2017 CoC GIS Toolkits Posted

HUD has posted the 2017 HUD CoC GIS Toolkit for Communities on the HUD Exchange.
The HUD CoC GIS Toolkit for Communities expands the mapping resources available to HUD Exchange users by providing a no-cost downloadable software tool that allows users to interact with professional quality GIS maps.
The toolkit includes data on CoC Boundaries, HUD Geocodes and Preliminary Pro Rata Need, Housing Inventory Count data, U.S. Census demographics, detailed street maps, and more. Toolkit capabilities include mapping and saving addresses and other custom locations, producing custom routes with intermediate waypoints, and producing custom maps with annotation.
Users access pre-compiled projects through a free software product called ArcReader and are able to open and explore HUD specific project data as well as design and print custom maps. No special software or map skills beyond basic computer skills are required, meaning users can quickly get started working with maps of their communities.
Visit the HUD Exchange at https://www.hudexchange.info

HUD Publishes CDBG Entitlement Program National Objective FAQs

HUD has published Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program FAQs regarding meeting a national objective with acquisition, demolition, and disposition.
Visit the HUD Exchange at https://www.hudexchange.info

Must-Have Essentials

The Absolute Essentials
Making Services That Are Voluntary Work for Supportive Housing Tenants

Starting on Wednesday, September 5 this series of 6 instructor-led webinars covers the essentials of successfully serving supportive housing tenants. Participants gain a basic understanding of Housing First and key clinical practices for supportive housing:
  • Harm Reduction
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Assertive Engagement 
Also included are practical strategies for coordinating with property managers and landlords to ensure housing stability and eviction prevention.

Pricing: Buy the full series for $250 or individual classes for $50 each. Group rates are available. Contact training@csh.org for more information. This series is included in CSH Subscription.

Webinar Recording/ Presentation Materials: Participants receive automatic access to each webinar recording and presentation files for 6 months through the Online Training Center.

Certificate: Upon completion, participants receive a certificate that can be printed from the Online Training Center.
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For just $100 more, you can get this series and 50+ trainings offered through CSH Subscription. It's a great deal: $350 for "The Absolute Essentials" and a host of trainings on the additional topics and tools you'll need to make supportive housing work for your tenants!

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JOBS: MD DHCD Recruitment for Grants Manager - Division of Neighborhood Revitalization

Good afternoon All,

Please see the recruitment link and posting below for the Grants Manager (Administrative Officer III) position in the Baltimore Office
of the Division of Neighborhood Revitalization at DHCD
.  Please note frequent travel to the Lanham office is required.  This is a contractual position with an application deadline of Sept. 6th .  Please pass this on your networks and anyone you think may be interested in the position.

Please click the link to review the Job Announcement


Grants Manager
Recruitment #18-002247-0058
DHCD - Div of Neighborhood Revitalization
8/23/2018 3:43:00 PM
9/6/2018 11:59:00 PM
$19.83 - $25.62/hourly (Grade 15/base to step 9, with potential growth to $31.56)
Richard Alsever
Baltimore City 


This is a contractual position with limited State of Maryland benefits.
Work that matters.  The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is a national leader in community development and affordable housing.   The Division of Neighborhood Revitalization seeks a positive individual experienced with financial management in the public sector who will verify, track, process, reconcile, analyze and report financial information for grant, loan and tax credit programs.  
Serving as the Grants Manager for several programs, this individual must be a highly organized, customer oriented, self-motivated team player with a professional demeanor, great interpersonal skills, self-motivation and proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite of software applications.  Applicant will be required to demonstrate competence with Excel.  Ability to work with automated data systems is also required.   




2 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 AND 7800 Harkins Road Lanham, MD 20706
This position will work several days each week out of two sites: The Department of Housing and Community Development's satellite office located in Baltimore City and the Headquarters Office located in Prince George's County at the New Carrollton Metro stop.


