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.

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

UPCOMING MEETINGS


COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

WHO WE ARE

​​​​​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.

2022-23 CSBG Community Needs Assessment and Action Plan
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!


CAP Solano JPA has released the Draft 2022-23 CSBG Community Action Plan 

The Public Comment Period for comments to the 2022-23 CSBG Community Action Plan is from April 23, 2021, through May 26, 2021, 5:00 p.m.
Any comments received after this time will not be considered. 

Comments can be submitted by email at Solano@homebaseccc.org
Subject line: 2022-23 CSBG CAP Public Comment
 
Members of the public are also invited to attend and provide input on the Community Action Plan for 2022-23 CSBG funding at either of the

2022-23 Community Services Block Grant - Community Action Plan Public Hearings om May 25, 2021 (see above for meeting information).


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

WHAT WE DO


COVID-19 NEWS AND RESOURCES

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.

  •  2022-23 CSBG Community Action Plan - Public Hearings  | Tuesday, May 25   |      Session 1: 3:00 - 4:30 pm  |  Zoom link  |  Phone: 669-900-6833  | Meeting ID: 956 6918 3918.  Session 2: 7:30 - 8:30 pm |  Zoom link  |  Phone: 669-900-6833  | Meeting ID: 955 0465 7377

EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ERAP) FUNDING

Solano County is pleased to announce that Catholic Charities will be administering $13.3 million in ERAP funds to Solano County Residents.

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (“ERAP”) is a federal initiative that primarily covers rental arrears for low-income households with the goal of allowing those households to remain in their current homes. The program may also cover utility arrears, housing stability case management, and a limited amount of prospective rental assistance. The program is intended to benefit renters who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.

  • The phone number for Solano County ERAP is: 707-400-0741​.
  • The tenant application can be accessed here.
  • The landlord application can be accessed here.


Please consult this general flyer to learn more about available resources and application instructions.



2021 COMMUNITY SERVICES GRANT BLOCK GRANT 


$88,639.73 in Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funding.

RFP Timeline:
Release of Request for Proposals: April16, 2021
Notice of Intent to Apply: April 23, 2021 by 5 PM PT
Proposal Submission Deadline: May 21, 2021 by 12 PM PT
Tripartite Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting: award recommendations discussed June 14, 2021
JPA Board Meeting: TAB award recommendations reviewed and allocation decisions made June 24, 2021
Awards Announcements: June 28, 2021 or upon JPA contract execution with CSD, whichever is later.

Please find the RFP and accompanying documents here

Letters of Interest and Applications must be submitted to Solano@homebaseccc.org.



EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUND (ESG CV 2)


Solano County is pleased to announce that Mission Samoa, SHELTER, Inc., and City of Vallejo were awarded $3,387,100 in Emergency Solutions Grant Coronavirus (ESG-CV 2) funds on April 22, 2021.


  • Mission Samoa: $355,000; Purpose: Emergency Shelter
  • SHELTER, Inc.: $1,800,716; Purpose: Project Roomkey/Emergency Shelter
  • City of Vallejo: $1,231,384; Purpose: Project Roomkey



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.