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MDHI Metropolitan Denver Homeless Initiative Coordinating Committee Meeting September 25, 2015 at MHUW

September 25, 2015

MDHI Coordinating Committee

September 25, 2015

9-11:30am

Mile High United Way, 711 Park Avenue West, Denver, CO

  • 9:00am—10:00am
    • Introductions and Community/Agency/MDHI Updates
    • Cold Weather Shelter Information
  • cold weather information has been normally reported regionally
  •  ADAMS make cita at the # on the template because they are housed in churches – BOULDER  Severe weather network  Giving Hope  Hope Building register at HOPE  receiving a red card which allows access into the shelter.  HAPP  FORCE  – JEFFERSON  Action Center churches and motel vouchers individuals and families – ARAPAHOE  –  SOUTH METRO REGION templates  early eligibility screenings.  In Broomfield there is not much going on.  Boulder Outreach BOHO  operating on weather basis until Nov. 15 and then until March 2016  single adults no one turned away ever.  100 beds at Harm’s Shelter.  
  • DENVER PLAN – where do various populations reside.  60 days extended for Women’s Site.  Josh  Chris Conner  extended through end of the year.  Peoria.  Wayne New said this last night.  
  • Samaritan House and Rescue Mission will be utilized.  No Males at Samaritan House 
  • Grey –  Amber – Red Alerts  
  • Families sheltered  15 families came to Volunteers of America
  • 1 courtesy night at Family Motel  but that is the only chance 
  • never seen all of this like this  in her experience 
  • Adams County #50  School District:  a lot of new people who are being pushed out to the suburbs  cars that are parked safely.  Everywhere flooded. 
  • Come to a crescendo many people are arriving here daily who never were in the region before 
  •  adult shelter in Boulder  residency is a big issue.
  • thank Commitis Family Center  how they make room Mile High Behavioral Health and Commitis    
  • stop cold weather 
  • there nay be no snow ever again at some point 
  • HUD does not directly fund shelters  MDHI  has a new Notice of Funding Opportunity 
  • need input:   
    • NOFA Consolidated Application—Initial Feedback Regarding Coordination
  • new funding is available of millions of dollars hopefully

 

  • Three Questions:
  • are these being addressed in your community!
  • what successes and innovations can be reported ?
  • who is the person who is contact?

How is MDHI satisfying their responsibilities?

victim services –  provides housing who are victims of Domestic Violence and Crime

ACHY  Advisory Community of Homeless Youth:  Meeting regularly   PLAN Autumn Gold  directs this

existing committees bringing in new interest providers of services  criminal justice system is included  had not paricipated in the past.

Sponsoring Peer Navigator Projects 

new navigators will bring in health care and other providers of services

we meet the goals and time lines  actively involved in ending homeless. Brian Wall entered the data.  Take down targets based on point in Time + a mulitplier

 

specially taken have a confident # of unduplicated  SSPF  most likely had been duplicated.

 

one thing that we were talking about yesterday is establishing a list of people who are at risk of being homeless as they have done in Los Angeles  where they declared a state of emergency and dedicated 100 million dollars to having services and housing for people who experience homelessness.  

 

Portland, Orgeon also declared a state of emergency on their streets.

 

Youth pilot Kim Easton is moving ahead on Coordinated Access

 

more capacity out of the google platform  data base is accessible  we are switching out the data base because they are at 3,200 people it is maxed out.

 

amount of money that has been raised through the Metro mayor’s Caucus.

 

Consolidated Plans  Emergency Plans   coordinate with other entities  receive Housing opportunities with others.  

 

Colorado  3 year grant likelihood to expand care of homeless youth

Shiloh  $600,000.00  5 were funded across the nation.

Catholic Charities and Volunteers of America head starts  working together to identify others who have homeless youth

subsidized training program

not funded by CoC  coordinated entry for veterans

3 pilots

Consolidated plans   public meetings that have a stake in what resources are dedicated to taking care of people

 

addressing needs of domestic violence safe housing and services

 

Coordinating Committee Continues and the Employment committee continues

 

Public Housing Authorities  Homeless preferences – bumping people up to the top of the list of housing section 8 vouchers  VASH TBRA tenant based rental assistance  which is a preference.  Lindi is explaining how these vouchers work  they can authorize special considerations.  

