Legal Services for Veterans Program

Notice of Funding Opportunity


The Department of Veterans Affairs is announcing the Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Legal Services for Veterans Program.


Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness often face legal issues that make it difficult for them to obtain or maintain stable housing. As a part of ongoing efforts to end Veteran homelessness, there is an opportunity for more than $11 million in legal services grants for Veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Legal services - particularly civil legal services that support accessing government benefits, navigating family law, ensuring access to safe housing, and assisting with debt - can all be critical to resolving of preventing homelessness.


The application period started October 6, 2022 and will close on December 30, 2022.


View the Notice of Funding Opportunity and visit the VHA Grant Programs Portal to apply online.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

​​​​Lived Experience Committee: Call for Applicants

The Housing First Solano CoC is seeking individuals with lived experience of homelessness to serve on our new Lived Experience Advisory Committee (LEAC). We are seeking people with past or current lived experience of homelessness with ties to Solano County to serve on the LEAC. The LEAC will meet at least quarterly and the CoC plans to provide stipends for committee members. Anyone interested in applying can fill out this LEAC Member Application (Aplicación en español) or go to the "Who We Are" page and scroll down to submit via this website. Contact reneep@capsolanojpa.org for more information.



Invitation to Join the Housing First Solano Continuum of Care

We invite anyone working to address homelessness and housing in Solano County to join and be engaged with the Housing First Solano CoC! Housing First Solano is the regional planning body that coordinates the community’s policies, strategies, and activities toward preventing and ending homelessness. Through the Continuum of Care, community stakeholders engage on the issues facing Solano County’s low-income population, homeless individuals and families, and other at-risk populations, and become part of the solutions being offered to address those challenges.

There are multiple ways to join:



The CoC also provides regular updates on funding opportunities. Please stayed tuned for information on a Housing First Solano HUD CoC New Project Technical Assistance Workshop in the Spring of 2021. If you're interested in submitting a new project application during the 2021 HUD CoC Notice of Funding Availability this summer, then please attend this workshop!

There are many ways to collaborate, participate, and stay informed about the wide range of projects and funding opportunities being pursued in the region to address poverty and homelessness. Please share the CoC website and/or email with other agencies, nonprofits, and community members that may wish to become stakeholders in solutions to ending homelessness. We hope to hear from you soon!



2022 Point-in-Time Count


The Executive Summary and Press Release of the 2022 Point-in-Time (PIT) count are now available. The PIT Count is part of the nation-wide initiative to provide a snapshot of the number and demographics of those experiencing homelessness, based on the definition provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).


The full report will be released as soon as it is available.

COVID-19 Resources


We strive to keep you informed, but not overwhelmed in these challenging times. Please find some useful links below. We will be posting regular updates and resources for homeless services providers. Please find a list of resources below that are intended to provide guidance for homeless assistance providers on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19):

  • Up-to-date guidance on COVID-19 is available on the Homebase website.
  • Solano County Department of Public Health is providing regular COVID-19 updates and guidance to the community on their website. Please check their website regularly for most up-to-date information.

WHAT WE DO

Housing First Solano is a coalition of service providers in Solano County working together to end homelessness.

Housing First Solano CoC/CAP Solano JPA Participant Grievance Policy and

​Call for Grievance Advisory Committee Members


The Housing First Solano Continuum of Care (CoC)/CAP Solano JPA Participant Grievance Policy applies to all participants in housing and homeless service programs funded by the CAP Solano JPA and/or the Housing First Solano Continuum of Care (HFS CoC). This policy provides participants with the right to grieve any situation where they are denied housing or services by a program. This covers denials of housing or services because of rule violations, non-compliance with program requirements, or not meeting program eligibility.

We are seeking applicants to serve on a Grievance Advisory Committee with the representation of homeless and housing service providers, people with lived experience of homelessness, and HFS, JPA, and Tripartite Advisory Board members. If you are interested, submit this Grievance Advisory Committee Application to solano@homebaseccc.org.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

WHO WE ARE

Housing First Solano works to end homelessness by:


  • Facilitating multi-agency cooperation and coordination
  • Connecting persons experiencing homelessness with housing, job, family, and medical resources
  • Securing funds from the State of California, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and private organizations to end homelessness.


We invite community members to join the Housing First Solano Continuum of Care in preventing and ending homelessness in Solano County!


Please note that during the current state of emergency in California, community meetings will be held by phone and video conference only unless otherwise stated.

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  • Housing First Solano CoC General Membership Meeting

​      Wednesday December 14, 2022  |

      10:00 am - 11:30 am

​      Agenda and Materials | Zoom Link
      Meeting Id: 897 3705 1860   
      Passcode: HFSCOC22  
      Phone: +1 213 338 8477  


  • CAP Solano JPA Board Meeting

        Thursday December 15, 2022  |
        6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

        County Administration Center

        Multi-Purpose Room

        675 Texas Street Suite 1600

        Fairfield, CA 94533  


Housing First CoC Governance Committee Meeting

        Monday, January 9, 2023  |
       10AM-12PM

        


        Multi-Purpose Room


        675 Texas Street Suite 1600


        Fairfield, CA 94533