FROM WAR TO WORKFORCE: Assisting Veterans as They Reintegrate into the Workforce

The University of Maryland School of Social Work is offering a one day conference titled FROM WAR TO WORKFORCE: Assisting Veterans as They Reintegrate into the Workforce. 

The conference is located at the university in Baltimore and will take place on Friday, May 9, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The cost is $95 (for 6 CEU’s) or $45 if CEU’s are not being requested. A continental breakfast and lunch will also be provided.

Please use the link below for registration if you would like CEUs

If you do not want CEUs, please (410) 706 1839 to register at the lower price of $45

Veterans can register for free by calling (410) 706 1839 

Submitting 2014 HIC and PIT Count Data Deadline Reminder


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Submitting 2014 HIC and PIT Count Data Deadline Reminder


I. Submitting 2014 Data to HUD
All 2014 Housing Inventory Count (HIC) and Point-in-Time (PIT) count data must be submitted to HUD via HUD’s Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX) web portal by Wednesday, April 30, 2014 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Meeting the HIC and PIT data submission deadline is a factor considered by HUD in the annual Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition.   

Submitting the HIC and the PIT data in HDX is a two-step process; your organization must perform both steps in order for its submission to be considered complete and timely:
  • HIC data must be submitted via the HIC Reporting Status page
     
  • PIT data must be submitted via the PIT Reporting Status page
II. 2014 HIC and PIT Data Submission Guidance and Webinar
III. 2014 HIC and PIT Data Collection Notice
IV. Addressing New Requirements
CoCs should consider the amount of time it may take to compile and enter information needed to meet new reporting requirements. CoCs should allow additional time to compile and enter 2014 count data, per the new requirements identified in the 2014 HIC and PIT data collection Notice, such as:
  • The number of RRH project beds and units occupied by RRH participants on the night of the count AND receiving rental assistance;
     
  • The race, ethnicity, and gender of sheltered and unsheltered people;
     
  • Number of Veterans and persons in Veteran households by household type, as well as their characteristics; and
     
  • Conducting necessary data analysis and applying statistically valid estimates to any missing PIT information, including counts related to gender, race and ethnicity.
V. PIT Submission Reminders
  • As in the past, HUD expects communities to report population and subpopulation data for all homeless people counted during the PIT enumeration. Where information is missing, CoCs should apply statistically valid and locally appropriate approaches and assumptions to construct an estimate. HUD encourages CoCs to engage with local experts, including people familiar with the count and statisticians, to develop appropriately tailored assumptions and extrapolation techniques in order to properly adjust data prior to generating a complete PIT count report for submission to HUD.
     
  • The sum total number of persons reported in emergency shelters, Safe Havens, and transitional housing projects in the PIT fields of the HIC must match the sum total of sheltered persons reported in the PIT count.
For more information about the PIT and HIC, visit the PIT and HIC Guides, Tools, and Webinars page on the OneCPD Resource Exchange. If you have questions about the HIC or PIT data submission processes, please submit them through OneCPD Ask a Question. On Step 2, select HDX: Homelessness Data Exchange (including PIT, HIC, and AHAR) from the My question is related to drop down.


HUD Launches New eCon Planning Suite Resources


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HUD Launches New eCon Planning Suite Resources


