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Heading Home St. Louis County

In order to fully coordinate homeless funds in St. Louis County, it was our collective vision that there would be one advisory body that would eventually oversee all Federal, State, and local homeless funds. The newly formed advisory committee would have both City of Duluth and St. Louis County appointed members. City and County staff held multiple community forums in order to gather feedback and support for the new collective vision. In December 2011, Heading Home St. Louis County’s Governance Board held their first meeting. This Leadership council has 15 appointed members, 6 from the City of Duluth Council, and 9 from the St. Louis County Board of Commissioners. This newly appointed Governance Board is charged with:
• Monitoring and advisement of homeless funds
• Staying current with local needs and gaps
• Best practices to prevent and end homelessness

This increased coordination and collaboration will only strengthen our ability to prevent and end homelessness while maximizing all funds and targeting their use. 
    Governance Board By Laws    
    Governance Board Members
       (click here to apply to be a member of the Heading Home SLC Governance Board Committee)
    Governance Board Meeting Schedule
    Governance Board Vision Mission Purpose Statement
    

Heading Home Minnesota - St Louis County
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Progress Update
 

The FY 2016 CoC Program Competition is Now Open
The 
Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Continuum of Care Program Competition has been posted to the FY 2016 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition: Funding Availability page on the HUD Exchange. The FY 2016 CoC Consolidated Application and Project Applications are now available in e-snaps.

 

Governance Board Performance Evaluation - HMIS Advocacy/ Education Prevention - RRH/FHPAP Coordinated Entry System
The Prevention - Rapid Re-Housing/FHPAP committee will develop prevention and rapid re-housing targeting strategy recommendations for all prevention (FHPAP/ESG) resources, and Rapid Re-housing (FHPAP/ESG/CoC) resources.  In addition, this group will develop recommendations for the following based on data trends and Governance Board approval.
    • Establish process for Rapid Re-Housing, Prevention and Diversion for northern and southern St. Louis CoC. 
    • Define program eligibility components & outcomes for Prevention/Diversion/Rapid Re-Housing
    • Prevention & Diversion planning, design, implementation and evaluation.  
    • Plan for Prevention/Diversion/Rapid Re-Housing RFP.  Streamline and show innovation. Determine what is most appropriate for our community to fund.  Define format and process.  Develop program enhancement. 
    • Develop Target populations-determine and refine program
    • Review quarterly summaries of FHPAP data (and data collected through the Coordinated Assessment system) to identify community need. 
    • Work with the Data/HMIS committee to interpret community need and gaps. 
    • Review data to develop community needs and gaps utilizing HMIS data.   Additional data sources include: Census data, Court eviction #’s, Wilder, PIT/HIC data trends,  City/County Consolidated plans,  211 data, homeless agency data, & unemployment Rates.
    • Develop coordination strategies to incorporate Diversion, Prevention, and Rapid Rehousing fit into St. Louis County’s Coordinated Access Homeless Response System.
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Heading Home Committee Agendas and Minutes
 
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