Weekly Roundup 7.2.18

Weekly Roundup 7.2.18: PIT reports, HMIS transition update, NOFA headquarters, OneHome updates, and more!

Point in Time County Reports Published

All the county reports have been released and are published on the MDHI website PIT page. While the trends vary among counties, some regional key findings include:

  • In 2018, Metro Denver counted 5,317 total people experiencing homelessness.
  • 1,308 people reported staying in locations considered to be unsheltered, such outside in tents, parks, vehicles or underpasses. The number of people surveyed who were living unsheltered increased 42% over last year’s count of 924.
  • 1,596 people, or 30%, reported a history of homelessness and disability status that identified them as experiencing chronic homelessness.
  • 1,060 people, or 20%, reported they were newly homeless.
  • Families with children under 18 accounted for 1,402 persons, or 432 households, that evening.
  • 566 people surveyed identified as being veterans.

Full Metro Denver and County reports available here

HMIS transition update

The transition to Clarity Human Services HMIS (Bitfocus) is underway. To facilitate a smooth transition that is consistent across a large geographic area, the transition teams working on this project will provide regular updates and fact sheets to inform stakeholders of progress and developments.

The transition process will take several months and is being managed by the HMIS Transition subcommittee in partnership with the Clarity vendor (Bitfocus) and current HMIS lead agencies. The establishment of milestones and notification of progress along the project timeline will be communicated proactively to ensure Colorado communities are well informed and prepared for this transition. Read the full update and Highlights 

HMIS state Collaborative page

OneHome Updates

OneHome Regional Governing Council Vacancies: the OneHome Regional Governing Council has vacancies for Adams County representatives, and representatives with lived experience from Jefferson or Douglas County. Applications are due by 7.15.18.

Find the application, and read more from the OneHome June updates including how to support veterans in need of VA benefits by ordering a DD-214, be part of the OneHome equity group, utilize the chronic and literal homeless documentation, and more.

NOFA Headquarters

  • Letters of Intent for New and Renewal projects applying for HUD CoC Notice of Funding Availability are due the Friday July 6th at 5pm.
  • Housing First Self Assessments for funded agencies and sub-recipients are due Monday, July 16th 

All things NOFA at the MDHI NOFA Headquarters

Exploring the Crisis of Unsheltered Homelessness 

Each night, nearly 200,000 Americans sleep outside or in a place not meant for human habitation. The issue of unsheltered homelessness is of increasing concern to many communities — often dominating news cycles and public debates.
That’s why the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) is launching the Unsheltered blog series, which will explore trends, data, and interventions related to unsheltered homelessness. The first post in this series explores the scope of the issue, its causes, and solutions: Exploring the Crisis of Unsheltered Homelessness

Local Employment Spotlight

Ready to Work Aurora - Program Director

The Salvation Army - Lambuth Family Center Program Manager

Colorado Division of Housing - VASH Residential Coordinator

Upcoming Meetings

OneHome Regional Governing Council - July 3rd, at Mile High United Way (MHUW)

Youth Action Board meeting - July 3rd and July 18th, at Denver Public Library

OneHome Youth meeting - July 6th, at Urban Peak

HMIS Statewide Collaborative - July 6th, at MHUW

OneHome Family meeting - June 10th, at Mile High United Way

MDHI Board of Directors Meeting - July 12th, at MHUW

HUD CoC NOFA mandatory applicant meeting - July 13th, at MHUW

Rapid ReHousing Standards Webinar - July 25th - RSVP for link


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