Northeast Florida CoC | July 2019
Homelessness News: Spark Change!
Jacksonville Receives Federal Grant To Support Homeless...

Jacksonville's Military Affairs and Veterans Department (MAVD) is receiving a $231,750 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to support homeless veterans. The federal award will go towards funding MAVD's Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program ...

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Jacksonville’s Military Affairs and Veterans Department (MAVD) received a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to support their Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP). HVRP provides valuable services to Veterans who are experiencing housing instability in our city.
Guest Column: Working families in Northeast Florida need ...

Recently the National Low Income Housing Coalition issued "Out of Reach," an annual report identifying the needs for affordable rental housing across America.The report shows that even though apartment construction is booming in Northeast...

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Ability Housing's CEO, Shannon Nazworth, describes the importance of having adequate affordable housing for our community.
FY 2019 Continuum of Care (CoC) Competition Announced

HUD has announced the FY 2019 Continuum of Care (CoC) Competition with approximately $2.3 billion available which includes $50 million for Domestic Violence Bonus Projects. You can access the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) here.  

HUD’s Homeless Policy and Program Priorities (see page 5 of the NOFA for more details)
1.     Ending homelessness for all persons
2.     Creating a systemic response to homelessness
3.     Strategically allocating and using resources
4.     Using an Evidence-Based approach
5.     Increasing employment
6.     Providing flexibility for Housing First with service participation requirements
Here are a few key days!

If your organization is interested in learning more about the CoC Competition, please plan to attend at least one of the two Northeast Florida CoC Bidder’s Conferences:

July 29 th , 1:30 to 3:00 pm
July 30 th , 5:30 to 7:00 pm.

All New and Renewal applications are due on Tuesday, August 13 th into e-snaps by end of day.

The Ranking and Scoring Committee will finalize scores on Wednesday, September 4 th .

We will publish the Consolidated Application on our website September 26 th at .

Stay tuned for more details via our website, email and social media. 

Do you HMIS?
This year's August Surge Count will focus efforts on the Veteran population as we work to reach functional zero for Veteran homelessness by the end of this year. See the number of Veterans counted in January during the Point in Time Count above. Read more in the 2019 Point in Time Report 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 at the First United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall at 225 East Duval Street, 8:30 to 10:00 am. Our next meeting is August 8th.

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

On August 2nd, join us for the monthly 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...
Have you heard of Project Safe Horizon?

It's a new program that works with clients that are at risk for or already experiencing homelessness due to substance abuse and/or mental illness.

Currently, they are accepting clients into the program.

Want to learn more?

Case Manager with Project Safe Horizon at Community Rehab Center
A re you interested in the Veterans Reintegration Program?
  • Walk-ins accepted
  • Monday-Friday, 8 to 4:30 pm
  • 117 West Duval Street (City Hall) Suite 175
  • For more info call
  • 904.630.3680
The Best Way to Show We Care - Be There!
Duval County Public Schools
Youth Leadership Explosion
August 8th
Beam of Light Ball
August 24th
RSVP here .
City Rescue Mission
11th Annual Champions Challenge
August 26th
Register here .
Changing Homelessness
August Surge: Veterans
August 27th
Register here .
August Surge: Veterans
September 19th
Register here .
Mission House
Compassion by the Sea
September 26th
Register here .
Hubbard House
25th Annual Barbara Ann Campbell Memorial Breakfast
October 8th
Register here .
Salvation Army
Red Shield Ball
October 19th
Register here .
Catholic Charities
Festival d'Vine
October 25th
Register here .
Don't Miss the General Membership Meeting, August 8th!
225 East Duval Street,
First United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall
Northeast Florida CoC