Ms. Heritage spoke about the history of the Community Shelter Board and how they are ending homelessness. She also participated in two afternoon workshops on governance and structure.
Representing the Mercer Alliance were Herb Levine, Marygrace Billek and Frank Cirillo.
The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act is the standard by which HUD will determine how much federal funding will be distributed to a given Homelessness Continuum of Care. Compliance to the guidelines outlined in the HEARTH Act is, in fact, the “New Normal”!
Coordination and collaboration among regional Continuums is strongly encouraged. And HUD has clearly defined the benchmarks by which a Continuum will be recognized as “high performing”.
Over the next few days we will be adding more material from this event including photos.