FY 2017 CoC Program Competition – 3 Days Remaining

There are 3 days remaining until the application submission deadline for the FY 2017 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition. The FY 2017 CoC Consolidated Applications, that includes the CoC Application and CoC Priority Listing with all project applications either approved and ranked or rejected, are due Thursday, September 28, 2017 by 8:00 PM EDT. Please allow ample time to complete your FY 2017 CoC Consolidated Application, and do not wait until the last minute to submit via e-snaps to HUD. HUD strongly recommends that Collaborative Applicants submit their applications at least 24 - 48 hours before the deadline. See Section VI. Application and Submission Information of the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition NOFA for application submission and timely receipt requirements for the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition.
The CoC Application and the CoC Priority Listing are separate submissions in e-snaps; therefore, Collaborative Applicants must ensure that both the CoC Application and the CoC Priority Listing, with all project applications either approved and ranked or rejected, are submitted in e-snaps prior to the application submission deadline of September 28, 2017 by 8:00 PM EDT.

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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 portal 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 weekends and federal holidays. Additionally, per the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition NOFA, starting 2 days prior to the application deadline for FY 2017 funds, the AAQ will respond only to emergency technical support questions up to the deadline of Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 8:00 PM EDT.
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SSVF Upload Announcement – RE HUD Data Dictionary changes on October 1, 2017

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SSVF Upload Announcement
The SSVF upload in October is required to be in CSV v5.1 format.
SSVF grantees were told on their call last week that they will be required to submit 3 uploads of FY 2017 HMIS data in the FY in v5.1 CSV format on the following dates:
  1. September 25th – September 28th – Required test upload
  2. September 29th – September 30th – First upload
  3. October 1st – 9th – Final upload
Your current version of ServicePoint has only the v5.1 CSV format available. We will allow your grantees to have access to this version up until the October 9th deadline.
The new version v6.1, required in November will be made available separately from the v5.1 version. All SSVF Grantees on ServicePoint will be able to complete the 3 required uploads. We will send more updates on the availability of v6.1 soon.
Please contact your CCA if you have further questions.
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Reminder: HHS Live Stream Recovery Month Event


Reminder—Recovery, Prevention, & Hope: Live Stream Panel of National Experts on Opioids Equips Faith and Community Leaders

HHS Live Stream—National Recovery Month Event

Wednesday, September 27 | 1–2 p.m. Eastern Time
HHS will convene national leaders and experts to discuss the opioid epidemic and other addictions, and to help raise awareness, encourage compassion, reinforce the role of community and families in long-term recovery and prevention, and make a call to action. The webcast is being held as part of National Recovery Month.
The event, hosted by the HHS Partnership Center, will be live streamed on both HHS.gov/live and the Recovery Month Facebook page. Join us and other #PartnersinHope by posting on social media a selfie or group photo of you gathering to watch this event!
View the Live Stream on HHS.gov/live

Wednesday, September 27 | 2–3 p.m. Eastern Time
You can also host a post-broadcast conversation in your community, working with local experts to discuss approaches that will foster healing for individuals and families, align regional efforts to renew wholeness in your community, and issue a call to action to encourage local communities to get involved to address this national emergency.
For more information or to request publications to assist with planning, please email partnerships@hhs.gov.

Vets@Home Peer Learning Webinar Series- Oct. 16th ~save the date!




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Please forward this message on to your CoC members, veteran committee, and other stakeholders and partners.

Susan Starrett

Housing First Partners Conference 2018

HFPC 2018

Call for Presentations



Housing First Partners Conference 2018

"Assuring Program Integrity in a Changing Environment"

April 9 - 12, 2018
Marriott City Center, Denver, CO
Presented by DESC and Pathways Housing First Institute

There is still time to get your submission in!

