Weekly Roundup 11.1.19
MDHI is Hiring! Nov. for Homeless Youth, Adams stakeholders mtg, Opportunities for funding, employment and training and education
MDHI is Hiring!
MDHI is seeking to fill two new positions on the team: Director of Development and Communications, and Data Analyst.
The Director of Development and Communications will be a strategic thought-partner and report to the Executive Director (ED). As a member of MDHI’s senior leadership, they will be partnering on multiple initiatives as the development and communications expert. The successful candidate will be hands-on, managing the following areas for MDHI: grants, donor relations, and communications.
The Data Analyst provides ongoing technical support for the successful operation of the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) in the Metro Denver region. The Data Analyst is a technical subject matter expert (SME) for MDHI and works under the supervision of the HMIS Program Manager. The Data Analyst supports data-sharing and exchange initiatives, data quality measurement and improvement, project and system performance, report creation and presentation, compliance, and other areas.
November is Colorado’s Runaway and Homeless Youth Awareness Month
MDHI will be working to raise awareness of youth who are experiencing homelessness throughout this month, sharing on Facebook and other communications. We encourage your organizations to participate in whatever ways you are able. Use this Calendar provided by the Colorado Office of Homeless Youth Services.
Adams County Syringe Access Stakeholder’s Meeting
Tri-County Health Department is looking to expand its nationally recognized Syringe Access Program into Adams County, where opioid overdose death rates surpass the state average, and incidence of HIV and Hepatitis C among people who inject drugs is increasing. Currently, TCHD Health Educators are working in Adams County providing naloxone and harm reduction education to those at the highest risk for HIV, Hepatitis C, and opioid overdose. The plan for expansion includes the continued provision of these services, but with the addition of distribution of sterile needles and collection of used needles for safe disposal in Adams County.
TCHD is holding a stakeholder meeting regarding this expansion on November 8th, from 11:30-1:00 at 1401 W 122nd Ave, #200, Westminster, CO (next to the Motor Vehicle office). The meeting will include presentation, expert panel and time for Q&A.
Please show up and express your support for evidence-based health interventions in Adams County!
Tony Grampsas Youth Services (TGYS) is a statutory program providing funding to local organizations for prevention, intervention, and education programs for children, youth, and their families designed to prevent youth crime and violence, marijuana use, and child abuse and neglect. TGYS is pleased to announce their new Request for Applications for a three-year cycle, SFY21-23 is open as of October 28, 2019. All information about the application can be found on their website. There are several priority communities across the state who will receive extra points during consideration of their applications – one is Adams County within our Continuum of Care! Read all about this funding opportunity and view the webinars here. Applications are due by December 23rd, 2019.
HUD currently has three NOFAs available for housing, see these details and start your application today.
- The Section 811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) Program seeks to identify, stimulate, and support sustainable state approaches that will transform the provision of housing for persons with disabilities while providing access to appropriate supports and services. This NOFA will provide project-based rental assistance funding to housing agencies. For additional information, view the Section 811 PRA NOFA.
- The Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Program aims to expand the supply of integrated affordable housing by providing Capital Advance funding for the development of permanent supportive rental housing for very-low-income persons age 18 years or older. In addition to support for construction, Capital Advance awards provide operating subsidies in the form of a Project Rental Assistance Contract (“PRAC”) to maintain ongoing affordability over the next forty years. For additional information, view the Section 811 Capital Advance NOFA.
- HUD’s Family Unification Program for Public Housing Authorities and Public Child Welfare Agencies to offer housing vouchers and other supports to eligible youth and families. Review the FUP NOFA here. There is also an upcoming webinar on this FUP NOFA.
Training and Educational Opportunities
With support from the AARP Foundation, CSH is pleased to announce its next Healthy Aging Academy. Building on several successful local academies on healthy aging, this Academy takes learning and action to the next level by increasing the capacity of supportive, affordable housing and human services providers nationwide to help meet the unique needs of elderly tenants. Register here for the Academy.
In December 2016, HUD published new housing counseling certification standards. The Housing Counseling Certification Requirements Final Rule implements statutory requirements that housing counseling required under or provided in connection with all HUD programs must be provided by HUD Certified Housing Counselors by August 1, 2020. View the HUD Exchange Housing Counseling Certification page to gain access to the collection of available certification webpages, including existing and new pages. HUD is holding a webinar On November 4th This upcoming webinar will provide an overview of the HUD Housing Counselor Certification Rule and review how the rule applies to HOME, HTF, CDBG, CDBG-DR, CoC, and ESG Programs. Register Here for this webinar.
From USICH: In order to prevent and end homelessness, we must reduce the risk of homelessness for people transitioning from public systems. In some communities across the country, one focus of activities is reducing the risk of homelessness among youth and young adults transitioning from the juvenile and criminal justice systems. USICH recently spoke with staff leading this work at The Link in Minneapolis, MN, and both Larkin Street Youth Services and Collaborative Courts for Superior Courts in San Francisco, CA, who shared how they are leveraging partnerships between the homelessness services and justice systems to disrupt and end the cycle of homelessness among youth and young adults. Read about their efforts here.
2020 Point in Time Regional Convening
A reminder that next week, Thursday, November 7th we will convene to discuss plans and learn from efforts and leaders across the region in preparation for the upcoming Point in Time Count. All are welcome and encouraged to attend, especially those involved in local planning or interested in how to best support the efforts. RSVP here for the convening.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Youth Action Board meeting - November 6th
2020 Point in Time Regional Convening - November 7th
Regional Racial Equity in Housing & Homelessness Cohort - November 13th
MDHI Board of Directors meeting - November 14th
Community Design Team - November 21st, Boulder
Coordinating Committee - November 22th
Employment Committee - November 22th