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Announcements and Updates

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2017 Housing Inventory Count - Posted 1/20/2017

Each year, Chicago completes a Housing Inventory Count (HIC) and Point-in-Time (PIT) in an effort count individuals, beds and units for those experiencing homelessness. This year, Chicago will conduct its count on January 26, 2016.

To submit a HIC Survey for your agency, please click HERE to access the HIC Survey.

2017 Housing Inventory Count Survey - Link 

All Chicago held the 2017 HIC Webinar training on January 19th along with in-person trainings. To view the webinar, please click on the links below.

2017 Housing Inventory Count Webinar Training
2017 Housing Inventory Count - PP Handouts
2017 Housing Inventory Count Survey - PDF  

2017 Housing Inventory Count Webinar - RRH/SSVF/GPD TIP Programs Training
2017 Housing Inventory Count - RRH/SSVF/GPD TIP Programs PP Handouts

All HIC submissions must be made by 5pm on January 30, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Perez at cocprograms@allchicago.org

If your agency must participate in the PIT Sheltered Count - please contact Christine Riley at Christine.Riley@cityofchicago.org for information on packets. 

For information on the HMIS PIT Sheltered Count - please contact the HMIS team at hmis@allchicago.org.

HEARTH Funding Opportunities Task Group and New Projects Workgroup Seeking Member Nominations - Posted 1/12/2017

At the December 21, 2016 Continuum of Care Board of Directors Meeting, the Board authorized the formation of the 2017 HEARTH Funding Opportunities Task Group and the New Projects Workgroup. Both groups are integral to funding decisions made on behalf of the CoC over the course of the year. The groups operate separately, and a description of each group and who is eligible to serve on each group is below:

HEARTH Funding Opportunities Task Group

The HEARTH Funding Opportunities Task Group (FOTG) is responsible for the ranking process and determination for all HUD CoC-funded programs (renewals, and if applicable, reallocated and bonus projects) in the 2017 HUD Continuum of Care Program Competition Application-Notification of Funding Availability (NOFA). The HEARTH FOTG members will meet monthly beginning in February for two-hour trainings on the Chicago CoC priorities, program models, system performance measures, Plan 2.0 and the NOFA. When the NOFA is released in the summer, the HEARTH FOTG will develop recommendations on ranking priorities and policies, develop the ranking list, and determine if reallocation and/or bonus projects should be sought for funding, if applicable, in the 2017 NOFA. The group’s decisions will be presented for approval to the CoC Board of Directors. The following members are needed to complete the task group membership:

  • Three Service Provider Commission (SPC) representatives who do NOT receive HUD-CoC funding;
  • Two SPC alternates;
  • Six Key Stakeholder representatives from any of the following groups (cannot be receiving HUD funding): public agencies partnering closely with Plan 2.0 implementation; state agencies or major systems addressing physical or mental healthcare, jail/corrections, substance abuse treatment, child welfare or other systems essential for addressing homelessness; private funders; businesses; faith-based organizations; universities; etc.
  • One Key Stakeholder alternate representing the entities mentioned in the previous bullet point;​

(Three Lived Experience Commission (LEC) representatives and two LEC alternates will be selected by the LEC to participate in the group.)

Before submitting a nomination, please ensure that the individual is willing to serve on the task group, commit to monthly trainings and meetings, and is eligible per the description above. Please submit a nomination using this form. Nominations will be accepted through Wednesday, January 25 at noon. Nominations will be submitted for review by the CoC’s Nominating Subcommittee and approved by the CoC’s Membership Committee. Elected members will be notified in early February. Please contact Dave Thomas at DThomas@allchicago.org with any questions.

New Projects Workgroup

The New Projects Workgroup (NPW) will be responsible for developing processes, Requests for Proposals (RFPs), and/or Letters of Interest for funding opportunities identified by the Chicago Continuum of Care Board of Directors throughout 2017. In addition, the New Projects Workgroup will be responsible for receiving, reviewing, and scoring applications and make recommendations to the CoC Board of Directors for funding. The NPW will:

  • Develop the process and selection criteria, as well as recommend awards to organizations for the FY 2018 State Homeless Prevention Funds competition.
  • Develop the process and selection criteria, as well as recommend awards to organizations for the 2017 HUD Continuum of Care Program Competition Application-Notification of Funding Availability (NOFA) for reallocated and/or bonus projects, if applicable.
  • Develop processes, selection criteria, and make award recommendations for other funding opportunities identified by the CoC.

The NPW will meet monthly beginning in February. The following members are needed to complete the workgroup membership:

  • Three Service Provider Commission (SPC) representatives
  • Two SPC alternates
  • Five Key Stakeholder representatives from any of the following groups: public agencies partnering closely with Plan 2.0 implementation; state agencies or major systems addressing physical or mental healthcare, jail/corrections, substance abuse treatment, child welfare or other systems essential for addressing homelessness; private funders; businesses; faith-based organizations; universities; etc.
  • One Key Stakeholder alternate representing the entities mentioned in the previous bullet point

(Three Lived Experience Commission (LEC) representatives and two LEC alternates will be selected by the LEC to participate in the group. One ESG Recipient Representative will also be determined by the ESG Recipient.)
 
Before submitting a nomination please ensure that the individual is willing to serve on the workgroup, commit to monthly meetings, and is eligible per the description above. Please submit a nomination using this form.

Nominations will be accepted until Wednesday, January 25 at noon. Nominations will be submitted for review by the CoC’s Nominating Subcommittee and approved by the CoC’s Membership Committee. Elected members will be notified in early February. Please contact Amanda Borta at ABorta@allchicago.org with any questions.

HUD Announces FY 2016 CoC Grants - Posted 1/3/2017

HUD has released its list of Illinois' CoC grants for Tier 1 and 2. To get All Chicago's take on key highlights and next steps, check out our funding announcement.

2017 Chicago Point-in-Time (PIT) Count - Posted 12/20/2016

Chicago’s PIT Count is scheduled to occur on Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 8pm to 2am. In order for Chicago to receive federal funding, Chicago must collect data on the number of persons experiencing homelessness on one given night. This data provides a snapshot of Chicago’s homeless population which includes those in a homeless program and those on the street. The data gathered serves not only to raise public awareness about homelessness but also is used for services & resources planning.

For 2017, Chicago will be conducting a PIT street count and volunteers will be dispatched to canvass the City of Chicago. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up by clicking here. If this is your first time volunteering, feel free to review the PIT Volunteer FAQs. We also recommend you view the 2017 Point-in-Time Volunteer Video below.

2017 Point-in-Time Homeless Count - Volunteer Video

Feel free to post and distribute the 2017 PIT Flyer at your agency as well. 

Program Models Chart, Revised December 2014
Program Models Chart - Revised & Approved on 12-17-2014

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