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FY 2017 CoC Program Competition – Deadline Reminder

There are 7 days remaining until the application submission deadline for the FY 2017 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition . The FY 2017 CoC Consolidated Applications, that includes the CoC Application and CoC Priority Listing with all project applications either approved and ranked or rejected, are due Thursday, September 28, 2017 by 8:00 PM EDT . Please allow ample time to complete your FY 2017 CoC Consolidated Application, and do not wait until the last minute to submit via e-snaps to HUD. HUD strongly recommends that Collaborative Applicants submit their applications at least 24 - 48 hours before the deadline. See Section VI. Application and Submission Information of the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition NOFA for application submission and timely receipt requirements for the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition. The CoC Application and the CoC Priority Listing are separate submissions in e-snaps ; therefore, Collaborative Applicants must ensure that both the CoC Appli

JOBS: The SOAR TA Center is Hiring!

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2018 HIC and PIT Data Collection Notice

HUD has published the Notice for Housing Inventory Count (HIC) and Point-in-Time (PIT) Data Collection for Continuums of Care (CoCs) , which informs CoCs of information that must be collected to successfully complete the 2018 HIC and PIT counts. HUD continues to see communities evaluating their PIT count efforts to determine how to improve the accuracy. Last year there was a big emphasis on identifying youth and we are confident that the efforts – both the planning and the counting – are key to informing each community’s efforts to end youth homelessness. HUD’s desire is for communities to concentrate more on getting the best counts as possible. Consistent with that, HUD has made minimal changes this year – most of them are associated with changes in the Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) data standards. HIC Changes HUD published its 2017 HMIS Data Standards in April 2017, outlining changes to HMIS data collection. While communities are not required to use HM

Register Now: Part 2 of the National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan Priority Populations Webinars

Last week, over 300 participants joined us for the first webinar highlighting the specific issues and personal experiences of populations facing a disproportionate burden of hepatitis B and/or hepatitis C infection. Next week on Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 3:00 – 4:30 PM EDT , the second webinar in this series will feature speakers from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), as well as perspectives from members of the priority populations and health care professionals who work with them including: Baby boomers, American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN), Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), African Americans, and Pregnant women We are excited to continue this effort to feature personal stories of people who have lived and/or supported patients with viral hepatitis to increase awareness and enhance understanding of the challenges, opportunities, and strengths of these populations, strengthen engagement, and facilitate important conversat

Register Now: Reducing Homelessness among People Living with HIV to Reach Our National Goals, Community Listening Session Webinar

On Monday, September 25, 2017, from 2:00 - 4:00 PM EDT , the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy will host a community listening session webinar, “ Reducing Homelessness among People Living with HIV to Reach Our National Goals .” The primary goal of this webinar is to obtain input from national, state, and local leaders, service providers, and community members including people living with HIV and those who have been, or are currently, homeless about how best to reduce homelessness among people living with HIV. People living with HIV are at greater risk for homelessness. Throughout many communities, people living with HIV risk losing their housing due to factors such as increased medical costs and limited incomes or reduced ability to keep working due to related illnesses. Securing stable housing is a key part of achieving successful HIV health outcomes. Homeless and unstably housed people living with HIV are l

Webinars: Using Trauma-Informed Approaches and Innovations in Communities

National Center for Trauma-Informed Care and Alternatives to Restraint and Seclusion Webinar Series Communities Addressing Trauma and Community Strife Using Trauma-Informed Approaches Part Six: Empowerment, Voice and Choice: The Holistic Life Foundation Monday, September 25, 2017 | 1–2:30 p.m. Eastern Time Join us for a monthly webinar series that will highlight communities working to improve resiliency and responsiveness to community incidents. The series, sponsored by SAMHSA's National Center for Trauma-Informed Care and Alternatives to Seclusion and Restraint, will take place from April through September 2017 on the fourth Monday of each month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. During part six of the series, Empowerment, Voice and Choice, The Holistic Life Foundation will discuss ways of creating safe spaces and tools for healing. Ali Smith and Atman Smith, cofounders of Holistic Life, will discuss the

FY2018 Fair Market Rent

I notice that the FY2018 FMRs have been published and wanted to remind all project applicants that the FY2017 COC NOFA instructions are to use the FY17 FMRs (see page 24). This has some bearing on the amount of Match required (if the FMRs in your geographic area have risen). Match documents can be uploaded at time of application or after the Conditional Award, but prior to issuance of the grant agreement. If your project contains a Rental Assistance BLI, and if you have time to make changes to the Match document (knowing that the FY2018 FMRs increased), then I would still encourage you to attach the Match document at time of application. If you cannot, please continue to work on having them ready to submit to HUD around the time of the Conditional Award announcement in December or January (hopefully!) As with the Fy2016 awards, for those COCs that attached the Match documents with the application, HUD staff was able to issue their grants much more quickly than in previou