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless  using an analysis 

Community reentry project  criminal convictions can be housed  if the Public Housing Authority places people in housing.

project based as well as scattered site vouchers have been released  for people with exceptional need for housing vouchers

coordination with discharge planning efforts  VOA as well as Christ’s Body Ministry has been doing this as well as other providers like Action Center  of Jefferson County and Community reentry, high utilizers Regina Huerter.  

 

Recovery Court  

 

Ft. Lyon and reentry of people with severe mental and behavioral health issues.  this is managed by the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.

 

Native Americans  and being released Darius Smith with the Major’s Office working with at risk populations who are minorities.  McKenney-Vento regional meeting the meeting is  _____.  October  15.  

 

at risk statistics  defining homeless students  many school districts are disappointed.  January 25 literal definition of homeless youth and families.

close and freeze data on January 25  # of homeless people  privacy

 

Colorado System of Care grant working with high end users at Commitis  kids coming from residential placement

 

CAPS   November 20th  two weeks ahead of time the Exhibit 1 will be published.

 

Project low barrier and income second sentance  75% of applicants commit to this.

 

Out reach  comes in two areas in application:  specific strategies that rulling in Boise  2 pts for implementing the crimminalization of being on the street and refer people to housing

 

access and equity to transit fares that are reasonable 9 to 5 Colorado.  Human Needs navigator program  refuge navigators  basic human needs.  

 

Empowerment Program  5 year 3 million grant for women of color.  Color  and Mi Casa, Spring Institute.

coordinated entry mentioning other agencies throughout the Front Range

 

Housing Applications and deciding who to enter into housing  capacity and not funded and out reach services that people out  reach for.

 

Coordinated Assessment:  Colorado Health Network.  cued for housing

 

Fair housing and Marvin  in HOPWA in people with AIDS

 

Black Lives Matter  and other groups stabilization specifically the Native American population are being identified and housed in record numbers.

 

the mood at hand is to make people disappear and for the most part hopefully leave them alone

 

pain   pain pain that is intensive    

 

Rural  state collaborative Initiative    

 

Emergency Solutions  Grant

Roz  wheeler Bell  director of  CCH 

 

rapid rehousing

 

main stream benefits

 

Working with SOAR BART presumptive eligibility  Bayaud has navigators  how many certified navigators come from Peter.

 

Senate Bill 12 extends to 60 days from 10 days. aid for dependent children

 

process

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

up to 200 points from the CoC  across the country

  • 10:00am-11:30am-Employment Committee break out in Grant Thornton Room
  • 10:00-10:30—Continuation of NOFA Discussion
  • 10:30-11:00—CAHPS Updates
        • Data from Sustainability Review
        • Housed numbers for August
        • Landlord Outreach
        • Agency Liaisons (VI-SPDAT)
        • Permanent Housing Bonus
        • Youth Pilot
        • Q and A/Feedback/Updates from the Committee

Next meeting:

October 23, 2015, 9-11:30, Mile High United Way

Note:

November moved up one week to November 20, with change in time to 10-noon at MHUW

December cancelled

 

  • Agenda
  • Cold weather shelter info. submitted to date
  • Excerpt from NOFA regarding coordination

 

Prior to the meeting:

 

Ø  Please review the attached NOFA excerpt—

o   For each section please consider

  • Is this being addressed in your county/city/agency?
  • Who is doing it?
  • What successes/innovations can we report?

Ø  Please invite anyone who should join the discussion on Friday. This is a chance to inform the CoC’s application for the 2015 NOFA.

