NHSDC Fall 2017 Conference Session Proposals due this Monday, Jul 17, 2017

Reminder – NHSDC Fall 2017 Conference Session Proposals due this Monday, Jul 17, 2017!
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Proposal Deadline Fast Approaching!

The Call for Proposals will close this Monday, July 17, 2017. Finalize your session idea, we want to hear from you! Please read the instructions for the Call for Proposals here and submit your proposal to the Online Proposal Form.

The NHSDC Fall Conference is October 11-12, 2017 in San Diego, CA. You can register for the conference here. The theme for our Fall Conference is: “What’s Next In Data, Leadership, and Community”.
This year’s conference will be held at the San Diego Hilton Spa & Resort. The hotel rate is $199/night (not including tax and fees). Reserve your hotel room today at Online Hotel Reservations.

We look forward to seeing you in October!

CPD Funding Matrix and Dashboard Reports Posted

The CPD Funding Matrix and Dashboard Reports, as of July 1, 2017, have been posted to HUD Exchange.
These reports provide funding information for each city and state that receive CPD program funds, including Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Continuum of Care (CoC), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), HOME, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), and Housing Trust Fund (HTF).
Reports detail the size of each grant received over the past several years, as well as the total amount of funds currently available to be spent on affordable housing and community and economic development activities.
CPD Funding Matrix Note: Based on the requirement that a grantee uses the adjusted ratio for determining its compliance with the CDBG timeliness standard of having no more than 1.5 times its annual allocation in its adjusted line of credit balance 60 days prior to the end of its current program year, HUD is in the process of updating the CDBG recapture risk column in the CPD Funding Matrix report, revised calculation is pending. In the meantime, a grantee wanting to know how much CDBG funding it may have at risk of recapture can do the following simple calculation:
{Adjusted line of credit (LOC) balance [LOC + program income + revolving loan fund balance(s)]} – {Annual allocation for current program year x 1.5} = Amount of potential reduction in next year’s grant (not to exceed actual grant amount)
Grantees with additional questions should contact their local field office.
Visit the HUD Exchange at https://www.hudexchange.info

Maryland Coordinated Entry TA Available

Hi all,

As Korrin mentioned in her earlier email, I am taking over as your HUD TA Regional Team Point of Contact.  

HUD is excited to offer your Continuum of Care Technical Assistance (TA) on Coordinated Entry. This voluntary and time-limited TA is intended to support your community in complying with the HUD Notice Establishing Additional Requirements for a CoC Centralized or Coordinated Assessment System by January 23rd, 2018.

To help you accomplish this, your community can take advantage of up to 16 hours of TA to support your utilization and review of the HUD Coordinated Entry Self-Assessment tool. Attached to this email you will find a copy of this tool and a flyer explaining this initiative. Technical assistance may be expanded at the discretion of HUD based on availability of resources and agreed upon needs.

No matter where your CoC is in the design and implementation process of your coordinated entry system, your CoC may take advantage of this TA. Simply reply to this email to request assistance. Our TA will not be affected by the release of the CoC NOFA, but may be paused at the request of your CoC. It should be noted that your CoC's decision to utilize this TA will not impact your CoC's score in the upcoming CoC NOFA. You have until September 1st, 2017 to respond to this request or as long as TA resources are available.

In addition, the Regional TA teams will support two to three Coordinated Entry Self-Assessment "Clinic Hours." These calls will allow CoCs to meet remotely with HUD and TA Providers to discuss and troubleshoot the "self-assessment" process. Your CoC will be able to participate in these calls regardless of whether you "opt-in" to this TA initiative. Further details about these "Clinic Hours" will be coming soon.

I also want to make sure your CoC is aware of all the latest Tools and Resources on Coordinated Entry that have been posted to HUDexchange.info, so I have linked to a few below. Make sure to check them out!
For more resources related to Coordinated Entry, view the CoC Responsibilities and Duties toolkit. You can also submit questions on Coordinated Entry to the HUD AAQ (you can submit Coordinated Entry questions to either the Continuum of Care or Emergency Solutions Grant desks, depending on the nature of your question).
Please let me know if your CoC accepts the offer of TA, as well as if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,