Weekly Roundup 8.15.18

CoC membership app; RRH assessment; flex fund; HMIS set up; JCHA waitlist; funding opportunities and Overdose Awareness Day.

MDHI is Now Accepting CoC Membership Applications

MDHI Stakeholders and Board of Directors recently voted to adopt a new CoC Governance Charter. The charter defines CoC membership benefits and responsibilities. Interested parties are invited to complete a brief membership application.

Read the full informational post and find the application here and please share this opportunity with others who may be interested in joining. 

We Want to Hear About Your RRH Program! Take the Self-Assessment

MDHI is asking Rapid Re-Housing providers in our CoC to complete a RRH Self-Assessment. You can access the assessment by following this link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RRHself-assessment 

Staff at all levels are encouraged to complete the assessment. The information collected will help inform future iterations of our CoC’s RRH Written Standards and will give us a better sense of how your RRH program fits into our crisis response system.

Please reach out to Jackie.Hernandez@mdhi.org if you have any questions about the assessment.

MDHI Flex Fund Available to Help Remove Barriers to Permanent Housing

MDHI is now offering one-time Flex Fund assistance to households (individuals and families) experiencing homelessness in the Metro Denver region. Any organization that is a member of the CoC and partners with OneHome can request the assistance for households in need. Funding is limited and not all requests will be approved.


Read for more information about eligible costs and how to request assistance.

Have you RSVP'd for HMIS Project Set-Up??

In preparing for the HMIS transition to BitFocus' Clarity Human Services, specific funding and project types are invited to attend these meetings to help support consistent HMIS project setup across the MDHI CoC. The MDHI HMIS Lead Agency will be on hand to listen to what has worked, what you desire in the new system, and everything in between.

Sign up Here!

Jefferson County Housing Authority HCV Lottery Opening August 20th - 21st

Jefferson County Housing Authority will accept online applications for its Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) Lottery Pool and Mainstream Program waiting list beginning 8:00 am Monday, August 20, 2018, until 11:59 pm on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. Applications must be submitted online at https://www.waitlistcheck.com/CO2744. 

Applications WILL NOT be available at the Jefferson County Housing Authority office.

There are preferences for this three-year lottery pool including: must be a Jeffco resident, employed, full time student, or in a job training program.

Read more on the JCHA website

Overdose Awareness Day is August 31st

We lost 1,012 Coloradans to drug overdoes in 2017. There are many things you can do in our community to participate, support, and learn more about Harm Reduction and our local Harm Reduction Action Center! Upcoming events and activities include:

Funding opportunities

The 2019 CDBG notice of funding availability and application are now available and applications will be received until Monday, September 10 by 4:00pm. The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Jefferson County has elected to target the 2019 CDBG funds to the development of decent, safe and affordable housing, and contribute to the development of sustainable communities by preserving existing housing stock or promoting affordable rental or homeownership opportunities for LMI families.

The complete application is due Monday, September 10, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Applications must be received by this date and time to be considered.

If you have questions regarding the application please contact Stephanie Hayden, Community Development Specialist, at shayden@jeffco.us or 303-271-4702. If you have specific project questions contact Emily Sander, Community Development Manager, at esander@jeffco.us or 303-271-8373.

See the Jefferson County website for more information

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Youth Action Board meeting - August 15th at Denver Public Library

OneHome Community Design Team - August 16th, at Denver Human Services-Castro bldg

People to People event (flyer linked)- August 18th, Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods Building

MDHI Coordinating Committee - August 24th, Mile High United Way

MDHI Employment Committee - August 24th, Mile High United Way

Youth Action Board Meeting - August 29th, Denver Public Library

OneHome Regional Governing Council - September 4th, Mile High United Way

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