Weekly Roundup 7.18.19
RRH practice session, NOFA grantee mtg, OneHome and HMIS July update, Youth Brief, Employment opportunity and The Gathering Place's Health Fair!
MDHI NOFA Grantee Meeting
The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) competition opened on July 3. On August 1, MDHI will host a meeting for all interested applicants (including new and existing grantees).
When and where: View calendar invitation and RSVP here.
Who should attend: Anyone who is interested in applying or learning more about the process. Often agencies who don't plan to apply in the current year, but are thinking about applying in the next year or two, will attend to start getting familiar with the process. MDHI encourages potential new applicants to attend.
Content: Overview of this year's NOFA, changes from the previous year, the scoring process for new and renewal applications.
Visit the 2019 CoC NOFA page for all NOFA related updates, including the NOFA timeline with deadlines for new and renewal applicants.
Rapid ReHousing Practice Session
Join us for an RRH Practice Session on August 13, 2019 1:00-5:00pm.
Thanks to VOA’s CABHI Keys to Housing program, MDHI is offering a free Rapid Re-Housing training to interested providers in the community. This is a great training for those who are new to RRH or interested in learning more about the intervention. Ashley Mann-McLellan, Senior Associate at the Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC), will be facilitating the session. Space is limited. The training will take place at Denver Rescue Mission’s Smith Road location.
July HMIS and OneHome Update
Thank you to everyone who has been through the many technical homes and transitions of coordinated entry (Google Platform, Homelink, Salesforce) over the past 5 years. OneHome has reached its final destination in Clarity HMIS and while changes may occur within the platform to enhance OneHome for the community, the location of the data won’t be changing.
Youth Homelessness Brief on Foster Care
Chapin Hall released Missed Opportunities: Pathways from Foster Care to Youth Homelessness in America. This seventh Research-to-Impact brief presents findings about youth who experienced homelessness and had a history in the child welfare system. We learned that a history of foster care is common among young people experiencing homelessness. Many young people perceived their entry into foster care as the beginning of their own experience with homelessness. Their foster care placement was often part of a larger pattern of instability that included homelessness with their family. Furthermore, there are multiple pathways from foster care to homelessness, including aging out, reunification, and adoption.
Update on Hepatitis A Cases in Denver
In recent weeks, four individuals experiencing homelessness in Denver have been diagnosed with hepatitis A, a vaccine‐preventable contagious illness of the liver. The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) and Denver Public Health (DPH) have spoken with the ill individuals, discovered where they spend time and are working with shelters to implement controls to minimize the risk of disease transmission. The risk of exposure to the general public in Denver is low, but the risk to individuals experiencing homelessness and substance users is of increasing concern.
The Gathering Place 2019 Health Fair
Coordinating Committee - July 26th, Mile High United Way
Employment Committee - July 26th, Mile High United Way
Youth Action Board – July 31st, Denver Public Library, Central Branch
MDHI Board of Directors meeting - August 8th, Mile High United Way
Rapid ReHousing Practice Session - August 13th, DRM Smith Road
Equity & Accessibility Workgroup - August 14th, Mile High United Way