Project Ranking – FINAL

The link above is the document which lists all projects, by rank order, that will be submitted to HUD with the 2015 CoC Consolidated Application. All renewal applications that were submitted to the CoC were reviewed, approved and ranked. This includes 66 renewal projects and 12 new projects – one SSO to support the operation of the Western PA Coordinated Entry System, five Permanent Supportive Housing projects for chronically homeless, and six Rapid Re-housing projects.

New Project Solicitations for Western PA CoC

The following three(3) solicitation for new projects to be submitted as part of the Western Pa CoC Application to HUD:

  • New Bonus Project:  this is for agencies interested in submitting a new project application that will serve an entire Region.  It can be for Permanent Supportive Housing for Chronically Homeless or Rapid Rehousing as described in the solicitation.

2015 CoC New Bonus Project Solicitation – West – FINAL-2

  • Reallocation Project: this is for agencies that have chosen to terminate their current SSO or Transitional Housing grant or that have been asked to do so by the CoC.  The new application can be for Permanent Supportive housing for Chronically Homeless or Rapid Rehousing as described in the solicitation.

2015 CoC Reallocation Project Solicitation – West – FINAL-2

  • Coordinated Entry Project: this is for an agency interested in applying to implement a Coordinated Entry system for the entire Western PA CoC.  The agency must be located in the NW Region because the funding for this activity is being made available by the NW RHAB.

2015 CoC Coordinated Entry Solicitation -West – FINAL

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, complete the appropriate Preliminary Application/Notice of Intent and e-mail it to PA_CoC@hotmail.com no later than Noon October 21.

Western PA CoC Co Chairs

Training-Connecting Early Intervention (EI) to Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers who are Experiencing Homelessness

 

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The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) will be hosting a training on Connecting Early Intervention (EI) to Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers who are Experiencing Homelessness. Additionally, advocates have asked for resources for administrators, staff, and families, accessing programs through OCDEL, overview/discussion on child developmental milestones, basics of early intervention, the impact of homelessness on child development, and an overview of the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ).  These trainings are offered to staff working in shelters and transitional living, school district liaisons, property managers, EI staff, and early childhood staff. Please feel free to forward this information to additional people that would be interested in these trainings.

The attached flyer has additional information about registration and meeting dates and locations. There is no cost for the trainings.

If the schedule for upcoming trainings need to be changed we will send out a notice with the new information.

Governor’s Office releases Proclamation to End Veteran Homelessness

Governor Wolf Challenges Pennsylvania Communities to Significantly Reduce Veteran Homelessness in 100 Days

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf, along with officials from the Pennsylvania Departments of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), Labor and Industry (L&I), Community and Economic Development (DCED) and Human Services (DHS), today challenged all commonwealth agencies and communities to reduce veteran homelessness by 40 percent in the last 100 days of 2015. The challenge, which kicks off on September 22, means that 550 veterans will achieve housing stability by the end of the year.

Released Documentation

09-22-15 GOV – Challenge to End Vets Homelessness

Proclamation

FY 2015 CoC Program NOFA

Description

This Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) establishes the funding criteria for the FY 2015 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program. HUD is making available approximately $1.89 billion in Fiscal Year 2015 for the CoC Program. The CoC Program is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; to provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, States, and local governments to quickly re-house homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and to optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Applicants should review and follow the steps as outlined in the NOFA to ensure that applications are complete and submitted timely.

The deadline for submitting applications to HUD for the FY 2015 CoC Program Competition is November 20, 2015 at 7:59:59 PM Eastern.

DCED Scholarships Available for COC Balance of State Communities

We are pleased to announce the Department of Community and Economic Development will provide a limited number of partial scholarships to members working for agencies that serve the PA CoC Balance of State counties working to end and prevent homelessness. The Balance of State covers 53 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.  This includes 33 counties that are part of the Eastern PA CoC and 20 counties in the Western PA CoC.  Click here to see counties included.

Apply today for a partial scholarship to join nearly 900 housing professionals as we network with our peers and learn the latest news in best practices in the housing industry. We again open the conference with affinity lunches followed by a day full of sessions and then finalize it with affinity dinners.

Once approved we will forward the registration link. The deadline for consideration is Friday, October 16th.

Visit our Homes Within Reach Conference site for complete program information.