HSC Board Meeting

30 W. Mifflin Street, Floor 10 | 11AM - 1PM

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Shelter Provider’s Committee

United Way | 9AM - 11AM

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Shelter Provider's Committee

United Way | 9AM - 11AM

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  • The Madison/Dane County CoC has completed the FY2017 application to HUD for Continuum of Care Funding.  The application and priority list will be submitted to HUD shortly.

    FY2017 Collaborative Application

    Project Priority List FY2017

  • Housing Resource Vacancy Lists: The lists for 0-1 bedrooms, 2 bedrooms and 3+ bedrooms for the week of October 18, 2017 are available for download here. Other housing lists maintained by the Tenant Resource Center, including moderately priced housing and subsidized housing, are also available for download.


  • The Homeless Services Consortium Board of Directors approved the CoC funding slate on 9/8/2017.  The Board approved what was recommended by the Review Committee Board Approved Ranking


  • The CoC Review Committee met on Tuesday to review and rank the CoC proposals.  The group put together a recommendation for the Board of Directors.  The Board meets on Friday September 8th from 2-4pm at 30 W. Mifflin on the 10th floor.  Please contact Torrie at if you have any questions.

    Review Committee Proposal

  • CoC FY2017 Funding UPDATE

    Applications have been submitted to the CoC for Review and Ranking for this year’s CoC Funding Application.  Below, please find all of the submitted applications.  The Review Committee meets on September 5th to review and rank all applications.  The HSC Board of Directors meets on September 8, 2017 at 2:00PM to make the final approval on which applications and their ranking will be put forward to HUD.  The Board’s decision will be posted on this website.

    Tenant Resource Center

    TRC- Rapid Rehousing

    Community Action Coalition


    CAC – Home For Good


    Tellurian – HOPE

    Tell- ReachOut Housing First

    Tell.-Housing 1st Exp.

    Tell.-Housing 1st. Exp. (2)

    Tellurian – Willy St. SRO

    Institute for Community Alliances

    ICA – Coordinated Entry


    Housing Initiatives

    HII – Rental Assistance

    HII-Rental Assistance Bonus

    Tenant Handbook 2017

    The Road Home

    TRH- Second Chance Apt. Project

    The Salvation Army

    The Salvation Army – RISE

    The Salvation Army – RISE Expansion

    YWCA Madison



    e-snaps – Pheasant Ridge Trail

    Supp Qs – Pheasant Ridge Trail

    Porchlight-Thierer Road

    Porchlight – Nakoosa Trail

    Porchlight – Housing First Leasing

    City of Madison

    Planning Grant

    Each applicant submitted data to the CoC to assist in the ranking and review process.  Data can be found on the Performance Spreadsheet

  • SSI Training provided by the Mainstream Resources Committee

    Presented by Hal Menendez from Legal Action of WI

    Date:   Thursday, September 28th
    Time:   8:30am-10:30am
    Place:  United Way (2059 Atwood Avenue) Boardroom

     Description of Training:

    Recipients of Social Security disability benefits and SSI can have benefits reduced or even lose their benefits simply because they don’t understand program rules. Recipients need to know how working and receiving any income can affect their  benefits, how failing to report some events can result in an overpayment, and the importance of continuing to get medical care and following medical advice.

    -This 2-hour training for advocates and case managers will cover the following –

    1.  The types of information and documents that applicants for SSDI and SSI should be prepared to provide when they apply for benefits.

    2. Information that recipients, advocate and case managers need to know to avoid the  loss or reduction of benefits, and overpayments

    **RSVP by Monday, September 25th  12pm through email:  Kim Tesch  –   OR  Carolyn Jameson –

  • Hi HSC Membership- As we move forward in the FY2017 Continuum of Care Funding Competition, I want to be clear and transparent about the process for everyone.  At the Board meeting on July 28th, they approved steps in the process for the competition.  Attached you will find:

    1. Madison/Dane County Continuum of Care Application Review, Scoring, Ranking and Selection Policy and Procedures Rating and Review Procedure 2017
    2. Supplemental Questions (All applicants are required to complete these.)Supplemental Questions
    3. Scoring Tool Scoring Tool
    4. CoC Application Timeline FY2017 CoC Competition Timeline

    Please contact me with any questions or concerns at or (608)266-6254. Thanks! Torrie

  •  HSC Members,  HUD has released the 2017 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HUD-funded CoC Homeless Assistance Program.  The NOFA can be found here:

    • In June, I solicited Intent to Apply forms for agencies interested in applying for funds through this process.  This was a new part of our process.  Because of this, I want to give one more opportunity to agencies who are interested in CoC funds.
    • If you are interested in applying through the CoC process and did not already submit an Intent to Apply form, please contact Torrie Kopp Mueller at 266-6254 or by Monday, July 31, 2017.  We will set up a meeting to discuss the process and answer any questions you have.
    • The Board of Directors will approve the timeline and application materials at their meeting on July 28,2017.  I will send out additional information at that time.
  • Submit an Intent Form to apply for CoC Funds for FY2017 and link to the form I sent.  Please contact Torrie Kopp Mueller at or 266-6254 with any questions.

