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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


 

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. 


 

 

 

The 2016 Point in Time Count   


Thank you to the more than 350 volunteers who registered for the 2016 Point in Time Count. We had our highest volunteer turnout in history! 

VA Employees and volunteers take to streets to support homeles...

Despite wind, rain and cool temperatures, an army of volunteers dressed in green made their way onto streets in Pinellas County, Fla. to participate in the annual homeless point-in-time (PIT) count on January 28, 2016. The mission? Survey and count as many homeless persons as possible.


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

Click Here for the Core Components of Rapid Re-Housing





Do You Need to Locate Homeless Resources in Pinellas County? 

Click the map below or call 2-1-1 for further help!

 

 

 


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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