October 13, 2016

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a meeting of the Southern Nevada Homelessness Continuum of Care Board and the Continuum of Care has been called and will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2016 in the Board Room at the United Way of Southern Nevada, 5830 W. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89103 to consider the following:

 

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

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. Approval of the Agenda for October 13, 2016; for possible action.

 

  1. Approval of the Minutes from the August 22, 2016 meeting; for possible action.

 

  1. Update by co-chairs on recent activities of the Steering Committee; for possible action.

 

  1. Report on the July 14th workshop with the Continuum of Care and the Board on ending homelessness in Southern Nevada facilitated by Bob Morgan, President & CEO of United Way of Southern Nevada.

 

  1. Discussion on the Coordinated Entry planning process for youth, families, and survivors of domestic violence by the Continuum of Care Collaborative Applicant; for possible action.

 

  1. Discussion and approval to apply for the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project by the Planning Working Group and its Youth Working Group in collaboration with the Continuum of Care Collaborative Applicant to complete necessary tasks and submit by November 30, 2016; for possible action.

 

  1. Discussion on creating two ad-hoc committees by the Steering Committee; for possible action:
    1. To create criteria for the expenditure and administration of the Homeless Trust Fund
    2. To research, study and determine whether the CoC should explore the creation of a Unified Funding Agency

 

  1. Update on the 2016 HUD Consolidated Application Process by the Collaborative Applicant.

 

  1. Presentation for discussion from U.S. Vets on the Impacts of 2016 Veteran’s Stand Down (Innovations, Challenges, and Call for Community Support).

 

  1. Questions and answers regarding reports from the Board working groups (Evaluation, Planning, HMIS, Monitoring, Community Engagement)—Continuum of Care and Board members may ask questions related to Working Group Reports posted with the agenda. Comments made cannot be acted upon, but may be placed on a future agenda for consideration by the Board.

 

  1. Receive an update from each board member regarding relevant activities within their respective organizations relating to homelessness—Board 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 board.

 

  1. 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.

 

Posted October 7, 2016

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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.

SOAR
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.

HMIS
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