Weekly Roundup 2.28.19

Turning over a new leaf, HMIS update, Englewood housing WL, WBUR's stories of ending homelessness, Funding and employment, and meetings!

HMIS Data Migration Update

The HMIS project and client data in Clarity continues to occur in multiple phases, as the MDHI HMIS team works through deciphering what is available from Adsystech, testing migration and converting it to formats in Clarity. The nature of this scale of migration has a cascading effect, and each migration step is dependent on the data uploaded before it.

Here is an updated timeline with where we are at with getting all data available from Adsystech into Bitfocus Clarity.


Denver’s Turn Over a New leaf Program

For decades, the war on drugs has had a significant impact on our City, with a disproportionate impact on distinct communities within our City.  Even today, a low-level marijuana possession offense can negatively affect many areas of a person’s life, including employment and education opportunities, qualification for government benefits and programs, ability to travel, and immigration status proceedings.

As a part of Denver’s mission to promote equity and with the help of community partners and social justice advocates, Mayor Hancock, the Department of Excise and Licenses, the Denver City Attorney’s Office, and the Denver District Attorney’s Office have created the “Turn Over a New Leaf” Program. As part of the program, people can now request to vacate and seal certain low-level marijuana convictions obtained in Denver before legalization. Anyone interested in applying can do so online or in person at one of four clinics.

To learn more about the program and eligibility, visit the website or email newleaf@denvergov.org with questions. Turn Over a New Leaf Clinic’s upcoming dates and times are below. Spanish interpreters available; Child care will be provided at the clinics; 10$ discount to and from clinic locations with Lyft. Download the flyer!

Wednesday, March 6
5:00pm-8:00pm
Servicios de la Raza
3131 W 14th Avenue
Denver, CO 80204

Thursday, March 21
9:00am-1:00pm
Cultivated Synergy
2901 Walnut Street
Denver, CO 80205

 


Housing Waitlist Opening

Innovative Housing Concepts (Englewood Housing Authority) will open its waitlist for One Bedroom, Non-Smoking units at Simon Center at 8:00 a.m. on March 11th, 2019, and close the waitlist on Friday, March 15th, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. Download the announcement flyer.

Applications are available online at www.innovativehousingconcepts.org or at the Innovative Housing Concepts office, located at 3460 S Sherman St #101, Englewood, CO, 80113, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. In-person applications will only be accepted between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday the week of March 11th. Mailed applications must be postmarked between March 11th-15th, 2019.


WBUR Highlights National Work to End Homelessness

On Here & Now, WBUR, Boston’s NPR station, is going in depth with several communities successfully reducing homelessness across the country and discussing how they are doing it. Communities highlighted so far include: New Orleans, Chicago, Bergen County New Jersey, and Atlanta.

View these stories here.


Funding Opportunity

The Department of Local Affairs, Division of Housing is now accepting applications for the 2019 Homeless Prevention Activities Program (HPAP). Funded through income tax check-off contributions, HPAP prevents at-risk households from becoming homeless and assists those households in stabilizing their housing situations.

The application deadline is Friday, March 29, 2019 5:00 p.m. MT. Please send completed applications and any questions to Cassy Westmoreland at cassy.westmoreland@state.co.us or 303-396-9944.

An information webinar/conference call will take place on March 8, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. 
● Call-in number: 720-259-7053
● Participant code: 957728
● Webinar link: https://stateofcolorado.centurylinkccc.com/CenturylinkWeb/DOLA


Employment Opportunity

ACCESS Housing – Housing Focused Coordinator


Upcoming Meetings

HMIS Office hours - March 6th and 13th - Mile High United Way

HMIS DPAL meeting - Q1 - March 12th - Mile High United Way 

Equity and accessibility workgroup – March 13th – MDHI office, MHUW

Youth Action Board – March 13th – Denver Public Library, Central branch

MDHI Board of Director’s meeting – March 14th – Mile High United Way

OneHome Community Design Team – March 21st – 1290 Chambers, Aurora

Coordinating Committee – March 22nd – Mile High United Way

Employment Committee – March 22nd – Mile High United Way

RSVP and view more info on the MDHI Calendar


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