Monroe County Point in time
Key West, Florida, February 8, 2016– The preliminary count of homeless persons in Monroe County obtained through the Point in Time (PIT) census, conducted throughout the Florida Keys on January 27, 2016, is as follows:
A detailed report of the surveys collected will be made available to the public by early spring.
QUOTE From Scott Pridgen, Chairman of the MCHS CoC Board of Directors:
“The Mission of the Monroe County Homeless Services Continuum of Care is to promote community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness by facilitating the Continuum-Of-Care process in Monroe County, Florida”
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Elena Z. George at 305-304-5067 or via email at Elena@MonroeHomelessCoC.org.
SUMMARY OF NOFA 2015
Monroe CoC Provider’s Projects Ranking Results
|Provider||Project’s name||Amount requested||Total points||Ranking order by total points|
|Catholic Charities||St. Bede (PH) RENEWAL||$191,891||149||# 4|
|Catholic Charities||St. Theresa (PH) NEW PROJECT||$79,209||196||# 1|
|MARC||Don Moore Apartments (PH)
|FKOC||Sun Houses (TH)
|Samuel’s House||Casa de Meredith (PH) RENEWAL||$15,807||128||# 6|
|FKOC||Permanent Housing for Families (PH)
Monroe County Continuum-of-Care
The Monroe County CoC is the lead agency for the coordination and planning of homeless services in the Florida Keys.
In addition, the Monroe County CoC administers the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) for our area and conducts the Annual Point-In-Time Survey (PIT) of homeless individuals. (view report)
As the Lead Agency, designated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the State of Florida Department of Children and Families, the Monroe County CoC organizes the collaboration of local agencies to to address the needs of clients and provide essential supportive services. By assessing and coordinating interagency communication and services, we avoid unnecessary duplication of effort and close gaps in services.
We educate ourselves and the community about the nature and extent of homelessness, including the needs of the people who are living through the experience of homelessness. We advocate for increased community, political and financial support for the homeless population and prevention of homelessness.
Board of Directors & Planning Meetings
Second Thursday of every month
The meetings are held via video conference from the
Wesley House Family Services Offices
The Public is Welcome
Grants received 2015
ESG 2015: This contracts are held and managed directly by DCF.
The local providers receiving this grant in 2015 are:
1. Samuel’s House = $78,750.00
2. FKOC = $78,750.00
3. Catholic Charities = $78,750.00
4. FKCS = $49,507.00
TANF 2015: This grant was issued by DCF to the Monroe County Homeless Services CoC. MCHS CoC subcontracts with Catholic Charities and will be managing this grant with oversight from DCF. The amount is $46,118.00
CHALLENGE 2015: MCHS CoC applied for the full $200,000.00 and yesterday DCF announced that MCHS was among the top 10 ranked CoCs so we will be receiving the full $200,000.00. MCHS CoC will be subcontracting with the following 5 top ranked local providers as follows:
1. FKOC = $60,000.00
2. DAS = $35,000.00
3. Catholic Charities = $40,000.00
4. Samuel’s House = $20,000.00
5. KAIR = $30,000.00
Board of Directors
Scott Pridgen, CoC Chairman
|Sgt. Kevin Bickford||Venita
|Diana Flenard||Officer Steve Torrence||Dr. Nicki
|Rev. Pam Feeser||Beth
February 12, 2015
Monroe County Homeless Services Continuum-of-Care (CoC) seated its Board of Directors for 2015. The oath was administered by the Rev. Steve Torrence at the Wesley House Family Services' Lower Keys Office in Key West.
The organization serves as the lead agency for homeless services in the Keys.