FY 2018 CoC Program Competition – Deadline Reminder: 7 Days Remaining with Special Message for CoCs in the Projected Path of Hurricane Florence

There are 7 days remaining until the application submission deadline for the FY 2018 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition. The FY 2018 CoC Consolidated Applications, that includes the CoC Application and CoC Priority Listing with all project applications either approved and ranked or rejected, are due Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by 8:00 PM EDT. Please allow ample time to complete your FY 2018 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 2018 CoC Program Competition NOFA for application submission and timely receipt requirements for the FY 2018 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, that includes all project applications either approved and ranked or rejected, are submitted in e-snaps prior to the application submission deadline of September 18, 2018 by 8:00 PM EDT.

CoCs in the Projected Path of Hurricane Florence

If your CoC is in the projected path of Hurricane Florence and you think you may need an extension for the FY 2018 CoC Consolidated Application submission deadline, please send an email addressed to Norm Suchar as soon as possible at the following address: CoCDisaster@hud.gov. Section VII.A of the FY 2018 CoC Program Competition NOFA provides “Based on the timing and the extent of the major disaster, HUD may extend the application deadline for the affected CoC(s).”

Listserv Communications

All information related to the FY 2018 CoC Program Competition is communicated via the HUD Exchange Mailing List. Join the mailing list to receive important updates and reminders.
If you are aware or suspect that the Collaborative Applicant, CoC members, or interested stakeholders are not currently receiving these listserv messages, please forward the following link, https://www.hudexchange.info/mailinglist/, to them to register for the listserv messages as this is the only form of communication used by HUD to the public.
If you have questions related to subscribing to the HUD Exchange mailing list or have issues receiving listserv messages in your inbox please contact info@hudexchange.info. Please be sure to add news@hudexchange.info and info@hudexchange.info to your contact list or safe senders list. This ensures that messages from the HUD Exchange go to your inbox and are not filtered to your spam or junk folder.

Questions

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 2018 CoC Program Competition NOFA, starting 2 days prior to the application deadline for FY 2018 funds, the AAQ will respond only to emergency technical support questions up to the deadline of Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 8:00 PM EDT.
         
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JOBS: Shelter Shift Manager (Baltimore County, MD)


Job Title: Shelter Shift Manager – Part Time
Reports to: Shelter Manager
Classification: Non-Exempt

Description:
The Shift Manager is a part-time hourly position who report to the Shelter Manager (hourly pay based on experience). Shift Managers monitor the cold weather shelter during open hours, 6:00pm-7:00am November 5 – April 15, and during inclement weather hours as determined by the Executive Director. They are the front line of shelter operations: interacting with clients, volunteers, churches, and special visitors.

Primary Responsibilities:
At Shelter Manager’s direction, follow established intake process on each accepted applicant, including conducting the intake interview and filling out all appropriate forms.
Maintain and respect all men’s privacy by keeping all records locked
Maintain a journal of the activities and events in the shelter that will also be kept locked and available for review by the Shelter Manager, Executive Director, and Board of Directors.
Ensure that all chores are completed in a timely fashion.
Prepare shelter for opening and closing before and after clients leave the facility.
Report any incidents of fighting or abusive behavior to the Shelter Manager immediately.
Follow and enforce all rules established for the operation of the shelter.
Document all entries and dismissals
Keep client records confidential, whether written or verbal.
Maintain good and encouraging relationships with all clients.
Report to the Shelter Manager any verbal or written updates on clients’ progress in finding housing, employment, or other benchmark areas.

Requirements & Experience:
Experience working with homeless or at-risk population
Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work under pressure and in an emergency, especially with clients with physical or mental disabilities
Ability to work nights

Hours/Compensation:
Two (2) part-time positions are available, flexible hours at $12/hr. Must be able to work between the hours of 6:00pm and 7:30am. Two shifts available: Evening (6pm-12am) and Morning (12am-7:30am).

About Streets of Hope:
The purpose of Churches for Streets of Hope is to mobilize Southeast Baltimore County to work together in Christ-centered mission for the relief of our area's poor, distressed, and underprivileged so that they can spark hope in our community.

To meet our mission, we operate a 16-bed men's homeless shelter, serving 30 to 50 guests per year. As churches work together to care for these men by helping them find employment, homes, and solid support networks, they are discovering more ways to fulfill our mission. The community-wide effort from over 30 member and partner churches and organizations of all backgrounds not only helps our homeless neighbors find solutions, but also connects them through one-on-one relationships with ordinary people in our neighborhoods.

Churches for Streets of Hope is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

About our Cold Weather Shelter:
Streets of Hope operates the only cold weather shelter for men in Southeast Baltimore County (Essex, Dundalk, Middle River, etc.) as a part of the Baltimore County Continuum of Care. We operate out of member churches every November through April with the help of seven (8) staff and more than 200 volunteers. Our shelter is open nightly from 6:00pm to 7:30am. Member and partner churches provide a hot meal each night, and collect donations from clothes to electronics to help the men we serve find their way out from homelessness.


