Author Archives: Gerry McCafferty

Released: HOPWA RFP for Hampden/Hampshire/Franklin Counties; ESG RFP for Springfield

The City of Springfield has released two requests for proposals:

  1. The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program provides funds to nonprofit agencies for homelessness prevention and housing assistance for people who are HIV positive. These funds are to serve persons in Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties. The RFP seeks providers for these services for the program year July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019, with an expectation of two one-year renewals of initial contracts. The City does not expect to issue another HOPWA RFP until 2021.
  2. The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program provides funds to nonprofit agencies for homelessness prevention, rapid rehousing, and emergency shelter. The City seeks providers for these services for the program year July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. ESG funds are provided to the City of Springfield to assist people who live or work in the City.

RFPs are available at the Office of Housing, 1600 E. Columbus Ave., Springfield or in response to an email request to gmccafferty@springfieldcityhall.com. Applications are due by noon on March 2, 2018.

Springfield-Hampden County CoC has released its RFP for programs to include in its FY2017 CoC Competition Application

The Springfield-Hampden County CoC has released its Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking programs to include in its FY2017 CoC Competition Application.

The RFP seeks new, expansion, and renewal permanent supportive housing (PSH), Rapid Rehousing (RRH) , and Joint Transitional Housing-Rapid Rehousing (TH-RRH) programs. The program funding period begins July 1, 2018.

The RFP and information posted about the opportunity are posted on the website of the Springfield-Hampden County CoC. Please click to visit the website for more information about this opportunity.

 

National call for assistance: give your input about usability of your HMIS

The Durham North Carolina Continuum of Care has distributed a survey for CoC agencies across the country to provide information about the usability of their HMIS. The Durham CoC is collecting this data for use in assessing its own HMIS, but will also make the data available to any CoC who requests it.

Data collected from this survey will be useful to any CoC evaluating their current HMIS or choosing a new HMIS. I urge you to help out. Take the short survey here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7pMUmTeoDM3IRBQN5L6x2GkjSNv7k_8rRv22iEmDVzKc3mg/viewform

Springfield-Hampden County CoC FY2016 Application Available for Public Comment

The Springfield-Hampden County CoC has released its draft FY2016 Application for public comment. There are two parts to the application, each of which may be viewed by clicking on the link:

The public may comment on the application in writing, by sending an email to Gerry McCafferty, or in person by attending the CoC Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting will take place Friday, September 9, 2016, at UMass-Springfield, Room 004, Tower Square, 1500 Main Street, Springfield.

The Springfield-Hampden County CoC will vote to approve (or require amendments) to the application at the Annual Meeting, so written comments should be submitted prior to the meeting in order to be considered by the full CoC.