A COLLABORATION TO END HOMELESSNESS
IN El DORADO COUNTY
Special Meeting on COVID-19 Response
March 30, 2020 2:00pm-4:00pm
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Meeting ID: 816 327 613#
El Dorado Opportunity Knocks is a collaboration of local agencies, resources and citizens working to eliminate homelessness in
El Dorado County.
COVID-19 News and Resources
Dear Community Partners:
We strive to keep you informed, but not overwhelmed in these challenging times. Please find some useful links below. We will be posting regular updates and resources for homeless services providers
El Dorado County Department Health and Human Services is providing regular COVID-19 updates and guidance to the community on their website. Please check here regularly for most up-to-date information.
State of California Guidance:
Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency California State Guidance for Homeless Assistance Providers
Webinars with national COVID-19 guidance:
3/20/20 from 12:30-2PM ET
National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Coronavirus and the HCH Community: Status Updates, Available Guidance, Local Preparations, and Outstanding Issues
Recorded webinars and slides:
Shelter & Housing Resources and Best Practices from other jurisdictions:
Interim COVID-19 Guidance for Homeless Shelters (New York City Department of Public Health)
COVID-19 (JOURNEYS | The Road Home, Illinois)
Recommendations for Preventing and Managing the Spread of Coronavirus in Shelters (Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program)
Coronavirus Disease: What Supportive Housing Providers Need to Know (Corporation for Supportive Housing: A collection of best practices)
Affordable Housing Providers and the Coronavirus (Leading Age: Best practices for affordable housing providers specifically focusing on older adults)
Shelter Best Practices (Public Health Inspections, Denver Public Health)
Other tools and resources:
HUD Infectious Disease Toolkit here.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance and Technical Assistance (TA) materials on the HUD Exchange Disease Risks and Homelessness Page: CDC: Interim Guidance for Homeless Service Providers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Los Angeles County's Department of Health prepared this guidance for homeless outreach teams and agencies.
The National Alliance to End Homelessness is compiling resources here.
The Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition held a National Call on Coronavirus and Homelessness/Housing on Monday, March 16. The presentation slides and recording are available here.
The California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency and Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council has issued this guidance.
El Dorado Regional Strategic Planning
HELP STRENGTHEN OUR RESPONSE TO HOMELESSNESS!
Make sure your voice is heard as the region identifies priorities and goals for the coming years!
The El Dorado Opportunity Knocks (EDOK) Continuum of Care (CoC) will be holding Strategic Planning Meetings to solicit feedback from the community for its regional strategic planning process to address homelessness in El Dorado County. To ensure this plan is responsive to the true needs of our community, we need to hear directly from as many of you, your peers, and your clients as possible. The next meeting is planned for April 2020.
Please check back here soon for meeting date and access.
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE OUR PRIORITIES KNOWN!
On Wednesday, July 3rd, HUD released its Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the 2019 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition.
A TA Workshop was held on Monday, July 29, 2019.
This workshop provided attendees with an overview of the local application, as well as instructions for completing the local and project applications. The meeting was mandatory for all applicants of Continuum of Care funding.
2019 Continuum of Care Application Now Available
The 2019 Continuum of Care Consolidated Application is now available. This consists of the 2019 El Dorado Opportunity Knocks (EDOK) Continuum of Care Application and Priority Listing, which will be submitted as the 2019 CoC Consolidated Application for the EDOK Continuum of Care (CoC). The Priority Listing and CoC Application are posted online for review by the public and all stakeholders in the homeless system of care, including any experts or community members who have feedback they would like to share prior to submission on September 27, 2019.
We welcome feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org through Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
Thank you so much to all of you who participated in preparing this application and in this process. We appreciate all the hard work that the various stakeholders contributed to prepare for this NOFA and throughout this process, especially to the applicants and their staff who devoted extensive time to preparing and submitting funding applications over the course of the past several months.