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Latest Questions

Question: Any Outreach Teams Documenting Potential Covid cases and information about encampments?

March 24, 2020 |

Does anyone have more details about the $50 million to lease rooms in hotels, motels, and other facilities in partnership with counties and cities to provide immediate isolation placements throughout the state for homeless individuals as noted in Executive Order? Please post comment if you do.

March 23, 2020 |

Question: Are you using HMIS to track COVID-related motel stays or other interventions? We are considering creating a isolation/quarantine program in our HMIS but are also hesitant to create more work for everyone. Please share how you are tracking your responses on a client-level.

March 21, 2020 |

Question: What do you have in place to facilitate data sharing between city/county departments? We are struggling to cross reference HMIS data with Public Health data due to HIPAA restrictions. We are trying to collaboratively identify the most vulnerable to place them in motels due to COVID-19.

March 20, 2020 |

Question: Does anyone have any good forms/ways to capture the “CE Event Element” per the new data standards? If so (or if not, and they want to brainstorm/commiserate), they can e-mail me at lboss@countyofsb.org

February 10, 2020 |

Question: What monitoring tools and forms are you using for on-site sub recipient monitoring? Have you developed tools for newer State funding? Please share any tools you may have. You can email them to joreillyjones@cityofpasadena.net. We have a lot of monitoring to do! Thanks!

February 4, 2020 |

Question: Does your community gather information on homeless deaths from your medical examiner/coroner’s offices plus local hospitals? In VC, our Medical Examiner has told us that they do not have the complete data on # of deaths especially of those that are admitted to a hospital and die in that setting. Please let us know if your community has established a process for collecting this data. Thank you!

December 19, 2019 |

Question: Is your CoC using a GIS capable tool for homeless outreach and/or disaster response? We were recently introduced to Salus which is being used in LA for emergency response. I’m curious if ESRI or other platforms have similar capability?

November 6, 2019 |

Question: Pasadena is working on updating our sub-recipient contract template for our HUD Continuum of Care-funded projects. I’d love to take a look at what other CoCs are using.Please email a copy of yours to joreillyjones@cityofpasadena.net. Thanks!

September 18, 2019 |

Question: Does your local VA staff participate in HMIS for HUD-VASH? If not, does your local housing authority assist with HMIS data entries? We have been advised by the VA to request CSV data files from the VASH team to upload into HMIS… Does anyone have experience with this process? We are trying to improve our HMIS utilization rate.

July 8, 2019 |

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The Southern California Continuums of Care Alliance website:

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    • posting comments;

    • asking questions;

    • providing answers;

    • advertising job opportunities and internships;

    • conducting polls and surveys among Alliance members;

    • announcing special projects and events;

  • Provides access to various Alliance documents and publications that include Continuum of Care Program applications, homeless count and survey reports, homelessness plans, governance charters, and other timely documents that help advance effective policies and practices;

  • Shares current information to help local stakeholders and decision-makers shape policies to prevent and end homelessness;

  • Encourages other continuums of care to interact with Alliance members and share information;

  • Solicits the support of a wide-range of public and private partners that can help shape local policies, programs, and projects.