Springfield-Hampden CoC is #readyforzero

Springfield-Hampden CoC members are in the midst of a 2-day Action Camp, led by out Zero 2016 partners (from WA, ME NY and Boston). We’re making great progress on improving our by-name list and fully embracing and launching coordinated entry. What a great team!


Here’s what a coordinated system looks like

Like the Hampden County CoC, Arlington, VA is a Zero 2016 Community.  But Arlington is ahead of us, because they participated in the 100,000 Homes campaign. The Washington Post describes the system they have put in place–and what we are working toward.  The full story is copied below: Arlington’s no-silos approach has housed hundreds of […]


Zero 2016: Adding Registry Week to the Point-in-Time Count

A key recommendation from the Zero 2016 campaign is that CoCs conduct a registry week, and they recommend combining it with the Point-in-time (PIT) Count.  While registry is a component of the Zero 2016 campaign, which Hampden County is participating in, it is also a best practice, recommended for all CoCs–so don’t stop reading if you are in […]


Fairfield County Housing First and Coordinated Assessment

Last Thursday’s training included a presentation from Lisa Bahadosingh about Fairfield County’s Housing First and Coordinated Assessment system.  Lisa has shared her slides with us, posted below.  

Published in Best Practices, Coordinated Assessment, Resources, Training on October 20, 2014.

HOT Housing is Here!

The Housing Options Tool (HOT) is now live! Many of you have seen demonstrations of the HOT over the past few months, so you know that it provides an online venue to find housing for persons with long histories of homelessness – based on their preferences, program eligibility, income requirements, and desired level of services. […]

Published in Best Practices, Coordinated Assessment on July 22, 2014.