 

 

 

The roster of Coordinating Committee Metropolitan Denver Homeless Initiaitve  MDHI

 

Angela Bornemann <Angela@acchouse.org>,
Tracie Smith <Tracie.Smith@coloradohealthnetwork.org>,
“Alicia Aguilar (alicia@acchouse.org)” <alicia@acchouse.org>,
Anne Caron <anne.caron@judicial.state.co.us>,
“Armstrong, Emma M.” <Emma.Armstrong@va.gov>,
“Barr, Carolyn” <Carolyn.Barr@mhcd.org>,
Ben Dunning <bnjmndnnng@yahoo.com>,
“Brian Martin (BrianmartinVISTA@gmail.com)” <BrianmartinVISTA@gmail.com>,
Bridget Lindemood <bridget.lindemood@unitedwaydenver.org>,
Caitlin Ara <carce@mhbhc.org>,
Chris Venable <Chris.Venable@urbanpeak.org>,
Cindy Vigil <cindy@growinghome.org>,
Claire Clurman <CClurman@attentionhomes.org>,
“Crews, Renee L – HS Office of Community Impact” <Renee.Crews@denvergov.org>,
“dana.hurley@unitedwaydenver.org” <dana.hurley@unitedwaydenver.org>,
Deborah Hopkins <dhopkins@ccdenver.org>,
Debra Gray <dgray@denverhousing.org>,
Debra Whitehead <dwhitehead@rmhumanservices.org>,
“driggs@achaco.com” <driggs@achaco.com>,
“Duwaik, Sharon” <sduwaik@auroragov.org>,
Emily Ashton <emilya@earthlinks-colorado.org>,
“Fuller, Nicole Y. – HS Office of Community Impact” <Nicole.Fuller@denvergov.org>,
“Greg Harms (greg@bouldershelter.org)” <greg@bouldershelter.org>,
Greg Kuo <GKuo@voacolorado.org>,
“hseiden@jewishfamilyservices.org” <hseiden@jewishfamilyservices.org>,
Isabel McDevitt <isabel@boulderbridgehouse.org>,
Jackie Guttierez <jgutierrez@achaco.com>,
“Janet1@bouldershelter.org” <Janet1@bouldershelter.org>,
Jay Reynolds <jreynolds@mhbhc.org>,
“Jolynn Snyder (jsnyder@familypromiseofgreaterdenver.org)” <jsnyder@familypromiseofgreaterdenver.org>,
“Josh Garland (Joshua.garland@denvergov.org)” <Joshua.garland@denvergov.org>,
Judy Lopez <Jlopez2@mhbhc.org>,
“jwainsco@admhn.org” <jwainsco@admhn.org>,
KATIE HASSELGREN <KHASSEL@admhn.org>,
Katy Fleury <kfleury@coloradocoalition.org>,
Keith Ohler <kohler@mhbhc.org>,
Keith Singer <ksinger@thefamilytree.org>,
Laura Coddington <lcoddington@aurorahousing.org>,
“laurie@sharingpathways.org” <laurie@sharingpathways.org>,
“Linda Barringer (lbarringer@thefamilytree.org)” <lbarringer@thefamilytree.org>,
“Lindi Sinton (lsinton@voacolorado.org)” <lsinton@voacolorado.org>,
Lisa Dannen <ldannen@warrenvillage.org>,
Lisa Searchinger <lisa@hopeforlongmont.org>,
“lisa.dannen@gmail.com” <lisa.dannen@gmail.com>,
“Louise Boris (lboris@coloradocoalition.org)” <lboris@coloradocoalition.org>,
