Save the Date: Rapid Re-Housing Institutes - October 2-3, 2018 and October 16-17, 2018

Continuums of Care (CoCs), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) recipients and subrecipients, and CoC recipients –
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), with the support of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) and other national partners, is pleased to announce a Save the Date for the second annual Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) Institutes. These events are specifically targeted to RRH practitioners and crisis response system planners. This is HUD-approved training. This means, while there is no registration fee for this training, the costs associated with travel and staff time to attend are approved CoC and ESG Program costs. However, space will be limited as discussed below.
The VA, in close partnership with its partners and technical assistance partners, is currently planning two Rapid Re-Housing Institutes for the fall of 2018 (both events will be identical in content). These events, which will be different in format and content from the 2017 events, will bring together RRH practitioners and planners from around the country for an intensive, 1.5 day long training/conference event focused on various topics and creative solutions to rapid re-housing and rapid resolution practices (e.g., diversion, rapid exit, housing strategies, etc.).
Due to space limitations, there will be a limit to the number of individual attendees per CoC. HUD will provide additional information about how slots will be made available at a later date, but communities should start to strategize now about who will be best suited to represent their community because once registration opens you will have to act fast to ensure your CoC will be represented. Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Grantees do not contribute toward your overall CoC cap; the VA will communicate with SSVF grantees about the number of participants they can send to each event.
With all this in mind, we encourage CoC and ESG recipients to coordinate and work with their RRH providers to identify whether there are programs/staff interested in attending these events. A preliminary agenda will be released later in the summer.
While the site locations are still being confirmed, we anticipate the following schedule:
  • East Coast Rapid Re-Housing Institute: October 2 - October 3, 2018 (City TBD)
  • West Coast Rapid Re-Housing Institute: October 16 - October 17, 2018 (City TBD)
We will continue to provide information as registration and travel logistics come into focus. In the meantime, questions related to these events can be sent to the SSVF program’s technical assistance address at
This event is being sponsored by the VA, with support from HUD and USICH, and the primary SSVF TA partners, The Technical Assistance Collaborative and Abt Associates.
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JOBS: Grant Svcs Specialist (Baltimore, MD)

Baltimore City Mayor's Office of Human Services is seeking an experienced Grant Writer to lead the development of Baltimore City's annual applications for homeless services funding and work closely with the Homeless Services Program leadership team to identify grant resources and monitor the preparation of grant applications.  The individual in this position thrives in a fast-paced environment and enjoys the challenge of working in a diverse, goals- and mission-driven environment. Incumbent receives general supervision from the Deputy Director of the Homeless Services Program (HSP). 
This position may require related duties in addition to those listed.
Leads the development of Baltimore's annual applications for homeless services funding through
federal and state sources including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
(HUD) and State of Maryland.  This includes but is not limited to:
  • Collaborate with agency staff and community partners to complete applications for submission.
  • Coordinate the development of and implement an annual Request for Proposals process to select project applications, develop scoring and ranking procedures, and conduct evaluations of funding applications.
  • Coordinate the development of project performance reviews as they relate to funding.
  • Provide technical assistance to grantees in completing and submitting their project applications.
  • Ensure that grant applications are compliant with all funding requirements and federal regulations.
Contribute information to the Consolidated Action Plan and Annual Action Plans as required by
Research and identify new public and private grant resources.
Develop departmental procedures for submitting applications. 
Coordinate the development and writing of all grant proposals; monitor status of applications. 
Maintain central repository of all grant proposal activity.
Provide primary staffing support for the Continuum of Care Resource Allocation Committee's
meetings and activities.  Provide staffing support and information as needed for other committees
and workgroups of the Continuum of Care, such as the Resource Development Committee and
Housing Committee. 
Collaboratively work with United Way of Central Maryland to manage grants made through
private funds raised under The Journey Home campaign. Participate on the MOHS grants committee.
Performs related work as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of homeless service delivery systems.
  • Knowledge of grant proposal preparation.
  • Knowledge of grant resources.
  • Ability to prepare and monitor grants.
  • Excellent .
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.  This includes program recipients, customers, community groups and representatives of public and private agencies.
  • Ability to research, compile, and analyze data.
  • Strong computer skills, including use of office software and various internet applications in a fast-paced, multitasking environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Must be a self-starter with sound judgment and high communication skills.  Must be a team player with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks. 
  • Competent working with Microsoft Office and communicating by e-mail.
Minimum Qualifications:
Education:  Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Project management or related field and three years of experience in grant proposal writing and development, grants management, fundraising, or other related field. 
Master's degree may substitute for one year of experience.
Experience: The selected candidate for this position will have a proven track record in grant writing.  Knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of project management is preferred.
This is a full-time non-civil service position with a salary range of $54,468 - $93,636 and a comprehensive benefits package
Those considered for employment must authorize release of a criminal background check from the Maryland State Police.
To Apply:     Qualified and interested applicants must submit an employment application (including letter of interest and resume) via the City's online recruitment system at: 'Employment Opportunities' 'Non-Civil Service'.  Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until filled.
Baltimore City is an Equal Opportunity Employer

JOBS: Homeless Outreach Worker (Baltimore, MD)

Position Title:    BWI - Homeless Outreach Worker:  Homeless Outreach Program

General Description:

This position and type of service is new at BWI.   This position provides direct, intensive outreach services to individuals using BWI airport as shelter.  The person in this position will work with those individuals in a way that reflects the individual’s own personal goals.  The BWI Outreach Worker will engage with individuals experiencing homelessness in order to assess the need for services and interventions.  The person in this position will develop and build relationships with service providers (public and private) in Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Anne Arundel County, and surrounding Counties.  This person will develop a network and gain direct access to information and resources regarding those at BWI experiencing homelessness and living in unstable conditions.  Schedule:  Full-Time Monday through Friday that requires a flexible schedule including evening and early morning hours.  This position reports to the Homeless Outreach Coordinator.  FLSA: Non-Exempt

Required Education, Knowledge and Skill Abilities to Perform Functions:

A Bachelor’s degree is required with a major in Human Services, Psychology, Social Work or Sociology is preferred.   Experience working with individuals experiencing homelessness is preferred. Flexibility and the ability to work as part of a team are necessary.  The individual must have a valid Maryland Driver’s License, with a clean driving record (no more than one point).  This position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, and presentation skills.

