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To Register for the 2018 Point in Time Count & Survey, please click here:

http://pinellashomeless.org/pitvolunteer


HLB Open Positions 

The Pinellas County Homeless Leadership Board has the following positions available:

CES Youth Navigator. 

Interested applicants may click on the job title and download the job description.


TBIN/PHMIS Transfer

The TBIN/PHMIS transfer as the migration will occur over this weekend. TBIN has a scheduled “black out” date of today, Friday, 9/29/17, at 11:59 p.m. so you will not be able to access their system beyond that time. It is highly recommend that you run any reports and ensure that your data is current in the TBIN system before the 11:59 p.m. black out.

 

The new Pinellas HMIS will “go live” on Monday, 10/2/17, at 9:00 a.m. The new URL address will be sent to you once it is ensured that no hiccups have occurred. All log on and password information will remain the same.  Check out our new PHMIS help desk located at:  https://pinellashmis.zendesk.com ! It is still being updated with forms and manuals but users can submit requests and use it as a way to communicate with us should any problems occur on Monday.

 

Thanks for your patience during this transition! We are looking forward to working with you in the future.

           


Cynthia Kazawitch, MBA | HMIS Specialist

Pinellas County Homeless Leadership Board, Inc.

Desk: 727.582.7175

ckazawitch@PinellasHLB.org 


WELCOME

 

 

Welcome to the Homeless Leadership Board. We urge you to explore our site and get involved any way you can!


 

Special Announcements


 Panel Discussion on Effective Strategies to End Homelessness


The HLB will be hosting a panel discussion and community dialogue surrounding effective strategies to end homelessness in our community.  This is the second CoC-wide meeting that the HLB will hold annually.

 

                                            Date:       Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

                                 Location:  Mirror Lake Lyceum/Bridgepoint Church

                                                   737 3rd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Registration and Networking will be from 5:30 -6:00 p.m. Program will begin at 6:00 p.m and conclude at 7:30 p.m.

 

Below is the registration link for this event. .

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0949ada72ba6fa7-south

Agenda

 



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 Friday, March 4th, 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, effective immediately. 

Click Here to read more about the Housing First Resolution  

 

HLB HMIS Lead Agency Effective October 1, 2017

Effective close of business on September 29, 2017, participating organizations will need to cease entering data in the Tampa Bay Information Network (TBIN). Once the data transfer is complete, the HLB will notify your organization’s staff with the new URL website for the Pinellas HMIS system so that your organization may begin entering information in the new Pinellas HMIS system with a tentative date of Monday October 2, 2017.  Providers should use paper documentation for any entries or exits made over the weekend, so they are able to enter into the system after the migration is complete. At this point, we anticipate that all user names and passwords that your organization used to enter data in TBIN will be the same for the new Pinellas HMIS system. 

If you have any questions about the transition or the new Pinellas HMIS system, please contact Cindy Kazawitch, HMIS Director, at either ckazawitch@pinellashlb.org or 727.582.7175.  

 


The 2018 HLB Nominating Committee  will be meeting on Wednesday, October 25th. 

There are three (non-Council) seats/positions for which nominations are being taken:

  • North County Community Leader
  • Housing Authority
  • North County Formerly Homeless

If you would like to nominate an interested and qualified candidate or yourself, please send this application to gbodkin@pinellashlb.org by 5:00PM on Friday, October 20, 2017. 


 

 Are You Interested in Learning More about Rapid Re-Housing? 

Click Here for the Core Components of Rapid Re-Housing


 

Are You Seeking Homeless Resources in Pinellas County? 

CALL 2-1-1 TAMPA BAY CARES (Dial 211 OR 727 210-4211) or click the map below for further help!

  


 IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ASSIST

THE HOMELESS LEADERSHIP BOARD

in reaching their goal of making homelessness in

Pinellas County Rare, Brief and Non-Recurring, please

DONATE HERE

Homeless Awareness Campaign

The Pinellas County Homeless Leadership Board is 

proud to announce its partnership with the Art Institute of Tampa

and its aTrueFace campaign to raise awareness about homelessness in the State of Florida.

aTrueFace is a collaborative project, made possible in part by a grant awarded by Duke Energy.


Check out this animation they designed for young kids to learn more about homelessness as a part of this educational campaign!


 

For more information, visit: www.aTrueFace.org

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