Notice of Posting Ranking Instruments

The ranking instruments that will be used for the reviewing and ranking of the New Reallocated Project and the Renewal Application Projects for the 2013 Continuum of Care Application are available for review by the community. The Ranking Committee has been appointed and all persons serving on the committee have no association with any proposed subgrantee for the Application. The award of the New Reallocated Project and the prioritization of the Renewal Project Applications by the Committee will be posted on our website no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 17, 2014.

RENEWAL APPLICATIONS: Continue reading

Request for Letters of Interest in Operating a Transitional Housing Project

The Homeless Services Network of Central Florida, acting as the lead agency on behalf of the Orlando/Orange, Osceola, Seminole Counties CoC, is Requesting Letters of Interest regarding available funding for a transitional housing project. Interested organizations must be 501(c)(3) and already operating a transitional housing program in the Orlando/Orange/Osceola/Seminole Counties CoC. The funding is available for one (1) year only, beginning as soon as a subrecipient agreement is signed. The funding must cover 22 beds not currently funded through the CoC. Projects must serve 11 adult persons in households without children who are disabled and over 24 and 11 adult persons in households without children who are non-disabled and over 24. Projects must focus on chronic substance abuse populations. Funding available is $70,009 for 2 FTE case manager salaries with benefits and $97,618 for operating costs, primarily utilities and maintenance/repair. Continue reading

Community Forum: Central Florida Commission on Homelessness, 1/7/2014

The Central Florida Commission on Homelessness is inviting interested agencies to participate in a Community Forum to discuss changes to the 2014 Point In Time Count and the impending government-mandated policy changes to funding for homelessness programs.

This discussion will be held on Tuesday, January 7th from 4:00pm – 6:00pm at MetroPlan Orlando’s boardroom, One Landmark Center, 315 East Robinson Street, Suite 355, Orlando.  Parking is available in the parking garage along Ridgewood Street, alongside the back of the building.  Bring your parking ticket with you to the meeting for validation. 

Please RSVP to Beverly Grant by Friday, January 3rd at beverly {at} impacthomelessness(.)org or 321-710-4663 x1.

In this meeting, we will discuss: Continue reading

CoC Funding Competition Update

The results from the past week’s workgroup meetings were presented this morning during the CoC Roundup. Even if you were unable to attend today’s meeting or any of the workgroups, we welcome your input. You can review the CoC Roundup Presentation and send your feedback to CoC {at} hsncfl(.)org.

Also announced at the meeting was the availability of funding for new projects. Interested parties should review the application for new projects. Please direct any questions to CoC {at} hsncfl(.)org.

Point-In-Time Count Volunteers Needed

Interested in helping out the community? UCF’s Institute for Social and Behavioral Sciences (ISBS) is in need of surveyors for the annual Point-In-Time Count (PIT). The PIT is a census we conduct annually of homeless men, women and children in our community. Data from this research is presented to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and helps determine the funding our community will receive for homeless services.

With prior approval from community agencies, we send research teams out to locations in Orange, Seminole, and Osceola counties to survey homeless individuals. We offer convenience to our volunteers, as they can sign up for any locations that they are interested in, and for as many locations as they would like. We always survey in teams- no one ever surveys at a location alone. Trainings will be provided to those who want to participate. Volunteers will be notified of training sessions once we receive all participants’ names, where you can sign up for the session that is convenient for your schedule.

Surveying will take place in January and February 2014.

If you are interested in becoming a part of the research team please contact the UCF Institute for the Social and Behavioral Sciences at isbs {at} ucf(.)edu. If you are bilingual, please make note of that in your email. #CFPITCount

General Meeting: Continuum of Care 101 and the 2013 CoC Competition Information Session

Thank you to everyone who attended this morning’s meeting! If you missed it you can review the slides. If you have any comments or questions, please email us at CoC {at} hsncfl(.)org.

CoC Meetings & Workgroups

Homeless Services Network of Central Florida is celebrating its 20th year of serving the community and has begun preparing its 18th annual application for funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

We have scheduled a series of meetings to solicit community input which will be included in the CoC application for the 2013 CoC Competition. Anyone in Orlando or Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties who belongs to any one of the following groups is invited to attend:

  • Anyone who works for a business, government agency, advocacy group, school district, social services provider, victim service provider, non-profit homeless assistance provider, faith-based organization, public housing agency, hospital, university, affordable housing developer, law enforcement agency, or veterans service organization that impacts homelessness or is impacted by homelessness.
  • Anyone who cares about the homeless and how their needs are being addressed in our community.
  • Anyone who is currently or formerly homeless.

For more information, please visit our CoC Program Competition page.

Request for Proposals: Count of Unsheltered Homeless Persons

The Homeless Services Network of Central Florida is making a Request for Proposals from qualified persons/firms interested in conducting a count of unsheltered homeless persons, including the enumeration of homeless veterans. The overall Point-in-Time (PIT) Count will be overseen by the Homeless Services Network of Central Florida and must take place during the last 10 days of January 2014. All homeless count methodology must comply with all regulations set forth by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”).

For full details, please review the complete Request for Proposals document.

 

September CoC Meeting

It has been a busy summer! So busy that we’ve had to cancel the last two CoC meetings. We have a lot of catching up to do!

HSN’s next CoC meeting will take place on Tuesday, 9/24, at the Juvenile Assessment Center, 823 W. Central Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32805.

As usual, the meeting starts at 9am, but feel free to arrive as early as 8:30 for coffee and peer networking.