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2022 NOFA APPLICATION – Grant Competition Has Opened

2022 NOFA APPLICATION – Grant Competition Has Opened

2022 NOFA APPLICATION – Grant Competition Has Opened

Thursday, August 4, 2022

The FY2022 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Affairs (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Assistance Grant competition has opened and the local competition is beginning.

WORKSHOPS

DEADLINES

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Annual Continuum of Care Membership Meeting

Annual Continuum of Care Membership Meeting

Annual Continuum of Care Membership Meeting

Thursday, August 11, 2022

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

United Way Board Room
1005 Front Avenue, Columbus

Virtual Option
Zoom Link
Meeting ID 814 6962 9564
Passcode 959711

This is an in person meeting only. We will adhere to social distancing guidance and the option to wear a mask. For more information, please email Pat Frey or call 706-464-8044.

Previous COC Meetings

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DCA ESG and HOPWA Programs Application

The application process for both ESG and HOPWA opens Friday, April 1, 2022 and will close at noon, Monday, May 2, 2022.

The application process is open – click here for information from DCA


ESG Application Webinar 2022 – 2023
Emergency Solutions Grants Program

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January 21,  2022 – Home for Good Newsletter

January 21, 2022 – Home for Good Newsletter




Register to Volunteer

Sheltered Count 

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm 

Unsheltered Count 

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 5:30 am – 10:30 am

GA 505 – Muscogee / Russell Continuum of Care Semi-Annual Membership Meeting
 
February 10 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  • In person: Home for Good Office – 1100 First Ave, Columbus
  • Online: Zoom Link – Meeting ID: 859 5672 7684 – Passcode: 873499

 
Information Flyer

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS


Cold Weather Predicted – Temporary Warming Shelter Open Saturday, January 22 through Monday, January 24SafeHouse Ministries2101 Hamilton Road, Columbus No one turned away – No questions askedInformation Flyer

Warming Hearts of GA Ministry, Inc. – Clothing and Food Giveaway

Saturday, January 29 | 11:00 amKingdom Life Ministries2115 Wynnton Road, Columbus Information Flyer

Farming Community Survey The Georgia Foundation for Agriculture (GFA) and Georgia Farm Bureau are distributing a statewide mental well-being survey to collect detailed information and better assist our farmers and farm workers. The statewide survey went LIVE on January 3rd, 2021 and will run until the end of February 2022. This is a follow up to the already conducted pilot survey in partnership with the Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center at Mercer University School of Medicine for which we received nearly 550 responses. Click here to view the survey: www.gafarmsurvey.org

NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATES


Free Rapid COVID-19 Test Kits Beginning Wednesday, January 19th, you can order free rapid COVID-19 test kits through the government at the following website www.covidtests.gov A total of four test kits can be ordered per household.

Vaccination Information: 


MMWR – January 19, 2022 Covid-19 latest reports, quick stats, and continuing education. Read more

PROVIDERS


GA 505 – Muscogee / Russell Continuum of Care Semi-Annual Membership Meeting February 10 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 Information Flyer

U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness Newsletter Featuring: Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Homeless Service Providers Developed by USICH, CDC, HHS, HUD, and VA Read more here

COVID-19 Resource Digest for Homeless Providers January 18, 2022 This digest contains recently published resources from HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) and its national, state, and local partners. Read more

PD&R Updates
 
New Cityscape Reflects on the Hispanic Housing Experience in the United States
 
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V4P Advocacy Webinar Wednesday, January 26 | 2:00 pmZoom Meeting LinkMeeting ID: 894 5733 9207Join by Phone: (646) 558 8656 To help prepare for Substance Abuse Prevention Day (SAPD) and Suicide Prevention Advocacy Day (SPAD) V4P will be presenting an Advocacy Webinar.

Register Today: 2022 CARES Act Virtual Conference This is a reminder to register for the 2022 CARES Act Virtual Conference taking place January 24–28, 2022. This conference is intended for all grantees that have applied for and received their allocation of HUD CARES Act funding in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Read more here

HOME FOR GOOD | CONTINUUM OF CARE


GA 505 – Muscogee / Russell Continuum of Care Semi-Annual Membership Meeting February 10 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 Information Flyer

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January 7, 2022 – Home for Good Newsletter

January 7, 2022 – Home for Good Newsletter

With a 4 time increase in positive COVID 19 cases in our geographical area and in the interest of protecting public health, the Point In Time Count will now take place in February 2022. 

Sheltered Count 

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm 

Unsheltered Count 

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 5:30 am – 10:30 am

Join Home for Good and the Continuum of Care in this important event. Register to volunteer today!

Training is required for all new and returning volunteers.  If you have any questions, please email Cathy DeVane.

Register to Volunteer


Home for Good, the Continuum of Care, and our Partner Agencies work from a client By-Name List. This By-Name List is a real-time list of people experiencing homelessness in our community. The list is monitored and updated daily to ensure everyone’s needs are being met and that no one gets lost in the system. The By-Name List has proven to be an effective tool in our mission. During the month of December, 2021, the average number of people on the By-Name List was 363. According to the By-Name List data and client-shared information, we can share the data for living situation and household type. The percentages reflected in the graphs are based on the average number of 363 individuals experiencing homelessness.

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS


Goodwill

NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATES


Vaccination Information:

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MMWR – January 7, 2022 Covid-19 latest reports, quick stats, and continuing education. Read more

PROVIDERS


Housing Navigation and Covid Response Team Meeting Thank you to all who attended the January Housing Navigation and Covid Response Team Meeting. We all benefit when we work together through partnerships. Thank you! January 4, 2022 Meeting Slides

U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness Newsletter Featuring:

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HUD Is Inviting Feedback HUD is inviting feedback on our draft FY22-26 Strategic Plan focus areas. The Strategic Plan is one of the mechanisms we have available to define what transformational progress looks like for HUD’s programs and for the communities we serve.  Read more

HUD Issues CPD Memo: Availability of Additional Waivers for CPD Grant Programs to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 and Mitigate Economic Impacts On December 30, 2021, HUD issued a memorandum explaining the availability of waivers of certain regulatory requirements associated with several Community Planning and Development (CPD) grant programs to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to facilitate assistance to eligible communities and households economically impacted by COVID-19. Read more

COVID-19 Resource Digest for Homeless Providers January 4, 2022 This digest contains recently published resources from HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) and its national, state, and local partners. Read more

PD&R Updates Fort Wayne, Indiana: Posterity Scholar House Provides Affordable Housing and Transportation to Single-Parent Student Households Read more

GHA Disaster Readiness Line Newsletter – January 6, 2022 Featuring:

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HOME FOR GOOD | CONTINUUM OF CARE


Monthly Housing Navigation & COVID Response Meeting Tuesday, February 1, 2022 | 3:00 pm

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