Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness

Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness

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.

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. To learn more about the work the OAEH does, please see our 2018 OAEH Year in Review 2018.

See below for more information on the OAEH and direct any questions to Amanda Stadler at astadler@cpozarks.org.

Announcements

NOTICE: The Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness (OAEH) is seeking project applications for eligible project types for the FY 2019 NoFA.

FY 2019 HUD NOFA Public Notice

NOTICE: Department of Housing and Urban Development Releases 2019 Continuum of Care Funding Availability

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released the 2019 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Continuum of Care (CoC) funding.

See the e-snaps: CoC Program Applications and Grants Management System and the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition: Funding Availability pages on the HUD Exchange for a complete listing of information and guidance. The local submission timeline for all applications (new or expansion projects through Domestic Violence Bonus funding, Permanent Housing Bonus funding, or reallocation and renewal projects) is available HERE. Direct questions to Bob Atchley at batchley@springfieldmo.gov .

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.

Dowload 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.