The Division of Neighborhood Revitalization's Grants Manager will manage, coordinate, and document financial details and provide fiscal analysis and reporting for assigned general, special and federal funded grant, loan and tax credit programs totaling more than $50 million annually. The position also assists and serves as back up to the Data and Technology Manager on preparation of Divisional reports such as compilation of data for the Department's Data Warehouse, as well as the Managing For Results and Economic Impact reports.


Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
Experience: Three years experience in administrative or professional work.
1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in administrative staff or professional work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
 2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester credit hours for each year of the required experience.
3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included the regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.  


One year of work experience processing, tracking, and maintaining financial records; preparing financial reports; and verifying and reconciling financial data
Familiarity with grants accounting within government and life-cycle grants management, workflow and process management
Experience working with  nonprofits, foundations or government program administration
Ability to analyze financial information and express analysis as written and verbal communication
Familiarity with work flow modeling and business process management
One year of experience working with Microsoft Excel


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


Please provide sufficient information on your application to document that you meet the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Unofficial transcripts, certifications or diplomas to document educational or certification qualifications are required. Educational credentials from foreign countries must be evaluated by an approved education review service. This evaluation must be submitted with your application. For further information, you may call International Consultants of Delaware, Inc. (302) 737-8715 or World Education Services Inc. 1-800-932-3897 or (202) 331-2925. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year. Eligible list may be used to fill future vacancies of the same classification. Successful candidates must document eligibility to work in the U.S. upon hire.
Please Note: The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. You may be required to complete a qualifications supplement, or the rating may be based on your application. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Report all experience and education that is related to this position as well as to upload any transcripts that may support your educational experience. Qualified candidates may be subject to a Microsoft Excel Examination.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.
Leave may be granted to a temporary/contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


Online applications are STRONGLY preferred. However, if you wish to submit a paper application, you may mail your application and materials to:
Richard Alsever, HR Generalist
Department of Housing & Community Development
Office of Human Resources
7800 Harkins Road Lanham, MD 20706.
All application materials must be received by the filing deadline. If you are unable to upload your transcripts into the system, please send via email to richard.alsever@maryland.gov.
Please include the following information in the body of the email:
·       Attn: Richard Alsever, HR Generalist
·       Your First and Last Name
·       Last 4 of SS#
·       Recruitment #
·       Classification (Job Title) of Recruitment
Incorrect application forms, or resumes in place of the application, will not be accepted. If you are interested in the position and cannot apply online please fill out the revised paper application which can be found on JobAps. For questions concerning this position, please call 301-429-7418.
TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay
We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:
Apply Online
This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.

SAMHSA Webinar on Mental Health Mobile Apps & Telemental Health -- 8/29 at 1:30 p.m. ET

Join SAMHSA’s webinar on mental health mobile apps and videoconferencing-based telemental health
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. ET

(1) An Evaluation Framework and the Future of Mental Health Mobile Apps
About Our Speaker: John Torous, MD, MBI, is director of the Digital Psychiatry Division at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospital. Dr. Torous is a member the American Psychiatric Association’s Committee on Mental Health Information Technology.

Goals and Objectives
  • To provide an overview of the current landscape and future of mental health apps
  • To provide an overview of the APA’s App Evaluation Model for informed decision making using apps
  • To describe privacy and security issues around the use of apps
  • To describe current evidence for and against apps.
  • To describe usability issues with apps that patients may encounter
  • To describe appropriate data sharing and interoperability

(2) Best Practices in Videoconferencing-Based Telemental Health: An Overview
About Our Speaker: Jay Shore, MD, MPH, is director of Telemedicine at the Arthur and Helen E. Johnson Depression Center at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Dr. Shore is the Chair of the American Psychiatric Association’s Committee on Telepsychiatry.

Goals and Objectives
  • To provide an overview of the current best practices in telepsychiatry
  • To provide a summary of the current policy challenges around telepsychiatry
  • To describe administrative, technical, and legal considerations around telepsychiatry
  • To describe clinical and policy implications when implementing telepsychiatry

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