Northeast Florida CoC | February 2021
Homelessness News: Strength in Partnerships
Pathway to Home
Earlier this month, the COVID-19 Shelter Taskforce and the City of Jacksonville announced the launch of an initiative that expands resources for people experiencing homelessness. The Pathway to Home Program — a collaboration between the City of Jacksonville, Sulzbacher, Mental Health Resource Center, Changing Homelessness, additional area homeless providers, Downtown Vision, and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office — was created to serve as a bridge to services for people who are experiencing unsheltered homelessness.

The Pathway to Home Program provides individuals living in unsheltered areas with a local extended-stay hotel room and food assistance for 30 days. During this period, case managers are working with each participant to secure permanent housing through Rapid Re-Rehousing — an intervention designed to quickly move families and individuals out of homelessness and into permanent housing using case management, housing location assistance, and temporary rental assistance.
We are extremely grateful for the ongoing efforts of our partner agencies, the City of Jacksonville, and every other person involved in this effort. Thank you to each and every one of you for your ongoing commitment to helping our most vulnerable neighbors! More information on the Pathway to Home Program can be found here.
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Emergency Food and Shelter Program, Phase 38: Grant Awardees
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency recently 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 awarded to local agencies was $347,465.

After careful review, the EFSP Application Review Committee has selected the grant awardees and the award information is now available.
Section 8 Housing
The Section 8 Waiting List recently opened on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. and will remain open until further notice. Due to safety precautions surrounding COVID-19, the Jacksonville Housing Authority office remains closed and ALL applications must be submitted electronically.

The online pre-application is available 24 hours per day, however if assistance is needed as a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Jacksonville Housing Authority at (904) 630-3898 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Monday – Friday, No Weekends).

More information on the Section 8 Housing Program can be found at

Please use the online portal to apply.
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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.
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Member training…

Join us on ZOOM at the next General Membership meeting on March 11th (or email us for the call-in information) for a Fair Housing 101 presentation from Jacksonville Area Legal Aid.

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...
The Best Way to Show We Care - Be There!
*Please note, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 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.*
Quigley House
1st Annual Bike Run
February 20th
Youth Crisis Center
Hayden Hurst Family Foundation Golf Tournament
February 22nd
Downtown Vision
Jax River Jams Concert Series
April 8th
City Rescue Mission
6th Annual Difference Makers Banquet
May 6th
Downtown Vision
Downtown Community Clean Up: Lavilla
February 20th
Hubbard House
Stand Up & Stride, the 12th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Walk
March 27th
Quigley House
Annual Wine Gala
April 17th
Stride for Pride
April 24th
City Rescue Mission
Homel13th Annual Champion's Challenge Golf Tournament
August 21st
Don't Miss the General Membership Meeting, March 11th!
Join us on Zoom or email us if you need the call-in info.  

Northeast Florida CoC