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Resources

Resources include links to other websites, brochures about services in Delaware, and links to information from federal government sources.

CMIS Frequently Asked Questions 2017

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Centralized Intake FAQ for Emergency Shelter Providers

This documents answer frequently asked questions about Centralized Intake, for providers of emergency shelter in Delaware.

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DE Continuum of Care 2016 Membership Resources

The documents below provide information about the varying levels of CoC membership and how to join the Delaware CoC in 2016. If you would like to become a member of the Delaware CoC, please fill out the Membership Sign-Up Form and send it in.!

Download 2016 CoC Membership Fact Sheet

Download CoC Board Membership Fact Sheet

Download CoC Membership Sign-Up Form for New Members

2016 CoC Announcements

Below are documents related to the 2016 CoC funding process, including information about funding decisions and recommendations made by the Delaware CoC.

Download 2016 CoC Consolidated Application

Download 2016 CoC Priority Listing

Download 2016 CoC Project Ranking

Download DE CoC Meeting Notes

2016 CoC Documents and Resources

Below are documents and resources for the 2016 CoC Funding competition, including information about how to submit a new CoC project application, the new CoC project application, as well as policies, procedures, and other important 2016 CoC documents.

Download How to Apply for New CoC Funds in 2016

Download New CoC Project Application

Download 2016 Delaware CoC Funds Reallocation Policy

Download 2016 Delaware CoC Project Prioritization Policy

Delaware 2016 Point in Time Count - Full Report

Delaware conducts an annual count of the number of people experiencing homelessness on one point in time. Here are the results of this year's Point in Time Count.

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Delaware 2016 Point in Time - Fact Sheet

Delaware conducts an annual count of the number of people experiencing homelessness on one point in time. Here are the results of this year's Point in Time Count.

Download 2016 Delaware Point in Time - Fact Sheet and Summary

FY2015 HUD Continuum of Care Application for Submission

The Homeless Planning Council is very excited to release this year's Continuum of Care federal funding application submitted to HUD. HPC organizes the process for and submits the annual federal Continuum of Care funding application to the US Dept of Housing and Urban Development. Many partners assisted us in answering the many questions that HUD asks regarding our community's response to homelessness and we wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to so many of you that helped! The local and national process is very competitive. Below you will find information on Delaware's local competitive process, HUD requirements that HPC must follow in order to compete successfully to maintain and secure new funding, if available, and the application that will be submitted to HUD this year.

Download Delaware Continuum of Care Fact Sheet

Download HUD System Performance Measures Fact Sheet

View FY2015 HUD Continuum of Care Notice of Funding Availability

Download Delaware CoC 2015 Collaborative Application

Download Delaware CoC 2015 Priority Listing

Download Delaware CoC 2015 Project Ranking

Download Delaware CoC 2015 Meeting Minutes

Download Delaware CoC 2015 Project Ranking and Scoring Process Fact Sheet

Download Delaware CoC 2015 Prioritizing and Ranking Policy

Download Delaware CoC 2015 Renewal Project Scoring Tool

2015 Continuum of Care Reallocation Policy

The Homeless Planning Council of Delaware organizes the annual process for the submission of the federal Continuum of Care funding application. HUD requires that the Continuum of Care have in place a policy that governs the process of voluntary and competitive reallocation of projects. A Continuum of Care may choose to reallocate from one project type to another if there is evidence that the community could better utilize the funds to end homelessness. -- Updated Nov 2, 2015

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2015 Continuum of Care Competition - Ranking Policy

The Homeless Planning Council of Delaware organizes the annual process for the submission of the federal Continuum of Care funding application. HUD requires that the Continuum of Care have in place a policy that governs the process of scoring and ranking project applications. -- Updated Nov 2, 2015

Download 2015 Continuum of Care Prioritizing and Ranking Policy

Continuum of Care Project Ranking Fact Sheet

In the CoC funding competition HUD requires each CoC to rank and prioritize projects that apply for CoC funds. For more information about this process, please the Continuum of Care Project Ranking Fact Sheet.

Download Continuum of Care Project Ranking Fact Sheet

HUD System Performance Measures Fact Sheet

HUD expects communities to be improving on the performance measures outlined in the HEARTH Act. For more information about HUD’s performance measures, please see the HUD System Performance Measures Fact Sheet.

Download HUD System Performance Measures Fact Sheet

How to Apply for New Continuum of Care Funding Fact Sheet

Agencies interested in applying for CoC funds must attend the All CoC grantee meeting on October 1, 2015. If your agency does not have a representative at this meeting you are not eligible to apply for CoC funds. Agencies who choose to apply for new CoC permanent housing bonus funds will be asked to complete an application. For more information about applying for new CoC funds, please see the How to Apply for New Continuum of Care Funding Fact Sheet.

Download How to Apply for New Continuum of Care Funding Fact Sheet

CoC Fact Sheet: Updated September 2015

For general information about the CoC funding process, please see the CoC Fact Sheet.

