Weekly Roundup 12.13.18

Clarity HMIS launch kit and funding, ESG RFP, MDHI Stakeholder's Winter Meeting, CRRC opening, DRM Next Step, Event, employment and funding info!


Clarity HMIS Launch Kit 

To help with the best possible launch of the new HMIS database, Clarity, on December 17, Please review this Clarity Go-Live Launch Kit, which will help answer a lot of your questions related to getting started.

HMIS Support - Funding Opportunity 

The Data Entry Support stipend will be for agencies who have large volumes of HMIS information on paper that needs to be entered into Clarity HMIS as a result of: 

  1. The Adsystech blackout, and/or  
  2. Needing to catch up on fixing data quality errors to comply with HUD data quality or reporting requirements.

Follow this link for further information on how to easily apply by December 21st

MDHI is accepting applications for ESG Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing

Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Homelessness Prevention & Rapid Re-Housing RFP is now posted. Applications are due no later than 5:00pm on January 15th, 2019. Please submit the application and all attachments to ESG@mdhi.org.

If you have any questions related to the RFP or the ESG HP/RRH program in Metro Denver, you can contact MDHI’s Grants Manager, Jackie Hernandez at Jackie.Hernandez@mdhi.org or visit www.mdhi.org/emergency_solutions_grant  for more information. We look forward to new and continued partnerships!

MDHI Stakeholder’s Meeting is next Thursday, December 20th

Join us to discuss the priorities for 2019, major projects including HMIS and OneHome, and get to know other stakeholders across the region.  RSVP here!

VA CRRC Grand Opening 

The VA held a ribbon-cutting for their new VA Community Resource & Referral Center (CRRC) on Friday, November 30th. This facility, located at 3836 York Street in Denver, is open to all Veterans experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness seeking connection to VA services, regardless of discharge status.

Read the post with schedule information

Program Spotlight – Denver Rescue Mission

Denver Rescue Mission is now using its ‘Lawrence Street Shelter- downtown’ as a 50-day case-planning service.  This sheltering option is called the Next Step Community. Rather than clients having to pursue services in the community to be assigned a case-manager, the Next Step Community, at Denver Rescue Mission is offering case-planning help to the men that are already sheltering there.  Any day of the week, Men can sign up for an interview for the Next Step Community by going to their 1130 Park Avenue entrance at 4:45 p.m. As a part of the Next Step Community, the participant will begin sheltering downtown instead of riding to one of the remote sheltering options.  They are given 24 hour access to their bed, locker, community room and laundry facilities.

Read the full blog post for more information on this program

Undesign the Red Line

Connecting the history of housing discrimination and segregation to the political and social issues of today.

Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
November 15 - December 15
Floor 3, Cousins Gallery
2401 Welton St.
Denver, Colo. 80205

Exhibit at the Webb Municipal Office Building
December 18 - January 2
201 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, Colo. 80202

Public Opening Event - December 20, 2018 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in the Webb Municipal Office Building Atrium. This opening will include a resource fair, I am Denver Story Presentation RSVP: Melissa.Thate@denvergov.org & Rowena.Alegria@denvergov.org

More information on the exhibit

Funding Opportunities

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), through its Division of Housing (DOH) is requesting applications for the following funding opportunities:

DOH is continuing its coordinated effort with the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) to increase the production of Supportive Housing (SH), also known as Permanent Supportive Housing, for people experiencing homelessness with special needs - Annual RFA for the creation of Supportive Housing 

DOH is requesting applications for Supportive Housing (SH) programs for Coloradans with special needs who have criminal or juvenile justice system involvement and a history of homelessness. Justice Involved Supportive Housing RFA

DOH is requesting applications from Public Housing Authorities/Agencies (PHAs) across Colorado to design and implement a Family Reunification Program (FRP) pilot for people returning home from incarceration within the justice system. Public Housing Authority Family Reunification Program Pilot Request for Applications (RFA)

Read more on the DOLA website regarding all the available RFA's

Employment Opportunity

The Gathering Place – Wellness Peer Navigator

Project Homeless Connect 2018 was a huge success!

Denver’s Road Homes thanks the more than 850 volunteers and more that 100 service providers who donated their time, energy, skills, and smiles to the more than 1,400 guests who came out. More than 500 resumes were created, and more than 150 people were offered jobs.

The Project Homeless Connect Housing & Resource Guide is now available to download at DenversRoadHome.org

Upcoming Meetings and Events

HMIS Blackout dates - November 30th - December 17th - Read the memo

MDHI Board Meeting - December 13th - MHUW

MDHI Stakeholders Meeting - December 20th - Mile High United Way

Annual Homeless Person’s Vigil – December 21st – Denver City and County Bldg.

Equity and Accessibility Workgroup - January 9th - MDHI


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