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision is essential.  Ability to utilize various tools, including technology to conduct research, gather and analyze data is required.  Ability to interact with all levels within organizations to develop networks and resources related to homelessness is an essential interpersonal skill. Compassion, empathy, and respect for those experiencing homelessness are key interpersonal skills required for this position.  The Outreach Worker must be a strong, persistent advocate for those served, but interact with everyone in a way that is non-intrusive and not offensive.

The Outreach Worker must also have a proficient knowledge of WORD, EXCEL, POWERPOINT, the internet, and be familiar with database programs (i.e. ACCESS)

Summary of Essential Functions, Responsibilities, and Duties:

  • Locate and screen homeless individuals who use BWI as a shelter resource
  • Engage in one on one outreach activities to reach hard to engage individuals at BWI
  • Interact with individuals who are sleeping at the airport
  • Assess the overall need for services and resources for the individuals experiencing homelessness and utilizing the airport as a shelter
  • Build relationships with airport businesses and staff
  • Provide services in various settings, including homes, schools, community, and office settings 
  • Transport individuals in an agency provided vehicle as needed
  • Collaborate with the Homeless Outreach Street Team to share information, resources, and assist individuals experiencing homelessness at BWI
  • Participate and assist with the coordination of the Point in Time Survey County Count, as it applies to individuals utilizing BWI
  • Provide services in a manner that meets grant requirements and program outcomes, which include:  Linking individuals with resources that meet individual needs; maintaining documentation in a timely and thorough manner in a way that demonstrates interactions with individuals in order to monitor and evaluate the success of the program.
  • Complete documentation by monthly, quarterly, and annual deadlines as required by the grant and Homeless Outreach
  • Develop BWI Outreach processes and procedures
  • Attend and participate in project and agency meetings as scheduled
  • Build relationships with service and resource providers to further identify the population while establishing a support network

Physical Requirements:This position requires daily driving, standing, working outside in all types of weather, requires working in the woods, assisting individuals with moves into housing, and lifting up to 25 pounds.

PROLOGUE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  If you meet the qualifications go to our website: and complete the application in its entirety.  All job history and salary history should be included.  The resume is not a substitute.

Register Today: Best Practices for Setting Up and Completing the CAPER – July 26, 2018, at 1:00 PM EDT

HUD is pleased to announce the Best Practices for Setting Up and Completing the CAPER in the eCon Planning Suite webinar. Register today!
This training will focus on the process and requirements for setting up and completing the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) in the eCon Planning Suite. It will also provide a valuable opportunity for participants to learn the relationship the CAPER has with the Strategic Plan, the Annual Action Plan (AAP), and other Activity Accomplishment screens of Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS). In addition, presenters will provide an overview of steps grantees must take prior to creating the CAPER template.

Training Objectives

  • Reconciling goals and their associated outcomes
  • Determining actual counts for Affordable Housing tables
  • Verifying and reconciling Match Contribution for the Federal Fiscal Year and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) Program Income

Who Should Attend?

This webinar is relevant for anyone who prepares the CAPER in the eCon Planning Suite.


Webinar Title Date and Time Registration Link
Best Practices for Setting Up and Completing the CAPER in the eCon Planning Suite July 26, 2018

1:00-2:30 PM EDT
Register Now

Registration Information

You must have a HUD Exchange account to register. Follow these instructions for registering.

Training Point of Contact

Helena Waziri | | 240-582-3626
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News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

Read Our New Report on Strengthening Systems for Ending Rural Homelessness

Last year, we convened 15 rural communities to discuss the strategies they are implementing as they develop systems to end homelessness. 
This report explores the unique challenges of building effective rural homelessness response systems in these areas and provides an initial set of strategies communities can use to take advantage of their unique strengths.

Register for Webinar on HUD's FY 2018 Notice of Funding Availability for Continuums of Care 

Please join us for a webinar on Wednesday, July 11, from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. ET, to learn more about the NOFA's priorities and the application process. 

Strategies for Improving Employment Outcomes for Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

Join us for a webinar on successful collaboration between the Departments of Labor and Veterans Affairs homelessness programs. 

Streaming July 17, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m ET, presenters from Boston and Honolulu will highlight lessons learned and offer strategies for improved employment outcomes for Veterans exiting homelessness.

Systems Change: Addressing Racial Disparity by Putting Theory into Practice

To end and prevent homelessness, equitable measures must be effectively applied to the overall crisis response system. But what might that look like?
We interviewed Marc Dones, whose recent work on the SPARC initiative has been used to inform and guide systems change efforts to address the over-representation of people of color among those experiencing homelessness. 

Last Call! We Are Hiring a D.C.-Based Policy Director

Are you interested in helping end homelessness across the nation while working with talented and supportive staff members? Join our team!

U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, 301 7th Street, SW, Room 2080, Washington, DC 20407