2nd Annual North County CoC Meeting
April 24th, 2018 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Salvation Army's Social Services Complex, 1521 E. Druid Road, Clearwater, Florida 33756
On Tuesday, April 24th, the HLB will hold the 2nd Annual North County CoC Meeting. HLB Chair, Amy Foster will moderate and lead a panel of homelessness professionals through candid questions on 'Effective Strategies to End Homelessness' in our community. Melinda Perry (RCS), Robbin Sotelo-Redd (Tarpon Springs Housing Authority), Shadai Simmons (Ready for Life), Zak White (HEP), April Lott (Directions for Living), and Mark Dufva (Catholic Charities - Pinellas Hope) will be sharing their knowledge and and perspectives. An open question and answer period will follow.
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USICH, HUD RELEASE CRITERIA AND BENCHMARK FOR ENDING CHRONIC HOMELESSNESS
The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) and its 19 federal member agencies have adopted a vision of what it means to end homelessness in this country. The following criteria and benchmarks define the federal government's vision for ending chronic homelessness for individuals within communities. The criteria and benchmarks developed are intended to help communities build and fine-tune their systems, to help define the vision of ending chronic homelessness for individuals within communities, and to align local efforts in support of that vision, with a focus on long-term, lasting solutions. USICH will soon be releasing a self-assessment questionnaire to further assist communities in determining whether they have achieved the criteria and benchmark, and whether their system has a comprehensive outreach strategy, and a robust, real-time tracking system.
READ THE CRITERIA AND BENCHMARKS FOR CHRONIC HOMELESSNESS HERE
HOUSING FIRST RESOLUTION
On April 1, 2016, the Board of Directors of the Homeless Leadership Board unanimously passed a resolution that will require all homeless housing projects funded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development to practice a “Housing First” model.
Click Here to read more about the Housing First Resolution.