Trunk or Treat!!!



Come join us at the
4th Annual Eastside Family Shelter’s
Trunk or Treat
Friday, October 24, 2014
7:00 p.m.* to 9:00 p.m.

9100 Franklin Square Drive
Rosedale, Maryland  21237

Bring a trunk full of goodies and decorations for your vehicle.  The kids will go “trunk or treating” car to car!

*Parking lot will open at 5:45 p.m. and cars must register and set up by 6:30 p.m.


If you would like to participate or have any questions, contact us by October 15th

April Stevens 410-285-4674 x 201 or astevens@canconnects.org
or
Terri Kingeter 410-887-2288 or tkingeter@baltimorecountymd.org

HUD Announces $1.83 billion Available for Continuum of Care Program








September 16, 2014    

ISSUES  |  POLICY  |  SOLUTIONS  |  NEWS & EVENTS Forward Editor: Emanuel Cavallaro


Spotlight On...
HUD Announces $1.83 billion Available for Continuum of Care Program


The Department of Housing and Urban Development today released the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for $1.83 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2014 funds for the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program, which funds efforts by nonprofits and state and local governments to end homelessness. The funds are being made available under the FY 2013 - FY 2014 CoC Program Competition. The submission deadline is Thursday, Oct. 30 by 7:59:59 p.m. ET. HUD is advising all applicants to review the FY 2014 CoC Program Funding Notice before beginning the application process.
HUD plans to post a pre-recorded webcast covering key changes in the FY 2014 CoC Funding Notice requirements to the Webcast Archives page of the HUD website, and will send out a listserv message once the broadcast is available for viewing.





Congress Expected to Pass Continuing Resolution This Week
On Tuesday, September 9, Harold Rogers (R-Ky.), chair of the House Appropriations Committee, introduced a continuing resolution (CR), or stopgap funding measure, to continue funding government programs, including HUD's low-income housing and homelessness programs, at FY 2014 levels through the beginning of FY 2015, until December 11. Congress must pass a CR before October 1, the start of the next fiscal year, to avoid a government shutdown. Representative Rogers' CR is expected pass through both chambers of Congress this week. After the November elections, Congress must either finalize FY 2015 funding levels or pass another CR to fund the government past December 11.
Senate Committee to Mark Up Runaway and Homeless Youth Act Reauthorization
The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to mark up the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act, this Thursday, Sept. 18. This bill, introduced by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) in July, would reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHYA) Act, which expired Sept. 30, 2013.
From 2012 to 2013, the nation's median income remained around $52,000, and real median income held steady at about $66,000 for family households and $31,000 for nonfamily households. A six year comparison, however, showed an 8 percent decline in real median income since 2007, the year before the Great Recession.
The figures released today are based on pre-tax cash income and do not include non-cash benefits such as those from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The Census Bureau will publish poverty estimates based on the Supplemental Poverty Measure, an economic indicator that accounts for these benefits, in October.
On Friday, Sept. 19, at 1:30 pm ET, the Alliance's Homelessness Research Institute will host a webinar on effective strategies for including youth in the upcoming 2015 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count. The webinar, "Prepare for the 2015 Point-in-Time Count: Enumerating Unsheltered Youth," will cover everything from useful planning tactics, guidance from HUD on conducting reliable unsheltered counts of homeless youth, to PIT Count implementation. During the webinar, leaders from communities that span urban, suburban, and rural areas will share their most effective PIT Count strategies.
An Introduction to SSVF and Overview of Compliance and Reporting
On Thursday, Sept. 25, at 10 a.m. ET, the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans will host a webinar designed to help SSVF grantees develop appropriate program design. The webinar, "An Introduction to SSVF and Overview of Compliance and Reporting," will also provide grantees and potential SSVF applicants with background information on program goals, resources, and expectations. To participate in the webinar, you must first enroll in MyVeHU Campus.
In this post, we take a look at the findings from a report recently released by the Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) of Harvard University, "Housing America's Older Adults." The growth of America's older adult population is expected to outpace the supply of accessible, affordable housing, which could force many older adults into homelessness.
Youth Homelessness is More Than 'Adult Homelessness, Junior'
By Mindy Mitchell and Emanuel Cavallaro
An important component of the Housing First approach, rapid re-housing, has yet to be applied to the problem of homeless youth on a national scale. If it can work for everyone else, why can't it work for homeless youth? In this post, we discuss the factors that homeless youth providers must consider when providing rapid re-housing.
Dear Advocates: Here is How You Can Make a Difference This November
By Emanuel Cavallaro
During the midterm elections this November, homeless advocates have a great deal at stake. In this post, we introduce our readers to the "Voterization" effort by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) to encourage advocacy organizations to engage renters and other low-income people in the voting process.