“Lu Horner (luhorner@comcast.net)” <luhorner@comcast.net>,
“Maryjane Carr (MCarr@thefamilytree.org)” <MCarr@thefamilytree.org>,
Melanie Lewis Dickerson <mlewisdickerson@cmtysolutions.org>,
Melinda Townsend <mtownsend@aurorahousing.org>,
“Mish, Mary M.” <Mary.Mish@va.gov>,
“molly.ream@bayaudenterprises.org” <molly.ream@bayaudenterprises.org>,
“Morrisey – CDHS, Catherine” <catherine.morrisey@state.co.us>,
Nancy Rider <nancy.rider@bayaudenterprises.org>,
“nancy.sonnenfeld@mcpn.org” <nancy.sonnenfeld@mcpn.org>,
“Nelson, Angela M. – HS Office of Community Impact” <Angela.Nelson@denvergov.org>,
“nwojcik@ccdenver.org” <nwojcik@ccdenver.org>,
Rand Clark <rclark1@douglas.co.us>,
“Randle Loeb (randleloeb@gmail.com)” <randleloeb@gmail.com>,
“Robin.Baker@urbanpeak.org” <Robin.Baker@urbanpeak.org>,
“rosalyn y. wheeler-bell” <rwheeler-bell@coloradocoalition.org>,
Scott Johnson <scott.johnson2@judicial.state.co.us>,
Sharyl Carter <carters2@bouldercolorado.org>,
Shawna Miller <smiller@mhbhc.org>,
Shelly Hines <shines@jewishfamilyservice.org>,
“Smith, Angelique” <AngeliqueSmith@centura.org>,
Sonja Dahmer <SDahmer@rmhumanservices.org>,
“sstreet@coloradocoalition.org” <sstreet@coloradocoalition.org>,
Stephanie Beazley <stephanie@denum.org>,
“Stephanie Sanchez, CIRS” <stephanie.sanchez@unitedwaydenver.org>,
Sue Gilman <sue.gilman@bayaudenterprises.org>,
Susan Burnett <susan.burnett@unitedwaydenver.org>,
“tbellofatto@coloradocoalition.org” <tbellofatto@coloradocoalition.org>,
Tim Arnold <tim@boulderbridgehouse.org>,
Tom Horton <thorton@ccdenver.org>,
“Tom Luehrs (tluehrs@sfcdenver.org)” <tluehrs@sfcdenver.org>,
Tracie Smith <TracieS@coloradohealthnetwork.org>,
“tracy.brooks@usw.salvationarmy.org” <tracy.brooks@usw.salvationarmy.org>,
“Villalobos, Jesus A. – HSFAS Family and Adult Assista” <Jesus.Villalobos@denvergov.org>,
Wanda Harrison <wanda@denum.org>,
MDHI Info <Info@mdhi.org>,
Tom Luehrs <Tom@sfcdenver.org>,
Kelly Craighead <KCraighead@rmhumanservices.org>,
Deanna Morrell <DMORRELL@admhn.org>,
Kippi Clausen <kippi@unfoldingdirections.com>,
“mike.sullivan@tcfalliance.org” <mike.sullivan@tcfalliance.org>,
“jnikaido@coloradodbs.org” <jnikaido@coloradodbs.org>,
“kmesser@jewishfamilyservice.org” <kmesser@jewishfamilyservice.org>,
Cameron Shropshire <Cameron.Shropshire@mcpn.org>,
“jskaronea@adams50.org” <jskaronea@adams50.org>,
Brittany Bell <brittany.bell@mdhi.org>,
mdhiintern3 <mdhi.intern3@mdhi.org