HUD has released new resources to support grantees in using the eCon Planning Suite and completing their Consolidated Plans and Annual Action Plans. These products include two toolkits and a series of short video tutorials.
Guide to the Data Driven Toolkit in CPD Maps
HUD has released two toolkits. The first is the Guide to the Data Driven Toolkit in CPD Maps.  This toolkit provides instructions for using the Data Toolkit Widget in CPD Maps to analyze data to inform the Consolidated Plan process.
Citizen Participation and Consultation Toolkit
The Citizen Participation and Consultation Toolkit provides tips and guides for assessing existing citizen participation and consultation activities and using the eCon Planning Suite to support these efforts. A set of quick-start guides describes activities that could be incorporated to enhance grantees' citizen participation and consultation processes.
Tutorial Videos
These short video demonstrations – e-tutorials – show how to use specific features of CPD Maps and the Consolidated Plan Template in IDIS. The following e-tutorials are now available on the OneCPD Resource Exchange:
  • Adding Maps and Data to the Consolidated Plan Template in IDIS
  • Using Alternate Data in the Consolidated Plan Template
  • Tips for Formatting the Consolidated Plan Template in Word
  • Setting up Geographic Target Areas in the Strategic Plan
  • Managing Development of a Consortia Consolidated Plan
  • Setting Up a Regional Consolidated Plan
  • Amending a Consolidated Plan or Action Plan in IDIS
  • Consolidated Plan Goals and Accomplishments Microstrategy Report
  • CPD Maps Upload Point File Widget
  • Configuring Maps in CPD Maps to Tell a Story
  • Analyzing State Data: Multi-County Reports and Data Analysis
  • Using CPD Maps to Display State Needs Assessment and Market Analysis Data
View the eCon Planning Suite e-Tutorials.
HUD has moved the Consolidated Plan content on the HUD.gov website to the OneCPD Resource Exchange. All of these new resources, guidance, trainings, news updates, and more are available on the OneCPD Consolidated Plan resource pages.


Upcoming Webinar: NSP Closeout Instructions – May 1, 2014 - 2 PM EDT


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Upcoming Webinar: NSP Closeout Instructions – May 1, 2014 - 2 PM EDT


On April 22, 2014, HUD published the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) Closeout Guide to supplement CPD Notice 2014-02, Closeout Instructions for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Programs Grants. The Guide and the Notice provide instructions for the closeout of NSP 1, 2, and 3 grants by describing closeout criteria, the steps HUD and a grantee will take in the closeout process, and special closeout considerations.
On May 1 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM EDT, HUD will host a webinar designed to assist grantees in understanding the closeout instructions. This webinar is for NSP 1, 2, and 3 grantees and will cover special topics such as strategies for spending down lines of credit, post-closeout issues such as program income, land banks, and reporting, concerns unique to NSP2/3 and State grantees, and others. Time will be made for questions and answers.  
For further information, access the Draft Notice CPD-14-02: Closeout Instructions for CDBG Programs Grants and the NSP Closeout Guide.
This webinar is designed for NSP grantees, staff, and partners.

Please join us on Thursday, May 1st, 2014 at 2 PM EDT.

Webinar materials will be posted to the OneCPD Training & Events event page as they become available.

Participation Instructions
To Join via WebEx
  • At least 10 minutes before the start time, log into the webinar by going here:
    https://tdaevent.webex.com/tdaevent/onstage/g.php?d=742954830&t=a
  • Enter your first name, last name, and e-mail address
  • Enter the meeting password: NSP2014
  • Click “Join Now
  • WebEx “Event Manager” software will load; this can take several minutes.
  • Once the meeting window has opened, join the teleconference by calling toll-free: (877) 810-9527
  • When prompted, enter in the meeting access code: 3991029
To Join via Teleconference (Audio-Only)
1.   Call toll-free: (877) 810-9527
2.   When prompted, enter in the meeting access code: 3991029

Troubleshooting: If you have trouble logging onto the webinar, please contact:
George Martin | gmartin@tdainc.org | 410-547-1825 or
Kathy Kaminski | kkaminski@tdainc.org | 847-421-7009

Please leave a message if you get voicemail. You can also call WebEx technical support directly at 1-800-508-8758. Tell them you are trying to join Event # 742 954 830.
Asking a Question During the Session
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  • By phone: Press *1 on your telephone keypad to be added to the queue
Feedback on Webinar
At the conclusion of the webinar, we would really like your feedback! Please take a moment to provide your important feedback by completing the Webinar Evaluation Survey.


