Southern Nevada Homelessness Continuum of Care
(SNH CoC) Governance Structure
This link takes you to the proposed amendments for the Southern Nevada Continuum of Care Governance Structure, which is now open for public comment and/or review. All comments and/or questions should be submitted to CoCGovernanceStructureComments@lasvegasnevada.gov and will be reviewed and captured as part of public comment. For additional questions, please feel free to contact any of the Governance Structure Ad Hoc Committee members listed in the acknowledgements of the document.
The schedule to adopt the proposed amendments of the SNH CoC Governance Structure is November 12, 2015 with a formal presentation and discussion before the SNH CoC Board. Subsequently, at the December 10, 2015 JOINT SNH CoC Board Meeting and CoC Meeting the proposed amendments will be scheduled for final adoption. These meetings will be held in the main conference room of United Way, located at 5830 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103.
Basic Framework of the Governance Structure:
This governance structure recognizes the initial regional framework designed by the SNRPC in 2003, while incorporating the rules and regulations enacted and mandated from the HEARTH Act and the CoC Program in 2009; hence the re-authorization of the SNRPC CoH and CoC into one cohesive structure.
- The Governance Structure was first approved on August 14, 2014 to stay competitive for Federal Continuum of Care (CoC) funding;
The initial adoption of the Governance Structure was approved by the entire Continuum of Care (CoC) membership. CoC members in attendance at that meeting constituted the quorum. One vote per member/agency;
- All subsequent amendments of the Governance Structure are approved by the entire Continuum of Care (CoC) membership. CoC members in attendance at that meeting will constitute the quorum. One vote per member/agency;
- Routine review of the Governance Structure is conducted annually. The Planning Working Group/Governance Structure Ad Hoc Committee meets to discuss and deliberate necessary amendments that are presented to the SNH CoC Board and CoC;
- The Governance Structure was drafted in a manner to accommodate changing dynamics that occur to support a regional structure on ending homelessness. At a minimum, the structure includes working groups, ad hoc working groups, a regional board (per the HEARTH Act); with mechanisms to include the ability to create additional Ad-Hoc Groups for issues that are of critical importance (i.e., Youth, Veterans, etc.)
- CoC Membership is unlimited to anyone directly or indirectly working to end homelessness. The SNH CoC Board initiates annually an open invitation. CoC Membership and Board Interest Forms for the SNH CoC Board are available online at www.helphopehome.org
- Membership forms for the CoC are used to establish a comprehensive database for all future notices to meetings and information sharing as well as document for voting privileges. Anyone or any agency may become a member of the Southern Nevada CoC, with the common denominator that there is an interest to work with or serve the homeless population.
- The SNH CoC Board convenes a full CoC meeting at least two times a year.
- To establish members for the SNH CoC Board, a Board Selection Ad Hoc Committee reviews Board Interest Forms of CoC Members interested in serving on the SNH CoC Board. Annual reviews occur to evaluate vacant or empty seats needing to be appointed.
- Final recommendations of appointments to the SNH CoC Board are scheduled at the January SNH CoC Board meeting each year, to coincide with changing appointments of Co-Chairs and Co-Vice Chairs.
During the period of January 28-29 2015, Southern Nevada Regional Planning Homelessness Continuum of Care Board conducted the 2015 Southern Nevada Homeless Census. In an attempt to end homelessness, the U.S. Congress has required that governments receiving federal funds under the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act must conduct annual counts of their homeless population. The region has implemented the homeless census and survey for this reason, to obtain more accurate and useful data.
It is the intention that the results of this research will assist service providers, policy makers, funding sources, and local, state and federal governments to better understand and plan for the needs of the homeless population by examining current statistics in various geographical contexts. The information for the 2015 Southern Nevada Homeless Census and Survey will hopefully help policy makers and service providers more effectively develop services and programs to serve the County's homeless population, especially in comparison to census information collected in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2014.
Click here to view the 2015
Click here to view the 2014
Southern Nevada Coordinated Intake (CI) Information
COORDINATED INTAKE, ASSESSMENT AND REFERRAL
BENEFITS OF COORDINATED INTAKE
- Coordinated Intake for homeless individuals represents a single point of entry or "hub" for assessment of client services.