Download CoC Fact Sheet: Updated September 2015

Delaware Continuum of Care Governance Charter 2015

This Governance Charter outlines the roles and responsibilities of the Delaware Continuum of Care Governing Body, the Delaware Continuum of Care Board, Continuum of Care Committee(s), the Lead Agency, the Collaborative Applicant and the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Lead. This Governance Charter was developed by the Continuum of Care and HMIS lead agency in consultation with homeless housing and service providers in the CoC geography and other CoC governance body members through a committee and feedback process. Supportive technical assistance was provided by HUD through CSH from October 2014 – April 2015.

Download Delaware Continuum of Care Governance Charter 2015

Delaware Continuum of Care Board Membership Fact Sheet

What is the CoC Board? The Delaware CoC Board consists of 11-21 members who are elected to Board positions by voting members of the Continuum of Care. CoC Board members govern on behalf of the Delaware Continuum of Care, leading the process by which the Delaware Continuum of Care sets strategic goals and priorities to address homelessness throughout the state. This founding CoC Board will work to develop by-laws that comply with the adopted CoC Governance Charter.

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Delaware CoC Fact Sheet

What is the Delaware Continuum of Care? This fact sheet provides an overview of the Delaware CoC.

Download Delaware CoC Fact Sheet

Delaware CoC Membership Form

Thank you for your interest in being a member of the Delaware CoC! Please answer a few questions on this CoC Membership form, and send it to Rachel Beatty at rbeatty@hpcdelaware.org.

Download Delaware CoC Membership Form

Continuum of Care Membership Fact Sheet

Interested in learning more about what it means to be a member of the Delaware CoC? This document provides a brief overview of CoC membership.

Download Continuum of Care Membership Fact Sheet

Final Rule on the Definition of Homeless

On December 5, 2011, HUD published the final rule on the Definition of Homeless in the Federal Register. The final rule on the Definition of Homeless went into effect on January 4, 2012.

Download Tips and Resources on the New Homeless Definition

View HEARTH Act: Homeless Definition Final Rule

Delaware’s Plan To Prevent and End Homelessness

Delaware’s Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness is an expression of a collective commitment to actively seek long-term and sustainable solutions to the issue, rather than continuing to simply manage episodes of homelessness as they occur. The significant focus of this plan is on investing our precious local resources in a manner that better serves the homeless people and, in so doing, eliminates homelessness in Delaware.

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United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) : The Solutions Database

The commitment to end homelessness compels communities to focus their resources on solutions that work, while encouraging well-designed innovations for continuous improvement. The USICH Solutions Database is a searchable source of up-to-date information drawn from around the country that federal, state, and local partners can use to further their collaborative efforts to end homelessness. The database contains short profiles of important practices and programs, including tips for replicating and information about results, as well as links to help you find more information or resources you can use.

View The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) Solutions Database

CSH Charrette Report: Final Recommendations for Delaware’s Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness

The Delaware Interagency Council on Homelessness and the Homeless Planning Council of Delaware are pleased to present to you the Final Recommendations for Delaware’s Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. The Final Recommendations were created by the community during a one week intensive planning process known as Delaware’s Charrette. On Monday and Tuesday, March 18th and 19th over 100 stakeholders in the homeless assistance system convened to hear from local, regional and national experts and to make recommendations for the Final Plan. The draft recommendations were presented on Thursday, March 21st and changes were made to the Final Recommendations based on that feedback. Please take some time to review the Final Recommendations.

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Glossary of Terms

As in any system, we use a lot of acronyms and have specific definitions for the things that we talk about. Attached is a Glossary of Terms that can help to explain the acronyms as well as provide definitions for commonly used terms.

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HUD Homelessness Resource Exchange

The HUD HRE provides information for homeless service providers and those interested in becoming homeless service providers.

View HUD HRE

Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration's website provides helpful information on applying for benefits, calculator for estimating retirement benefits, and the ability to file a disability claim appeal.

View Social Security Administration

Rapid Re-Housing Program Components

Rapid re-housing is an intervention designed to help individuals and families to quickly exit homelessness and return to permanent housing. Rapid re-housing assistance is offered without preconditions (such as employment, income, absence of criminal record, or sobriety) and the resources and services provided are typically tailored to the unique needs of the household. The core components of a rapid re-housing program are below. While a rapid re-housing program must have all three core components available, it is not required that a single entity provide all three services nor that a household utilize them all.

Download Rapid Re-Housing Program Components

If You’re Homeless or Need Help

Prevention or emergency assistance programs

Download Homeless Resources

Publications

Publications include documents produced by the HPC and best practice research.

Centralized Intake FAQ for People Experiencing Homelessness

This document answers frequently asked questions about Centralized Intake, for people who are experiencing homelessness in Delaware and are in need of assistance.

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Rapid Re-Housing In Delaware

This report includes rapid re-housing outcomes data and recommendations for the continued strengthening of this model in Delaware.

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Centralized Intake FY16 Report

Centralized Intake (CI) is the process by which Delaware coordinates entry into the homeless response system, including access to emergency shelter, rapid re-housing, and permanent supportive housing. The coordinated entry process ensures that all people experiencing homelessness have equal access to homeless assistance, people with the greatest needs are prioritized for assistance, and that communities have information about needs and gaps in services.

