Showing posts from November 14, 2016

Resources for Counting Youth Experiencing Homelessness

HUD and its federal partners agreed to establish the 2017 Point-in-Time (PIT) count as the baseline year for measuring youth experiencing homelessness. To assist communities in having the best count possible, HUD has published some resources to aid communities in identifying youth. Promising Practices for Counting Youth Experiencing Homelessness in the Point-in-Time Counts highlights several strategies and efforts communities are implementing to better count youth experiencing homelessness. This document also references other helpful resources communities can refer to as they plan their PIT counts. Crosswalk of Key Federally-funded Child and Youth Homeless Contacts contains a crosswalk of Continuum of Care (CoC) primary contacts, Homeless Liaison (LEA) contact information for schools, and Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) providers. The goal of this document is to make it easier for stakeholders that serve children and youth experiencing homelessness that receive federal fund

NCHV Announces Historic Partnership with Harbor Freight Tools

Veterans Day Partnership Announcement NCHV Announces Major Investment by Harbor Freight Dear Partners in Service, I’m writing to you on Veterans Day weekend with a huge thank you to those veterans who have served our country, and to those partners who are invested in the effort to end homelessness for all veterans and their families. I am humbled by the daily commitments to brotherhood, service, and compassion that I see in your work. I’m honored today to be able to share some exciting news about others who share this deep gratitude:   Yesterday, our friends at Harbor Freight made a historic announcement: they doubled down on their commitment to NCHV, making an incredibly impactful investment in the continued effort to end veteran homelessness. Because of this investment, NCHV’s Technical Assistance Center will ramp up our support to you as you engage

SOARing Over Lunch Call

Join us for our November SOARing Over Lunch call! SOARing Over Lunch Call Tuesday, November 15, 2016 1:00pm ET Our next SOARing Over Lunch call is scheduled for Tuesday, November 15, at 1:00pm (ET). Please join us for this informal call aimed at peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and facilitated open discussion. Call-in/log-in Information: Conference Phone: 1-866-805-9853 Conference Code:  7712924792 While there is no agenda set in advance for these calls, we do want your ideas! Please click the button below to submit any questions and/or topics that you would like discussed on the September call. Submit Your Ideas!

This Veterans Day, Reflecting on Our Obligations

A message from Executive Director Matthew Doherty Download and share This Veterans Day, as we recognize the contributions and sacrifices of all of who have served in the United States Armed Forces, we also are given a powerful opportunity to think about our obligations to Veterans. Including those Veterans who are at risk of, or are experiencing, homelessness.  When I think about those obligations, I often reflect on a story from when I lived and worked in San Diego. Honestly, I think about this story almost every day, but I don't tell it very often. In 2010, I helped to coordinate a Registry Week effort in San Diego, seeking to engage, survey, and assess the vulnerability of about 1,000 people sleeping outside, unsheltered, in the downtown area. One man was assessed as the most vulnerable of anyone who was surveyed. He was a Veteran, 65 years old, with many medical challenges, and was sleeping under a highway overpass. When VA staff w

IDIS Online, HEROS, DRGR, and e-snaps Will Close Early November 12, 2016

Due to final steps in the HUD Data Center Migration this coming weekend, user access to systems including IDIS Online, HEROS, DRGR, and e-snaps will close early November 12 starting at 6:00 PM EST. The systems will be available again November 14 at 7:00 AM EST. For systems questions, grantees can submit a question through HUD Exchange Ask A Question .             Visit the HUD Exchange at