 

Rebecca Mayer

Program Coordinator

Metro Denver Homeless Initiative

711 Park Avenue West, Suite 320

Denver, CO 80205

303.295.1772 ext. 102

Rebecca.mayer@mdhi.org

www.mdhi.org

 

 

described above. Any project application(s) that indicate a Housing First approach and is
reviewed, approved, and ranked by the CoC that is awarded FY 2015 CoC Program funds will
be required to operate as a Housing First project.
j. Outreach
. Up to 2 points to CoCs that demonstrate recipients have implemented specific
strategies that prevent criminalization of homelessness, affirmatively further fair housing as
detailed in 24 CFR 578.93(c), and ensure that outreach is conducted to homeless individuals
and families who are least likely to request housing or services in the absence of special
outreach. Maximum points will be awarded to CoCs that provide information that demonstrates
that 100 percent of the geographic area is covered by the strategies and that describes the
specific outreach procedures in place that are used by the homeless service organizations to
identify and engage homeless individuals and families, including their efforts to provide
meaningful outreach to persons with disabilities and persons with limited English proficiency.
Applicants must describe how they are reducing criminalization of homelessness and the
procedures they will use to market their housing and supportive services to eligible persons
regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, familial status, or disability who are
least likely to apply in the absence of special outreach.
k. Rapid Re-housing
. Up to 5 points to CoCs that demonstrates an increase in the number of
rapid re-housing units available as recorded on the 2015 HIC data submitted to HUD. Maximum
points will be awarded to CoCs that demonstrate an increase in the number of rapid re-housing
units in the CoC geographic area as reported in HDX from 2013, as reported in the FY 2013/FY
2014 CoC Application, to 2015.
l. Mainstream Benefits
. Up to 2 points to CoCs that demonstrate homeless program
participants receive assistance obtaining mainstream benefits. Maximum points will be awarded
to CoCs that demonstrate systematically keeping program staff up-to-date regarding
mainstream resources available for homeless program participants, collaboration with
healthcare organizations to assist homeless 45 program participants to enroll in health
insurance, and assistance with the effective utilization of available healthcare benefits.
From page 50 of the NOFA
l. Jobs and Income Growth
. Up to 5 points to CoCs that demonstrate specific strategies in
place to assist its CoC Program-funded projects increase program participants’ incomes from
employment and non-employment sources and whose CoC-funded projects have increased
program participants’ income from employment and non-employment sources. To receive
maximum points, CoCs must describe the strategies that have been implemented to access
employment and mainstream benefits, how CoC Program-funded projects have been assisted
to implement the strategies, and the CoC Program-funded projects’ success at increasing
program participant income from employment and mainstream benefits. For applicants that plan
to use funding for construction and/or rehabilitation, to receive the maximum points, the
applicant must include information that describes the actions that will be taken by recipients that
receive the project funding to comply with section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act
of 1968 (12 U.S.C. 1701u) (Section 3) and HUD’s implementing rules at 24 CFR part 135 to
provide employment and training opportunities for low- and very low-income persons, as well as
contracting and other economic opportunities for businesses that provide economic
opportunities to low- and very low-income persons. This does not affect the applicants’ existing
responsibilities to provide training, employment, and other economic opportunities pursuant to
Section 3 that result from their receipt of other HUD funding.
m.Thoroughness of Outreach
. Up to 3 points to CoCs that demonstrate the ability to identify
and engage unsheltered homeless individuals and families that encompass the entire CoC
geographic area. CoCs that cover geographic areas that include uninhabited areas (e.g.
described above. Any project application(s) that indicate a Housing First approach and is
reviewed, approved, and ranked by the CoC that is awarded FY 2015 CoC Program funds will
be required to operate as a Housing First project.
j. Outreach
. Up to 2 points to CoCs that demonstrate recipients have implemented specific
strategies that prevent criminalization of homelessness, affirmatively further fair housing as
detailed in 24 CFR 578.93(c), and ensure that outreach is conducted to homeless individuals
and families who are least likely to request housing or services in the absence of special
outreach. Maximum points will be awarded to CoCs that provide information that demonstrates
that 100 percent of the geographic area is covered by the strategies and that describes the
specific outreach procedures in place that are used by the homeless service organizations to
identify and engage homeless individuals and families, including their efforts to provide
meaningful outreach to persons with disabilities and persons with limited English proficiency.
Applicants must describe how they are reducing criminalization of homelessness and the
procedures they will use to market their housing and supportive services to eligible persons
regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, familial status, or disability who are
least likely to apply in the absence of special outreach.
k. Rapid Re-housing
. Up to 5 points to CoCs that demonstrates an increase in the number of
rapid re-housing units available as recorded on the 2015 HIC data submitted to HUD. Maximum
points will be awarded to CoCs that demonstrate an increase in the number of rapid re-housing
units in the CoC geographic area as reported in HDX from 2013, as reported in the FY 2013/FY
2014 CoC Application, to 2015.
l. Mainstream Benefits
. Up to 2 points to CoCs that demonstrate homeless program
participants receive assistance obtaining mainstream benefits. Maximum points will be awarded
