HOMELESS

…BUT NOT HOPELESS

2021 Continuum of Care
Homeless Programs Funding Opportunity

INFORMATIONAL MEETING

TUESDAY, September 14th @ 1:30PM via Zoom

The Appalachian Regional Coalition on Homelessness (ARCH) is hosting an informational training meeting regarding the 2021 Continuum of Care Homeless Programs Funding Opportunity on Tuesday, September 14th at 1:30 pm. Meeting will be held online via ZOOM. See the link below to join the meeting.

All interested parties with experience in providing homeless services are invited to attend. The 2021 Notice of Funding Availability and instructions for registering in the HUD application portal, E-Snaps, can be found the Continuum of Care page.

Averted glances, a quickened pace, avoidance of the issues before them; these are the ways many individuals typically react when they encounter one of the hundreds of homeless individuals throughout the Northeast Tennessee/Southwest Virginia region.

If you are currently homeless, or walking the delicate line between sheltered and homelessness, you need an advocate to help you navigate through the sea of programs and services that may be available to assist you. Whether your situation has been dictated by disability, addiction or circumstance, ARCH can help! ARCH fights to end homelessness in our region by coordinating and empowering the efforts of diverse charities, civic organizations, nonprofits and public institutions working to improve the homeless situation.

If you or someone you know is homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, please contact us at 423-928-2274.

SNAPS – IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

Effective immediately, HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) will use two different listservs on HUD’s website to communicate information regarding information developed by HUD/SNAPS concerning:

· Continuum of Care (CoC) Program;
· Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Programs;
· Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP);
· Other Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) developed by SNAPS; and
· Any other information related to SNAPS programs and the work to end homelessness.

Information and guidance produced by HUD technical assistance providers regarding SNAPS programs remains on the HUD Exchange and new information will continue to appear. But documents and communication written by SNAPS will no longer be sent through the HUD Exchange listserv.

Please sign up for the listservs using the links below to ensure you receive important notifications – including upcoming announcements for the FY 2021 CoC Program Competition, including GIW release, and other information related to SNAPS programs.

SUBSCRIBE HERE ↓

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Special thanks to the Tennessee Housing Development Authority for supporting our services during the pandemic! THDA awarded special Continuum of Care Grants to each of the 10 homeless service providers in Tennessee, which includes ARCH in East Tennessee. See the video for additional details:

ARCH –
THE APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COALITION ON HOMELESSNESS

ARCH (also known as the Appalachian Regional Coalition on Homelessness) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that serves as the HUD administrator for homeless assistance in Northeast Tennessee through the Continuum of Care grant program.

We are the first “point of entry” for those with immediate housing needs and help to secure community supportive services in the counties of Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington.

At ARCH, we organize, facilitate and provide services to end homelessness in Northeast Tennessee by coordinating front line service providers, collaborating with community partners, and empowering the efforts of charities, civic and non-profit organizations working to improve the homeless situation and targeting the direct causes of homelessness.

We provide a variety of services to these organizations, including: Technical Assistance; Consulting; Program Evaluation, Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), Education and Public Awareness Advocacy. Through the provision of these key services, ARCH is able to track results and help local groups qualify for needed state and federal funding.

Housing First Program

ARCH & AmeriCorps Housing First

The AmeriCorps Housing First Program utilizes members to provide services to the homeless and economically disadvantaged population in Upper East TN. The purpose of the Housing First Program is to provide access points in every county we serve to provide the homeless with resources they so desperately need. AmeriCorps members work at one of our host sites in the community to utilize the HMIS (Homeless Management Information System) in order to find appropriate resources and assess vulnerability of clients.

SUCCESS STORIES FROM ARCH

“So far, I’ve not had to live under a bridge, out in the country or the fields or anything terrible like that. My advice would be if you’ve got a great job or making steady income, no matter how bad it seems, stick with it, because it can get a whole lot worse…”

“We’ve got a good group of veterans here right now and most of them have positive attitudes, because of the situations they’re in. You know, they could be worse. They keep their heads up and keep looking forward to better things.”…

“I grew up in Tullahoma, Lynchburg, Tennessee. We grew up very poor, so there was a lot of family abuse. There was a lot of alcohol abuse. However, my mother was a good mother. She did the best she could with the tools she had. We were raised with very high morals.”…

VISION

That no Parent will wonder where her child will lay their head at night, no Veteran feel the sting of homelessness, and no person feel as though they have no place to call home.