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2014 Southern Nevada Local
HUD Continuum of Care Project Application Instructions

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SNRPC Committee on Homelessness Meeting Agendas


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2014 Project Homeless Connect

November 19, 2014
Cashman Center



Homeless Resource Guide



Community Referral
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Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) Evaluation



CoC Membership Form

SNH CoC Board Interest Form



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Southern Nevada Homelessness Continuum of Care Governance Structure (SNH CoC )

Full Draft, with Appendices
Draft Charter Only

The above file is the latest draft of the proposed Southern Nevada Continuum of Care Governance Structure for public review and comment. Three separate roundtable workshops were held as well as receiving several comments via email. All comments were reviewed and discussed and corrections, changes and/or further clarifications were made where appropriate. Thank you to everyone who attended a roundtable workshop and/or to submitted comments.

This governance structure recognizes the initial regional framework designed by the SNRPC in 2003, while incorporating the rules and regulations enacted and mandated from the HEARTH Act and the CoC Program in 2009; hence the re-authorization of the SNRPC CoH and CoC into one cohesive structure.

KEY POINTS

  • The Governance Structure must be approved before the end of August 2014 to stay competitive for Federal Continuum of Care (CoC) funding;

  • The initial adoption and all future amendments of the Governance Structure are by the entire Continuum of Care (CoC) membership. CoC members in attendance at the meeting will constitute the quorum. One vote per member/agency.

  • Amendments can be made to the Governance Structure, subsequent to the formal adoption. Routine review of the Governance Structure will be an annual process;

  • The Governance Structure was drafted in a manner to accommodate changing dynamics that occur with the important work of homeless issues. There are a minimum of working groups and boards established (per the HEARTH Act); but mechanisms include the ability to create additional Ad-Hoc Groups for issues that are of importance (i.e., Youth Working Group, etc.)

  • CoC Membership is unlimited and the SNH CoC Board will initiate an annual open invitation. The CoC will meet a minimum of two times a year. Membership forms for the CoC helps the CoC establish a comprehensive database for all future notices to meetings and information sharing. Anyone or any agency may become a member of the Southern Nevada CoC, with the common denominator that there is an interest to work with or serve the homeless population.

  • To establish members for the expanded SNH CoC Board, a Board Selection Ad Hoc Committee will be appointed to review applications of individuals interested in representing one of the 27 seats on the SNH CoC Board. This will occur over the next 3 to 4 months and final recommendations of appointments to the SNH CoC Board will be at the January 2015 SNH CoC Board meeting.

  • CoC Membership and Board Interest Forms for the SNH CoC Board are available below:

    CoC Membership Form: The CoC is an entity that implements the HUD CoC program and includes all who elect to participate and are concerned with and/or providing services to the various homeless subpopulations furthering the direction of the HEARTH Act. A CoC member can be an individual or agency who are concerned with and/or providing services to the various homeless sub-populations furthering the direction of the CoC. CoC Members will receive meeting notices for both the SNH CoC Board Meetings and CoC meetings throughout the year, as well as other pertinent information that pertains to business of the CoC. To become a member of the Southern Nevada CoC, please complete the CoC Membership Form attached to the link above. Upon submitting the form, all information will be considered public information.

    SNH CoC Board Interest Form: The Southern Nevada CoC Board is the official board acting on behalf of the Continuum of Care (CoC) to take care of all related business requiring direction and/or formal actions and furthering the mission to end homelessness in Southern Nevada. The SNH CoC Board reflects the sub-populations defined within the HEARTH Act as well as furthering the intent of the Continuum of Care (CoC). If you are interested in being considered to serve on the SNH CoC Board, please click on the link above to complete the Board Interest Form. Upon submitting the form, all information will be considered public information.





  • During the period of January 29-30 2014, Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition Committee on Homelessness conducted the 2014 Southern Nevada Homeless Census. In an attempt to end homelessness, the U.S. Congress has required that governments receiving federal funds under the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act must conduct annual counts of their homeless population. The region has implemented the homeless census and survey for this reason, to obtain more accurate and useful data.

    It is the intention that the results of this research will assist service providers, policy makers, funding sources, and local, state and federal governments to better understand and plan for the needs of the homeless population by examining current statistics in various geographical contexts. The information for the 2014 Southern Nevada Homeless Census and Survey will hopefully help policy makers and service providers more effectively develop services and programs to serve the County's homeless population, especially in comparison to census information collected in 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013.

    Click here to view the comprehensive report.



    Help Hope Home is Southern Nevada’s coordinated regional approach to assist individuals and families achieve stable and sustainable lives.

    A message from Kathi Thomas-Gibson,
    SNRPC’s Committee on Homelessness, Chair


    "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead,
    Used with Permission

    This statement attributed to anthropologist Mead has become a motto and rallying challenge for those of us committed to meaningful change in the face of intractable challenges. It is an ethos that drives the regional work we must do to address homelessness in Southern Nevada.

    Our regional collaboration, HELP HOPE HOME, is a partnership that coordinates efforts to prevent and end homelessness in Southern Nevada. We know that homelessness cannot be solved by one individual or by one entity; it requires the commitment and compassion of the entire community working together to find solutions.

    Lasting solutions must come from all sectors of our community including residents, faith-based organizations, non-profit providers, businesses, civic groups, education, law enforcement, healthcare agencies, and governmental entities. You are an important part of the solution. Help raise awareness by discussing the issue of homelessness with your family, friends, and colleagues. Educate yourself and others about the true nature of the problem. Learn about the needs of children, senior citizens, and even whole families faced with homelessness. Engage with others who are a part of a "group of thoughtful, committed citizens" that are impacting the scope of homelessness across the valley.

    There are many ways for you to support this regional effort through volunteering, in-kind donations, or financial contributions. I invite you to join Clark County and the cities of Boulder, Henderson, Las Vegas and North Las Vegas in our efforts to end homelessness in Southern Nevada.

    Please contact the SNRPC Regional Initiatives Office at helphopehome@clarkcountynv.gov for more information and to find ways you can get involved and become a part of the solution. We cannot do this alone. We need your help!

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