Partnering with and Participating in Homeless Continuums of Care
Continuums of Care are generally made up of community stakeholders working collectively to end homelessness and applying federal and local funds to support these efforts. Victim services agencies should be key voices in these conversations.
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HUD Exchange provides resources, assistance, and information to support the work of HUD's partners in local communities. Includes tools for grantees and Continua of Care (CoCs), information about governance, Fair Housing, and links to various types of housing assistance.
Summarizes a number of useful pieces in the HUD policy document that may be useful as DV coalitions and programs advocate for survivors in their local Continuums of Care.
This document is a checklist for Continuums of Care to use to make certain that they are considering and incorporating the needs of households fleeing domestic violence and other similar forms of assault and harassment into their coordinated assessment processes. Systems should also ensure they are including domestic violence providers in the discussion of how the assessment system is structured from the beginning.
This Guide is designed to assist public housing authority staff and HUD with a range of issues related to public housing occupancy, from application for admission and rent calculations through ongoing occupancy to lease termination. The guidebook is intended to provide a handy reference for all aspects of admissions and occupancy administration. This chapter is intended to establish a framework for the relationship between public housing agencies, victims of domestic violence who reside in public housing, and the domestic violence providers who may facilitate measures PHAs can employ to combat the problem.
Technology and Confidentiality Resources Toolkit for Nonprofit Victim Service Agencies and Advocates
Privacy and confidentiality is paramount to safety for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Yet victim service agencies may need to share information in many ways: with community partners, within community coordinated response teams, through referrals to other service providers, or in community-wide data collection initiatives. This website provides guidance for agencies in understanding their obligations to confidentiality in accordance to federal laws, best practices to ensure survivor-centered services, when and how much information to keep, and how best to share information with others.
Guidance to CoCs stating that high-quality projects that serve people fleeing domestic violence are a critical component of a comprehensive homeless services system regardless of component type.
Developing Well-Designed Safe Housing Projects: A Review of the HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) and the CoC Funding of Notice Funding Availability (NOFA) Process
This webinar is a primer on the NOFA application and provides an overview of the application process and strategies for engaging with CoCs. Featured presenters include Mary O’Doherty, Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Rosemary Luckett, Kentucky Housing Corporation; and Michelle Yoebstl, BRASS, Inc. The password for viewing the webinar is dvhousing.
The Point-in-Time (PIT) Count is an annual, census-like count of all people experiencing homelessness within a geographic area. This resource was developed to inform domestic violence providers about the changes for the 2018 PIT Count, the importance of including individuals and families fleeing domestic violence in the count, and the need for DV providers to partner with their local Continuums of Care (CoCs).
The Point-in-Time (PIT) Count is an annual, census-like count of all people experiencing homelessness within a geographic area. This resource was developed to inform Continuums of Care about the changes for the 2018 PIT Count, the importance of including individuals and families fleeing domestic violence in the count.