Important Information: Follow Up from Regional Call on 1/20

Hi Team,

Thanks for the great call yesterday. Below, please find the website links that were discussed. I am also including the planning forward calendar to help with managing dates/timelines. I know that the end of January/early February are intense with the PIT, community planning summaries, webinars, and the NOFA. I am thankful for your dedication. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Registration Links for Today's Webinar and Next Week's Webinar
National SSVF Webinar: January 21st at 2:00 pm Eastern
This webinar will review SSVF procedures for all SSVF grantees with programs operating during this FY 16.   The presentation will cover the Community Plan Submission, requesting Program Changes, the grantee online quarterly certification, and an overview of the process to request a waiver to the Rapid Rehousing requirement.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  Please register here:

SSVF Educational Webinar: January 28th  at 2:00 pm Eastern
This Educational Webinar will highlight SSVF grantee practices in using data to inform local strategies and shelter diversion.  The presentation will feature SSVF providers and there will be an opportunity for peer to peer discussion.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  Please register here:

NOFA Materials
·         Second grouping under announcements
o   Includes:
§  Online application link
§  NOFA (actual NOFA)
§  NOFA Training Presentation Recording (It is now postedJ)
§  NOFA Training Slides
§  FY17 Budget Template and Narrative Ex. 3 and Ex. 4 (You must use this one.)
§  SSVF Homeless Prevention Screening Form
§  SSVF Homeless Prevention Instructions
o   Review all of these materials first. Then, if after you have reviewed the information but still have questions, they should be sent to and cc me.

Community Planning Summary Information
·         Please refer to the January 13th Special Edition Program Update.

Legal Services
·         Click on Enhanced Services, and Legal Services will be after TFA
·         This is the website that Dan discussed with affordable housing resources.

VA-DOM and Chronic Information
·         See December 22 Program Update

Calendar/Planning Forward by Week
·         Office Hours                                                       1/20/16 at 1pm                                               
·         National Call                                                       1/21/16 at 2pm-3:30pm EST
·         Educational Series                                           1/28/16 at 2pm-3:30pm EST
·         Community Plans Due                                  1/29/16
·         Point in Time Counts in Many Communities        1/25-1/29 (Date by CoC)
·         Repository Upload Due (January) on                       2/05/16
·         Renewal applications are due by 4pm EST             2/05/16
·         Office Hours                                                       2/17/16 at 1:30pm-3:00pm EST
·         National Call                                                       2/25/16 at 2pm-3:30pm EST (Note date change)
·         2nd quarter program change requests due            3/01/16
·         Repository Upload Due (February) on                    3/07/16

Thanks so much!


Adrienne Nash Meléndez, MLD
SSVF Regional Coordinator
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs