Steering Committee Meeting
NYC Coalition on the Continuum of
The NYC CCoC Steering Committee will next meet on
May 17th, 2013
from 9:30AM - 12:00PM
113 East 13th Street
New York, NY
HMIS Policies and Procedures
The NYC HMIS Policies and Procedures have been revised and the Data
Management Committee will be making a motion at the May Steering
Committee meeting to adopt the revised Policies and Procedures.
As per HUD's requirements, each CHO must be trained on the NYC HMIS Policies & Procedures, especially as they relate to security,
privacy, and data collection. The revised document, main changes, and training dates can be found on the hmis page.
Click here to view.
Evaluation Process Assistance
DHS will be hosting "office hours" to assist providers with questions on how to complete the portfolio documents on Monday, April 8 from 2:00pm - 5:00pm and
Friday, April 12 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm in room 1602 at 33 Beaver St. Please contact Aleida Valentin (email@example.com, 212-232-0529) if you would like to
sign up for one of the sessions, and come prepared with the evaluation instructions, portfolio documents, and APR(s). These sessions are optional.
NYC CCoC List
In order to facilitate and assist providers in addressing NYC CCoC requirements,
policies and procedures such as the NOFA and Evaluation processes, going forward
DHS has divided the provider list between Merih Anil and Aleida Valentin as follows:
Merih Anil (firstname.lastname@example.org 212-232-0830) will work with agencies beginning with Addicts Rehabilitation Center Fund through Kenmore Housing Development Fund (A-K).
Aleida Valentin (email@example.com 212-232-0529) will work with agencies beginning with Lenox Hill through the YMCA of Greater New York (L-Y).
The listing by agency is available on the Contact Information page. Please make sure that beginning April, 1, 2013 that you use this list when contacting Merih Anil or Aleida Valentin for information, assistance or questions.
For HMIS related questions please contact Nicketa Nusum at
2013 Evaluation Process
The NYC CCoC has announced the release of the 2013 Evaluation
Process Overview and Instructions and 2013 Evaluation Tool
documents. They are now available on the NYC Coalition on the
Continuum of Care website and can be found on the the Evaluation
Please note that the Steering Committee passed a motion via e-mail after the March 15th Steering Committee meeting.
These changes are reflected in the final version of the tool. For more details on the Steering Committee motion or to view the
Overview, instructions, and tool
please click here.
2012 NOFA Tier 1 Renewals Announced
Below please find a link to HUD's announcement of Tier 1 renewals, and a link to a list of Tier 1 renewals for New York State:
Please see the attached guidance (Disaster Eligibility Memorandum) to assist you in assessing the eligibility of participants for homeless assistance who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. The declared counties for individual assistance and public assistance are now:
Bronx County, Kings County, Nassau County, New York County, Orange County, Putnam County, Queens County, Richmond County, Rockland County, Suffolk County, Sullivan County, Ulster County and Westchester County. Please distribute this information to providers operating in the declared counties to ensure that persons or families affected by the storm meet applicable criteria before entry into HUD assisted homeless housing.
Performance & Quality Improvement
and The 2013 NYC CoC Project Application Review & Evaluation
The draft copies of the PQI
Model and the 2013 NYC CoC Project Application Review and
Evaluation Plan are now available on the
Evaluation Process page.
HEARTH Act Implementation Updates
The Homeless Emergency Assistance
and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009 (HEARTH Act), enacted
into law on May 20, 2009, consolidates HUD’s competitive
homelessness assistance grant programs and names this merger, the
Continuum of Care (CoC) Program.
HUD posted the interim regulation
for the new Continuum of Care Program to the HUD Homelessness
Resource Exchange website at www.hudhre.info on Saturday, July
14. HUD expects the regulation to be published in the Federal
Register in the coming week. The interim regulation will be
effective 30 days after publication in the Federal Register.
CoC Program recipients and subrecipients
are reminded that the final Homeless Definition is in effect for
administration of the CoC Program interim rule. The final Homeless
Definition is posted on the HUD HRE.
To assist CoCs, stakeholders, recipients
and subrecipients in the successful implementation of the CoC
Program interim rule, HUD is conducting a phased release of guidance
documents, tools, and webcasts. Following are the dates of release
of introductory user guides and tools to the HUD HRE:
Week of July
Week of July 23
Crosswalk of Changes
for Program Eligible Costs: Continuum of Care Program, Supportive
Housing Program (SHP), and Shelter Plus Care (S+C) Program
Regulations – provides a quick reference guide to grant related
citations of the CoC Program interim rule eligible costs. The table
also provides citations for relevant sections of the prior grant
regulations (SHP and S+C) to facilitate identifying and comparing
regulatory changes that will affect CoC grant recipients and
Leasing and Rental Assistance Transition Tool –
provides CoC program recipients assistance with transitioning former
SHP and S+C projects to rental assistance and leasing projects.
CoC Program Funding for
Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) User Guide – provides
an overview of the HMIS and the CoC’s responsibilities in relation
to HMIS and describes how CoC Program funds can be used by the HMIS
Lead and by other recipients to support the implementation of a HMIS.
CoC Program Components and Eligible Costs User Guide – provides
CoCs, recipients, and subrecipients an overview of the five CoC
components and costs that are eligible and ineligible for each
HUD has taped two webcasts that will be
available the week of July 16 at
The following webcast will be available
before the end of the month at
HUD has created a new section of the
HUD Virtual Help Desk, at www.hudhre.info, for questions about the
new regulation. The CoC Program Policy Help Desk will be available
on Monday, July 16, 2012. HUD has taken great care to anticipate
questions and include as much detail in the regulation as possible.
Therefore, please ensure that you read the regulation in its
entirety before submitting a question. This will decrease the number
of duplicative questions and responses, and increase the response
time for questions that were not answered in the regulation.
HUD is also developing a comprehensive
library of guidance documents to assist recipients and subrecipients
in administering the CoC Program and the new definition of
homelessness. HUD appreciates your patience as these documents are
being completed. Many of your questions will be answered as the
documents are published. Additional listservs will be forthcoming
announcing the availability of the guidance documents and tools.
New APR for CoC Grants Live in
The new CoC Annual
Performance Report (APR) is live in e-snaps for Supportive
Housing Program (SHP), Shelter Plus Care (S+C) and Section 8 Mod
expiring June 1, 2011 or later. The new CoC APR is available under the e-snaps Funding
Opportunity: CoC Full Annual Performance Report. A
CoC APR Guidebook will be posted on HUD HRE (www.hudhre.info)
by Friday, June 17th. The Guidebook will walk grantees
through the submission process for the CoC Full APR.
SHP, S+C and SRO
grants that expire between June 1, 2010 and May 31, 2011 must
submit a Transition APR (TAPR) under the e-snaps Funding
Opportunity: CoC Annual Performance Report.
All questions regarding the CoC Full APR
should be submitted via the
HUD HRE Virtual Help Desk.
See The HMIS Page
for Helpful Hints
for Using The
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For questions or comments regarding the NYCCoC please contact
Martha Kenton at
is the responsibility of the providers of the NYC CCoC community to keep
their contact information up to date in
the NYC CCoC Distribution List.
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