Agenda & Documents – (2014-05-08)

Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition’s
Committee on Homelessness

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a strategic planning session of the Committee on Homelessness, a subcommittee of the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition, has been called and will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 2014 in the Clark County Commission Chambers, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, Nevada 89155 to consider the following:

1. Call to Order; notice of agenda compliance with the Nevada Open Meeting Law.

2. Public Comment — No action may be taken upon a matter raised under this item of the agenda until the matter itself has been specifically included on an agenda as an item upon which action may be taken. Comments will be limited to three minutes.

3. Approval of the Agenda for May 8, 2014; for possible action.

4. Approval of the Minutes from the March 13, 2014 and April 10, 2014 meetings; for possible action.

5. Receive an update from the Regional Initiatives Office; for possible action.

6. Receive an update from the Nevada Homeless Alliance and a presentation from United States Veterans Initiative; for possible action.

7. Receive an update on the 25 Cities Initiative; for possible action.

8. Receive a presentation from Clark County Department of Family Services on their Youth at-Risk of Homelessness Planning Project; for possible action.

9. Receive an update from the Governance Charter Working Group; for possible action.
Draft Governance Charter

10. Receive the final report of the 2014 Southern Nevada Homeless Census; for possible action.
2014 Executive Summary

11. Receive an update from each committee member regarding relevant activities within their respective organizations relating to homelessness-the SNRPC Committee on Homelessness members may speak on any item under this section of the agenda. Members may comment on matters including, without limitation, future agenda items, upcoming meeting dates, and meeting procedures. Comments made cannot be acted upon or discussed at this meeting, but may be placed on a future agenda for consideration by the SNRPC Committee on Homelessness.

12. Public Comment — No action may be taken upon a matter raised under this item of the agenda until the matter itself has been specifically included on an agenda as an item upon which action may be taken. Comments will be limited to three minutes.

Please be aware of the following: items on the agenda may be taken out of order; the SNRPC Committee on Homelessness may combine two or more agenda items for consideration; the Committee may remove an item from the agenda or delay discussion relating to an item on the agenda at any time; and the Committee may impose a time limit for speaking on an item on the agenda where public comment or testimony is allowed.

The Clark County Commission Chambers are accessible to individuals with disabilities. With 24-hour advance request, a sign language interpreter may be made available (phone (702) 455-3530 or TDD (702) 385-7486) or Relay Nevada toll free (800) 326-6868, TT/TDD. Assistive listening devices may be available upon request from staff in the Chambers.

Southern Nevada Continuum of Care
With the enactment of the HEARTH Act in 2009, the CoC is now an entity that implements the HUD CoC program and includes all who choose to participate and are concerned with and/or are providing services to individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness.

Agendas & Meeting Minutes
Learn about upcoming agendas and dates for Continuum of Care Board meetings or browse our archives.

Working Groups
Working Groups are established to address mandates and/or topics of critical importance to the SNH CoC and specifically referenced in the HEARTH Act.

About Homelessness
There are currently more than 100 service providers, including government entities, nonprofit organizations, faith-based groups and corporate partners, that are working together to provide homeless prevention and assistance programs to bring an end to homelessness in our community.

The Plan
In 2007, the plan was developed using stakeholder input, to guide the work of the community in ending homelessness.

Gap Anaylsis
The gaps analysis identifies key unmet needs in the housing and services system.

Homeless Census
An annual Homeless Census is a requirement of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) of all Continuums of Care throughout the country.

Coordinated Entry
Coordinated Entry (CE) is a requirement of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is Southern Nevada’s strategy for a more efficient system to help people experiencing homelessness to access housing services.

SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) is a program designed to increase access to SSI/SSDI for eligible adults who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder.

National Partnerships
We maintain partnerships with several national organizations.

A Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a local information technology system used to collect client-level data and data on the provision of housing and services to homeless individuals and families and persons at risk of homelessness.

Public Input
The Continuum of Care appreciates your feedback! The Public Input section frequently request responses and feedback from stakeholders and the public. Please check the section for more information.

Training Opportunties
There is always more to learn.  We're here to help.

Funding Opportunities
Learn about opportunities to fund our cause.

Glossary of Terms
Definitions and acronyms to help you.

External Resources
Get information on CHAP Specific Resources.

Environmental Reviews
The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) requires the analysis of the impact of federally funded projects on the environment and vice versa.

Property Partners
Find out how Operation HOME! can support your business.

About Operation HOME!
Operation HOME! is a regional initiative of Help Hope Home to find homes for 2,022 high-risk homeless Southern Nevadans at increased risk of COVID-19 by the end of 2022.

Contracted Provider Resources

For Operation HOME! RRH Subcontractors. Grants access to training links and the document library