PSH VACANCY: 3x 1 Bedroom Units at Hosanna House (Baltimore County)


7/17/17 - THESE UNITS ARE NOW OCCUPIED

There are three 1 bedroom units available at the Hosanna House. Listed below are the qualifications.

  • ​all application forms must be completed and sent to the staff below
  • the client must be 50 or older
  • must meet the HUD definition of homelessness
  • must have a mental health or physical disability

If anyone has questions they can contact me at the number listed below.

Thank you,

-->Sheree RentieP: 410-477-2037

PSH VACANCY: 2 Bedroom Unit at Project Promise (Baltimore County)


We have 1 two-bedroom vacancy in the ACC Project Promise program for families to be filled. 

Description of Program:
·         2 bedroom apartment on the ground floor
·         Unit is not wheelchair accessible
·         Located at Hillendale Gate Apartments
·         Clients are required to participate in program services and activities
·         No overnight guests.  If a guest/family member is client's  home after 12 midnight or 7am, it will be assumed that they are overnight visitors and client will be dismissed from the program.
·         Client cannot be out of their unit for more than 30d days.

Eligibility:
(Applicants must meet all of the requirements below in order to be eligible for this program):
  • Homeless status must be PSH-eligible (Chronically Homeless or Category 1 and Category 4)
  • Head of household must have a HUD defined disability. (provide proof of disabilities)
  • Applicant must be a documented U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, Asylee or Refugee
  • Applicant cannot have tier-III (lifetime) sex offender status (See DPSCS FAQ for more information about sex offender status)
  • Applicant cannot have a conviction for meth production in federally-assisted housing
  • Applicant family must be eligible for a 2 bedroom unit (please see attachment on family eligibility)

Following documentation is needed:
Please make sure all documentation is completed and emailed to wbrewton@cc-md.org. Sensitive documentation is secure to my email.  
  1. Project Promise Intake application is completed (please see application docs)
  2. Client completes an agency Consent and Release from to share information with ACC.
  3. Proof of client's homeless status documentation
    1. Proof of Chronic/Category 1  -- If your client is either chronically homeless or is Category 1 (aka "literally homeless")
    2. Proof of Category 4 -- If your client is fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence. Must include supporting documents
  4. Attach supporting documentation to your client's homeless status document. HUD mandates that there be 3rd-party verification for at least one date for month of each of the client's eligible episode of homelessness. Any of the following is considered acceptable 3rd party verification in order of preference (please see application docs):
    1. HMIS or comparable database record
    2. Written referral by a shelter/housing provider
    3. Written referral by a service provider (see Letter or Homeless Verification Template Draft from agency)
    4. Written observation by a community member (please see application docs)
    5. Intake worker phone call with community member, housing, or service provider
  5. Proof of Disability (please see application docs).
    1. Alternatively, you may use an SSI/SSDI Award Letter or a TDAP Determination Letter as verification of disability
  6. Obtain legible copies of the following identity documents (Reminder: When scanning, remember to "scan as photo," not as text!):
    1. Photo ID (for all household members over 18)
    2. Birth certificate (for all household members)
    3. Social security card (for all household members)  
    4. Please see list of attached Alternative forms of required documentation for these documents.
  7. Obtain proof of income, dated no more than 30 days old, for head of household and all household members over 18.
    1. If household member receives no income, must include a DSS budget letter (or an explanation of why one is not available) and a notarized ZERO income statement . (Please note that client must obtain income before moving in as they will be responsible for paying utilities (Trash Receptacle Pick-Ups) in permanent supportive housing, unless they are able to find a unit with utilities included.)
    2. If you are providing paystubs as proof of income, you must include a) 4 consecutive paystubs for bi-weekly paychecks, or b) 6 consecutive paystubs for weekly paychecks.

Thanks

Wanda Brewton
Program Manager
Community Housing Division
228 W. Lexington St., Suite 220
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 1-667-600-3336
Fax: 410-889-0203

 
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HUD Releases Optional Rating and Ranking Tool for Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition

CoCs are required to design and implement a collaborative process for their application for the CoC Program Competition. In recent years, HUD has been strongly encouraging (and incentivizing) CoCs to use objective, performance-based scoring criteria and selection priorities to determine which projects will be submitted to HUD as part of the CoC’s application.
To help CoCs enhance their abilities to use objective, performance-based scoring criteria for their local competitions, HUD has developed this Rating and Ranking Tool that CoCs can adapt and use for their local competitions, including for the Fiscal Year 2017 Continuum of CoC Competition.
A few very important things to note about this optional tool:
  • The use of this tool is optional and is not being promoted over other tools CoCs currently use, and does not guarantee additional points in CoC Program Competitions, or that the project applications will be consistent with all NOFA requirements.
     
  • This tool supports CoCs in their year-round rating and ranking processes (while it can be used for the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition it is not tied specifically to any NOFA questions or metrics) and can be adapted for use in broader system planning; however, if the rating and ranking process your CoC is using is working well, HUD does not expect you to adopt this tool as part of your process.
     
  • Even if your CoC chooses not to adopt this tool, it may still benefit from reviewing this tool to determine if your existing tool could be improved.  
     
  • This tool provides a strong framework for implementing a data-driven process, including methodology on how to compare like projects that serve similar populations to each other.
     
  • This tool is meant to be customized by CoCs. While HUD has included many objective performance metrics that tie back to the system performance measures, this tool will only meet your CoC’s needs if your CoC takes the time to customize it with objective measures that are important locally.
To support the tool’s use, HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) will post an instructional tutorial video in the coming days. SNAPS welcomes your feedback to improve such resources in the future at the HUD Exchange Ask A Question (AAQ) portal. On Step 2 of the question submission process, select “CoC Program” from the “My question is related to” drop down list.
         
Visit the HUD Exchange at https://www.hudexchange.info

Blog Update: First Responders - Using Behavioral Health Approaches to Improve Safety




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07/13/2017 05:05 PM EDT

Every day, first responders including police officers, firefighters and emergency medical services 'personnel face situations requiring rapid but thoughtful decision-making. De-escalating a crisis, particularly ones involving persons who may be experiencing a mental illness or substance use disorder requires an approach informed by behavioral health knowledge. SAMHSA developed resources for first responders to provide the […]