Dear Friends, 
    Just letting you know that the deadline for submitting your proposal has been extended! Proposal submissions are now due October 3rd! At the Housing First Partners Conference you and your work will...
Gain visibility and recognition as a leader in ending the pervasive problem of homelessness and improving health, recovery, and well-being of people experiencing homelessness.
Engage with others in the field and collaborate to expand Housing First and its implementation across all elements of our homelessness response and housing systems.
HFPC 2018 will focus on how the principles and values of Housing First are useful in guiding a consistent approach to program practice, even as populations served and locations expand.  Ensuring program fidelity is essential to assuring Housing First remains a person-centered and consumer-driven intervention.  We also welcome proposals for innovations in practice, program or populations that incorporate new approaches while remaining true to the principles of Housing First.

Registration information will be available in late September. Looking forward to seeing you in Denver! 

Submit your proposal today! CLICK HERE

Sponsorship/Exhibitor Opportunities Available! CLICK HERE for more information.

Questions: Contact Paula Sasser at Paula.Sasser@HorizonMeetings.com

For more information visit: www.hfpartnersconference.com

10 Ways to Talk About Inclusionary Housing

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
In This Issue: Hurricane Evacuees Forcibly Evicted in Miami Historic Step for Affordable Housing in CA ● Career Path for Community Change Agents ● A Partner, Not an Expert ● Also: Hurricane Recovery Resources You Said It! ● In Case You Missed It ● Jobs ● More
Marcia Olivo, Miami Workers Center
More than 60 households—mostly elderly Latino/a renters—living in the Civic Towers apartment complex in Miami’s Allapattah neighborhood have been stranded and homeless for over a week since Hurricane Irma evacuations forced them from their homes. Early Wednesday morning, at around 4am, they were forcibly removed from the site of the complex after Senator Marco Rubio and Mayor Tomás Regalado visited.

Yesterday, they set up a tent city to draw attention to the atrocities they are enduring and provide some level of decent shelter for one another.

“The city and federal government are not . . .
Sasha Hauswald, Grounded Solutions Network
Critiques of inclusionary housing are often based on widespread myths, such as:

“It’s not fair for developers to shoulder the burden of providing affordable housing.”

“Inclusionary housing, just like other bureaucratic impediments to development and restrictive zoning rules, ultimately raise housing costs for everybody.”

Grounded Solutions Network and numerous academic institutions produce research that rebuts these myths. However, resistance to inclusionary housing adoption remains strong.

We need to talk about inclusionary housing in a different way that circumvents common misperceptions and creates a new narrative for policymakers in moderate markets and more conservative political climates.

Here are 10 messages to help frame the way you talk about inclusionary housing differently . . .
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Murtaza Baxamusa, San Diego County Building and Construction Trades Council
California’s affordable housing problem is multi-faceted, and as I have written previously, has grown larger and larger over decades of public and private sector failures. It has manifested itself in almost half of the state’s 6 million renters paying more than 30 percent of their income on rent, and 1.5 million paying over half their income on rent. The state also has the lowest homeownership rates since the 1940s, with only one in three households able to afford a median priced home. Meanwhile, California’s homeless crisis is expanding to the countryside and cities deal with widespread health emergencies due to large populations of unsheltered people (San Diego is facing a deadly Hepatitis A outbreak among its homeless citizens).

Despite a panoply of local housing measures last year, the approval of last week’s legislative package is a paradigm shift in California’s approach to housing. This is because it elevates the discourse on affordable housing to the center of policy decisions at the state and local level, and sets up the framework for political agreement between the Democratic-controlled Assembly, Senate, and Governor. 

It took years of failed proposals to reach a viable deal; nonetheless, the three fundamental pillars of this political agreement are:
Bill Bynum, HOPE (Hope Enterprise Corporation/Hope Credit Union)
Robert Kennedy’s pilgrimage through the Mississippi Delta a half-century ago focused national attention on the plight of the people living in this cotton-tipped, flatland region that had been a fierce battleground for civil rights.

America’s consciousness was shaken by images of Kennedy standing amid ramshackle homes and malnourished children. Decades later, owed largely to the stubbornness of Jim Crow political and economic systems, the Delta remains a region plagued by persistent poverty and its many consequences.

