HUD SAYS PERSONS LACKING 3rd PARTY DOCUMENTATION of HOMELESSNESS MUST NOT BE DENIED ADMISSION to SHELTER

There seems to be some confusion as to what is required to enter a shelter that utilizes HUD funding.  The answer is that no documentation is required.  You will be required to sign a statement that you are homeless, but that is all that is needed if you do not have other 3rd party documentation, such as an eviction notice.  Signing the statement that you are homeless is sufficient proof for HUD that you are homeless.  HUD also does not require proof of identity, citizenship, residency in a particular city or county or a background check to be admitted to shelter.  There are other HUD funded programs that require certain third party documentation but shelter does not.  Please see this February 2015 FAQ from HUD for details.

ESG FAQ Documentation for ES

Data from Community Conversation

The data presentation from this evening’s Community Conversation is now available on our Documents Page!  We were delighted by the turnout and we look forward to continued community involvement in our efforts to end homelessness in Racine County.  Stay tuned for more information about how you can be involved!

JOIN US FOR POINT IN TIME STREET OUTREACH ON JANUARY 28, 2015

On JANUARY 28, 2015 PLEASE HELP US MAKE SURE NO ONE IS LIVING UNSHELTERED IN RACINE COUNTY.  The Continuum of Care for the City and County of Racine, U.A. invites you to join us for the Point In Time Street Outreach event on January 28th.  During this street outreach event, unsheltered persons experiencing homelessness in Racine County will be offered shelter and services by community providers and volunteers. The information we collect during the event will help us identify gaps in service, and give us important feedback on how we can best serve the homeless population in Racine County.

Please visit our Point in Time page to find more information and join our team.  

The State of Homelessness in America 2014

Published by the National Alliance to End Homelessness, ‘The State of Homelessness in America 2014’ is the fourth in a series of reports that chart progress in ending homelessness in the United States. It examines trends in homelessness between 2012 and 2013, trends in populations at-risk of homelessness from 2011 to 2012, trends in assistance available to persons experiencing homelessness, and establishes a baseline from which to measure changes in the homeless assistance system enacted by the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act.

Read the full report here: http://www.endhomelessness.org/library/entry/the-state-of-homelessness-2014

 

CoC Program Renewal Grants Announced

On April 8th, HUD announced the tier 1 renewal projects that were awarded funding through the CoC Program Grant Competition for FY 2013. View a complete list of all the state and local homeless projects awarded funding.

All new and tier 2 project awards are expected to be announced shortly.

Working to Prevent and End Homelessness in Racine County, Wisconsin.