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Smart Surveys Give San Bernardino County a Better Way to Measure Homelessness

November 25, 2019

Survey123 for ArcGIS Fall 2019 “Less than 24 hours after the count was completed, stakeholders from the county’s Homeless Partnership, Board of Supervisors, and Information Services Department gathered in a…

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San Diego Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and members of the Regional Task Force on the Homeless announced a proposal Monday to address those shortfalls in traditional housing assistance through what’s called a “flex pool.”

November 25, 2019

“The development of a regional flexible pool frees us from the typical constraints of most housing subsidies and lets us operate with a whatever-it-takes mentality,” said San Diego council member…

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County Executive Susan Price Named As Costa Mesa’s Next Assistant City Manager

November 22, 2019

“Price, often referred to by the media as Orange County’s ‘Homeless Czar’ quickly rose to the top of a talented pool of 67 candidates vying to be the City’s second-in-command.”…

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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

By Tara Carruth Oxnard, San Buenaventura/Ventura County CoC

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HHAP Program Funding Cannot Supplant Existing Local Funds for Homeless Housing, Assistance, or Prevention

October 30, 2019

HHAP Program Guidance was released yesterday by the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council (HCFC) and provides the following information on page 4: “The intent of HHAP program funds is to…

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Shifting the CoC NOFA from an annual competition, to a multi-year cycle and bonus points for CoCs that partner with their local Public Housing Agency [PHA] to establish wait list preferences.

October 22, 2019

“Continuum of Care Notification of Funding Availability [NOFA].—The annual CoC NOFA competition is one of HUD’s most complex, if not the most complex, competition. It provides grant funds to over…

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Governor’s Council of Regional Homeless Advisors Southern California Convening in Los Angeles

September 30, 2019

Dhakshike Wickrema, Assistant Senior Deputy for Homelessness and Mental Health, Office of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, sent us a link which provides an overview of the Governor’s Council of Regional Homeless…

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CoC Application 1E-5 (Reallocation Formula) | Oxnard, San Buenaventura/Ventura County CoC

September 19, 2019

  Good Afternoon, We received confirmation today from a HUD AAQ of the formula HUD would like us to use in determining your reallocation percentage from FY15-18. Here is the…

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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 Thanks!

September 18, 2019

By Jennifer O'Reilly-Jones Pasadena CoC

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Update Concerning No Place Like Home Program Funding

September 17, 2019

According to HCD staff, we can still expect the NOFA for the next competitive round of NPLH funding to come out this month. The due date, however, is no longer…

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