All CoC Questions

Below is an archive of all CoC questions published on the site.

Question: How is your CoC meeting the new HMIS requirements for Coordinated Entry which go into effect October 1? Are you creating a new CES program or are you embedding the CE data elements into existing programs? If you have already updated your HMIS to meet the new requirement, please share what your experience has been and any recommendations you have. Thanks!

September 11, 2020 |
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Question: Greetings, Working on the first CESH program request for funding. Has anyone found any additional details on the 40% cap on operating support budget line and 40% cap on CESH allocation annually. CESH statues is vague, are there other resources to explain theses caps further? how did you set up the sub-recipients in light of the caps?

August 5, 2020 |
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Question: As the Safer-at-Home order slowly eases up and we transition to a new normal, we want to be ready to advise our Sub-recipients on how best to provide direct services to clients as they reintegrate to the workforce. Have any of your CoC’s developed written guidelines/protocol for this?

May 11, 2020 |
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Question: Do any of you have a sample RFP for a homeless day-services/drop in center you would be willing to share with me?

May 6, 2020 |
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Question: What creative things are communities doing to support encampments during covid-19? Ex: setting up parking lots with every other space allowed for one camp, while providing showers etc in the area

April 22, 2020 |
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Question: Any Outreach Teams Documenting Potential Covid cases and information about encampments?

March 24, 2020 |
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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 |
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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 |
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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 |
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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 |
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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 |
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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 |
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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 |
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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 |
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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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Question: Did you listen to the HUD/ TDA webcast on Joint Programs last week? If yes, did you download the slides? If yes, are you willing to share them? There were lots of questions in the ‘chat’ box which I think Laura (Austin Echo) copied.

June 25, 2019 |
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Question: Do any communities have a website similar to LA’s HHH site (https://www.lamayor.org/HomelessnessTrackingHHH) where they are tracking progress in creating new housing units?

June 11, 2019 |
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Question: Do any CoCs have specific strategies and guidance you can share for counting our unsheltered population in the 2020 Census? We were informed that Census staff will be assisting at specific service locations; however, we are concerned about counting those who are located in other areas, such as encampments, parks or vehicles.

June 11, 2019 |
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Question: We are looking to connect with any other CoC’s that are structured similar to our county where you are the HUD grantee (CoC) and subcontract out to other agencies to provide CoC services. We are looking to find out how other CoC’s process their HUD CoC claims to see if we can streamline our process.

June 10, 2019 |
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Question: How have other government entities addressed California Public Records Act request for the raw data related to the Point In Time Count process?

May 9, 2019 |
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Question: With the decrease in FMR’s for 2018, what are your Leasing projects doing for those clients whose rents are at the top 2017 FMR rate? Moving the clients, finding other funding sources for the rent amount that is now over the 2018 FMR? Would like to know how your projects or Continuum is handling this.

May 2, 2019 |
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Question: Hi, we are looking for information on the use of armories during winter and if any of the County CoCs have asked for extensions in this year or prior years?

April 9, 2019 |
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Question: Searching for examples of MOUs between CoCs and government entities (serving as lead agency). Thank you for any input.

February 21, 2019 |
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Question: Our Orange County Housing Authority has PSH programs in which they issue certificates for and we would like to know how other jurisdictions report their units vs. beds on the HIC for these PSH programs?

November 21, 2018 |
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Question: Hello! We are curious if any CoCs are currently using the bed management system in Clarity HMIS? If so, we would like to reach out to you to discuss. Thank you!

November 21, 2018 |
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Question: Are you requiring a restictive covenant (example-minimum of 15 year useful life to serve the homeless population) under the HEAP captal improvement funding?

November 13, 2018 |
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Question: Hi Friends! We are looking at our County’s Homeless team and structure and are looking at what positions other communities have to manage the CoC and other funding and programs to serve homeless people. We currently have two staff in Ventura County managing the CoC program, ESG funding and contracts and now CESH, HEAP, etc. Can you please tell me the # of staff, classifications (if available) dedicated to these functions in your community?

October 26, 2018 |
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