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Aug 14

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National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference

A few of us (Dale, Kexin, and I) attended the National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference in Washington, DC. We were joined by 1,600 other advocates for the homeless, including representatives of other local agencies such as Buffalo City Mission, Friends of the Night People, and Lake Shore Behavioral Health. It was a fantastic ...

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Aug 14

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Lt. Colonel Matt Urban Center’s Hope Gardens!

On July 25, the Lt. Colonel Matt Urban Center dedicated their newest permanent housing project: Hope Gardens.   The building’s design, two stories with its high-peaked roof and dormers, was meant to compliment the design of other buildings in the neighborhood. Hope Gardens is going to house chronically homeless women in ...

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Jul 14

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Meeting Minutes from NYSHADE Meeting Are Now Available!

On Monday, July 21, 2014, two representatives from the New York State Office of Temporary Disability Assistance (OTDA) and a consultant from Cloudburst representing HUD Technical Assistance met with providers from the NYS-508 Continuum of Care to discuss our CoC’s potential involvement in NYSHADE, the NYS OTDA data warehouse. ...

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Jul 14

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New York State Office of Temporary Disability Assistance Released Request for Proposals

The New York State Office of Temporary Disability Assistance (OTDA) has released a Request for Proposals for Solutions to End Homelessness Program (STEHP) for 2014-2019. This is a program funded through a combination of HUD Emergency Solutions Grants and NYS funds specifically earmarked towards eradicating homelessness. You can see ...

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Jul 14

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The Coordinated Entry Action Plan Is Now Available!

Did you know that the Erie-Niagara Continuum of Care is currently working to implement a Coordinated Entry System in Erie County? Now you do! This will fundamentally change how clients access services in the Continuum. A team of 45 members of the homelessness service-provider community has been meeting in focus groups facilitated by ...

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Jun 14

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Continuum of Care Local Application Released

The 2014 Continuum of Care  Homeless Assistance funding application has been released for all interested applicants in the NY-508 Continuum of Care (Niagara and Erie Counties). You will find the application documents here. Note that all new projects must be either permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless, or ...

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Jun 14

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2013 State of Homelessness Report Released

The Homeless Alliance of Western New York released its annual report on the state of homelessness in Erie County. This report is created using HMIS (Homeless Management Information System) data, information from the Erie County Department of Social Services and local shelters regarding bed inventory and utilization rates, and ...

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Jun 14

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Meeting Minutes posted!

The meeting minutes from the last Homeless Alliance meeting are posted here. Check it out!

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