Housing First Works! Trend Data from Springfield

The City of Springfield had rising numbers of homeless individuals in 2005-2006.  In 2007, the City strongly committed to a Housing First approach.  Since that time, the City has housed over 100 chronically homeless individuals.  The graph below shows the City’s progress: as the number of permanent supportive housing units increased, the homeless population decreased–including […]

Published in Best Practices, News, Springfield CoC on March 26, 2010.

Local press coverage of family homelessness

 The Republican reported extensively on family homelessness, and motel placements, in a two-part series last week.  Part 1 explores the rise in family homelessness, the use of motels to house homeless families, proposed legislation responding to the use of motels for homeless families, and the current shift to a Housing First response.  Part 2 reports on what its […]

Published in 3 County CoC, News, Press Coverage, Springfield CoC on February 21, 2010.

Remembering those who have died

Published in Springfield CoC on December 15, 2009.

Funding Availability: Springfield McKinney RFP Released

The City of Springfield has released its RFP for new projects to be included in the Continuum of Care application to be submitted to HUD.  The RFP is available here. A minimum of $430,492 is available to fund new programs.  New programs with significant housing focus are encouraged to apply.  In addition, the City seeks applicants […]

Published in Funding Opportunity, News, Springfield CoC on October 9, 2009.

SAMHSA Awards Announced

Last week U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that 43 organizations from around the country working to end chronic homelessness in their communities have been awarded Services in Supportive Housing grants of up to $400,000 per year for up to 5 years from the SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services. […]

Published in 3 County CoC, News, Springfield CoC on October 2, 2009.

Report on Springfield’s Project Homeless Connect

Springfield’s Project Homeless Connect took place yesterday at the Mass Mutual Center.  The Republican  story is here.  Here’s a snapshot of what happened:

Published in Best Practices, Network, News, Press Coverage, Springfield CoC on September 30, 2009.

Springfield announces HPRP awards

From the Springfield Republican: $1.7 million grant focuses on homeless   Tuesday, September 29, 2009, By PETER GOONAN, pgoonan@repub.com SPRINGFIELD – The city on Monday announced that two local agencies will receive funds from a $1.7 million federal stimulus grant that will concentrate on homeless prevention efforts and the rapid re-housing of families. HAP, Inc. […]

Published in News, Springfield CoC on September 30, 2009.

Bus transpo for motel families to Project Homeless Connect

Thanks to Peter Pan Bus Lines, bus transportation to Project Homeless Connect will be provided for homeless families in two motel sites–one in Springfield and one in West Springfield.  The bus schedule is being distributed on a flyer at the two motels by Square One.  Other providers working with these families are encouraged to also print […]

Published in 3 County CoC, Network, Springfield CoC on September 23, 2009.

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