|TPCH Newsletter – November 2022|
IN THIS ISSUE
TPCH To Host Fourth Quarterly General Council Meeting 11/10/22 from 3-5pm
City of Tucson Housing First Department Launches Homeless Protocol Reporting Tool, Seeks Partnerships for Homeless Protocol Dashboard
City of Tucson sponsors HUD Virtual House Party with Secretary Fudge
Celebrating the Contributions of Veterans this Veterans Day
Resource Corner: Upcoming Tools, Trainings, and Resources
Reminder: Quarterly General Council Meeting November 10, 2022
TUCSON PIMA COLLABORATION TO END HOMELESSNESS TO HOST FOURTH QUARTERLY GENERAL COUNCIL MEETING
Register here for the open meeting.
The summary agenda will include the community celebrations, an overview of the FY 2022 HUD Continuum of Care Program Annual Funding Competition and Non-Competitive Renewals of Youth Homelessness Demonstration Projects and FY 2022 HUD Continuum of Care Supplemental Notice of Funding Opportunity to Address Unsheltered Homelessness submissions, and continuum updates.
Visit the link to view the following:
TPCH General Council Meeting Agenda (November 10, 2022)
TPCH Voting Member Roster as of August 11, 2022
TPCH General Council Meeting Minutes (August 11, 2022)
REGISTER FOR THE OPEN MEETING.
Homeless Encampment Reporting Tool Now Live
CITY OF TUCSON HOUSING FIRST DEPARTMENT LAUCNHES HOMELESS ENCAMPMENT PROTOCOL & REPORTING TOOL
The Homeless Encampment Protocol is initiated when a homeless camp, located on City property or private property, poses a threat to public safety, causes a major criminal or health concern, or when there is camping in any City park after hours. The new encampment online reporting tool will allow our community to help the City identify encampment locations and assess the level of response needed, including outreach, clean-up, and enforcement.
This reporting tool can be access online via this link and via the QR Code above. Encampment Reports can also be taken by phone at
City of Tucson Housing First Team Seeking Partnerships for Homeless Protocol Dashboard
HOMELESS PROTOCOL REPORTING TOOL LIVE AS OF OCTOBER 27, 2022, PARTNERSHIPS FOR OUTREACH NEEDED
The City of Tucson Housing First Team is seeking partnerships to provide outreach from the Homeless Protocol dashboard. The Homeless Protocol dashboard receives notifications from the public about encampments found all over the City of Tucson and Pima County.
For more information and to engage in this community effort, please reach out to Elle.Millyard@tucsonaz.gov.
Department of Housing and Urban Development to Host Virtual House Party with Secretary Marcia Fudge
U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge and special guests are hosting a virtual House Party to emphasize the agency’s commitment to helping young adults achieve their dreams of owning a home. The City of Tucson is serving as a champion for this event. Register here or click on the image above.
TPCH Celebrates Veterans Day
MANY OFFICES TO BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11 FOR VETERANS DAY
DID YOU KNOW? VETERANS CREATED VETERANS DAY FROM ARMISTICE DAY TO HONOR VETERANS OF BOTH WORLD WARS
The end of World War I in November of 1918 resulted in “Armistice Day” to celebrate world peace. Originally honoring veterans of World War I, Armistice Day was later changed in 1954 at the urging of veterans service organizations, who amended the Act in 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting in its place the word “Veterans.” With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.
TPCH celebrates the Veterans in Pima County who have contributed to our national and community, as well as Esperanza En Escalante and The Southern Arizona Veterans Association Health Care System for their contributions to the mission of preventing and ending Veteran Homelessness in Pima County.
EVENTS IN TUCSON CELEBRATING VETERANS
Want to participate in the Tucson Vets Parade happening on Veterans Day? Check out more info and register here.
If you’d rather enjoy the soitude of nature this Veterans Day, the National Park Service is offering a fare-free day on Friday, November 11, 2022.
Resource Corner: Tools, Conference Opportunities and Upcoming Trainings
ARIZONA TOWN HALL OFFERS FACTSHEETS AND BACKGROUND REPORTS ON MENTAL HEALTH, SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND HOMELESSNESS TOWN HALL
Last week, Arizona Town Hall listened to Tucson providers and community members discuss the related issues of mental health, substance abuse, and homelessness, and offered background reports and fact sheets for review. These can be found at the organization’s website, which will also feature a report out from the town hall event.
UNITED STATES INTERAGENCY COUNCIL ON HOMELESSNESS (USICH) AND THE NATIONAL COALITION TO END HOMELESSNESS (NAEH) RELEASE VOTING GUIDES FOR HOMELESS PROVIDERS AND PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS
To help more Americans exercise their right to vote, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) created the following step-by-step voting guides for homeless providers and for people experiencing homelessness. Both are available in five languages:
Election checklist for homeless service providers
Voting checklist for people experiencing homelessness
This guidance is part of the Biden administration’s effort to enable all eligible Americans—regardless of their housing status—to fully participate in our democracy. Last year, President Biden signed an executive order requiring federal agencies to promote voter registration and participation.
Check out the Every One Votes toolkit from the National Alliance to End Homelessness for more best practices on registering our community.
ARIZONA HOUSING COALITION RELEASES NEW DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION AND HOUSING WEB PAGE
Understanding how diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) concepts impact housing outcomes is critical in our mission to prevent and end homelessness and advocate for safe, affordable homes for all Arizonans. The following links provide guidance on housing equity. Visit the webpage here.
MONKEYPOX GUIDANCE FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS SERVING PEOPLE LIVING IN CONGREGATE SETTINGS
In addition to the below resources, TPCH and the Pima County Health Department hosted “Supporting People Experiencing Homelessness During the Monkeypox Outbreak” – A Webinar for Homeless Service Providers on September 21, 2022. To access this webinar via the TPCH Online Training Center, use this link.
The National Health Care for the Homeless Council has gathered several resources from the Center for Disease Control and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council to advise service providers on how to safely serve those living in encampments or other congregate settings. Those are listed here:
Fact Sheet: Monkeypox and People Experiencing Homelessness (National Health Care for the Homeless Council)
Considerations for Reducing Monkeypox Transmission in Congregate Living Settings (CDC)
Monkeypox Resources (HUD)
Fillable Flyer for Outreach – What You Need to Know About Monkeypox
Protecting Yourself and Others from Monkeypox
What To Do if There Is a Monkeypox Case in the Shelter
Monkeypox Preparedness Considerations for Homeless Shelters
The Time Is Now! Talking to People Experiencing Homelessness About Monkeypox
NATIONAL ALLIANCE TO END HOMELESSNESS PRESSURE POINTS SERIES
The Alliance’s new Pressure Points Resource Series outlines specific strategies, practices, and philosophies that can help relieve the pressures experienced by providers and systems alike.
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TPCH Meetings & Training Events
Meetings and events added regularly. Find details and locations on the TPCH calendar at https://www.tpch.net
November 3, 3pm
Homeless Youth Coalition
November 8, 1pm
Community Outreach Coalition
November 8, 3pm
System Performance Evaluation Committee
November 9, 10:30am
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
November 9, 3pm
November 10, 3pm
General Council Meeting
November 18, 9am
Built for Zero Coalition
November 22, 3pm
Continuum of Care Board Meeting
For the most up-to-date meeting information, visit the TPCH calendar at https://www.tpch.net.