HUD Awards $29 Million To 26 Local HIV-AIDS Housing Programs


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HUD Awards $29 Million To 26 Local HIV-AIDS Housing Programs


Funding supports stable housing for individuals and families at risk for homelessness

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $29 million in grants to assist more than 1,200 extremely low-income persons and families living with HIV/AIDS annually. This funding will provide these households with a stable living environment, which is essential to accessing healthcare and HIV related services. In addition to housing assistance, these local programs will provide access to the needed supportive services such as life skills, job readiness services and employment training.

The funding announced is offered through HUD’s Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program (HOPWA) and will renew HUD’s support of 26 local programs in 18 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

This press release was originally posted to the HUD.gov website. Read the full press release and the list of HOPWA 2014 Permanent Supportive Housing Renewal Grants.


HUD Publishes FY 2014 HOME Consortia List and Member Percentage Reports


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HUD Publishes FY 2014 HOME Consortia List and Member Percentage Reports


HUD has published the following FY 2014 HOME Consortia documents:
Guidance on HOME Consortia is available on the HOME Consortia page.
The HOME Program resource pages provide program guidance, tools, trainings, reports, and other resources for the HOME Program.


[MARHMIS] RE: Question for MARHMIS folks

Our McKinney-Vento person is also a big part of our TriCounty CoC but does not enter into HMIS.  We get regular updates on the numbers of children… In Warren County, we try to hold at least one meeting a year with the homeless liaisons from each school or district ( NJ requires that each school have a liaison) to get input and share data for planning purposes.  The state tracks reported instances of students experiencing homelessness but we know there are many others without a fixed address who do not report.

The statewide Children's System of Care  (CSOC) in NJ is partnering with McKinney-Vento liaisons to develop Education Partnerships throughput the state that share information with school districts regarding services and interventions for children, including homelessness prevention and rapid rehousing programs.

New Jersey also just received a statewide federal planning grant to develop strategies for addressing youth homelessness (16 – 24), particularly those with a history in child protection.  It will be interesting to see what the interface with HMIS is going to be.
Candy

Catherine Brewster
Coordinator of Children's Services; Tri County Continuum of Care Coordinator

Warren County Department of Human Services
1 Shotwell Drive
Belvidere, NJ  07823

Phone:  908-475-6336
Fax:       908-475-6206

From: marhmis@googlegroups.com [mailto:marhmis@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Blechertas, Kelly A.
Sent: Friday, April 25, 2014 8:21 AM
To: 'marhmis@googlegroups.com'
Subject: [MARHMIS] RE: Question for MARHMIS folks


Kelly Blechertas
GIS & Information Systems Administrator 
         
Human Services Office:
York County Human Services                     
100 West Market Street, Suite 401              
York, Pennsylvania 17401                          
P: (717) 771-9347                                       
F: (717) 771-4663   

Planning Commission Office:
York County Planning Commission
28 East Market Street, 3rd Floor
York, Pennsylvania 17401
P: (717) 771-9870
F: (717) 771-9511                                   

From: marhmis@googlegroups.com [mailto:marhmis@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Abram L. Hillson
Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2014 4:02 PM
To: marhmis@googlegroups.com
Subject: [MARHMIS] FW: Question for MARHMIS folks

Hello MARHMIS Members,
Kat is seeking a response to the questions being asked below.

Abram Hillson
Director of HMIS
New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency
P.O Box 18550
Trenton, New Jersey 08650-2085
Phone: 609-278-7567
Fax: 609-278-4173



From: Kathleen Freeman [mailto:kathleen.freeman@cloudburstgroup.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2014 2:57 PM
To: Abram L. Hillson
Subject: Question for MARHMIS folks

Hi Abram:

Could you pose the following question to your MARHMIS folks for me?

Are there any HMIS who have McKinney Vento Education Liaisons entering data into the HMIS? Or are there any examples of how the educational system is sharing data with the CoC and/or assisting with CoC Planning?

Thanks,
Kat



Kathleen E Freeman | Senior Analyst
The Cloudburst Group
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