To apply, download our application for employment.  Return completed applications along with a current resume by Friday, October 5 to info@churchesforsoh.org or send by mail to: Churches for Streets of Hope PO Box 34073, Essex, MD 21221


FY 2018 CoC Program Competition – Deadline Reminder: 7 Days Remaining

FY 2018 CoC Program Competition – Deadline Reminder: 7 Days Remaining
There are 7 days remaining until the application submission deadline for the FY 2018 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition. The FY 2018 CoC Consolidated Applications, that includes the CoC Application and CoC Priority Listing with all project applications either approved and ranked or rejected, are due Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by 8:00 PM EDT. Please allow ample time to complete your FY 2018 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 2018 CoC Program Competition NOFA for application submission and timely receipt requirements for the FY 2018 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, that includes all project applications either approved and ranked or rejected, are submitted in e-snaps prior to the application submission deadline of September 18, 2018 by 8:00 PM EDT.

Listserv Communications

All information related to the FY 2018 CoC Program Competition is communicated via the HUD Exchange Mailing List. Join the mailing list to receive important updates and reminders.
If you are aware or suspect that the Collaborative Applicant, CoC members, or interested stakeholders are not currently receiving these listserv messages, please forward the following link, https://www.hudexchange.info/mailinglist/, to them to register for the listserv messages as this is the only form of communication used by HUD to the public.
If you have questions related to subscribing to the HUD Exchange mailing list or have issues receiving listserv messages in your inbox please contact info@hudexchange.info. Please be sure to add news@hudexchange.info and info@hudexchange.info to your contact list or safe senders list. This ensures that messages from the HUD Exchange go to your inbox and are not filtered to your spam or junk folder.

Questions

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 2018 CoC Program Competition NOFA, starting 2 days prior to the application deadline for FY 2018 funds, the AAQ will respond only to emergency technical support questions up to the deadline of Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 8:00 PM EDT.
         
Visit the HUD Exchange at https://www.hudexchange.info

Fair Housing Act Was *Not* the Most Important '68 Housing Law

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
In This Issue: Even Baseless Evictions Harmful ● Most Important Housing Act Isn't What You Think ● Public Art in Communities ● Also: Jobs ● Shelter Shorts ● Events ● Resources ● You Said It! +
Fred L. McGhee, urban and environmental anthropologist
President Lyndon Johnson said this law was the most farsighted and comprehensive housing legislation ever passed. He was right. What was it, and why? Read Full Article
Kristen Ginger, Housing Action Illinois
Here’s why, and what one group is doing to fix this. Read Full Article
Shelterforce Staff
The #FreeToPee Campaign | Affordable Housing for College Students | Denial of Passports to U.S.-Born Citizens | Our Kind of Op-Ed | What “Word Gap”? |
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Joyce Fernandes, artist and writer
Messages produced in a temporary public art installation provide a different perspective on a pressing issue—the need for affordable housing in historically disenfranchised, but changing, neighborhoods. Read Full Article
Events
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 12:30 p.m. ET | Effectively Raising Capital: The Board Chair & Executive Director Relationship | Partners for the Common Good present this chapter in the CapNexus webinar series, outlining how to facilitate a successful relationship between a board chair and executive director in order to identify new funding sources.
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2 p.m. ET | “Connecting Leaders to Learning” Webinar Series: The Empty House Next Door | Presented by the Center for Community Progress and Bank of America Charitable Foundation, this webinar will draw from the recently-released The Empty House Next Door by Alan Mallach. The webinar features Mallach and will use data and visuals to explore trends in property vacancy in recent years—including where the challenge is worsening—with a focus on the growth in particularly distressed “hyper-vacant” areas.
Opportunity
2019 Culture of Health Prize Applications Now Open | The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize recognizes communities that have come together around a commitment to health, opportunity, and equity through collaboration and inclusion, especially with historically marginalized populations and those facing the greatest barriers to good health. Application deadline: Nov. 1, 2018.
Resources
Community Control of Land and Housing | This new Democracy Collaborative report explores strategies for combating displacement, expanding ownership, and building community wealth. 
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You Said It!

Christina, well written. I am [the] retired field office director for the San Antonio HUD Office. To see what the current administration is doing to gut our social programs is deplorable. We are simply seeing the effects of... —Richard Lopez, more

To the extent housing discrimination has declined, much of the credit for this modest reduction is attributable to the widespread use of testing in enforcement and talented fair housing attorneys who have successfully forged legal challenges to housing discrimination over the past 50 years. Also, [the author's] assertions that fair housing testing may be of declining help or that we need... —Fred Freiburg, more

This morning I re-read an @Shelterforce article about #gentrification, #vacantproperties, and community land trusts in Baltimore. It's worth a ponder and an adaptation to your own city, via Twitter

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Finance Director ● Avenue CDC seeks an individual who will be responsible for ensuring effective financial management, accounting, and risk management systems. As a member of the senior leadership team, the finance director is involved in strategic planning, evaluation, and professional development… Read Full Listing
Senior Housing Developer ● The person in this role will complete Community Frameworks' real estate development functions, including taking the lead on affordable housing and related community facilities developments, primarily in Washington state. The position requires extensive experience in complex financing and regulatory… Read Full Listing
Executive Director, Lexington Community Land Trust ● This individual will create strategic partnerships for LCLT’s inaugural neighborhood, which, at completion, will include over 100 permanently affordable homes, a mixed-use area, and more. The executive director will also develop scattered site infill homes and grow the organization toward sustainability… Read Full Listing
Senior Multifamily Housing Lender, City of Seattle ● Seattle’s Office of Housing seeks an individual to help the City invest in the development and preservation of affordable multifamily rental housing. This person will participate in all aspects of project development and financing, including feasibility assessment, underwriting… Read Full Listing
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