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
2015 COC CONSOLIDATED APPLICATION FUNDING AWARD
We can officially announce that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has elected to fully fund Tier 1 and Tier 2 projects (minus the Bonus project) in the 2015 CoC Consolidated Application. We look forward to continuing to bring needed resources to the CoC in order to make homelessness rare, brief, and nonrecurring in Pinellas County.
Click Here to Review the Tier 1 and Tier 2 Funded Projects
Click Here to Review the 2015 Consolidated Application Detailed Scoring from HUD
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.
CONTINUUM OF CARE SYSTEM RE-DESIGN CLINIC
Aligned with the goals and requirements of the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Homeless Leadership Board has conducted strategic clinics in 2015-2016 in order to develop a more robust homeless crisis response system. Consultants from the National Alliance to End Homelessness and CSH have facilitated these system re-design clinics and continue to greatly assist the Homeless Leadership Board and our public, private, and nonprofit partners in the strategic realignment of resources and services.
Click Here to Review the 2016 Homeless System Re-design for Pinellas County Continuum of Care Report from CSH.