Housing Solutions Board

 

  

The Housing Solutions Board (HSB) was first conceived in 2006 as part of the community’s 10 Year Plan to end homelessness based on HUD recommendations. The HSB acts as the Calhoun County Homeless Coalition’s initial and final authority as it represents the broad interests of all stakeholders whose goal is to create self-sufficient individuals and families.

The HSB has been studying options to refine and improve its capacity and ability to be more accountable, transparent and ensure alignment with the rules and objectives as identified by HUD and based on the HEARTH Act of 2009.

HUD AWARD CALHOUN COUNTY-FY 2016 Continuum of Care Program Funding:
HUD announced awarding $1.95 billion to more than 7,600 local homeless housing and service programs across the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These Continuum of Care (CoC) grants will help end homelessness and provide critically needed support to local programs on the front lines of serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

MI-514 – Battle Creek/Calhoun County CoC
CLASS CoCR $60,899
Coc Planning Project 2016 CoC $14,453
HHAP renewal 2016 CoCR $33,020
HMIS Project CoC $40,000
Life Recovery Program CoCR $88,330
Women and families In New Life Program CoCR $68,654
MI-514 Total : $305,356

GRANT TIMELINE for CoC HUD and ESG:  TIMELINE COC HUD_ESG Grant

Interested in joining the Battle Creek/Calhoun County Continuum of Care?
Potential new members must apply for membership to the FY2017 CoC Program by
June 5, 2017 (12pm). 
To apply for Membership, all new agencies must complete this application: CoC_Program_Application

Interested in applying for ESG Funding? Submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to the Housing Solutions Board by June 8, 2017.

MSHDA-ESG Program NOFA 2017-2018

All about ESG (Emergency Solutions Grant): 
https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/esg/

HOUSING SOLUTIONS BOARD MEMBERS:
Chair, Matt Lynn-Director of Community Impact, United Way of Battle Creek and Kalamazoo
Chair-Elect, Dan Rippinger-Director of Facilities, Summit Pointe
Secretary, Nicole DuPont-TCC Operations Lead, Summit Pointe
Treasurer, Elaine Hunsicker-Executive Director, The Haven of Rest Ministries
Jessica Edel Harrelson-Executive Director, SAFE Place
Chris Lussier-Community Development Manager, City of Battle Creek
Alisa Parker-Attorney, Legal Services of South Central Michigan
Tiyanna Payne-HCHV Supervisor, Veterans Affairs
Lee Talmage-Executive Director, Battle Creek Housing Commission

HOMELESS COALITION MEMBERS:
Battle Creek Area Habitat for Humanity
Battle Creek Housing Commission
Battle Creek VA Medical Center
City of Battle Creek Community Development
Charitable Union
Community Action
Fair Housing Center of SW Michigan
Haven of Rest Ministries
Legal Services of South Central Michigan
Medallion Management, Inc.
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)
Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA)
SAFE Place
Salvation Army
SHARE Center
Southwest Michigan Development Corporation
Summit Pointe / Summit Pointe Housing
United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region
Volunteers of America

MEETINGS:
The Housing Solutions Board meets the 2nd Friday of each month at 10am at Summit Pointe, 140 West Michigan Ave, Battle Creek, MI.

The Homeless Coalition meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 12pm at The United Way of Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, 34 West Jackson Street, Battle Creek, MI.

EVENTS:
Project Homeless Connect – Veteran’s Stand Down
Friday, October 20, 2017 from 9am to 1pm
Full Blast Sports Complex

DOCUMENTS:
HSB_Minutes_January_2017
HSB_Minutes_February_2017
HSB_Minutes_March_2017
HSB_Minutes_April_2017
HSB_Minutes_May_2017

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