April 2016 Update

There are a few important meetings and opportunities coming up we want to make sure you’re aware of.

This week, the CoC Governance Committee is meeting Wednesday, April 6, at 12 noon.  This month’s meeting will be held at the Central Florida Foundation, located on the 12th floor of the Wells Fargo building, 800 N Magnolia Ave, Orlando FL 32803.  At this meeting we will discuss recusal policies for CoC Board Members.  Although it’s not required, it’s helpful if you RSVP so we can plan for attendance.

Since the HSN offices are moving, we will NOT have the Priorities and Goal committee meeting on this Friday, April 8.

Monday, April 18– morning

Housing First 101: Come learn more about the evidence-based best practice of Housing First! Housing First is a system-wide orientation and response, and is key in our efforts toward ending homelessness. During this training we’ll review the key principles of Housing First and implementation strategies. This interactive training will cause you to examine your program rules, applications, and requirements to see how we can enhance our service models. It will also provide the opportunity to examine specific case studies and collaborate with our partners.

Since space will be limited you will need to let us know you want to attend this training session with presenters from the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH). RSVP by emailing carmen.lewis {at} hsncfl(.)org and we will confirm time and place for the event.  This training will likely be repeated, and if there is inadequate space first priority for the 18th will be given to agencies that currently run transitional housing programs.

 

Monday, April 18 – afternoon

TH Conversion: As part of efforts to improve homeless assistance response systems, many transitional housing providers are retooling their programs to help people move more quickly into permanent housing. Retooling can take many forms, including shortening the amount of time people stay in programs before moving into housing, shifting to rapid re-housing strategies, or providing permanent housing. This workshop, also presented by CSH, will help programs identify the steps involved when considering significant changes to or redesign of your transitional housing program.

 

The Monday, April 18 afternoon meeting is designed specifically for executive staff and agency board members.  Please RSVP by emailing carmen.lewis {at} hsncfl(.)org.  We will notify attendees of the location once we have a better idea of how many will be attending.

HMIS Notice for 2016

Beginning January 2016, HMIS End User Training will be held every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 8:30 am – 12:30pm at the Homeless Services Network (2828 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL 32804). A Training Request must be submitted by the program manager/supervisor before attending the training.  Please submit a help ticket to HMIS {at} hsncfl(.)org should you have any questions about this training announcement.

Please Note, for the first week of January, the HMIS training will be on Tuesday, January 5th (not Tuesday the 6th) from 8:30am- 12:30 pm.

Click on the link below to complete a Training Request for EACH person who needs training.

Click here for End User Training Sign Up

Posted: December 28, 2015

Continuum of Care Monthly Meeting-December

Several of you have asked that we change the December CoC meeting to the 15th since many of you will be out of town on the 22nd. So please make a note on your calendar – the December CoC membership meeting will be on Tuesday the 15th.

We will gather around 8:30 and begin at 9:00.  The meeting will be held at the

Pathlight Kitchen
 3200 W. Colonial Drive, 

 Orlando, Florida  32808

Please click here to download the December Monthly Meeting Powerpoint:

Continuum Meeting November

Happy Thanksgiving!
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 Click here for the November CoC Meeting Powerpoint
CONTINUUM  NEWS
Continuum of Care meeting for CoC FL-507 will take place on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from 8:30 am to 10:30 am  at the regular scheduled location:
 Pathlight Kitchen
 3200 W. Colonial Drive, 
 Orlando, Florida  32808  
(through the Pathlight kitchen door and down the hall to the second door on the right).
Meeting Agenda will focus on the 2015 NOFA submission.
Please plan to arrive by 8:30 am, for networking and light refreshments.   We will begin the meeting promptly at 9:00 am.  We look forward to seeing you there.
Next scheduled CoC meeting will be
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 @ 8:30 am- 10:30 am
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Continuum of Care MEMBERSHIP still available. 
We are still accepting individual and organizational membership into the Continuum of Care.  Please join us at our monthly CoC meeting which is held on the 4th Tuesday of every month  where you can sign up for additional membership information.

Continuum News- October 2015

Here’s the PDF for the October CoC Meeting: October CoC Meeting (pdf)

Process for enrolling DCF (one process) or homeless students (another process) into Valencia College (please click on the PDF file located to the right) :   Steps for DCF and homeless cohort

Continuum of Care meeting for CoC FL-507 will take place on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 from 11:00 am to 1 pm
 
This meeting will will be held at the regular scheduled location:
                                                                      Pathlight Kitchen

 3200 W. Colonial Drive,  Orlando, Florida  32808

(through the Pathlight kitchen door and down the hall to the second door on the right).

Please plan to arrive by 10:30 a.m., for light refreshments and we will begin the meeting promptly at 11:00 am.  We look forward to seeing you there.  If you are unable to attend, please check our website at http://www.hsncfl.org for copies of the handouts that will posted after the meeting.

Next scheduled CoC meeting will be Tuesday, November 24, 2015 @ 8:30 am

 

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Continuum of Care MEMBERSHIP still available.
We are still accepting individual and organizational membership into the Continuum of Care.  Please join us at our monthly CoC meeting which is held on the 4th Tuesday of every month where you can sign up for additional membership information.

Continuum News – September 2015

Continuum of Care Meeting – Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

Since the CoC/HUD Homeless Assistance Grant NOFA (federal application) has been published – the CoC activities are moving into hyper-drive!

TUESDAY – Introduction to new on-line application process

To improve the local application and administration process HSN is implementing an on-line web-based application process for this year’s HUD application.  Now that final federal application details are known, the vendor will be updating the website with a revised form for agencies that want to submit applications to HSN.

On Tuesday, instead of a regular CoC meeting, we will be providing the first of several training sessions on how the system will work and how agencies can begin the process once the system is operational. This will not be the only chance to learn about the new system, but all agencies intending to apply for funding are encouraged to attend.

The introduction to the new application tool will be the only agenda item on the CoC agenda. Other called meetings to review the applications will be announced this week.

You are encouraged to begin gathering at 8:30 – coffee and bagels provided – and the meeting will begin sharply at 9:00  at the regular CoC meeting location – Pathlight Kitchen  – 3200 W Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32808.

Other meetings this week –

The Veterans Case Conferencing will have their conference calls on Monday and Tuesday at 9:00. A limited face to face meeting will take place at 9:30 on Thursday the 24th – at HSN offices. These meetings are intended for agencies working directly with homeless veteran households.  If you would like more information about these meetings, please contact Nef Rodriguez at neftali.rodriguez {at} hsncfl(.)org.

The NOFA/Application Committee WILL meet on Thursday the 24th at 2:00. The agenda for that meeting will focus on project applications and the scorecard and how the published NOFA gives direction for changes to the proposed documents the committee had already drafted.

MEETING HANDOUT

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