Cape & Islands Regional Network on Homelessness

Spotlight: Submission to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

 

 

As required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Cape and Islands Regional Network on Homelessness is publicly posting the following documents prior to submission to HUD.

 

FY 2021 MA-503 CoC Collaborative Application

FY2021 MA-503 CoC Project Priority Listing

 

 

Youth and Young Adult (YYA) Homelessness Community Needs Assessment

Between February and June 2019 the Barnstable County Department of Human Services, with Matthew Aronson Consulting, conducted a Youth and Young Adult (YYA) Homelessness Community Needs Assessment to explore the homelessness system and individual needs of YYA on Cape Cod and the Islands.  Community members, service partners, and YYA with lived experience provided input via interviews, focus groups, and surveys on prevention and intervention services and resources for those currently experiencing homelessness.  The assessment investigated the experiences of a number of sub-populations including individuals under the age of 18, and between the ages of 18 and 24 (both parenting and unaccompanied) and considered the issues of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity to understand YYA needs related to stable housing, education, employment, health and wellbeing, and permanent connections.


Mission

The Cape and Islands Regional Network on Homelessness is a collaborative effort of state, county and local government, social service providers, housing agencies, faith-based organizations, the business community and individuals working together to prevent and end homelessness.

 

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Fact Sheet

FACT SHEET: Cape and Islands Regional Network on Homelessness, April 2021

 

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Membership

Barnstable County Department of Human Services convenes the Regional Network, a broad-based public-private partnership committed to identifying and implementing creative solutions to preventing and ending homelessness on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket. The Regional Network is also the entity organized to carry out the responsibilities required by the HUD CoC Program and is composed of representatives of organizations, including nonprofit homeless providers, victim service providers, faith-based organizations, governments, businesses, advocates, public housing agencies, school districts, social service providers, mental health agencies, hospitals, universities, affordable housing developers, law enforcement, organizations that serve homeless and formerly homeless veterans, and homeless and formerly homeless persons to the extent these groups are represented within the geographic area and are available to participate.

The Regional Network is comprised of an Executive Committee, a Policy Board, several working groups, and a larger network of interested stakeholders.

 

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Governance

In November 2018, the Regional Network updated the January 2018 revision of the Cape Cod and Islands Regional Network on Homelessness Governance Charter Updated November 2018. The Charter outlines membership, responsibilities delegated by the Regional Network to its Policy Board, committees and agents, provisions for governance through the Policy Board and key policies and processes, and designates the Regional Network as the Cape & Island’s Continuum of Care.

 

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Meetings & Minutes

Calendar-Icon Calendar

Visit the Department of Human Services’ Calendar for meetings and their related documents.

Cape and Islands Regional Network on Homelessness meetings are held on the fourth Monday of every other month from 9:00 – 10:30 AM via REMOTE participation until further notice per Open Meeting Law. 

For meeting minutes from previous years, email humanservices@barnstablecounty.org.

 

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Regional Network on Homelessness Plan 2012 – 2014

 

CapeCodMap

 

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Policies

 

Current policies for the Cape and Islands Continuum of Care adopted by the Regional Policy Board.

 

CoC Reallocation Policy Updated March 26, 2018
Coc Written Standards Version 2.0 Updated July, 2018

 

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Publications and Data

 

Barnstable County Department of Human Services provides critical documents, resources, and related links relating to substance use. For a repository of synthesized local data in original in-house publications and reports, visit the Cape and Islands Regional Network on Homelessness Publications and Data web page.

 

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Contact

 

For more information, contact Dan Gray, Continuum of Care Program Manager at Barnstable County Department of Human Services at 774-224-0051 or daniel.gray@barnstablecounty.org 

 

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