National Network to End Domestic Violence
WEBINAR - How Domestic Violence Programs Can Develop Well-Designed Housing Projects through the HUD Continuum of Care
This webinar includes information and resources on how local domestic violence providers can create proposals that address the unique, trauma-informed needs of DV survivors. This webinar discusses the importance of participating in your local Continuum of Care and how to develop a well-designed CoC project; provides tips to ensure DV programming as an integral part of your CoC and homeless service continuum; shares examples from effective models of Permanent Supportive Housing, Rapid Rehousing, and Transitional Housing programs, and the Joint Component Project; and provides updates on the current HUD NOFA process and the forthcoming new DV BONUS $50 million RRH set-aside for victims of DV and a refresher on the Joint Component Model.
Comparable Databases & Data Collection for Victim Service Providers: Best Practices Series - Highlight TCFV and Osnium WS Comparable Database
This webinar is intended for state coalitions and DV/SA service providers, CoCs, and HMIS leads. It provides an overview of the commonly asked questions from DV and SA state coalitions and jurisdictions who are interested in learning about comparable databases and HUD CoC reporting requirements and process in order to plan, implement, and manage a comparable database, based on best practices in Texas.
This webinar provides background information on HUD's CoC Program Competition, as well as guidance on strengthening relationships with CoCs and exploring HUD NOFA opportunities. The discussion includes an overview of the FY18 HUD NOFA application including HUD priorities and system performance measures; how DV/SA providers can engage and coordinate with their CoCs; new opportunities and potential changes in the NOFA that could impact DV/SA providers in the application process; and core components for the new Domestic Violence Bonus of the new $50 million Rapid Rehousing set aside for victims and key considerations for DV/SA programs.
The webinar provides information on VAWA confidentiality laws and how they relate to HMIS and comparable databases. It offers guidance on selecting a comparable database and creating survivor-centered methods of capturing key data.
WEBINAR - Coordinated Entry: Supporting DV Survivors: Innovative/Emerging Best Practices Series with Connecticut
On this webinar, representatives from the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness describe their process for collaboratively developing and implementing a coordinated entry system that is responsive to the needs of domestic violence survivors. The password to access the webinar is "housing."
Funding Alert: $50 Million in Continuum of Care Rapid Rehousing (RRH) Funding for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development Continuum of Care (CoC) Notice for Funding Availability (NOFA) will be released shortly, and it will include the new $50 million DV rapid rehousing (RRH) funding from the FY18 Omnibus federal spending bill. In order to meet victims' needs for survivor-centered safe housing, it is imperative that victim service providers be prepared for the forthcoming $50 million CoC RRH funding stream for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. The $50 million in victim-specific RRH will be distributed via the CoC program competition process and victim service providers must work with their CoC to secure the resources.
WEBINAR - Coordinated Entry: Supporting DV Survivors: Innovative/Emerging Best Practices Series with Multnomah County
On this webinar, representatives from Multnomah County, Oregon describe their process for developing and implementing a coordinated entry system that is responsive to the needs of domestic violence survivors. The password to access the webinar is "housing."
ESG-Caper Submission Update for Domestic Violence HUD ESG-Funded Emergency Shelter and Housing Providers
This document provides an overview of the most recent HUD Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Sage reporting requirements and how they will affect DV housing and emergency shelter programs which receive HUD ESG funds. Programs without a Comparable Database compatible with Sage reporting requirements can an extension and an alternative reporting option (this year only) from HUD to complete the 2017 ESG CAPER.
This document provides guidance on coordinated entry (CE) model best practices. The guidance was developed based on feedback from practitioners in the victim services field who are currently participating in HUD Continuums of Care (CoCs) and are in compliance with the confidentiality-related legal requirements of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA). These insights aim to adhere to federal confidentiality requirements that were created to ensure safety by protecting the identities of victims of domestic violence, while simultaneously ensuring that those victims have access to the type of housing they need in their community of choice.
Some domestic violence shelters may use hotels or motels for overflow when their emergency shelters are full or when a hotel better meet the needs of the survivor (accessibility, safety). Programs will often have to take extra precautions around safety, privacy and confidentiality. When survivors stay at a hotel or motel, the shelter staff cannot control who enters or leaves the hotel or the possibility that others may reveal the survivor’s location. This handout provides some suggestions and best practices on how programs can maximize survivor safety and confidentiality when working with a hotel or motel as an emergency shelter option.