Nomination Request for Continuum of Care Governance Board

TToolbox 2he San Diego Regional Continuum of Care Council (RCCC) receives millions of dollars of federal funds to address homelessness under the Homeless Continuum of Care (CoC) Program of the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act (HEARTH).

The RCCC recently transformed its governance structure in accordance with the HEARTH Act and is inviting the community to nominate potential members to join the RCCC.

Click here for more information on the Regional Continuum of Care Governance Board and the nomination process. Nominations close on March 31, 2014.

United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ Home For Good Funders Collaborative is Accepting Requests for Proposals

Home for goodUnited Way of Greater Los Angeles’ Home For Good Funders Collaborative is currently seeking request for proposals (RFPs) from organizations working on projects focused on ending homelessness. Funding areas include:

  • Coordinated Entry System (SPA- Level Planning & Implementation)
  • California Community Foundation Innovations
  • Corporation for Supportive Housing Moving-On Initiative
  • Home For Good Funders Collaborative, Renewals, Year 2
  • LA Housing and Community Investment Department & Housing Authority of the City of LA Joint Notice of Funding Availability
  • LA County Department of Mental Health – Request for Proposals for Projects For Assistance in Transition From Homelessness (PATH) Program

Most applications for funding must be submitted by 5:00 PM on Friday, April 18, 2014. Click here for more information on Home for Good Funders Collaborative’s RFPs.

2014 Point-in-Time Homeless Count

WeALLCountThe Regional Task Force on the Homeless (RTFH) is spearheading the annual Point-in-Time Homeless Count in San Diego, also known as WeALLCount, on January 24, 2014 from 4:00 – 7:00am. The RTFH has a goal of 1,000 volunteers and there are still spots available.

Please consider volunteering as an enumerator, or counter, the day of the event. Enumerators will be placed in groups of 2 or 3 and count persons who are homeless in an assigned area.

If you are interested in signing up as a volunteer, visit RTFH’s 2014 WeALLCount Volunteer Registration page.

County Board of Supervisors Promotes Homelessness Volunteerism

CountyAt the San Diego County Board of Supervisors meeting on December 3rd 2013, Supervisors Greg Cox and Ron Roberts proposed that the County promote volunteerism for the annual WeALLCount/Point-in-Time Count, an event that gathers estimates on the number of unsheltered and sheltered homeless persons living in San Diego County.

The event results in service providers having a better understanding and ability to address homelessness throughout the region.

Motioned by Supervisor Ron Roberts and seconded by Supervisor Dave Roberts, the Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed to authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to allow County employees to participate in the annual PITC on January 24, 2014 and receive compensation on County time.

Collaborations are happening all across the country as we join hands to assess the scope of homelessness in the nation and to strategically craft effective solutions to end homelessness.

Make Your Voice Heard – City of San Diego 5 Year Consolidated Plan


LeSar Development Consultants and the City of San Diego are currently collecting community input surveys for the creation of the City’s Five Year Consolidated Plan. These surveys give people the opportunity to provide input on how federal funding should be used in communities over the next five years. The Consolidated Plan will ultimately prioritize the limited federal funds the City of San Diego receives to provide improvements to public infrastructure, public services, and economic development in low to moderate income (LMI) neighborhoods, which may include efforts to address homelessness.The community needs survey is available online in English and Spanish. For more information, or to receive paper copies of the surveys, please contact Vicky Joes of LeSar Development Consultants.

Volunteers Needed! North County Registry and Homeless Connect


CaptureInterfaith is in need of volunteers for their registry event and Project Homeless Connect in Escondido. Project Homeless Connect allows people experiencing homelessness to access important services, such as medical and legal aid, at a single location. The registry event uses a new one-day approach, during which volunteers will go out to high-population areas in Escondido to survey the homeless using the Vulnerability Index. The events will take place on November 14 and 15. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Rachel Greenberg at Interfaith Community Services.


Register for the NAEH 2014 Family and Youth Conference

Online registration is now available for the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) 2014 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness. The conference will take place in New Orleans on February 18 and 19. Participants will learn about best practices through a series of workshops, and network with funders and key industry leaders. This is a popular event, so it is encouraged to register early on the conference website to guarantee your attendance.

SDHF Annual Ruby Awards

Save the date – the Annual Ruby Awards Event is here!  On June 13 at 5 pm, the San Diego Housing Federation (SDHF) will honor the “best of the best” in the affordable housing industry.

This year, the special guest M.C. is Barbarella Fokos of the San Diego Reader, NBC, and Art Pulse T.V.  Many of you will recall that last years’ Ruby Awards celebrated the Lead Provider Organizations of the Campaign to End Homelessness in Downtown San Diego, who collectively won the CSH Supportive Housing Award.

Among the 2013 award finalists are many Campaign Leadership Team Members and partners, including City Council President Todd Gloria; the San Diego Housing Commission; Civic San Diego CEO Jeff Graham; Dr. Patricia Leslie of the Regional Continuum of Care Council; Project 25; the Corporation of Supportive Housing; and Connections Housing.  A complete list of finalists can be viewed here. Be sure to register today to secure your ticket!  Sponsorship opportunities are also still available.

2013 Funders Together Institute: Harnessing Potential, Powering Change

In July, Funders Together to End Homelessness and the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) are co-hosting the 2013 Funders Institute: Harnessing Potential, Powering Change.  Held in conjunction with the 2013 National Conference on Ending Homelessness, this event seeks to bring funders together to discuss systems change and outcomes-focused philanthropy.

The Institute will occur in Washington D.C. and includes networking opportunities and issue-focused discussion groups on impactful change.  For more information and registration information, visit the Funders Together website. Also, don’t forget to register for the 2013 National Conference on Ending Homelessness, which will take place from July 22 to 24, 2013 at the Renaissance in Washington DC. – many of our Campaign leaders will be in attendance!

SDHF Hosts May Roundtable on Veterans Housing & Services

Next month, the San Diego Housing Federation’s monthly roundtable series will focus on “integrated efforts to coming home,” with a discussion about ways to collaborate on housing and services for veterans.  The roundtable will feature many of our Campaign Leadership Team partners as well as other leaders working on veterans housing, employment, civic engagement, and service innovations.

Speakers include moderator Simonne Ruff, Corporation for Supportive Housing, and panelists include Phil Landis, Veterans Village of San Diego; Joel Roberts, People Assisting the Homeless; Jessica Chamberlain, Veterans Administration San Diego; Matthew Packard, San Diego Housing Commission; Sylvia Martinez, Community Housing Works; and Rebecca Louie, Wakeland Housing & Development Corporation.

The event will take place on Thursday, May 2nd from 8 to 10 am at the NTC Command Center, 2640 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego.  For details and registration information, visit the SDHF website.