Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness

Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness

Announcements and Current Deadlines

On February 6, 2019 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released final award announcements for the FY 2018 Continuum of Care grant funding opportunity with more than $1,073,000 awarded to the Springfield-Greene, Christian and Webster Counties Continuum of Care (DBA Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness).

Agencies receiving funds include Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri, Great Circle, Harmony House, Housing Authority of Springfield, Missouri Department of Mental Health, and The Kitchen, Inc. . The City of Springfield was also awarded a planning grant to assist in the system-wide coordination of homeless and housing services.

For the official announcement from HUD and a listing of all HUD Continuum of Care grant awards for this year, please visit https://www.hudexchange.info/news/fy-2018-coc-program-competition-funding-announcement/.

Point in Time Count

The 2019 High Risk & Homeless Youth Survey provides essential information to service providers, even after the Every Youth Count event is complete. At-risk, unstably housed, and homeless youth may take this survey at any time until March 1.

YOUTH SURVEY (Ages 13-24)

https://icamissouri.formstack.com/forms/2019_spfd_youth_housing_survey

What is a Continuum of Care?

The Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness (OAEH) serves as our community’s Continuum of Care – the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) designated regional planning body for coordinating homeless services and funding. We work on a community-wide level with agencies, advocates and individuals to ensure that homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring in Christian, Greene and Webster Counties.

Community Partnership of the Ozarks has facilitated this initiative locally since 1995 when HUD established the program nationally in an effort to coordinate housing and services funding for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Through the OAEH, HUD distributes funding of over $1 million to local agencies to provide direct shelter and support services for our homeless.

The OAEH is led by an Executive Board and has several active sub-committees. All meetings are open to the public and the community is encouraged to attend. See below for more information on the OAEH and direct any questions to Amanda Stadler at astadler@cpozarks.org.

OAEH Year in Review 2018

Governance

Meeting minutes

Governance Charter

Coordinated Entry System Policies & Procedures

HMIS Privacy and Security Notice

OAEH Executive Board Membership 1.17.19

Application to join OAEH Executive Committee

Application to join full OAEH

OAEH Sub-Committees

Homeless Veterans Task Force

The Homeless Veterans Task Force brings partner agencies together to find solutions and offer support to help end veteran homelessness in our community. This Task Force meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at Community Partnership of the Ozarks.

Homeless Youth Task Force

The Homeless Youth Task Force brings partner agencies together to find solutions and offer support to help end youth homelessness in our community. This Task Force meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at noon at Community Partnership of the Ozarks.

Christian County Homeless Alliance

The Christian County Homeless Alliance brings partner agencies together to find solutions and offer support to help end homelessness in Christian County. This group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. at the Faught Administration Building in Nixa.

Download Christian County Resource Guide here

Funded Agency Work Group

The Funded Agency Work Group offers support and networking opportunities for federally funded agencies in our community. This group often discusses system successes and challenges, emerging issues facing those who are homeless, collective training needs for staff, and gaps in services, as well as topics related to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding implementation/requirements. Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness, our local Continuum of Care, is a  SYSTEM of care made up of agencies focused on addressing the housing needs of our neighbors, therefore, all homeless service agencies are welcome and encouraged to attend.  This group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at Community Partnership of the Ozarks.