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FEMA Assistance

To find out if you are eligible for FEMA Assistance for the effects of Hurricane Irma please follow this link

www.disasterassistance.gov   to access the FEMA site. 


2-1-1 Helps Storm Victims with Disaster Recovery 

Information and Support

Hurricane Irma has impacted thousands of Floridians, and 2-1-1 stands ready to help storm victims.  

Anyone in need of assistance should reach out to 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, via telephone 

or text to connect with a trained specialist who provide information on disaster recovery services.  

Reaching 2-1-1 is easy.  You can dial 2-1-1 to reach a 2-1-1 specialist or you can text your zip code 

to 898211 and a 2-1-1 specialist will have a text conversation with you.


Free Legal Aid Assistance


Reach Volunteer lawyers at 866-550-2929. This is a partnership between the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.


Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP)

 

The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) gives food assistance to low-income households with food loss or damage caused by a natural disaster. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service (USDA FNS) must approve states to operate D-SNAP in a disaster area. The President must declare Individual Assistance for the disaster area and your state must request FNS approval to operate D-SNAP. If approved for D-SNAP benefits, you will get an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card to access them. You use it just like a debit card to buy food at most local grocery stores. Follow this link https://www.disasterassistance.gov/get-assistance/forms-of-assistance/5769/1/2 for additional information and program requirements.


WELCOME

Welcome to the Homeless Leadership Board. We urge you to explore our site and get involved any way you can!



 

Special Announcements



FY2017 HUD NOFA

For the Questions and Answers regarding the Request for Information for the Current CoC funded projects,

Please Click Here 

The Homeless Leadership Board will be releasing a Request for Proposal for Permanent Supportive Housing.  For further information and meeting specification for a Mandatory Bidder’s Conference on July 27, 2017,

Please Click Here 

For the  Request for Proposal,

Please Click Here

For the Associated Scoring Matrix,

 Please Click Here


POINT IN TIME COUNT REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. 

Please check back in September 2017 for 2018 registration.  


USICH, HUD RELEASE CRITERIA AND BENCHMARK FOR ENDING CHRONIC HOMELESSNESS

 The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) and its 19 federal member agencies have adopted a vision of what it means to end homelessness in this country. The following criteria and benchmarks define the federal government's vision for ending chronic homelessness for individuals within communities. The criteria and benchmarks developed are intended to help communities build and fine-tune their systems, to help define the vision of ending chronic homelessness for individuals within communities, and to align local efforts in support of that vision, with a focus on long-term, lasting solutions. USICH will soon be releasing a self-assessment questionnaire to further assist communities in determining whether they have achieved the criteria and benchmark, and whether their system has a comprehensive outreach strategy, and a robust, real-time tracking system.

READ THE CRITERIA AND BENCHMARKS FOR CHRONIC HOMELESSNESS HERE



HOUSING FIRST RESOLUTION

On Friday, March 4th, the Board of Directors of the Homeless Leadership Board unanimously passed a resolution that will require all homeless housing projects funded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development to practice a “Housing First” model, effective immediately. 

Click Here to read more about the Housing First Resolution  

 

HLB HMIS Lead Agency Effective October 1, 2017

Effective close of business on September 29, 2017, participating organizations will need to cease entering data in the Tampa Bay Information Network (TBIN). Once the data transfer is complete, the HLB will notify your organization’s staff with the new URL website for the Pinellas HMIS system so that your organization may begin entering information in the new Pinellas HMIS system with a tentative date of Monday October 2, 2017.  Providers should use paper documentation for any entries or exits made over the weekend, so they are able to enter into the system after the migration is complete. At this point, we anticipate that all user names and passwords that your organization used to enter data in TBIN will be the same for the new Pinellas HMIS system. 

If you have any questions about the transition or the new Pinellas HMIS system, please contact Cindy Kazawitch, HMIS Director, at either ckazawitch@pinellashlb.org or 727.582.7175.  

 


 


 Are You Interested in Learning More about Rapid Re-Housing? 

Click Here for the Core Components of Rapid Re-Housing


 

Are You Seeking Homeless Resources in Pinellas County? 

CALL 2-1-1 TAMPA BAY CARES (Dial 211 OR 727 210-4211) or click the map below for further help!

  


 IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ASSIST

THE HOMELESS LEADERSHIP BOARD

in reaching their goal of making homelessness in

Pinellas County Rare, Brief and Non-Recurring, please

DONATE HERE

Homeless Awareness Campaign

The Pinellas County Homeless Leadership Board is 

proud to announce its partnership with the Art Institute of Tampa

and its aTrueFace campaign to raise awareness about homelessness in the State of Florida.

aTrueFace is a collaborative project, made possible in part by a grant awarded by Duke Energy.


Check out this animation they designed for young kids to learn more about homelessness as a part of this educational campaign!


 

For more information, visit: www.aTrueFace.org

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