Northeast Florida CoC | January 2021
Homelessness News: Happy New Year!
Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP), Phase 38
We are pleased to inform you that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded Duval County funding under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board (EFSP) Program, Phase 38 in the amount of $354,556.

The amount to be allocated to agencies is $347,465. The spending period is retroactive to January 1, 2020, and ends May 31, 2021.

Local applications are due Friday, January 22, 2021, by 5:00 p.m. More information can be found here.
System Performance Rankings
We are thrilled to share that we have ranked #9 in System Performance, up 12 spots from the previous year, compared to other Big City Continuum of Cares (CoC) nationwide, and we are considered a HIGH performing CoC. This is a fine accomplishment and a testament to the work WE are doing to change homelessness in our community!

Read the full 2019 System Performance Rankings for Big City CoCs here.
Point-in-Time Count Update
We are gearing up for the 2021 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count during the last week of January.

To ensure the safety of both clients and staff during COVID-19, this year's PIT will look different than previous counts. Participation will be limited to existing outreach teams, specifically those working with unsheltered homelessness and meal lines — NO volunteers.

If you have participated in a 2021 PIT training, registered for the app, and/or submitted a completed waiver and have any further questions, please contact Dr. Laura Lane.
Join the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Health and Human Services on January 19th at 2:00 PM for a webinar on COVID-19 updates for vaccination for individuals experiencing homelessness.

To register for this webinar hosted by the CDC and Department of Health and Human Services, click here.
Eviction Moratorium
Eviction Protections During the COVID-19 Crisis

If you are a tenant facing eviction and have questions about your situation, contact JALA. You can also go to the Fair Housing Section of JALA's website at or to learn more about tenant rights, as well as ...

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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently extended the eviction moratorium for some evictions to slow the spread of COVID-19 through January 31st, 2020.

For more details on this extension and resources for those facing eviction, visit this page from Jacksonville Area Legal Aid.
Veterans Stand Down
Veterans Services Stand Down

Stand Downs are typically one- to three-day events providing supplies and services to homeless Veterans, such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings and VA Social Security benefits counseling. Veterans can also receive referrals to other...

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The Annual Veterans Services Stand Down will take place on January 30th from 8 AM to 3 PM at the Jacksonville Expo Center at the Fairgrounds. This event will provide supplies and services to veterans experiencing homelessness, such as clothing, food, shelter, health screenings, and more.

More information can be found here.
Do you HMIS?
Check out what's new with HMIS!

  • If you missed HMIS Data Privacy Training, an annual training course for all new and existing HMIS users, at the December General Membership Meeting, you can review it here.
Join Today! Be a CoC Member
The Northeast Florida Continuum of Care began as a grassroots effort with passionate, community and religious leaders guiding the way. And we've made substantial progress.

What does it take to affect change? Driven and determined stakeholders like YOU!

If you care about homelessness and want to be a part of the solution, please join us.

The general membership meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday via Zoom. Email us if you need the call-in info.

You can learn more about CoC Membership here.
We Know YOU know - Knowledge is Power
Member training…

Join us for the monthly virtual HMIS New User and HMIS Report training.
  • HMIS New User is 9 am - 12 pm
  • Report training is 1 - 3 pm 

Please email the HMIS Team for more information.
Help is on the Way!
Client programs | training | workforce opportunities...
Duval Head Start/Early Head Start CCP

Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) Duval Head Start and Early Head Start provides Head Start and Early Head Start to over 1800 children and their families in Duval County.

Now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year!
The Best Way to Show We Care - Be There!
*Please note, due to a recent spike in COVID-19 cases, some or all of these events may have been either canceled or modified with social-distancing guidelines in mind. We recommend contacting the agency for any event in which you are interested before attending.*
Barnabas Center
Quit Tobacco Your Way
January 27th
City of Jacksonville
Homeless Veterans Stand Down
January 29th & 30th
Youth Crisis Center
Hayden Hurst Family Foundation Golf Tournament
February 22nd
City Rescue Mission
6th Annual Difference Makers Banquet
May 6th
Jewish Family and Community Services
LIVE Virtual Tour of the Frisch Family Holocaust Memorial Gallery
January 27th
Mission House
Cocktails & Tasting: Healthy Heart Dinner (Virtual Cooking Class)
February 11th
Stride for Pride
April 24th
Don't Miss the General Membership Meeting, February 11th!
Join us on Zoom or email us if you need the call-in info.  

Northeast Florida CoC