Request for Public Comment on Balance of State HUD Continuum of Care Application

Continuum of Care Application for Homeless Programs – 2013/2014 NOFA

The Vermont State Housing Authority (VSHA) has prepared a draft of the Balance of State Continuum of Care (CoC) Application for homeless programs.   You can view the draft Application here.  Input is desired from all stakeholders on all sections.

Please forward written comments to Daniel Blankenship (VSHA) or Sara Kobylenski (Upper Valley Haven by FRIDAY, JANUARY 24th.  Also available is a list of the projects, the process for ranking developed by the CoC, the ranking tool used by the committee, and the proposed ranking and funding amounts [view here].  Please note:

  • Section 3A – still awaiting for data aggregation due to late HUD requirement
  • Section 3 C/D & 4C – needs additional CoC input and awaiting additional information
  • Attachments to be completed after CoC vote on Standing Rules and Policies
  • All individual CoC project applications are works in progress.

VCEH Meeting Tuesday, January 21 – Agenda and Materials

This upcoming VCEH will be holding our monthly meeting. A vote has been warned regarding this year’s HUD Application, as well as on amendments to the VCEH standing rules.  Proposed language for the amendments will be sent to you, and will soon be posted on the VCEH website.  Please be on the lookout for the email containing this language.  Below please find meeting materials and agenda:

VCEH Meeting Agenda for January 21, 2014
Enterprise Center, Route 66, Randolph

10:00   Introductions

10:10   * Consent agenda:
December Minutes

10:15  Treasurer’s Update

10:20   Committee Reports –
Coordinated Entry and Assessment
* Project Ranking, Application, Standing Rules

10:50  * Concerns regarding HUD – letter to congressional delegation, Federal Administration, HUD

11:00  Homeless Awareness Day debriefing and * Legislative Priorities

11:20  April forum coordinated by VHCB with housing providers, service providers and consumers/tenants

11:25   From the field – numbers, trends, challenges

11:40 * Committee to explore the future of the VCEH

11:55  Next meeting date, location, agenda

12:00  Adjourn

*Following the meeting, a short training will be provided for the upcoming Point-In-Time Count.  Get prepared:

Download the Point-In-Time Survey Form.

Download the 2014 Point-In-Time User Guide.

Meeting Materials:

VHCB Memo: Affordable Housing Strategies for Homeless and Vulnerable Households
Access to Housing Draft
VAHC Membership
Proposed Legislative Priorities
Housing Numbers November – YTD Totals
211 AfterHours Monthly Report – December 2013
HSG Report for AHS
CoC Project Rankings

The mission of the Coalition is to end homelessness in Vermont through sharing information, developing resources, providing a forum for decision-making and to promote decent, safe, fair, affordable shelter for all.