Weekly Roundup 1.24.19

PIT is Monday! Denver's mortgage asst; community conversation and more!

The Point in Time Count Starts in 4 days!

Make sure your agency is ready for the 2019 PIT on January 28th. All staff who are conducting surveys should view a training video. Experienced surveyors can view the survey tool walk-through only. Staff who have not conducted PIT surveys in Metro Denver in prior years should view the full set of training videos (1-3).

We encourage agencies to utilize the mobile/online survey instead of paper surveys whenever possible. 

We have a few locations that still need volunteers! The greatest needs are: Boulder outreach (Monday and Tuesday); Aurora shifts, St Francis Tuesday early am, and Denver Street Outreach Tuesday am (staff code is PIT2019).

Check out the website for more info – and here are quick links to the most important pages:

Staff survey training

Magnet events

Reference guides for agency points of contact, outreach, etc.

The online and paper survey (use online if possible!)

Email PIT@mdhi.org with any needs. We have a PIT Headquarters phone number for all your needs 1/28 -1/29 – cell#- 720-697-0429, all Points of contact also have the County Coordinator’s cell number to use as needed.

Denver’s Mortgage Assistance Program Now Available

A new Temporary Mortgage Assistance program will offer financial assistance to homeowners who are facing hardship due to unexpected changes in their employment status – including furlough, temporary layoff or significant reduction of hours worked. The program, being offered through a partnership with Mile High United Way’s 2-1-1 Call Center, will provide households up to two months or $5,000 maximum of help to cover mortgage payments. The Program will be begin accepting applications this Wednesday, January 16 through Mile High United Way’s 2-1-1 Call Center.

"We know this uncertainty is causing a scary situation for many individuals and families across Metro Denver and the nation. Mile High United Way is proud to partner with the City and County of Denver to connect Denver residents to resources through the Mile High United Way 2-1-1 Help Center to provide financial stability during this difficult time. In addition to temporary mortgage assistance, we want to reiterate that our 2-1-1 Help Center is here to connect individuals and families to critical resources in our community now and in the future," said Christine Benero, President and CEO, Mile High United Way.

Furloughed federal employees and those affected by the shutdown in Denver may also take advantage of the city’s existing Temporary Rental and Utility Assistance (TRUA) program, which offers up to six months of rent assistance for renters, and up to $1,000 in utility payments for renters or homeowners who qualify.

A few updates during the Federal Shutdown

An article on the effects of the shutdown from the National Low Income Housing Coalition – Read it here.

Hunger Free Colorado has information about nutrition assistance programs during the Federal Shutdown. Currently, the following food and nutrition programs will maintain normal operations, however you can read further and find information on specific CO programs here.

Employment Opportunities

The Delores Project – Chief Executive Officer

Denver’s Road Home – Shelter and Outreach Program Administrator

The Interfaith Alliance – Lead Housing Organizer

Mental Health Partners - Case Manager, Housing

Mental Health Partners – Housing Specialist

Mental Health Partners - Housing Specialist Position

Upcoming Meetings

MDHI Coordinating committee – January 25th 9am, at Mile High United Way

MDHI Youth Action Board meeting –January 30th- Denver Public Library

HMIS 201 - Jan 30th training - MHUW

HMIS Office hours - Feb 6th - MHUW

HMIS 201 - Feb 6th -MHUW

Street Chaplain work group - February 7th -MHUW

Equity and accessibility workgroup – February 13th - MHUW

HMIS 201 -Feb 13th -MHUW

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