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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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.
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.
Each community has unique circumstances impacting homeless populations. The CoC Analysis Tool draws on Point-In-Time (PIT) Count and American Community Survey data to facilitate analysis of racial disparities among people experiencing homelessness. Such an analysis is a critical first step in identifying and changing racial and ethnic bias in our systems and services.