CTBOS is a coalition of private and public-sector agencies and individuals working to prevent and end homelessness in Connecticut.  CT BOS oversees over $43 million annually in federal funding for more than 110 transitional, rapid rehousing and permanent supportive housing projects located Hartford, Litchfield, New Haven, New London, Windham, Tolland and Middlesex counties.

Save the Date

BOS Steering Committee members are convening monthly COVID-19 Guidance/Informational meetings.  Please see slides and recording on the COVID-19 Tab.  The meeting scheduled for 8/7/2020 has been postponed due to the current State of Emergency in Connecticut.  Check back for the time and date of the upcoming meeting.  Follow the link below to attend:

See the COVID-19 Tab for additional valuable information and links for COVID-19 and Homeless Services.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.
Sincerely,
CT BOS Team

Eligibility Verification

These resources are intended to help CT BOS providers to verify CoC program participant eligibility and ensure that participant charts contain adequate eligibility documentation. They have been customized for the CT BOS CoC and may not be entirely applicable to other CoCs.  These resources are updated periodically, and the most recent versions are available here.

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CT BOS Policies

The CT BOS Steering Committee has adopted policies and provides tools to help support compliance with HUD requirements and efforts to assist homeless people to obtain housing, economic stability and enhanced quality of life.

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Project Monitoring

CT BOS offers on-site monitoring to help grantees prepare for HUD monitoring visits, reduce the risk of funding being recaptured by HUD, and identify areas of need for technical assistance. The CT BOS monitoring guide and links to HUD monitoring exhibits are available here.  The guide has been customized for the CT BOS CoC and may not be entirely applicable to other CoCs.

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Resources

Additional HUD and CT specific resources are available here.  These include:  the HUD Exchange website, CoC Program Interim Rule, HUD CoC Grants Administration User Guide, DMHAS CoC Rental Assistance Documents, Environmental Review Resources, and the CT HMIS website.

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Upcoming Events

Monthly COVID-19 Webinars

Webinars are from 11 a.m. – noon unless otherwise noted.  Join at the following link:

https://zoom.us/j/95644878479?pwd=Wm9hamJka2Z5V0xWVXlidFRCZHE1UT09

Meeting ID: 956 4487 8479, Password: 414595, Phone:  646-876-9923

Next Meeting Date TBD due to the current State of Emergency in CT.

Friday, 9/11/2020, 12:00 – 1 p.m.

Training

In lieu of the traditional PATH Monitoring visits, DMHAS has asked HI to assist with 4 Outreach webinars.

The webinars are from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Join at the following link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81396673656?pwd=aGlla3hRb0dmbnpac1g5bjZVam9Kdz09

Meeting ID: 813 9667 3656 , Phone audio:  646-876-9923, Password:  619866

Meeting Dates/Topics:

Thursday, August 13/Creating Expectations in Housing

Steering Committee Meetings

In efforts to adjust to the fluctuating needs of staff during the COVID-19 outbreak, meetings have been conducted via Zoom.  Check back for updates.

August 21, 2020 – 11 – 12 p.m.

September 18, 2020 – 11 – 12 p.m.

October 16, 2020

November 20, 2020

December 18, 2020