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Friday, March 14, 2014

Defining Chronic Homelessness

Another resources has been added to this blog to help you secure housing for people who are homeless.  As you know, a person must meet the definition for Chronic Homelessness in order to be eligible for supportive housing programs. HUD compiled a document that details chronic homelessness, documentation requirements, etc. 

Defining Chronic Homelessness - A Technical Guide for HUD Programs is available through a link to the right of this blog under Definitions Related to Eligibility. 

For your convenience, you may access the guide here Defining Chronic Homelessness - A Technical Guide for HUD Programs

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Greater New Haven Housing Resource Guide 2014 Edition

The Housing and Resources Work Group of Greater New Haven Opening Doors has edited and updated a housing resource guide.  The document contains current descriptions, eligibility criteria, application processes and contact information for housing, housing related assistance, sober houses, etc.  Take the time to review this "all-in-one" resource.

To access the guide either use the follow link:   


-or-

A link is available to under Documents at the right side of this blog.

Many thanks to the Housing and Resources Work Group! 


April 4, 2014 --HOUSING & OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES PANEL DISCUSSION - FREE AND OPEN TO ALL REGIONAL CASE MANAGERS

A PANEL DISCUSSION OPEN TO ALL REGIONAL CASE MANAGERS. 

HEAR SOME OF THE 
RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO ACCESS HOUSING 
AND OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES


Date: Friday, April 4, 2014
Time: 8:30 - 9:00 A.M. Coffee/Registration
9:00 - 12:00 P.M. Panel Discussion
12:00 - 1:00 P.M. Lunch Provided/Networking Hour

Guest Panelists:
Michael Morris, Ph.D. University of New Haven
“Networking and interagency collaboration”

Nancy Anderson, APRN, CT Mental Health Center 
John Labieniec, LCSW, Continuum of Care 
“A Collaboration Working with the Criminal Justice System” 

Shumra Chambers, Recovery Support Specialist
“From a Consumer’s Perspective”

Gina Teixeira, JD, CT Legal Rights Project
“Tenant Rights and Responsibilities”

Fred Morton, Corporation for Supportive Housing
“Best Practices in Case Management”

Case Managing Resources 

Location: United Way of Greater New Haven
– Wells Fargo Community Room
370 James Street, Suite 403 (4th Floor),
New Haven, CT 06513

Sponsor of the event: UWGNH, CCEH, and GNHOD — Housing and Resources Workgroup 

Co-chairs:
Jim Farrales, Continuum of Care, Inc.
Darlene Butler, Community Services, Town of Hamden

RSVP by 3/21/2014
to Sarah Fox  sfox@cceh.org

A Resource Table will be available for Attendees to share information and Literature about their agencies.

HUD Definition of Homeless

For your convenience and guidance, we have included a resource document from the National Alliance to End Homelessness called "Changes in the HUD Definition of Homeless."

A link can be found to the right of this blog under Definitions Related to Eligibility.

This is an extremely helpful guide that delineates specifically how homelessness is defined:  4 categories, eligibility for permanent supportive housing, etc.  On pages 3-6 there are tables contrasting the former and new definitions.  Furthermore, the tables include a column detailing the required documentation to substantiate homelessness (chronic or otherwise.)

Please take the time to familiarize yourselves with this resource.

For your convenience, you may access the document with this link:  Changes in the HUD Definition of Homeless