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2016 CoC Competition Project Rankings

The CoC Board’s Evaluation Panel met on Thursday, August 25 to determine the ranking strategy for the FY 2016 CoC Program competition. The project scores and ranks are listed here. The e-snaps CoC Priority Listing will be posted to the website during the week of September 12.

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August HMIS News

UPDATED Client Consent Forms Now Available in other Languages! After updating our Release of Information workflow, we made some minor changes to our ROI documents in English and these updated versions are now available in Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Portuguese. All can be found here. Please make sure you use the most updated English versions of […]

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CPA Hearing Next Thursday

Cambridge’s Community Preservation Act Committee will hold a hearing at 6:00 pm next Thursday, July 28, at City Hall, on how Fiscal Year 2017 CPA funds should be allocated between the three allowable uses: affordable housing, open space, and historic preservation. Anyone with thoughts on how this allocation should be made will be invited to submit their comment at the hearing. […]

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Housing Search Training Materials

Earlier this week, Lynne Tyree of the Cambridge Multi-Service Center trained provider staff from a number of CoC agencies on housing search techniques they can use to assist their clients while the community deals with the gap in HomeStart’s funding until it returns as part of Coordinated Access in January 2017. Her presentation slides are linked for your reference below, as […]

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FY 2016 Continuum of Care Program Competition

Each year, the City of Cambridge Continuum of Care applies for funds available for homeless services from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This annual grant competition brings about $4 million to the City’s continuum of housing and services. The FY 2016 competition opened on June 29 and will close on September […]

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CoC Governance Charter: Annual Review & Update

The Cambridge CoC is required to review and update its Governance Charter on an annual basis (24 CFR Part 578.7). The original Charter was adopted by the CoC in April 2014 after several weeks of review and revisions by CoC stakeholders. To facilitate the annual review process in 2016, CoC staff have updated the document, and […]

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Housing Search Training for Staff

Cambridge provider agencies’ staff are invited to attend an upcoming training on Housing Search taking place Monday, July 18, 2016 from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM at the Cambridge Multi-Service Center (Western Ave entrance).  This training is intended for staff who provide case management to clients but need additional tools and resources to assist clients with […]

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Training on Seeking Safety Available May 17

Cambridge CoC partner agency On The Rise will offer a 1-day training on Seeking Safety, an evidence-based model for trauma and/or substance abuse, next Tuesday, May 17. The training, which has a registration fee of $160, will be held at The Parenting Journey’s office, located in Somerville at 366 Somerville Avenue. Please click here for more information.

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The 2016 Cambridge Youth Count Takes Place May 2 – 15

The Youth Count is an annual state-wide initiative overseen by DHCD and the Interagency Council on Housing and Homelessness (ICHH) intended to determine the number and characteristics of youth facing housing instability in the Commonwealth. Both DHCD and ICHH rely on the Continuums of Care operating in Massachusetts to carry out the count.  As in […]

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