  • Request for Proposals

    Housing –Focused Street Outreach

    The City of Madison is seeking proposals from qualified entities to identify, engage and connect unsheltered homeless persons to local support services and systems, with the primary goal of facilitating their entry into stable housing. Guidelines and requirements for project proposals as well as the application can be found on the City of Madison’s Community Development Division’s  Funding Process website. The deadline for submitting applications is Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 12:00 pm (noon). Questions please contact Susan Morrison at or Linette Rhodes at or by phone at 266-6520.

  • Cold Weather Nights: At this time:  Friday March 10th through Tuesday, March 14th,WILL be “Cold Weather Nights”. Updated on Tuesday, March 7th at 7:50 p.m. Shelters determine cold weather nights. HSC and Coordinated Intake do not. For additional information on cold weather night protocol, please click here.


  • WisCARES Emergency Boarding: For information regarding emergency boarding for pets of individuals seeking shelter on cold weather nights, please click here.


  • The congregation at Iglesia Restauracion y Vida (6527 Normandy Lane) will be opening their doors overnight when the temperature is at or below zero. Pickup and dropoff will be at the downtown branch of the Madison Public Library (201 W. Mifflin Street) at 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. A light dinner and breakfast will be served. Questions should be directed to Erika Tecua at 608-921-0303.


  • The Housing Resource Line (HRL) now includes 2-1-1. The new options are accessed through the same number as before (855-510-2323). For a copy of the latest HRL flowchart, please click here. Please feel free to share the flowchart with colleagues and participants. If you have any questions, you may contact Rachel Kaiser at 608-246-4730, ext. 216 or


  • There will be a LGBTQ+ equity training for City/County agencies. There are three sessions available: Thursday, February 9th, Wednesday, February 22nd and Thursday, February 23rd from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Warner Park Community Center.  For a flyer, click here. To register, click here. The cost to attend is $35. Questions or concerns should be directed to Rachel Goldberg at 608-243-0137 or


  • Madison Area Care for the Homeless OneHealth (MACH1) leads free foot care clinics hosted by First United Methodist Church (203 Wisconsin Avenue). The clinics are led by doctors, nurses, medical students, and a team of non-medical volunteers who assist with clinic set-up, foot washing and clean-up. Clinics begin with a healthy, hearty breakfast and a secure space is reserved for guests to keep their belongings while enjoying breakfast and the clinic. Seasonal footwear and socks are provided. The next clinic will be held on Saturday, February 18th from 9 a.m. to noon. For a schedule of MACH1’s foot care clinics in 2017, please click here.


  • Transitional Education Program (TEP) is offering a 6 week class, “Understanding Mobility and Homelessness,” beginning on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. There are a few community spots available for those who are not part of the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD). To reserve a community spot, please call Jani Koester at 608-204-2063 and leave your name, e-mail address and phone number. For additional information about the course, please click here.


  • Homeless Winter Resource Guide: For helpful information on resources available for individuals and families in need from January 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017, please click here (En Español).


  • Updates from Grace Men’s Drop-in Shelter: On Tuesday, November 1, 2016, all guest nights used reset to zero. All guests will be given 90 days to use at their discretion between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017. As of Sunday, November 6, 2016, entry for intake begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. Individuals will not be allowed to line up in the courtyard, nor on the entire 100th block of West Washington Avenue.


  • As of November 1, 2016, The Salvation Army will operate a nightly, drop-in shelter for women and families only. They will no longer operate a 90-day family shelter and will be starting an expansive rapid-rehousing program. For additional information, please click here.


  • Bethel Lutheran Church (312 Wisconsin Avenue) will operate a day resource center from Tuesday, November 1, 2016 through Friday, March 31, 2017. Their hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  For additional information, please click here.


  • VI-SPDAT: The latest versions of the VI-SPDAT for both single adults and families can be found on the Zero: 2016 page.


  • If you would like to be referred to the community wide housing prioritization list, call (855) 510-2323 (option 8) and leave your name, callback number, and a brief message. A Coordinated Intake Caseworker will call you back to schedule an appointment to complete the required assessment.


  • Families in need of shelter: Call (855) 510-2323 (option 3) by noon on the day your family needs shelter. Leave your name, callback number, the number of people in your family, and the ages of your children. A Salvation Army staff member will call you back with availability.

  • Single Males in need of shelter: Intake is held at Grace Episcopal Church, 116 West Washington Avenue, between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. It is first come, first serve.

  • Single Females in need of shelter: Intake is held at The Salvation Army, 630 East Washington Avenue, at 5:00 p.m. It is first come, first serve.

  • TO ALL GUESTS OF THE DROP-IN SHELTER   Starting on Sunday March 12th 2017, the shelter hours will return to our summer hours. Intake/open time will start at 7:30pm and will end promptly at 10pm. You will not be able to line up on the 100th block of W. Washington Ave (between the stop-lights) until 7:25pm   On Sunday March 26th 2017, all guests that have accumulated 90 days or more will no longer be able to stay overnight at the shelter until November 1st, 2017.   All guests are welcome to come in for breakfast every day of the year.

A total of 1,500 children and youth in the Madison Metropolitan School District were homeless during the 2015-2016 school year.

Source: Madison Metropolitan School District Transition Education Program (TEP)