Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Domestic Violence Project Available

The Racine CoC currently has a Permanent Supportive Housing project serving domestic violence individuals and families, available for funding. 
The project consists of:
·       6 units scattered site PSH project – City & County of Racine: Racine (3), Burlington (1), & Waterford (2)
·       Project receives HUD CoC funding for leasing, supportive services, operating, and administration costs
·       Sub-population: Domestic violence
·       Existing Renewal Project – 1 year

Project funding availability and time frame
Current dollar award:  $63,819.00
Match (cash or in-kind): 25% of all non-leasing components is required.
Project availability: immediate upon approval from HUD*
date of contract through April 30, 2021 with eligibility for renewal through CoC grant application process
* if more than one party expresses interest may need review and approval through Racine CoC Leadership Council to determine award.

Qualified Organizations
Must demonstrate successful experience:
·       working with federal grants,
·       working with PSH projects providing supportive services
Minimum Additional requirements:
·       501(c)(3) in good standing
·       Must maintain active membership with CoC
·       Must follow monitoring and other CoC requirements for CoC projects
·       Must use CoC Coordinated Entry process
·       Must adhere to the Housing First model

Department of Housing and Urban Development
CoC Program Interim Rule 24 CFR Part 578
Supportive Housing Program 24 CFR Part 583
 
Deadline to express interest: Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 5 p.m.

Contact:  
Teresa Reinders,
Director City & County of Racine (WI-502)
treinders@haloinc.org

CoC & Alliance Meeting Cancellations

HMIS Committee
meetings are postponed until further notice.

Coordinated Entry Case Staffing Work group
meetings are postponed however please continue to email Iraida with placements and vacancies.

Homelessness and Housing Alliance of Racine
Friday, March 20, 2020 meeting of the Alliance is cancelled. Please check here for word on our April meeting ~ thank you

Infectious Disease Resources

COVID-19

Racine CoC updates

Wisconsin Institute for Community Alliances (ICA) resources and updates to HMIS and Coordinated Entry

Racine Updates & Resources

Racine County Eye resource page: national, state, and local information regarding COVID-19 including closures around the Racine county

Racine Hospitality Center Hours

EFFECTIVE Monday, March 16

** HC will NOT be open as a day activity space  
** HC WILL serve pastries and coffee in a “To Go” format from 7:30-8:30 am.
** HC WILL serve lunch in a “To Go” format from 11:30 am-12:15 pm.   

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

United States Interagency on Homelessness Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources (March 11, 2020)

HUD COVID-19 Resources

Infectious Disease Preparedness Among Homeless Assistance Providers and their Partners – HUD Community Planning & Development Webinar from March 10, 2020
This webinar is also found here with slides.

Additional HUD links

POINT IN TIME (PIT) STREET OUTREACH

WHEN: Night of January 22, 2020, 10 pm – 3 am on January 23, 2020

CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER FOR POINT IN TIME

ABOUT THE EVENT
HOPES Center of Racine, one of the member agencies of the CoC, facilitates street outreach year round. However, on the third Wednesday of January and July each year, homeless service providers and volunteers join forces and “take to the streets” to find persons experiencing homelessness in Racine County, and offer them shelter and other services. For a number of days after, we visit various locations in the community in search of individuals who we may not have located on the night of Point in Time (PIT).

THE PURPOSE OF POINT IN TIME STREET OUTREACH

The primary goal of the Point-In-Time Street Outreach event is to identify anyone without shelter, and help them identify shelter options and other services available in the community. The secondary goal to obtain demographic information that helps us make decisions about gaps in services and needs of those experiencing homelessness. It is also a requirement attached to funding for homeless and homeless prevention assistance that is received in Racine County. These funds originate with the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and are administered directly by HUD, the State of Wisconsin or the City of Racine.

HOW WE DO THE POINT IN TIME STREET OUTREACH?

Volunteers will gather at 10 pm at First Presbyterian Church, 716 College Avenue, Racine, WI

Volunteers will receive an orientation prior to conducting street outreach activities. An experienced leader will guide each volunteer team.

WHAT WE DO WHEN WE FIND SOMEONE WHO IS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS?

*Determine if there are any immediate medical, safety or food needs and address those needs
*Take the individual to shelter
*Assist the individual to contact family and friends if requested
*Provide information about community services and provide direct referrals
*Conduct a brief interview to find out more about the individual’s situation and obtain demographic information

WHEN IS POINT IN TIME?

January 22, 2020 from 10 pm to 3 am on January 23, 2020

10:00 pm: REGISTRATION STARTS

10:30 pm: ORIENTATION (mandatory for participation)

11:00 pm – 3 am: STREET OUTREACH

WE NEED YOU!

Please take the time to register for this event and pass along information about it to others. We greatly appreciate your efforts to help end and prevent homelessness in Racine County.

“The Alliance”

The organization formerly known as The Continuum of Care for the City and County of Racine, U.A. is now THE HOMELESSNESS and HOUSING ALLIANCE OF RACINE COUNTY or “The Alliance”. The name change was one of the recommendations that resulted from strategic planning. The mission has not changed and the new name reflects its mission. There were 3 initiatives recommended at its January meeting that also resulted from strategic planning. Plans are in place to introduce these initiatives to the public in the near future. Planns are also in the works for a new logo design and website.

STRATEGIC PLANNING

Thank you Doug!  We used a lot of paper. 

We have concluded our strategic planning sessions – 15 hours! Many thanks to Doug Gundlach for volunteering his time and expertise to guide us through this process, Siena Center for hosting us, and Sr. Chris Braslovick for helping us make this possible. Join us January 18 at 9am at United Way of Racine County when we present our recommendations. We need your input and participation!

FY2018 CoC NOFA Competition – UPDATE

We will be posting the application at least 2 days before our September 18 deadline for review.   The count down has begun!

All renewal projects were selected to be included in the application.  We did not have any new project applicants this year.  Congratulations to our applicants.

Institute for Community Alliances (ICA)

Center for Veterans Issues (CVI)

Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization (HALO)

HOPES Center of Racine

SAFE Haven of Racine

Women’s Resource Center (WRC)

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