Agenda & Materials for VCEH Monthly Meeting – Tuesday April 19th at St. John’s Church in Randolph

The next monthly meeting for the Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness will be held Tuesday, April 19th.  The meeting will take place at St. John’s Episcopal Church (15 Summer Street, Randolph, VT).  The meeting will be called to order at 10:00AM.

The agenda for the meeting is as follows (download here):

10:00 Call to Order – MaryEllen Mendl, Co-Chair

10:00 Introductions and Brief Announcements

10:10 Approval of Minutes of March Meeting – courtesy of Daniel Blankenship (click here review minutes)

10:12 Treasurer’s Report – Dawn Butterfield

10:15 Point in Time Committee Report – MaryEllen Mendl (To view report, click here)

10:25  HMIS Report

  1. Advisory Committee- Lee Trapeni Action Needed: Vote on Advisory Committee Charter sent out last month. To review this document, click here.
  2. ICA Report – Megan Morrow

10:35 NOFA Updates – deferred until May meeting (see below)

10:35 Legislative Committee Updates on Issues Related to Homelessness – Erhard Mahnke

10:45 Discussion Topic: Results Based Accountability – Margaret Bozik and Erin Ahearn, Chittenden Continuum

11:15 Discussion Topic – A staffing model for VCEH, as proposed earlier – Sara Kobylenski and Sarah Phillips

11:50 Other Business

  • May 17 Meeting Agenda: Deeper discussion in planning ahead, regarding overall NOFA project portfolio and areas either loosing funding after 2016 or looking vulnerable in priority; looking at report from AHS Angus Chaney re: self-assessment of Local Continuum groups; etc.

12:00 Adjourn

12:30 — Post meeting gathering of Emergency Shelter Providers: Review Winter 2015-16

If you can not attend the meeting in person the call-in number is 1-866-244-8528, passcode 324359.

Look forward to seeing you there! And see below for information for an event on Wednesday, April 20th in South Burlington where Governor Shumlin will be signing an Executive Order related to Publicly Funded Housing for the Homeless.


Dear Partner,

Governor Shumlin, Secretary Cohen of the Agency of Human Services and Commissioner MacKay of the Department of Housing and Community Development invited you to join them and other colleagues and friends for a signing ceremony of an Executive Order related to Publicly Funded Housing for the Homeless. This EO will implement one of recommendations from the Governor’s Council on Pathways from Poverty by providing another tool to meet the State’s goal of ending family homelessness by 2020 and all other homeless thereafter.

Date:     Wednesday, April 20th
Time:     2:002:30pm
Place:    Beacon Apartments, 1200 Shelburne Road

The Order will help ensure a continued focus on assisting our most vulnerable Vermonters by encouraging strong partnerships between State Agencies, service providers and housing owners.

Please join us for this opportunity to celebrate the progress that has been made in Vermont towards the goal of ending homelessness and underscore the continued commitment to ensuring that every Vermonter has a safe, stable place to call home.

Please RSVP to kitty.sweet@vermont.gov and if you have any questions, please contact Commissioner MacKay at 828.5216.