to CoCs that demonstrate systematically keeping program staff up-to-date regarding
mainstream resources available for homeless program participants, collaboration with
healthcare organizations to assist homeless 45 program participants to enroll in health
insurance, and assistance with the effective utilization of available healthcare benefits.
From page 50 of the NOFA
l. Jobs and Income Growth
. Up to 5 points to CoCs that demonstrate specific strategies in
place to assist its CoC Program-funded projects increase program participants’ incomes from
employment and non-employment sources and whose CoC-funded projects have increased
program participants’ income from employment and non-employment sources. To receive
maximum points, CoCs must describe the strategies that have been implemented to access
employment and mainstream benefits, how CoC Program-funded projects have been assisted
to implement the strategies, and the CoC Program-funded projects’ success at increasing
program participant income from employment and mainstream benefits. For applicants that plan
to use funding for construction and/or rehabilitation, to receive the maximum points, the
applicant must include information that describes the actions that will be taken by recipients that
receive the project funding to comply with section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act
of 1968 (12 U.S.C. 1701u) (Section 3) and HUD’s implementing rules at 24 CFR part 135 to
provide employment and training opportunities for low- and very low-income persons, as well as
contracting and other economic opportunities for businesses that provide economic
opportunities to low- and very low-income persons. This does not affect the applicants’ existing
responsibilities to provide training, employment, and other economic opportunities pursuant to
Section 3 that result from their receipt of other HUD funding.
m.Thoroughness of Outreach
. Up to 3 points to CoCs that demonstrate the ability to identify
and engage unsheltered homeless individuals and families that encompass the entire CoC
geographic area. CoCs that cover geographic areas that include uninhabited areas (e.g.
described above. Any project application(s) that indicate a Housing First approach and is
reviewed, approved, and ranked by the CoC that is awarded FY 2015 CoC Program funds will
be required to operate as a Housing First project.
j. Outreach
. Up to 2 points to CoCs that demonstrate recipients have implemented specific
strategies that prevent criminalization of homelessness, affirmatively further fair housing as
detailed in 24 CFR 578.93(c), and ensure that outreach is conducted to homeless individuals
and families who are least likely to request housing or services in the absence of special
outreach. Maximum points will be awarded to CoCs that provide information that demonstrates
that 100 percent of the geographic area is covered by the strategies and that describes the
specific outreach procedures in place that are used by the homeless service organizations to
identify and engage homeless individuals and families, including their efforts to provide
meaningful outreach to persons with disabilities and persons with limited English proficiency.
Applicants must describe how they are reducing criminalization of homelessness and the
procedures they will use to market their housing and supportive services to eligible persons
regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, familial status, or disability who are
least likely to apply in the absence of special outreach.
k. Rapid Re-housing
. Up to 5 points to CoCs that demonstrates an increase in the number of
rapid re-housing units available as recorded on the 2015 HIC data submitted to HUD. Maximum
points will be awarded to CoCs that demonstrate an increase in the number of rapid re-housing
units in the CoC geographic area as reported in HDX from 2013, as reported in the FY 2013/FY
2014 CoC Application, to 2015.
l. Mainstream Benefits
. Up to 2 points to CoCs that demonstrate homeless program
participants receive assistance obtaining mainstream benefits. Maximum points will be awarded
to CoCs that demonstrate systematically keeping program staff up-to-date regarding
mainstream resources available for homeless program participants, collaboration with
healthcare organizations to assist homeless 45 program participants to enroll in health
insurance, and assistance with the effective utilization of available healthcare benefits.
From page 50 of the NOFA
l. Jobs and Income Growth
. Up to 5 points to CoCs that demonstrate specific strategies in
place to assist its CoC Program-funded projects increase program participants’ incomes from
employment and non-employment sources and whose CoC-funded projects have increased
program participants’ income from employment and non-employment sources. To receive
maximum points, CoCs must describe the strategies that have been implemented to access
employment and mainstream benefits, how CoC Program-funded projects have been assisted
to implement the strategies, and the CoC Program-funded projects’ success at increasing
program participant income from employment and mainstream benefits. For applicants that plan
to use funding for construction and/or rehabilitation, to receive the maximum points, the
applicant must include information that describes the actions that will be taken by recipients that
receive the project funding to comply with section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act
of 1968 (12 U.S.C. 1701u) (Section 3) and HUD’s implementing rules at 24 CFR part 135 to
provide employment and training opportunities for low- and very low-income persons, as well as
contracting and other economic opportunities for businesses that provide economic
opportunities to low- and very low-income persons. This does not affect the applicants’ existing
responsibilities to provide training, employment, and other economic opportunities pursuant to
Section 3 that result from their receipt of other HUD funding.
m.Thoroughness of Outreach
. Up to 3 points to CoCs that demonstrate the ability to identify
and engage unsheltered homeless individuals and families that encompass the entire CoC
geographic area. CoCs that cover geographic areas that include uninhabited areas (e.g.

 

 

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