If you missed the recent Rapid Rehousing training

If you missed the recent Rapid Rehousing training, given by Susan Pourciau of Florida Housing Coalition and hosted by Forward Paths, be sure and keep informed with the presentation she provided. There is a wealth of information and some very important links that you can utilize in your quest to provide services.

Click Here to View the Training Material

FBCB 3rd Quarterly Meeting

Upcoming Event for Circuit 5. The Faith Based and Community Based Advisory Council is encouraging the government and the faith based community to work together to improve social services for Floridians. They are coming July 26th, see flier below for details….

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The Notice of Funding Availability

The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Continuum of Care Program Competition has been posted to the FY 2015 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition: Funding Availability page on the HUD Exchange. The FY 2015 CoC Consolidated Application and Project Applications are now available in e-snaps.

Any organizations that are planning to renew their grants can begin working on their applications via e-snaps (http://www.hud.gov/esnaps). Any organizations that are planning to apply for a new project can also being working on their applications via e-snaps. To use e-snaps, you must have an active account. To obtain information about e-snaps or this application, you can go to https://www.hudexchange.info/e-snaps/faqs/.

Mid Florida Homeless Coalition will be briefly discussing this at our CoC Stakeholders Meeting on Friday, at 11:00 a.m., September 25, 2015 at Jericho Road Ministries’ Joshua House at 11014 N Broad Street, Brooksville. More information will be shared with all Member Organizations as timelines are established. Interested Member Organizations can contact us at 352.860.2308, but organizations are encouraged to go to HUD’s website to get detailed information about this grant.

October 14, 2015 – all New or Renewing applications must be submitted in the esnaps system

November 4, 2015 – all applicants will be notified if their application will be a part of the CoC application submission.

November 20, 2015 – application deadline for MFHC to submit the CoC application and the project applications to HUD via esnaps.

If your organization has any questions, please contact our office. If you want to know what type of projects are eligible, you will need to access the HUD Exchange: https://www.hudexchange.info/.

You Are Encouraged to Join a Memorial Service in Citrus County for the Homeless

Date: Saturday, December 20th, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Family Resource Center, 2435 N Florida Avenue, Hernando, FL – ceremony to be held at the flag pole.

Program:

  • Welcome: John Young, Homeless & Re-Entry Advocate
  • Master of Ceremonies: Rev. Eugene Reuman, Pastor of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church
  • Speakers: Local Community Leaders, Homeless Individuals
  • Memorial Readings from the Holy Bible, by Rev. Eugene Reuman & Chaplain of VFW 4252
  • Names of our deceased homeless read by a homeless individual
  • Candle Lit Ceremony by all attending
  • Military Honor Guard Ceremony by VFW 4252 Hernando, FL:

U.S. FLAG LOWERED TO HALF MAST

TAPS BLOWN

21 GUN RIFLE VOLLEY

Annual Meeting

The November meeting was not held and the December meeting is being held on December 5, 2014. The meeting will be held at the Offices of Christian Care Center, 115 N 13 St., Leesburg, FL 34748. (Please park by the clinic and walk over to the office building.)

Homeless Outreach in Sumter, Lake, Hernando and Citrus Counties

In January of this year, volunteers in Sumter, Lake, Hernando and Citrus counties work together to locate and survey or count those who are homeless. This one day effort is referred to as a point-in-time count and reflects just a snapshot of our communities.

In Hernando and Lake Counties, organizations held Outreach Events. Those without homes or in need of services were encouraged to attend these events.

Hernando County Outreach

Lake County Outreach

View 2012 – Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week


National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is November 15 to 23, 2014.
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MFHC OPEN HOUSE

Please join us at our Open House. We are excited to be part of the neighborhood! We are located at 104 E Dampier Street, Inverness, FL. The public is invited to drop by on Friday, September 12th between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

For more information please contact Paula Holtsclaw or Barbara Wheeler at (352) 860-2308 or by e-mail at paulah2002@gmail.com.

MFHC has a Home

For the first time in the 14 years of doing business, Mid Florida Homeless Coalition is fortunate enough
to have a dedicated office. This space will give us room for better management of time, volunteers and
distribution of information. Our office is located at 104 E Dampier Street, Inverness, Florida.

One of our key supporters is Smartphone Experts. They have been a supporter of Mid Florida Homeless
Coalition over the years in many ways, from monetary Holiday donations to guidance to website
support. So when they heard that we were finally getting an office, they were the first to offer help. Just
like when a person goes from a homeless shelter to a home, they are lacking the basic necessities, we
were lacking basic office furniture.

Smartphone Experts and Social Media Design, (now both under one roof), came to our rescue with a
donation of cubicles, chairs, bookshelves, tables, file cabinets and more. These gently used items are
a blessing to our organization and will help make us even more productive in the future. We are very
thankful to these two local companies.

Habitat for Humanity of Citrus County donated a conference table that was immediately put to good use
for sorting items donated by the District VII Realtors of the Florida Real Estate Association.

Be on the lookout for information for an upcoming Open House.

NOTICE OF WORKSHOP

Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 286, Florida Statue, Section 286.0105,Sunshine Law, the Mid Florida Homeless Coalition has scheduled a conference, where two or more members of the Council on Homelessness will attend a workshop on March 31, 2014 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Wildwood Community Center, 6500 County Road 139 (a/k/a Powell Road), Wildwood, Florida 34785.

All interested citizens are welcome to attend.

Any questions please call Mid Florida Homeless Coalition at (352) 860.2308.