2014 Point in Time Count

Mid Florida Homeless Coalition has scheduled their annual count of those who are without a home. This one day count will take place on January 30, 2014. We are working with organizations throughout Citrus, Hernando, Lake, and Sumter Counties to develop a plan to identify and count these individuals and families. These numbers will be reported to the State of Florida as well as the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. This data is used to make funding decisions, as well as planning in our local communities. During these counts, we try to identify needs of the families and individuals and connect them to services. For more information, please attend one of our meetings or contact us by phone or email.

2013 HUD CoC Program Competition

The Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014 Continuum of Care Program Competition was posted by HUD on November 22, 2013. This document along with a HUD Technical Correction document is on this website under Informational PDFs. Current recipient of funds have been notified that their renewal applications are due on January 3, 2014. Any organization choosing to submit a new application will also need to submit their application by January 3, 2014. Based on the HUD NOFA, all applications will be ranked. Please be advised that all Renewal projects will be given priority based on the Continuum of Care’s Ten Year Plan.

2013 Vendor Fair in Citrus County

The Community Alliance of Citrus County will hold a Summer Vendor Fair on Tuesday, June 4th from 10am-2pm.  The event will be located at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness.  The event is open to current participating agencies in the Alliance, and by invitation from the Facilitator and/or Alliance Membership Chair.

Mid Florida Homeless Coalition is sponsoring this event as this is an opportunity for homeless assistance providers to learn about resources in the area to better serve those who are without a home or are at-risk of losing their home. This may include, but not limited to, food assistance, clothing, emergency shelter, low-cost housing, emergency medical care, counseling, training, and employment.

Please direct any inquiries by phone: (352) 341-7075 or via email at  facilitator@citrusalliance.org. See information at www.citrusalliance.org.

Special Speaker at June Meeting in Hernando County

Are you a provider of social services, had a client or consumer with mental health issues come into your office for services, and discovered that you struggled to be able to get the necessary information to provide needed services. Do you feel that it would be helpful for you, your staff or volunteers to get some learn some basic techniques that would help you with such situations in the future? Do you, your staff or volunteers know what to do if a client or consumer threatens to commit suicide?

We have an opportunity for you to receive some basic training from an expert in the mental health field, Dale Benefield. This will be held on Wednesday, June 12th at 8:30 a.m. at the Catholic Charities facility at 8370 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill, FL 34606. There is limited seating, and so we ask you to contact Barbara Wheeler at 352-860-2308 or mfhc01@gmail.com with a SUBJECT: Mental Health and let us know how many people will be coming from your organization.

Thanks to the Governor and Legislatures

Mid Florida Homeless Coalition and the other 27 Coalitions in the State of Florida is appreciative of the funding provided in the 2013-2014 State budget. These funds will allow us to continue our work, which includes bringing Federal funding to our communities.