Dear Community Partners:


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.


COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF, AND ECONOMIC STIMULUS (ESG CV): $3,387,100

Inquiry Deadline: April 5, 2021 5:00 PM PT
Submission Deadline: April 12, 2021 5:00 PM PT
Electronic Proposals Must be Submitted to: QOL@fairfield.ca.gov by Monday, April 12, 2021 5:00 PM PT

Staff Contact for Inquiries: 
Shelley Tiran, Program Coordinator
707-428-7609, stiran@fairfield.ca.gov
City Manager’s Office, Homeless Services Division
1000 Webster Street, Fairfield, CA 94533
 
Please see the full RFP HERE.


REQUEST FOR LETTERS OF INTENT; Solano CoC RRH Funds


We are reaching out to experienced providers in hopes that you might consider submitting a Letter of Intent (LOI) to assume control over a Rapid Rehousing (RRH) program funded by CoC funds in Solano County.  We ask that all interested providers submit a LOI to solano@homebaseccc.org by Friday, April 16 at 5:00 PM PST.

The LOI details and questions to answer are available HERE

The 2020 CoC Contract with HUD is for $117,390 and ideally would start May 1, 2021.  To finalize the transfer of the contract, a grant amendment would have to be completed with HUD.  The newly selected provider would be expected to apply in the 2021 CoC Competition as a renewal project to ensure continued operation.
 
The Housing First Solano CoC is recommending providers to HUD using an open and fair evaluation process. The first step of this process is to solicit letters of interest from Homeless Service Providers. The public should forward this call for Letters of Interest to any and all interested parties.  If you have further questions or would like to discuss details, we welcome you to email solano@homebaseccc.org



FY 2019 HUD CONTINUUM OF CARE (CoC) AWARDS

On March 13, 2020, HUD announced the complete awards for the FY 2019 CoC Funding Competition. Housing First Solano CoC received $1,486,257 in CoC funding. A list of Solano agencies awarded CoC funding can be found here

HUD's award announcement can be found here.


Housing First Solano ​2019 FINAL PRIORITY LISTING

On September 11, 2019 the Housing First Solano Board met and approved the final priority listing for project applications recommended by the Review and Rank Panel. To view the approved list, click here.

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

UPCOMING MEETINGS

WHAT WE DO

COC BOARD OPENINGS

The HFS CoC Board is currently seeking nominations to fill seats with representatives of Law Enforcement, Business, Nonprofit Homeless Assistance Providers, and other At-Large Community Members.

Interested community members should submit a completed copy of the application form to solano@homebaseccc.org.


Invitation to Join the Housing First Solano Continuum of Care

Dear Community Members,


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:

Join Our Mailing List - Sign Up Online
Email Us at solano@homebaseccc.org
And visit us online: http://www.housingfirstsolano.org/

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!

Sincerely,
The Housing First Solano CoC



2021 UNSHELTERED POINT-IN-TIME COUNT CANCELED


The Housing First Solano Continuum of Care (CoC) PIT Count Workgroup has decided to utilize a COVID-19-related waiver being offered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to postpone the unsheltered PIT Count from January 25, 2021 to early 2022 in order to protect the health and safety of all those involved. The 2021 sheltered PIT count will continue as planned. No federal or state homeless assistance funding will be in jeopardy as a result of this decision and most Bay Area CoCs have also postponed their PIT Counts.


Although early 2022 may feel far away, a successful unsheltered PIT Count requires a lot of advance planning and volunteers. Although there will be no unsheltered PIT count on January 25, 2021, we are still hoping you can offer your support for the 2022 count. To learn more about how to get involved, please visit the volunteer registration portal. Community members are also encouraged to:


  • Subscribe to the CoC listserv and attend CoC meetings the fourth Wednesday of every month. Request to join the PIT workgroup to be notified of future workgroup meeting dates.
  • Continue to input "known locations" into the Counting Us app as we get closer to 2022.
  • Volunteer for the unsheltered PIT count in 2022 and recruit your friends, family, and colleagues to do so as well.
  • Donate incentives (socks, gift cards, etc.) to encourage participation in the PIT count from those with lived experience, especially youth.


Thank you again for all of your support and we hope you continue to be involved in the Housing First Solano CoC to help us end homelessness in Solano County. Please email solano@homebaseccc.org or SolanoPIT@SimtechSolutions.com if you have questions, want to make a donation for 2022 or need additional information.


Sincerely,
The Housing First Solano CoC​



2019 POINT-IN-TIME COUNT RELEASED


The results of the 2019 Point-in-Time (PIT) count are now available. The PIT Count is an enumeration of persons experiencing homelessness, whether sheltered or unsheltered, on a single night in January. The PIT count is conducted at least biannually in Solano and is a requirement to receive homeless assistance funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The PIT Count uses HUD’s definition of homelessness, which includes persons living in shelters and places not meant for human habitation, but excludes persons who are living doubled up with others due to economic hardship or those living in RV or trailer parks.


For more information, please visit capsolanojpa.org or visit the HIC/PIT Count page by clicking here.

WHO WE ARE

COVID-19 NEWS AND RESOURCES

Community Needs Assessment
HELP STRENGTHEN SOLANO COUNTY'S RESPONSE TO POVERTY!


Make sure your voice is heard as the County and Cities identify priorities to invest in over the next two years!

STAKEHOLDER AND COMMUNITY SURVEY

The Community Action Partnership Solano, Joint Powers Authority is soliciting feedback for its two-year Community Action Plan to alleviate poverty in Solano County. To ensure this plan is responsive to the true needs of our community, we need to hear directly from as many stakeholders as possible.

Please help us by completing this survey by March 29th! 

Please also share with providers, agencies, and organizations in the County.
If you prefer to fill out or share a paper version of the survey, a PDF is available to download here.
Please contact solano@homebaseccc.org if a survey translated into Spanish is needed.

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.


FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENTS


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

  • CoC Board Meeting:
    Wednesday, March 24th  10:00 to 11:00am |  Zoom link  |  Phone: 669-900-6833  |  Meeting ID: 944 7611 2929  |  Agenda
  • CSBG Needs Assessment-Community Forum: Wednesday, March 24th  11:00am to 12:30pm |  Zoom link  |  Phone: 669-900-6833  |  Meeting ID: 946 1126 8448  |