Continuum of Care Meeting – February 25, 2014
Powerpoint Presentation

Here is the link for the power point presentation from today’s Continuum of Care meeting:

Continuum Mtg Powerpoint Feb 25

Thank you for attending the meeting. We had a great turnout and lots of good discussion. Looking forward to our next meeting in March.

Continuum of Care Monthly Meeting – February 25, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

HSN’s next CoC meeting will take place on Tuesday, 2/25, at Pathlight Kitchen, 3200 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32808.

The meeting starts at 9 a.m. with coffee and peer networking beginning at 8:30 a.m.

The agenda for the meeting includes a discussion of the upcoming HSN SSVF application for Priority 1 funds. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to learn about HSN’s plans for the application and for you to give input regarding the application.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, please check this website for more information regarding the application. Input will be received by email from interested parties to coc {at} hsncfl(.)org through February 28, 2014.


FY2013 CoC Application for Funding

Homeless Services Network’s FY2013 application for CoC Program funding from HUD was submitted today. Two documents are available for review:

  1. FY2013 CoC Application
  2. FY2013 Project Priority Listing

Please direct any questions to CoC {at} hsncfl(.)org.

CoC Project Ranking Committee

The CoC Project Ranking Committee met Thursday, January 16, to review the renewal project applications, to select a new reallocated project application, and to rank them. The committee ranked projects according to their scores on the instruments posted to HSN’s web site on January 3, and according to the needs of the CoC.

The committee included the following community members:

  • Janis AkerstromHousing and Community Development Manager, City of Orlando
  • Amy Donley, Ph.D., Department of Sociology, University of Central Florida
  • Carolann Duncan, M.S., Regional SAMH Director, Substance Abuse/Mental Health Program, Department of Children and Families
  • Ernest Hamilton, Executive Director, Kids House, Wayne Densch Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Keith TheriotPrograms Director, Community Food and Outreach Center

The committee was also tasked with finding a way of addressing a 5% reduction by HUD in the total amount of funding available to fund all of the CoC’s projects.

The committee has recommended reductions to individual project budgets based on the needs of the CoC as follows:

  • Renewal TH projects = 3.25% reduction
  • HMIS projects = 3.25% reduction
  • SSO (non-coordinated assessment) projects = 3.25% reduction

Even with these reductions in place, two low-ranked projects may not be funded by HUD:

  • HSN-Goodwill Employment Program
  • HSN CoC Planning grant

The final determination for funding depends upon the overall quality of the CoC’s application to HUD, and upon the availability of funding from HUD for low-ranking projects.

The FY2013 CoC Project Rankings are available for review.

Point-in-Time Count is Approaching!

Hello all! Just wanted to remind you that Homeless Services Network and UCF will be conducting the annual Point-in-Time Count in late January/ early February. Mark your calendars! And if you are interested in volunteering, please contact isbs {at} ucf(.)edu.


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.


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.