September Consolidated Homeless Grant Newsletter

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Consolidated Homeless Grant (CHG) Newsletter

Sept. 19, 2016

Registration Now Open for Annual Grantee Forum - Nov. 2

We are pleased to announce our annual grantee forum on Nov. 2 for homeless housing service providers funded with Consolidated Homeless Grant (CHG) and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) to engage, share knowledge, experiences, and best practices with one another for meeting the needs of people experiencing homelessness. Registration is now open. Details regarding the forum schedule and speakers will be available at a later date.

A limited block of rooms is reserved at Suncadia and you are encouraged to contact the hotel as soon as possible if you plan to stay overnight on Nov. 1. A registration code for Suncadia is provided at the registration form link below.

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Final County Report Card Released

Incorporating your feedback, we are happy to release the Final County Report Card (August 2016). Keep in mind:

  • The Homeless System Performance Measures on the County Report Card do not include homelessness prevention projects, per HUD reporting specifications.
  • Chelan-Douglas: Douglas County bed inventory and HMIS data are listed under Chelan County. 
  • Benton-Franklin: Franklin County bed inventory and HMIS data are listed under Benton County.
  • Columbia-Garfield: Garfield County bed inventory is listed under Columbia County.

You can drill down to a specific county in the bed inventory and PIT section, and in the revenue and balance section by selecting the county or counties you want to include.

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Feedback requested by Sept. 30 on Policy Memo: CHG/Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

Commerce has proposed bold policy changes to address the increase in homelessness and create a system that operationalizes the value that all people deserve housing.

We invite you to please review our policy memo and send your comments on the proposed changes and your ideas about how to improve the homeless system to Tedd Kelleher at or 360-725-2930.

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