July 2020 Membership Announcements

Trainings

The Homeless Leadership Coalition is excited to offer two upcoming virtual trainings in collaboration with the Fair Housing Council of Oregon and the at-Project. Please see additional information below along with links for registration.

Fair Housing Online Training
Fair Housing of Oregon
Wednesday, July 15th 1-2pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86460716196?pwd=aFlQREIwK1RaYXZNV3ptdnE1MmJ5Zz09

In this training, The Fair Housing Council of Oregon (FHCO) will provide training on housing discrimination, equal access to housing and information specifically related to federal, state, and local fair housing laws. Central Oregon Homeless Leadership Coalition and FHCO E&O Team is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

To register, please visit this link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/111352057000

Human Trafficking Awareness Online Training
at-Project
Wednesday, August 12th 10am-11am

https://zoom.us/j/97104010725?pwd=L0wyd3M4cXI2OHIySlhiSDdaU1dRdz09

at: project is the member providing team coordination for the Deschutes County Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Response Team, the group responsible for responding to cases of human trafficking in Central Oregon. This team is a collaboration of agencies working together to coordinate and leverage resources to provide a comprehensive approach to child sex trafficking and services to victims and survivors. In this training you will learn about resources and efforts taking place in our communities, basic principles of the work and how to support clients who are at risk of, currently are or have been trafficked.

To register, please visit this link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/111362907454

Thrive Central Oregon

Thrive Central Oregon would like to communicate that we have partnered with NeighborImpact in an effort to maximize rental assistance distribution into our community. At this time, Thrive Central Oregon is not accepting applications for rental assistance. We are asking for folks who are interested in applying for rental assistance to do so through NeighborImpact. When NeighborImpact funding for rental assistance has been depleted, we will resume accepting rental assistance applications for those who continue to be financially impacted by COVID-19. Although we are not accepting rental assistance applications, we will continue to accept mortgage assistance applications for those who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 and are under Redmond/Bend 60% AMI.

*Thrive will continue to offer basic needs assistance and application fee assistance*

If anyone has any questions, do not hesitate to reach out at (541) 728–1022 or at info@thrivecentraloregon.org.

Legal Aid

Information on HB 4213/Eviction Moratorium available at: https://oregonlawhelp.org/issues/covid-19-resources

Phone intakes for Legal Aid: 541-385-6944 M-Th 10-12pm and 1-4pm.

Shepherd’s House Ministries

Bend Winter Shelter: There is a strong community consensus on the absolute need to have a winter shelter in Bend similar to what the DCSO provided last year, but there is still the need to identify and obtain a building facility for the shelter. SHM remains available and willing to manage the shelter upon the availability of a facility.

Redmond Winter Shelter: Initial conversations have begun with host churches regarding how to safely operate the shelters under COVID protocols. Resolution of this issue depends in part on how the host churches resolve the question of how to resume their own services and activities, a process which is still under way.

SHM Men’s Center is using a very limited intake process for its residential program, a process that involves initial testing and quarantine. At first, the Men’s Center will take in men who have been in the program already, have left, and now seek to return. It remains a question how many additional intakes will occur in the near future. For now, the number of new intakes will be low.

Shelter Committee

Tara Feurtado from Bethlehem Inn has accepted the position as Chair of the HLC Grants Committee replacing George Meyers who has stepped down. Our thanks to Tara and to George. We greatly appreciate all the work George has done for the HLC over the past few years. We are deeply indebted to him for his service and look forward to working with him in the future.

Bend Winter Shelter

Efforts are underway to find a location and secure adequate funding for a Bend Winter Shelter. If those criteria can be met, Shepherd’s House has agreed to manage the facility. The HLC expects to announce a call for a community wide meeting with elected officials, service providers, city and county staff and interested members of the community in the coming weeks.

Grants Committee

We encourage HLC members to review the “grants” tab of our website at https://www.cohomeless.org/grants/. There you can find last year’s materials to get a sense of the timeline and application process. Materials will be updated for this competition cycle as soon as we receive notice from HUD. Individuals who want to learn more about the process for applying can email grants@cohomless.org for more information or speak with either of the co-chairs or Lindsey Stailing.

New Redmond Police Homeless Liaison

Lieutenant Curtis Chambers has been named the new Homeless Liaison for the Redmond Police Department. We look forward to  working with him.