SOLICITATION FOR NEW BONUS PROJECTS – EASTERN PA COC

2015 CoC New Project Solicitation – Eastern PA FINAL

The link above is the documentation for a solicitation for new projects to be submitted in the FY2015 CoC application  for the Eastern PA CoC .

If you submitted a Notice of Intent in an earlier solicitation and are still interested, please complete the attached Preliminary Application as some of the requirements have changed based on the NOFA and the needs of the CoC.

Your Preliminary Application is due by Noon October 16.

Diana T. Myers and Associates, Inc.

215-576-6410
pa_coc@hotmail.com

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

 

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homelessness registration final

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.

Eastern PA Continuum of Care General Meeting

SAVE THE DATE

Eastern PA Continuum of Care

General Meeting

Monday, October 19, 2015
Afternoon

Location:

The Chateau Resort and Conference Center

475 Camelback Road
Tannersville, PA 18372

Chateau Directions

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Who should attend?

Current CoC Members AND anyone else interested in working to end and prevent homelessness. This includes affordable housing providers, landlords, service providers, employers, law enforcement, healthcare, clergy, philanthropists and concerned citizens.

Western PA Continuum of Care General Meeting

SAVE THE DATE

Western PA Continuum of Care

General Meeting

Thursday, October 1
1pm to 3:30pm

Location

Park Inn by Radisson
45 Holiday Inn Rd.
Clarion, PA 16214

Who should attend?

Current CoC Members AND anyone else interested in working to end and prevent homelessness. This includes affordable housing providers, landlords, service providers, employers, law enforcement, healthcare, clergy, philanthropists and concerned citizens.

Oct 1 2015 flyer

If you are unable to attend in person, please use the following to call into the general meeting.

Topic: Western PA Continuum of Care – General Meeting
Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Session number: 641 894 565
Session password: WCoC@15

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To join the session by phone
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To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the training session, or call the number below and enter the access code.
Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada):1-877-668-4493
Call-in toll number (US/Canada):1-650-479-3208
Global call-in numbers: https://copa.webex.com/copa/globalcallin.php?serviceType=TC&ED=384363212&tollFree=1
Show toll-free dialing restrictions: http://www.webex.com/pdf/tollfree_restrictions.pdf
Access code: 641 894 565
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For assistance
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You can contact David Weathington at:
dweathingt@pa.gov
1-717-720-7304

To add this session to your calendar program (for example Microsoft Outlook), click this link:
https://copa.webex.com/copa/k2/j.php?MTID=t966edbb2b9b0948543d5b719264afaa6

http://www.webex.com

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This WebEx service includes a feature that allows audio and any documents and other materials exchanged or viewed during the session to be recorded. By joining this session, you automatically consent to such recordings. If you do not consent to the recording, discuss your concerns with the meeting host prior to the start of the recording or do not join the session. Please note that any such recordings may be subject to discovery in the event of litigation.

Request for Membership for the PA-601 Western PA HMIS Committee

Current Chair: Kevin Boozel

Quarterly Meetings (Conference Call/ Webinar Style)

July 8, 2015

To whom it may concern:

The PA HMIS Committee is reaching out to interested individuals who are active in the CoC and have a background with data analysis and have used the PA HMIS database for one of the following project types Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, Permanent Housing (SHP, RRH, HCV), SSO (Outreach, 211, Coordinated Entry), Domestic Violence, and Veterans. Space is limited on this committee to keep a strong base to understanding the data for the Western CoC to 6 to 10 members. If the committee receives more than 10 members the selection of those members will be determined by geographic location. Interested individuals will also be considered for the PA HMIS Governing Board who reports to the CoC Governing Board on CoC-level system performance measures.

The following areas will be analyzed at each meeting.

  • Review and Recommend PA HMIS Governance Charter and appendices to the CoC Governing Board for Continuum adoption;
  • CoC program performance (data quality, housing stability, income stability, utilization of program usage);
  • Analysis of barriers and gaps in resources and services within the Continuum;
  • Best practice research for HMIS implementation on cross-sector collaboration;
  • Best practice research for setup and reporting on Coordinated Entry in HMIS;
  • Analysis of Point-In-Time Methodology.

Members of this committee will serve a minimum of one year although participation time may be extended. If you are interested in membership for the committee please use the following link that will take you to the PA HMIS Committee page to submit application.

PA HMIS Committee

If you have any questions please contact Kevin Boozel, HMIS Committee Chair at Kevin.Boozel@uwac.org or David Weathington, PA HMIS Administrator at dweathingt@pa.gov

Thank you for your consideration.

Request for Membership for the PA-509 Eastern Data Management Outcomes Committee

Request for Membership for the PA-509 Eastern Data Management Outcomes Committee

Current Chair: Madra L. Clay

Quarterly Meetings (Conference Call/ Webinar Style)

July 6, 2015

To whom it may concern:

The Data Management Outcomes Committee is reaching out to interested individuals who are active in the CoC and have a background with data analysis and have used the PA HMIS database for one of the following project types Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, Permanent Housing (SHP, RRH, HCV), SSO (Outreach, 211, Coordinated Entry), Domestic Violence, and Veterans.  Two members are requested from each RHAB. Interested individuals will also be considered for the PA HMIS Governing Board who reports to the CoC Governing Board on CoC-level system performance measures.

The following areas will be analyzed at each meeting.

  • Review and Recommend PA HMIS Governance Charter and appendices to the CoC Governing Board for Continuum adoption;
  • CoC program performance (data quality, housing stability, income stability, utilization of program usage);
  • Analysis of barriers and gaps in resources and services within the Continuum;
  • Best practice research for HMIS implementation on cross-sector collaboration;
  • Best practice research for setup and reporting on Coordinated Entry in HMIS;
  • Analysis of Point-In-Time Methodology.

Members of this committee will serve a minimum of one year although participation time may be extended. If you are interested in membership for the committee please send an email to David Weathington, PA HMIS Administrator at dweathingt@pa.gov .

Thank you for your consideration.