Northeast Florida CoC | April 2020
Homelessness News: Prevention and Preparedness
COVID-19 Homelessness Resources

As new COVID-19 cases continue to emerge in our community, our goal remains the same: ensuring the safety and well-being of the population we serve, our staff members, and partner agencies.

We've developed a list of local, state, and federal resources to keep you informed on all COVID-19 developments, tips, and new protocols.
Shelter Protocol

In an effort to continue providing services while also maintaining effective safety measures for clients, staff, and parter agencies, the Northeast Florida Continuum of Care has developed a shelter protocol that is in effect until further notice.

Visit our COVID-19 Resources page to learn more about the  Northeast Florida Continuum of Care COVID-19 Shelter Protocol .

The   recently-passed CARES Act   includes financial support for housing and homeless organizations. Some of the allocated funds include:

  • $4 billion for homeless assistance to be distributed through the Emergency Solutions Grant program (ESG).
  • 12 billion for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) specifically for housing and homeless programs. 
  • $150 billion directly to states and local governments through the Coronavirus Relief Fund.

For a breakdown of the CARES Act and what it means for the homelessness response, visit this  article   from the National Alliance to End Homelessness.
Do you HMIS?
Check out what's new with HMIS!

  • Monthly HMIS New User and HMIS Report training has temporarily moved to a virtual space. Please email the HMIS Team for more information.
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...
How can clients receive their stimulus checks during COVID-19?

If someone is experiencing homelessness, they are still eligible to receive a COVID-19 economic stimulus payment.

Anyone who filed a 2018 or 2019 tax return will automatically get a check. They must update their address using the official form .

If they did not file a tax return in 2018 or 2019 and/or had zero income, they must first fill out this IRS form .

If a client does not have an address, please direct them to the Urban Rest Stop located at 611 East Adams Street.
Catholic Charities
 Sulzbacher residents and staff have an immediate need for bandanas! If you are interested in assembling bandana face coverings follow these instructions and review the heading "Bandana Face Covering (no sew method)" for more information. To donate, please call Emily at (904)662-2352.
The Best Way to Show We Care - Be There!
Don't Miss the General Membership Meeting, May 14th!
Join us on Zoom or email us if you need the call-in info.  
Northeast Florida CoC