Showing posts from September 2, 2014

UN Committee Calls for U.S. to Take Action on Laws Criminalizing Homelessness

September 2, 2014      ISSUES   |   POLICY   |   SOLUTIONS   |   NEWS & EVENTS Forward Editor: Emanuel Cavallaro Spotlight On... UN Committee Calls for U.S. to Take Action on Laws Criminalizing Homelessness The United Nations (UN) Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination today issued a statement calling upon the United States to take corrective action to address laws that effectively criminalize homelessness, which in the U.S. disproportionately affects racial and ethnic minorities. The statement was included as part of the committee's concluding recommendations following a review of U.S. government compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. Among the laws cited as discriminatory were laws that prohibit activities such as loitering, camping, begging, and lying in public spaces. More information

[MARHMIS] Agenda for MARHMIS meeting - 09/08/14

Hello MARHMIS Members, Below please find the agenda and the registration information for our upcoming MARHMIS meeting on September 8, 2014 at 10 am. MARHMIS Bi-Monthly Meeting Join us for a Webinar on September 8 Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: MARHMIS September 8th scheduled session Title: MARHMIS Bi-Monthly Meeting Date: Monday, September 8, 2014 Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. System Requirements PC-based attendees Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server Mac®-based attendees Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer September 08, 2014 @ 10:00 am AGENDA 10:00 – 10:15  Welcome / Roll Call / Introduc

HMIS Training Reminder (ShelterPoint only) and Report Card Notes

HMIS TRAINING (Housing Providers), 9/3/14, 1:30pm - 4:40pm: There is only 1 seat left for this training!  This is is a new user training for housing providers that use the "ShelterPoint" module, only.  You may attend this training for refresher purposes if seats are available.  Please register by submitting a request via our Support Portal at our site. MONTHLY REPORT CARDS:  Our monthly report cards may be viewed on our site.  Please note the following below.   R e d Cell : indicates failed performance measure.  If you are a direct grantee of BCDP, your monthly funds may be withheld until all of the necessary corrections are made.  Performance measures will be analysed and evaluated on a monthly basis by our Data Management Committee (comprised of Homeless Roundtable members). Y e llow Cell : indicates an area of concern, but may not be negative.  Please contact us to discuss. Bar Graphs : The "Housing" re

SOAR eNews - September 2014

If you are having trouble viewing the email below, please click here . September 2014 SAMHSA’s SOAR TA Center Marks Five Years of Service Since 2009, SAMHSA’s SOAR TA Center has delivered Technical Assistance in a variety of ways to all 50 states! See what we have all accomplished together in a short amount of time. 423,011 - SOAR Website page views 85,067 - Website users 24,967 - People on SOAR listserv 8,300 - Applications entered into OAT 4,700 - Facebook timeline views 1,285 - Twitter tweets 934 - 2-day trainings by SOAR Trainers 389 - Twitter followers 204 - SOAR TA Center in-person TA visits 50 - States using SOAR! 35 - SOAR e-news editions 32 - Webinars produced 26 - National Conference Presentations 25 - Continua of Care (CoCs) introduced to SOAR 17 - Train-the-Trainer events 16 - States introduced to SOAR during this contract 11 - Issue briefs published 8 - Leadership Academies conducted by end of September 2 - SOAR articles i