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HUD, VA, USICH announce 33% drop in Veteran homelessness, nearly 40% drop in Veterans sleeping on the streets. http://ow.ly/AJpNX
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Aug. 26, 2014




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"As a nation, we have proven that homelessness is a problem we can solve," @ZLauraJeanne tells @HuffingtonPost. http://ow.ly/AOLkb
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.@FiveThirtyEight crunches the numbers on Veteran #homelessness, credits Federal strategy http://ow.ly/AMPSi
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Aug. 27, 2014




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"We're not going to stop until every veteran who defended America has a home in America." —President Obama on ending veteran homelessness
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Aug. 26, 2014




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"On any given night there are 25,000 fewer Veterans sleeping on the streets and in shelters." President @BarackObama
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Aug. 26, 2014




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"We have been able to reduce the number of homeless Veterans by one-third." @BarackObama #HonoringVets #ALConvention

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Aug. 26, 2014




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Many thanks to Jesse and @MileyCyrus for calling attention to youth #homelessness at last night's #VMAs http://ow.ly/AGuII
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Aug. 25, 2014




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Here's how the Housing First framework fits within permanent supportive housing interventions. http://ow.ly/AtZN7  
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Aug. 19, 2014




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Solution of the Day: Coordinated Entry streamlines access to homeless assistance services. http://ow.ly/AsVBj  
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Aug. 18, 2014



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Solution of the Day: The Chelsea Foyer is a critical bridge for youth at risk of homelessness

The Chelsea Foyer at The Christopher in New York, NY, is a transitional housing program for young adults 18 to 25 who are aging out of foster care and experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Residents live in suites or studio-style apartments at a single site and participate in an individualized program of services for up to 24 months.
Responding to the Crisis of Homelessness | USICH Blog
Ending homelessness means providing a pathway to stable and permanent housing now for people who are experiencing homelessness. It also means changing the way we respond when people have a housing crisis so that we can prevent homelessness whenever possible or otherwise ensure that homelessness is a rare, brief, and nonrecurring experience.
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Retooling the Crisis Response System

Laura Green Zeilinger, USICH Executive Director, discusses what an end to homelessness means and the need for communities to retool the homeless crisis response system. Retooling the homeless crisis response system is a primary objective in Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness.
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FY 2014 CoC Registration: CoC Review Step in e-snaps Extended to Wednesday, September 3, 2014


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FY 2014 CoC Registration: CoC Review Step in e-snaps Extended to Wednesday, September 3, 2014


HUD is completing its review of each CoC’s registration for the FY 2014 portion of the FY 2013 – FY 2014 CoC Program Competition in e-snaps. Collaborative Applicants must now go back into e-snaps to review HUD’s determination by 5:00 PM your local time on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. Please note if your CoC Review is not available today, please check back tomorrow. As HUD completes its review of the CoC Registrations, you will then have visibility for your CoC Review.
As of today:
  • 41 CoCs are still being reviewed by HUD
  • 34 CoCs are available for review, but the CoC has not started
  • 48 CoCs have started their review
  • 289 CoCs have reviewed and approved HUD’s determination
Collaborative Applicants must log back into e-snaps and go to “CoC Review” step on the “Submission” page to access HUD’s assessment.

Collaborative Applicants must ensure that “Yes” or “Not Applicable” is appearing in the drop-down boxes of the following forms in e-snaps:
  • 1A. Approved CoC Type Designation: 4. Does the CoC agree with the approved CoC Designation?
     
  • 2B. CoC Geographic Areas: 3. Does the CoC agree with the HUD-approved geographic area(s)?
     
  • 3C. CoC Maximum Funding Needs: 2. Does the CoC agree with the total ARD? AND 3. Does the CoC agree with the total CoC merged need amount?
If the Collaborative Applicant answers “No” to any question, it must enter a comment in order for HUD to appropriately address in its FINAL DETERMINATION.
If the CoC disputes any part of the CoC Review, HUD will review one last time and consider the CoCs proposed changes. HUD will then notify the Collaborative Applicant via e-mail that a final determination has been made. The Collaborative Applicant will then go back into e-snaps to access the CoC Review step again and select “Submit.” All disputes must be resolved and approved by 5:00 PM your local time on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. A Collaborative Applicant has only one opportunity to dispute. If the Collaborative Applicant disagrees with HUD’s assessment the 2nd time, they will receive a final rejection notice and will not have access to the FY 2014 CoC Application.
The e-snaps instructional guide, CoC Registration Instructional Guide: CoC Registration and CoC Review, includes step-by-step instructions for completing the CoC Review process in e-snaps beginning on page 50.
All Collaborative Applicants should review the following:
  1. CoC claimed geography – in most cases there are no changes
  2. Preliminary Pro Rata Need (PPRN) – the amount is based on the geographic area(s) selected
  3. Annual Renewal Demand (ARD) – in some cases the ARD amount may have been changed by HUD. If this is the case, and you have NOT received a copy of your HUD-approved Grant Inventory Worksheet (GIW) to review, please contact your local HUD field office immediately
  4. Merger Status – in most cases there are no changes
  5. CoC Planning – this amount may have changed if the CoC was in ARD status and the ARD amount changed. Remember, the CoC planning amount is determined by the CoC’s PPRN or ARD, whichever is higher AND is calculated at 1.25 percent or $250,000, whichever is less

Confirm Information in Applicant Profile

This step can be completed between now and the FY 2014 CoC Program Competition process. Prior to the opening of the FY 2014 CoC Program Competition, Collaborative Applicants need to review their CoC Applicant Profile in e-snaps to confirm the following:
  1. Collaborative Applicant Name in the CoC Applicant Profile MATCHES the Collaborative Applicant Name listed on the CoC Registration AND the Grant Inventory Worksheet.

  2. The Primary Contact and/or Alternate Contact listed are associated with the Collaborative Applicant Name listed – at least one of the names must match and both persons MUST be authorized by the CoC and Collaborative Applicant to submit the CoC Consolidated Application (i.e., CoC Application, CoC Project Listing, and Project Applications) AND are authorized to enter into a written agreement with HUD.

  3. The Collaborative Applicant is a legal entity; non-profit, State, instrumentality of local government, or Public Housing Agency. These are the ONLY entities who are authorized to submit the CoC Consolidated Application. Additionally, the proper legal document must be attached; therefore, if the Collaborative Applicant is a non-profit, a copy of the non-profit documentation (e.g., copy of the 501(c)(3)) must be attached.
The Updating the Applicant Profile Resource includes step-by-step instructions for updating the Applicant Profile in e-snaps.
Any Collaborative Applicant that fails to submit its final CoC Registration by 5:00 pm, your local time on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, will NOT be able to apply for funds in the FY 2014 CoC Program Competition. Only CoCs that successfully submitted the final CoC review to HUD will be able to access the FY 2014 CoC Priority Listing, which means that CoCs who have not successfully submitted CoC Registration will be unable to rank project applications for new reallocated projects, renewal projects, CoC Planning projects, and Unified Funding Agency (UFA) costs, if applicable.

Questions?

If you have questions pertaining to e-snaps technical issues or CoC Review, please submit your questions to the e-snaps Ask A Question (AAQ) portal. To submit a question to the e-snaps AAQ portal, select “e-snaps” from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.
If you have questions related to the CoC Program Interim Rule or a policy related question, please submit your questions to the CoC Program Ask A Question (AAQ) portal. To submit a question to the CoC Program AAQ portal, select “CoC Program” from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.