The FY 2014 CoC Program Funding Process Competition is Now Open


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The FY 2014 CoC Program Funding Process Competition is Now Open


The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Funds in the FY 2013 - FY 2014 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition (FY 2014 CoC Program Funding Notice) has been posted to FY 2013 – FY 2014 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition: Funding Availability page on the HUD Exchange. The FY 2014 CoC Priority Listing and FY 2014 Project Applications are now available in e-snaps.
Submission Deadline: October 30, 2014 at 7:59:59 PM Eastern Time
  • The FY 2014 CoC Program funding process is administered under the CoC Program interim rule and covers the application and award process for FY 2014 CoC Program funds.
     
  • All applicants should read the FY 2014 CoC Program Funding Notice in its entirety prior to beginning the application process.
     
  • As stated in the FY 2014 CoC Registration Notice and the FY 2014 CoC Funding Notice, CoCs with an approved FY 2014 CoC Registration that failed to include an eligible project on the CoC’s FY 2014 Grant Inventory Worksheet (GIW) during the FY 2014 CoC Registration process have the opportunity to amend their FY 2014 GIW to make those changes. Any changes to the FY 2014 GIW after CoC Registration must be approved by the local HUD CPD field office, in consultation with HUD Headquarters, within 7 days after the publication of this notice, the FY 2014 CoC Funding Notice. The due date for any changes to the FY 2014 GIW is September 22, 2014, 5:00 pm your local time. Detailed information can be found in Section I.2.d. of the FY 2014 CoC Funding Notice.
     
  • HUD will post the final Annual Renewal Demand (ARD) and ARD less 2 percent per CoC as quickly as possible after the grace period for changes ends on September 22, 2014. As stated in the FY 2014 CoC Program Funding Notice, HUD will not consider any additional changes to the Grant Inventory Worksheets or ARD after the 7 day grace period.
     
  • The e-snaps system is not compatible with Internet Explorer 10 or 11. Contact the HUD Exchange e-snaps Ask A Question (AAQ) if you need assistance in accessing and completing the application.

Electronic Application in e-snaps

The FY 2014 CoC Priority Listing and the Project Applications are only available via the SNAPS online grants management system, e-snaps. Only those Collaborative Applicants with a HUD-approved FY 2014 CoC Registration will have access to the FY 2014 CoC Priority Listing for the FY 2014 CoC Program funding process. The application submission deadline is Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 7:59:59 PM, Eastern Time.
NOTE: The www.grants.gov application process is not applicable to the CoC Program.

Listserv Communications

All information related to the FY 2014 CoC Program funding process is communicated via the HUD Exchange Mailing List. Join the mailing list to receive important updates and reminders.
HUD will communicate via listserv messages:
  • Due date reminders
  • Availability of webcasts
  • Important updates or additional information regarding the FY 2014 CoC Program funding process
If you are aware or suspect that the Collaborative Applicant, CoC members, or interested stakeholders are not currently receiving these listserv messages, please forward the following link, https://www.hudexchange.info/mailinglist/ to them to register for the listserv messages as this is the ONLY form of communication used to notify everyone of updates, changes, impending deadlines, etc.

Resources

HUD strongly encourages Collaborative Applicants, project applicants, project subrecipients, and other CoC stakeholders to review the FY 2014 CoC Funding Notice, FY 2013 – FY 2014 CoC Program Competition NOFA, FY 2013 General Section NOFA, and General Section Technical Correction to ensure proper consideration of all application requirements.

Webcast

HUD will release a pre-recorded webcast that highlights key changes in the FY 2014 CoC Funding Notice requirements that will be available in the Webcast Archives page on HUD’s website. A listserv message will be sent as soon as this broadcast is posted and available for viewing.

Application Resources on HUD Exchange

The following Project Application and CoC Priority Listing resources associated with the FY 2014 CoC Program Competition are available on the CoC Program Competition: e-snaps Resources page on the HUD Exchange website:
  • Project Application Detailed Instructions
    • New Project Applications
    • Renewal Project Applications
    • CoC Planning Project Application
    • UFA Costs Application
  • Project Application Instructional Guides
    • New Project Applications
    • Renewal Project Applications
    • Performance Measures
    • Budgets
    • CoC Planning Project Application
    • UFA Costs Application
  • CoC Priority Listing Detailed Instructions
The following resources associated with the FY 2014 CoC Program Competition are available on the FY 2013 – FY 2014 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition: Funding Availability page on the HUD Exchange website:
  • FY 2014 CoC Ranking Tool
  • FY 2014 Chronic Homelessness (CH) Prioritization Template

Coming Soon

  • CoC Priority Listing Instructional Guide – will be available on or after Friday, September 19, 2014
  • Project Application FAQs – will be available the week of September 22, 2014
  • CoC Priority Listing FAQs – will be available the week of September 22, 2014

Questions

If you have questions pertaining to e-snaps technical issues, please submit your questions to the e-snaps Ask A Question (AAQ) portal on the HUD Exchange website. 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.
The AAQ accepts question submissions 24/7. However, responses are usually provided between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except for federal holidays.