Showing posts from August 27, 2018

2017 CoC GIS Toolkits Posted

HUD has posted the 2017 HUD CoC GIS Toolkit for Communities on the HUD Exchange. The HUD CoC GIS Toolkit for Communities expands the mapping resources available to HUD Exchange users by providing a no-cost downloadable software tool that allows users to interact with professional quality GIS maps. The toolkit includes data on CoC Boundaries, HUD Geocodes and Preliminary Pro Rata Need, Housing Inventory Count data, U.S. Census demographics, detailed street maps, and more. Toolkit capabilities include mapping and saving addresses and other custom locations, producing custom routes with intermediate waypoints, and producing custom maps with annotation. Users access pre-compiled projects through a free software product called ArcReader and are able to open and explore HUD specific project data as well as design and print custom maps. No special software or map skills beyond basic computer skills are required, meaning users can quickly get started working with maps of their c

HUD Publishes CDBG Entitlement Program National Objective FAQs

HUD has published Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program FAQs regarding meeting a national objective with acquisition, demolition, and disposition. View the FAQs .             Visit the HUD Exchange at

Must-Have Essentials

The Absolute Essentials Making Services That Are Voluntary Work for Supportive Housing Tenants Starting on Wednesday, September 5 this series of 6 instructor-led webinars covers the essentials of successfully serving supportive housing tenants. Participants gain a basic understanding of Housing First  and key clinical practices for supportive housing: Harm Reduction Trauma Informed Care Motivational Interviewing Assertive Engagement  Also included are practical strategies for coordinating with property managers and landlords to ensure housing stability and eviction preve

JOBS: MD DHCD Recruitment for Grants Manager - Division of Neighborhood Revitalization

Good afternoon All, Please see the recruitment link and posting below for the Grants Manager (Administrative Officer III) position in the Baltimore Office of the Division of Neighborhood Revitalization at DHCD .  Please note frequent travel to the Lanham office is required.  This is a contractual position with an  application deadline of Sept. 6th .   Please pass this on your networks and anyone you think may be interested in the position. Please click the link to review the  Job Announcement ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER III [C06007] Grants Manager Recruitment #18-002247-0058 DEPARTMENT DHCD - Div of Neighborhood Revitalization DATE OPENED 8/23/2018 3:43:00 PM FILING DEADLINE 9/6/2018 11:59:00 PM SALARY $19.83 - $25.62/hourly (Grade 15/base to step 9, with potential growth to $31.56) EMPLOYMENT TYPE Full-Time  HR ANALYST Richard Alsever WORK LOCATION Baltimore Ci

SAMHSA Webinar on Mental Health Mobile Apps & Telemental Health -- 8/29 at 1:30 p.m. ET

Join SAMHSA’s webinar on mental health mobile apps and videoconferencing-based telemental health Wednesday, August 29, 2018 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. ET Register today at:   (1) An Evaluation Framework and the Future of Mental Health Mobile Apps About Our Speaker: John Torous, MD, MBI, is director of the Digital Psychiatry Division at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospital. Dr. Torous is a member the American Psychiatric Association’s Committee on Mental Health Information Technology. Goals and Objectives To provide an overview of the current landscape and future of mental health apps To provide an overview of the APA’s App Evaluation Model for informed decision making using apps To describe privacy and security issues around the use of apps To describe current evidence for and against apps. To describe usability issues with apps that patients m