VAWA Housing Protections; Implementation Considerations for ESG and CoC Programs Webinar

Please join HUD and CSH to discuss implementation considerations for HUD’s Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Final Rule in Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) and Continuum of Care (CoC) Programs with two CoCs – Louisiana Balance of State and Austin/Travis County. The VAWA Final Rule expands housing protections for survivors of domestic abuse, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in CoC and ESG projects. The rule was created to help ensure all individuals have access to a safe home without the fear of violence and to reduce the risk of homelessness among survivors.
Learn more about:
  • Strategies on implementing quality emergency transfer plans
  • Methods on improving quick, low barrier access to safe housing options for survivors
  • Partnerships with victim services providers and domestic violence coalitions that can assist in implementing housing protections for survivors
The webinar will provide strategies for quality implementation of the VAWA Final Rule, specifically targeted to recipients of ESG and CoC funds.
VAWA Housing Protections – Implementation Considerations for ESG and CoC Programs Webinar
Date: Monday, March 11, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM EDT

Connect To Home Coordinated Entry System (CES) Featured in County News Magazine February 2019

The Eastern PA CoC is pleased to share that an article on Connect to Home: CES of Eastern Pennsylvania has been published in the February 2019 issue of the Pennsylvania County News magazine, the premier publication of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP). The Pennsylvania County News serves as the mouthpiece for county and local government issues and provides education and information about counties to its 1,500 plus readers.

You may read the published article here.

One by One, Ending Homelessness in Western PA

Several months ago, the Western PA CoC began a process to create a name, tagline and logo for the CoC.  The CoC’s Governing Board met on Friday, February 1 and finalized the logo.  Today we are proud to announce the new CoC name, tagline and logo, as shown above.

Many CoC members submitted ideas, drawings, computer designs, etc.  Thank you to everyone who participated!

We are all lucky to work with a wonderful group of people who are working diligently to, One by One End Homelessness in Western PA!

Apply today for the True Colors Fellowship!

The True Colors Fellowship offers up to five young people ages 18-24 the unique opportunity to execute a six-month project that contributes to a more inclusive world for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people. Throughout the experience, True Colors Fellows make lasting professional connections, gain hands-on organizing experience, and build their leadership skills.
Applications are open to LGBTQ-identified young people ages 18-24 with lived experiences of housing instability and/or homelessness. Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2019.
Click here to learn more!