- Clark County Social Service (CCSS) serves as the coordinated intake hub in Southern Nevada for single adults without children. Individuals will be evaluated comprehensively for services available through CCSS, the Continuum of Care and in the community.
- The Veterans Administration Community Resource & Referral Center (CRRC) serves as the centralized intake hub for all veterans who are homeless or at risk for homelessness.
- Hubs for other subpopulations, such as families and unaccompanied youth, will be added at a later date with locations to be determined. Housing providers however, can continue to assist families as normal until Coordinated Intake sites or hubs for the above sub-populations have been established.
COMMUNICATING WITH OUR CI CLIENTS
- Clients will be assessed to determine the best intervention which meets their needs.
- It enables workers to make decisions on programs that are most appropriate for clients.
- Hub personnel have an understanding of each community program?s specific requirements, target population and available services.
- Clients are matched to the appropriate housing as it becomes available in the community.
- Clients in a coordinated system are interviewed and assessed for multiple programs.
- Community providers are able to focus their time and resources on service provision.
- It improves data collection and provides accurate information on prevention, client needs, gaps in service; and it improves the coordination of shelter and housing services.
HOW TO MAKE A REFERRAL TO THE HUB
- There are currently two hubs in Southern Nevada for single adults:
- Clark County Social Service (5 office locations)
- Veterans Administration Community Resource & Referral Center (CRRC)
- Homeless individuals being sent to or walking into the CCSS hub will receive a return date to complete their assessment.
- The assessment determines what type of housing is most appropriate for the client.
- Not all clients referred to the hub for housing are eligible for Transitional Housing, Permanent Supportive Housing, and Rapid Rehousing.
- Individuals who have received a community housing assessment and are deemed to be appropriate for a housing referral may not receive housing immediately or from the provider who referred them. Housing is based on availability and client choice.
- Individuals who have been seen in one of the five (5) CCSS locations in the last twelve (12) months may call (702) 455-4270 to schedule a return date.
- Individuals who have not been seen in one of the five (5) CCSS locations in the last twelve (12) months will need to come into one of the CCSS office locations to complete an application and obtain a return date for their community housing assessment (see section "Office Locations and Hours of Operation").
- Veterans should contact the CRRC which serves as the centralized intake hub for all veterans who are homeless or at risk for homelessness. Please call (702) 791-9077 and ask for the CRRC "Expert of the Day" for more information.
- The CRRC is a walk-in center only, so clients should be encouraged to arrive early in the day.
- Each veteran participates in a standardized assessment.
- Every veteran is screened for every program.
- Please do not discuss HUD-VASH or suggest that the individual would be eligible.
- The CRRC partners with community partners to further assist independently functioning veterans.
- Emergency housing placements can be arranged from 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on a daily basis.
HUB OFFICE LOCATIONS AND HOURS OF OPERATION
- CCSS Office Locations - Open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
- Pinto Office
1600 Pinto Lane
Las Vegas, Nv 89106
Phone (702) 455-4270
- Community Resource Center (CRC)
2432 N. Martin Luther King Blvd #D
Las Vegas, NV 89032
Phone (702) 455-4270
1504 Las Vegas Blvd, North
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone (702) 455-4270
- Cambridge Annex
3885 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone (702) 455-4270
522 E. Lake Mead Pkwy, Ste 4
Henderson, NV 89015
Phone (702) 455-4270
Click Here for a map of locations for Clark County Social Service coordinated intake sites.
- Veterans Administration - Open 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (Walk-in only)
Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC)
916 West Owens Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89106
Phone (702) 791-9077
(Ask for the Community Resource & Referral Center "Expert of the Day")
Click Here for a printable CI Information Sheet with the above information.
Coordinated Intake Toolkit
In an effort to improve our Coordinated Intake system, Clark County Social Service is rolling out a series of tools intended to help providers and consumers navigate the system.
Click here for a tour of Southern Nevada’s Coordinated Intake Pilot for Homeless Households Without Children. This brief overview will walk you through the general steps that you and your client will take as you move through the system. Please take a few minutes to view the tour, and share it with your program staff.
Click here for FAQs for the Households Without Children Pilot.
Click here to subscribe to receive future updates about the Households Without Children Pilot.
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