Merrimack Valley Regional Network to End Homelessness
January 14, 2013 – Meeting Minutes
Community Teamwork 17 Kirk St. Lowell, MA
In attendance: Kristin Ross-Sitcawich (CTI), Sue Fink (City of Lawrence), Jim Barnes (City of Lawrence), Patty Bergin (CHC), Steve Wilkins (Commonwealth land Trust), Bob Gould (CAI), Connie Murphy (CAI), Roland Cartier (CTI), Melissa Glassman (Eliot CHS), Sandy Almonte (DTA), Evelyn Friedman (GLCAC), Susan Rourke (Billerica HOC)
- Network Update from Partners –
City of Lawrence – Completing the CoC application. Also applying for Balance of State CoC funds
Community Teamwork, Inc – Discussed new initiative with Lowell Housing Authority involving direct service to veterans in public housing.
Community Action Inc – EFSP/FEMA funds are in also working on RAFT applications with families from Greater Haverhill.
Commonwealth Land Trust – Currently have vacancies with an emphasis on veterans
Eliot CHS – Reporting the availability of ESG funds to re-house homeless individuals who have behavioral health issues.
RAFT – RAFT funds initially awarded, have been expended in full. DHCD will reallocate RAFT funds to CTI from other agencies that are currently underspent. Unsure at this point as to the amount of funds that will be made available for expenditure the Merrimack Valley
Home Base/EA Update – Discussion deferred
Fireman Foundation Grant – Discussion deferred
Subcommittee Reports – No subcommittee reports
New Business – None
February 25, 2013 @ 2pm
Greater Lawrence Community Action, Inc
305 Essex St Lawrence, MA