REMINDER: HMIS System Maintenance on 8/29/15

This is a friendly reminder that we are performing system maintenance on Saturday 8/29, and will be fully operational by 4pm or earlier.  Please call my cell phone 443-574-HMIS for questions/concerns.  Thank you for your participation, and have a great weekend!

Jason Burns, MCSE
Systems Administrator

Always use our manuals. NEVER guess! Proper data saves hours! 

2015 NCHV Veterans Access to Housing Summit - The Road Ahead: Combating a National Crisis in Affordable Housing

2015 NCHV Veterans Access to Housing Summit - The Road Ahead: Combating a National Crisis in Affordable Housing
Register today to accelerate your community's efforts to end veteran homelessness
The Road Ahead: Combating a National Crisis in Affordable Housing
We are facing a national affordable housing crisis. Across the country, veterans in your programs are making strides toward stability yet still find themselves unable to afford housing due to historically low vacancy rates and a drought in affordable housing stock. The Drive to December must include a focus on addressing this crisis in the coming years so we have adequate affordable housing stock for homeless and low-income veterans and their families now and in the future.
At this year’s Housing Summit, we will take a hard look at what it takes to open up new housing opportunities for homeless veterans. As a local leader, you should come prepared to assess your agency's ability to, and interest in, creating and sustaining new affordable housing. Experts on Enhanced Use Lease (EUL), Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), Olmstead resources, and other permanent supportive housing financing tools will be ready to help you plan out your next steps.

The 2015 NCHV Veterans Access to Housing Summit, "The Drive to December", will be held Oct. 5-6 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C. 
Download the 2015 NCHV Veterans Access to Housing Summit schedule.
The discounted room block is now SOLD OUT. 
Space at this event is limited, and no walk up registrations will be accepted. Please plan ahead to ensure you are able to attend. Stay tuned to the NCHV Veterans Access to Housing Summit webpage for the latest updates!

Registration fee for NCHV members is $200. 

Registration fee for non-NCHV members is $250.

Click here to learn more about joining NCHV!

Connecticut Becomes First State to End Chronic Homelessness Among Veterans

Connecticut Becomes First State to End Chronic Homelessness Among Veterans
Governor Dan Malloy joined by VA Secretary Bob McDonald for historic announcement
Yesterday, Governor Dan Malloy announced that Connecticut has become the first state in the country to end chronic homelessness among veterans. This announcement marks another milestone in the campaign to end veteran homelessness nationwide. With towns, cities, and states coordinating efforts across the board to identify and house homeless veterans, the United States as a whole has become a truly national coalition for homeless veterans.
"We have set a high bar - and with today's announcement, we're on our way to achieving it. We are truly a national leader on these issues, because our veterans deserve access to housing, quality health care, education, and career opportunities.  It's our obligation to deliver for them, and that's just what we're doing as a state," Governor Malloy said. "We established this bold goal to end homelessness among our veterans not because it's good for our economy and makes communities stronger, but because it's morally right.  Ending chronic veteran homelessness is just another step forward and another marker of progress towards reaching our goal of ending all veteran homelessness by the end of this year."

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald was on hand for Governor Malloy's announcement, stating "President Obama has made a bold goal to end veteran homelessness by the end of this year, and states and cities across the country are committed to making sure every Veteran has a safe and stable place to call home.  Here in Connecticut, you've responded to that challenge by helping the most vulnerable homeless veterans find permanent housing. Americans understand and believe, as I do, that no one who has fought for this country should have to fight to keep a roof over their head. This progress would not be possible without the partnerships that have been built here in Connecticut and across the nation; partnerships across the federal government, with state and local governments, with non-profit organizations and with the private sector. This is not a static challenge; it is an ongoing challenge and we will keep at it because that is what the men and women who have served our nation have earned and deserve."
To read the full press release and view more coverage from yesterday's historic announcement, see the latest post in Coalition Call.