Having 12 months of continued homelessness or 4 episodes totaling 12 months over a 3-year time frame. Requirement by HUD for Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)
CoC-Continuum of Care
Community group of organizations and stakeholders charged with ending homelessness. A County Continuum of Care is required to receive MSHDA and HUD funding.
CE-Coordinated Entry or Coordinated Assessment
Process for entry into housing assistance.
MDHHS- Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Diversion (ex. Eviction Diversion, Shelter Diversion)
Concept of keeping people from experiencing a housing crisis.
ESG-Emergency Solutions Grant
Federal housing program.
ESP-Emergency Shelter Program
Federal funds for homeless shelters
Electronic reporting and filing system, web based. HUD grant requirement. Part of Homeless Assistance Application and Grants Management System.
FEMA-Federal Emergency Management Agency
Food assistance and other disaster relief programs
FMR-Fair Market Rent
FMV-Fair market value
HARA-Housing Assistance and Resource Agency
Part of coordinated entry
HEARTH-Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing
Act of congress that contains all federal housing regulation
HMIS-Homeless Management Information System
Statewide database for data entry.
HUD-US Dept of Housing and Urban Development
Federal housing regulatory body
LIHEAP-Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Department of Health and Human Services funding through MDHHS for deliverable fuels, utilities, wood, and coal
McKINNEY VENTO-a body of laws regarding homelessness. Allows youth to attend school and accommodations to be made to maintain them in their school of origin.
MCAH-Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness
Statewide coalition that coordinates resources and information regarding homelessness. Administers HMIS.
MEAP-Michigan Energy Assistance Program
Utility funding for the state of Michigan
An online site (https://www.mibridges.michigan.gov/access/) where clients can explore potential eligibility, apply for Food Assistance benefits, apply for Energy SER State Emergency Relief, view their case information, or report changes to their specialist
MSHDA-Michigan State Housing Development Authority
NOFA-Notice of Funding Availability
PHA-Public Housing Authority
PHC-Project Homeless Connect
PIT-Point In Time
A count mandated by HUD annually to capture the number of sheltered and un-sheltered homeless people in the county during a 24-hour period. Will typically be done the last Wednesday in January.
RFP – Request for Proposal for Funding
SER-State Emergency Relief
DHHS application to apply for emergency funds through their agency.
SIM-State Innovation Model
SOAR-Social Security Outreach Access Recovery
Expedited filing and appeals for social security for those that are homeless and disabled
SPDAT-Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool
SSI-Supplemental Security Income
SSDI-Social Security Disability Insurance
SSVF-Supportive Services for Veterans and Families
VA funded rental assistance for homeless or at-risk veterans.
TBRA-Tennant Based Rental Assistance
24-month rental subsidy program for someone that is literally homeless
VA-US Dept of Veterans Affairs
VAMC-VA Medical Center
VASH-Veteran Supported Housing
Federally funded subsidy program for homeless veterans
VI-SPDAT-Vulnerability Index Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool