Weekly Roundup 10.3.18

HMIS update, PIT Launch, MWHS HCV list opening, DOH ESG RFA, Brief on homelessness in America, and training opportunities

Latest HMIS Updates

Important Update from the MDHI HMIS Team

Welcome to Our Newest HMIS Team Members! 

Point in Time Community Launch Next Wednesday

EveryoneCounts, Metro Denver’s Point in Time survey is taking place on January 28th, 2019. Engage with others from across the metro region to review and start planning for the upcoming count. Who is representing your community in these efforts? Join together to form a local PIT committee, work to support the best coverage possible, and help make sure that Everyone Counts!

RSVP to the PIT Launch and Share the date with others!

Metro West Housing Solutions HCV List Opening

The pre-application list for housing choice vouchers is scheduled to open on-line only at www.mwhsolutions.org beginning at 8am on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 and closing at 5pm on Thursday, October 11th, 2018.

View their website for more info and other housing list information.

Division of Housing Request for Applications for ESG funding

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Housing (DOH) is requesting applications for Shelter Component activities of its 2018-2019 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding for homeless service providers in the State of Colorado. Applicants must have a non-profit 501(c) (3) designation or be a unit of local government to be eligible.

DOH will contract directly with agencies statewide for ESG eligible shelter component activities. Applicants must make a dollar for dollar matching contribution to supplement their ESG funds and must meet all HUD requirements.

View the full announcement and application – Due October 19th

The State of Homelessness in America

Read more from NAEH and view the interactive graphics

Training Opportunities

From USICH - Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault often need more than shelter to find safety and achieve housing stability. In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, learn how the Domestic Violence and Housing Technical Assistance Consortium works to address the needs of survivors experiencing homelessness.

Watch The Role Emergency Shelter in Diversion from the National Alliance to End Homelessness as part of their Emergency Shelter Learning Series

Colorado PEAK is an online application and benefit management tool for Coloradans who need health coverage, help buying groceries, financial assistance, job readiness education/tools, help with childcare, and more. The PEAK Outreach Initiative is charged with improving access to public assistance programs, so every eligible individual, child, and family is enrolled in the benefits that help them thrive. We provide outreach and training resources to organizations that play a role in helping Coloradans access benefits online through Colorado PEAK.

Responding to Employment and Training Needs of SNAP Participants Experiencing Homelessness and Housing InstabilityPolicy brief, August 2018

Upcoming Meetings and Events

OneHome Youth - October 5th - Urban Peak

Colorado Statewide HMIS Collaborative – October 5th - Zoom

RRH Employment Training - October 5th – VOA VSC -RSVP!

OneHome Family meeting – October 9th – Mile High United Way

2019 Point in Time Community Planning Launch - October 10th - MHUW-RSVP!

Youth Action Board Meeting – October 10th – Denver Public Library

HMIS Monthly Office Hours – October 10th – MHUW

MDHI Board of Directors Meeting – October 11th - MHUW

OneHome Community Design Team – October 18th – Denver Human Services

Volunteer at Project Homeless Connect – Register – November 15th – Convention Center

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