In contrast to 1967, today’s residents of the predominantly black Delta exercise more political power. In fact, Mississippi has more black elected officials than any other state. However, the Delta still faces substantial barriers when it comes to realizing prosperity for its families and their communities. Local officials remain burdened by limited budgets and staffing, tending to day-to-day needs while struggling to find ways to hold their communities together.

These realities spurred us to initiate . . .
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John Ortbal, freelance writer and marketing consultant
As the founder of CLP, Andy Mott spent more than 35 years at the Center for Community Change (CCC), a national nonprofit that helps grassroots groups in changing their local communities. “Over the years, I saw that progressive leaders—primarily white males—from the ‘60s and ‘70s were retiring,” Mott says. “This created a big gap in finding and cultivating the next generation of leadership—especially among people of color and from low-income areas.”

With a grant from the Ford Foundation, Mott left CCC to explore ways of blending leadership knowledge with the practical skills of organizing locally to effect change. He found Denise Fairchild, who, since 1999, has been partnering with the Community Development Technology Center (CDTech) in Watts and South-Central Los Angeles. She had built the kind of program model Mott was searching for . . .
The Harvey Community Recovery Fund • Enterprise Community Partners • The Fund will respond to the needs of nonprofits serving displaced low-income residents in the storm-damaged areas of South Texas, the Houston metro area, Beaumont/Port Arthur, Texas, and Southwest Louisiana. To learn more about applying for the fund, click here. To contribute to the fund, click here.

More Ways to Help Communities of Color Recover From the Recent Hurricanes Colorlines has published a listing of eight grassroots organizations bringing help to communities of color and groups who may face socioeconomic challenges after Irma and Maria. The Hurricane Maria Community Relief and Recovery Fund, housed at the Center for Popular Democracy, supports grass roots organizations in Puerto Rico working on immediate relief and equitable rebuilding of communities hardest hit by the storm.
You Said It!

I live in Tahoe where the problem is that wealthy out-of-towners buy all the houses. Then all the locals who make even close to $100K are forced out. I know this is a problem elsewhere too so I’m wondering if you have heard of any communities coming up with a new name or designation that sounds good and is deed restricted for locals only . . . —Rebecca, more

Editor Reply:
Restricting to locals only is actually really tough because you can run afoul of fair housing laws. But there many programs that focus their marketing efforts and outreach on local residents. You might find this useful . . . —Miriam, more

Thanks Josh for the references and commentary that support an action under the “genius of CRA” as we look to create a solution to what was said, by the previous administration, to be the number one human rights problem in America – racism . . . —Hershel Daniels, more

The elephant in the room is constantly increasing population . . . Growth has costs that can and must be compensated. Convincing anyone to pay that cost is hard and in fact has to be . . . —Patrick Murphy, more
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The ideal candidate for this position will be passionate about NeighborWorks’ mission of developing affordable housing and helping improve the livability of Great Falls neighborhoods. The ED will be responsible for the overall management, strategic direction, fundraising, accountability . . . Read Full Listing
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The person in this role will serve as an integral part of the CNYCN Policy and Research Team, which works to further affordable homeownership in NY by advocating for city, state, and federal policy reform, identifying and tracking trends, researching needs, and developing solutions. Section 3 residents are . . . Read Full Listing
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The Center for NYC Neighborhoods seeks a Chief Operating Officer to lead the design, implementation, and operations across our diverse set of programs, including our lending affiliate, a certified CDFI. The Center strongly encourages Section 3 residents to participate in this hiring effort . . . Read Full Listing
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Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Housing Development, the Project Manager performs a wide variety of tasks related to planning and developing affordable housing for Tenderloin NDC. The PM coordinates and implements all activities relating to project development from . . . Read Full Listing
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HOPE is seeking two mission-driven individuals to lead its CED work in two locations: Arkansas and the Mississippi Delta. In partnership with communities in the region and HOPE’s credit union and commercial lending teams, the VP for Community & Economic Development will . . . Read Full Listing
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Surdna's Strong Local Economies program aims to create robust and sustainable economies that include a diversity of vibrant businesses and sectors and improved access to quality jobs for the Program’s priority populations. The PO will work closely with the team on day-to-day . . . Read Full Listing
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