HSN is the lead agency for the Continuum of Care of homeless services in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties, including the Cities of Orlando, Kissimmee, and Sanford. For information specific to the FL-507 Continuum of Care, please visit www.centralfloridacoc.org.
Continuum of Care (CoC) Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)
To All CoC Stakeholders:
The HUD NOFA is upon us! Almost 3 months earlier than last year!
Please see the attached/below proposed timeline. No doubt some dates will be refined, but we hope this will help you plan!
Please note that all meetings of the Governance Committee are open meetings to all CoC members. If you are not already on the Governance Committee, or just aren’t sure, and want to be included in these meetings, please send an email to email@example.com with “include in governance meetings” in the subject line and you will be added to the calendar invites.
Likewise, for jurisdictional representatives, if you are not sure you are on the governance committee already please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “include in jurisdictional meetings” in the subject line and you will be added to the calendar invites for those meetings.
As with last month, the meeting will be held at First Baptist Church. However, for this month (and at least one more) we will meet in a different room/location. Please copy the web address below into your browser for a map of where on the church campus you should go for our meeting.
Continuum of Care meeting for CoC FL-507 will take place on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 9am to 10:00 am . We will be meeting at our new location:
First Baptist Orlando
3000 S. John Young Pkwy
Building E2 3rd floor
*See below for link to map of First Baptist Orlando*
Please plan to arrive at 8:30 am for networking and coffee. We will begin the meeting promptly at 9:00 am. We look forward to seeing you there. If you are unable to attend, please visit our website at http://www.hsncfl.org
for copies of the handouts that will be posted after the meeting.
Items on the agenda to include:
HMIS Dashboard of community and project outcomes
Review of committee structure and opportunities
Veteran Advisory Committee will meet immediately following CoC.
Please join us at our monthly Continuum of Care meeting which is held on the 4th Tuesday of every month where you can also sign up and request additional CoC membership information. Our next schedule CoC meeting will be Tuesday, June 28, 2016.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We will notify attendees of the location once we have a better idea of how many will be attending.
The annual Point in Time (PIT) Count will be January 27 with kickoff starting at 3:30pm in all three counties. The Point in Time runs from January 27-February 3. For more information and to sign up to Volunteer, please visit pit.hsncfl.org.
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@hsncfl.org should you have any questions about this training announcement.
Please Note, forthe 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.
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
3200 W. Colonial Drive,
Orlando, Florida 32808
Please click here to download the December Monthly Meeting Powerpoint:
We are still accepting individual and organizational membership into the Continuum of Care. Please join us at our monthly CoCmeeting which is held on the 4th Tuesday of every month where you can sign up for additional membership information.