Download Centralized Intake FY16 Report

Centralized Intake of Delaware Community Update Report - August 2015

The Homeless Planning Council is committed to sharing information with community members about Delaware's coordinated entry system, Centralized Intake, and continuing to work in partnership to help people experiencing homelessness in Delaware. To access the recently released "Centralized Intake Community Update" please click below. • If you have any questions about the information in the report or about Centralized Intake please feel free to contact Phyllis Chamberlain, Executive Director of HPC at pchamberlain@hpcdelaware.org, (302) 654-0126 ext. 101.

Download Centralized Intake of Delaware Community Update Report - August 2015

HPC Releases 2015 Point-in-Time Data

The Point in Time (PIT) Count is a one night count of the people experiencing homelessness in our communities. The PIT Count provides us with information about people experiencing homelessness in Delaware on any given night, as well as a survey of their characteristics. This PIT Count is one of many tools that helps us better understand the housing and service needs of our homeless neighbors, and guides our collaborative work to create local solutions to homelessness. To review the full report and a corresponding fact sheet which highlights the outcomes of the 2015 Point-in-Time Count in Delaware, please click the following links:

Download 2015 Point-in-Time Final Report

Download 2015 Point-in-Time Fact Sheet

Delaware Continuum of Care (CoC) Competition FY 2014 - Award Announcement

HUD has released the Continuum of Care awards from the FY2014 NOFA and competition. Delaware was awarded a total of $6,745,030 from HUD in CoC dollars! Please click the link below to view the comprehensive listing of all DE CoC Awards from HUD from the FY2014 NOFA and competition, including both inaugural and renewal projects.

View Delaware Continuum of Care (CoC) Competition FY 2014 - Award Announcement

February 2015 Rapid Re-Housing Training Materials

Please review the materials from the February 2015 Rapid Re-Housing Training with Housing Innovations' Suzanne Wagner.

Download February 2015 Rapid Re-Housing Training: Policies Example Document

Download February 2015 Rapid Re-Housing Training: Power Point Presentation

2015 Point-in-Time Press Release

Staff and volunteers of the Homeless Planning Council of Delaware, along with many partner agencies, will conduct its annual Point in Time Homeless Count on Thursday, January 29 from 11:00 pm - 1:00 am.

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Point-In-Time Webinar Supplement: Volunteer Training Powerpoint/Document

The Point-in-Time Volunteer Training document is a supplement to the Point-In-Time Webinar. Please view this in conjunction with the video link which is displayed below.

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Point-In-Time Webinar Presentation

The Point in Time Webinar describes important elements of the survey tool to ensure that it is administered consistently throughout the state, and that participants gather all of the information that is needed from individuals experiencing homelessness. The webinar also describes the "Do's and Don’ts" of Point in Time surveying, including basic safety precautions and other preparations. **Please Note: Dropbox software settings will only allow viewers to see the first 15 minutes of a video on the preview page of its website. For a longer video, viewers will need to download the file to their computer, or watch from the Dropbox mobile app to see all of it.**

View Point-In-Time Webinar

2014 Delaware Statewide CoC Point in Time Data

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Delaware’s Plan To Prevent and End Homelessness

Delaware’s Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness is an expression of a collective commitment to actively seek long-term and sustainable solutions to the issue, rather than continuing to simply manage episodes of homelessness as they occur. The significant focus of this plan is on investing our precious local resources in a manner that better serves the homeless people and, in so doing, eliminates homelessness in Delaware.

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Point-in-Time Summary 2012

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2012 Point-in-Time Data Presentation

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2013 Point-in-Time Homeless Report

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White Paper: Ending Discrimination for Delaware’s Homeless

"Ending Discrimination for Delaware's Homeless: Protecting the Rights of Our Most Vulnerable Citizens" was produced by the Policy Committee on Ending Homelessness in Delaware, a working group of the Homeless Planning Council of Delaware. This report brings attention to the families and individuals in Delaware experiencing homelessness, or at risk of homelessness, who face discrimination due to their housing status, source of income, and/or disability status while on the streets and when seeking access to housing, employment, and temporary shelter.

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FY2011 Homeless Management Information System Report

This report summarizes those persons served in HMIS-Participating Agencies from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.

Download FY11 HMIS Annual Report

2011 Point in Time Study Report

Every year, the Homeless Planning Council of Delaware conducts a one-night count of Delaware's Homeless Population. The data for the 2011 Count is now available.

Download Point in Time Study Report 2011

Calendar Year 2010 HMIS Data Report

Download CY2010 HMIS Data Report

10 Year Plan - Executive Summary

Download Delaware's 10 Year Plan Executive Summary

10-Year Plan to End Homelessness

Download 10 Year Plan

Opening Doors

Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness - Summary Overview

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PRRAC Policy Brief

Housing Vouchers as a Public Health Intervention

Download PRRAC Policy Brief - July 2010

Housing + High School = Success

Schools and Communities Uniting to House Unaccompanied Youth

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