Outreach Provider Meetings

Oahu Outreach Provider Meetings
The staff of the Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness convenes regular frontline outreach provider meetings twice a month, typically on Thursdays.   The notes and presentation materials from meetings convened in 2021 are provided below.   To participate in the outreach provider meetings, or to be added to the e-mail distribution list, please contact Community Development Specialist Emma Grochowsky at 808-208-5355 or by e-mail at [email protected].  In addition to the minutes and materials below, please check out the Monthly Webinars for other regular updates and information relevant to homeless service providers, as well as our pages specific to COVID-19 Resources, Eviction Resources, and Identification and Other Vital Documents.

  • Thursday, January 14, 2021
    Topics:  Provider training for eviction moratorium and Landlord-Tenant code; I.H.S. assistance with State I.D. appointments at City DMV; Referral process for the HONU; and employment opportunities at Hawaii CARES line.
    Minutes, Legal Aid – Landlord Rights & Responsibilities (English), Legal Aid – Tenant Rights & Responsibilities (English), Legal Aid – Tenant Rights  & Responsibilities (Chuukese), Legal Aid – Rights & Responsibilities (Marshallese)
  • Thursday, January 28, 2021
    Topics:
      No unsheltered PIT count for 2021; PIC Lunch & Learn sessions; Transition from POST to HONU, Joint Outreach Center (JOC) schedules; Steadfast Housing presentation on Punawai rental units; General outreach and shelter updates.
    Minutes, No presentation materials for this meeting.
  • Thursday, February 11, 2021
    Topics:
      Update on Hawaii CARES intake process for isolation/quarantine; Legislative updates (HB1215 and SB1127); Presentation on H4 Kuwili Street Clinic; Presentation on Oahu Housing Now and Document Readiness.
    Minutes, No presentation materials for this meeting.
  • Thursday, February 25, 2021
    Topics:
      HPHA opening waitlist for HUD mainstream vouchers; Presentation from HPD District 6 Community Policing Team (Waikiki); Updates on eviction moratorium and rental assistance updates; PIC Crisis Support Cards; Update on General Assistance program benefits; Presentation from ASI on Waimanalo Emergency Shelter; COVID-19 vaccination distribution updates for homeless clients.
    Minutes, No presentation materials for this meeting.
  • Thursday, March 11, 2021
    Topics:
      Severe weather/flooding impacts for homeless providers and services; Updates from PIC on vaccinations and targeted outreach; Presentation from Hawaii CARES line regarding services (e.g. crisis mobile outreach, etc.); Planning for second HONU site and resuming HELP coordinated outreach; Brief overview regarding Public Health Nursing (PHN) services.
    Minutes, DOH Request for PHN services, HPHA Training Materials for Mainstream and Project Based Section 8 Application Process
  • Thursday, March 25, 2021
    Topics:
      Presentation from HPD District 7; Updates from DOE Homeless Liaisions and the YES Project; IRS Economic Impact Payment information and information about IRS free volunteer tax services; Discussion about pets and service / emotional support animals; Provider updates.
    Minutes, DOE Homeless Liaison Contact Info, IRS Information on Economic Impact Payments, Legal Aid Online Intake Form, USA Service Dog Registration
  • Thursday, April 8, 2021
    Topics:  
    Obtaining and waiving fees for Hawaii Birth Certificates; FEMA funeral assistance program; FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit program; Provider and government updates.
    Minutes, FEMA Funeral Assistance Program, FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
  • Thursday, April 22, 2021
    Topics:
      Pals N Pets Presentation; Updates from City & County Department of Transportation Services regarding HOLO cards; Shelter of Wisdom Overview; Update and overview of Puuhonua O Waianae outreach efforts; Update from City & County Department of Emergency Management.
    Minutes, Pals N Pets, HOLO Card Information, Disaster Preparation Handout, Video Recording (Emergency Management presentation starts at 29:40 mark).
  • Thursday, May 13, 2021
    TopicsDisability Advocates of Hawaii presentation; Oahu Housing Now update from Partners in Care; Brainstorming on ideas to address encampments near Market City/Kapaulu; Provider and government updates.
    Minutes, Disability Advocates of Hawaii, Oahu Housing Now Dashboard
  • Thursday, May 27, 2021
    Topics:  Presentation from DHS Adult Protective Services (APS); Update on expedited birth certificate process from Legal Aid Society of Hawaii; Overview of Radical Hale outreach services; Overview of Hui O Hauula outreach services; Introduction of new Program Director for U.S. Vets Waianae Civic Center; Provider and government updates.
    Minutes, APS Mandated Reporter PowerPoint; APS Brochure; Legal Aid Statewide Expedited Hawaii Birth Certificate Requests
  • Thursday, June 10, 2021
    Topics: 
    Oahu Housing Now update from Partners in Care; Opening of City & County Section 8 Wait List; Presentation on Hawaii Health & Harm Reduction Center new Mobile Medical Unit (MMU); Presentation from Legal Aid Society of Hawaii on the new Equal Access Rule; Provider and government updates.
    Minutes, City & County of Honolulu Section 8 Wait List Information; Mobile Medical Unit 
  • Thursday, June 24, 2021
    Topics:
      Updates on faccination and testing from Project Vision Hawaii; Tax Filing and Child Tax Credit and Economic Impact Payments; Department of Labor & Industrial Relations presentation on Fidelity Bonding Program and Work Opportunity Tax Credits; Provider and government updates.
    Minutes, Fidelity Bonding Program Flow Chart.
  • Thursday, July 8, 2021
    Topics: 
    Planning for HPD HELP Honolulu outreach in Chinatown; Eviction moratorium and rental assistance updates; I.H.S. update on appointments and changes related to State I.D.; Discussion regarding shelter and services for people who need long-term care or unable to meet Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) without assistance; Provider and government updates.
    Minutes, No presentation materials for this meeting.
  • Thursday, July 22, 2021
    Topics:  I.H.S. Presentation on Helping Homeless Persons Lacking Decisional Capacity to Access Treatment; Information about phone number to text the HONU program; Expansion of HUD VASH eligibility for Other than Honorable veterans; Updates to Hawaii CARES program for bed stabilization;  Partners in Care presentation on HMIS Case Notes and Client Alerts; Provider and government updates.
    Minutes, I.H.S. PowerPoint Presentation.
  • Thursday, August 12, 2021
    Topics:
      Changes to Isolation and Quarantine eligibility and coverage; New routing for Hawaii CARES line calls; Updates on vaccination/testing, PPE, and other COVID resources; Provider and government updates.
    Minutes, COVID Resources for Homelessness, Partners in Care Request Form for Cloth Masks
  • Thursday, August 26, 2021
    Topics: 
    Updates on changes to Isolation and Quarantine eligibility and coverage; Announcement of Oahu CoC NOFO competition; Development of a PIC COVID Communication Tool to facilitate better contact tracing among homeless service providers on Oahu.
    Minutes, Partners in Care COVID-19 Communication Tool.
  • Thursday, September 9, 2021
    Topics:  Partners in Care presentation on CES and Case Conferencing; Presentation from Volunteer Legal Services of Hawaii on the Re-Employment and Community Services (RACS) program; Discussion regarding Homeless Verification Letters and homeless individuals who appear to be new arrivals from out of state; Provider and government updates.
    Minutes, Partners in Care CES Resources, VLSH RACS Program
  • Thursday, September 23, 2021
    Topics:  Transition of Iso/Q intake services from Hawaii CARES to AUW 211 effective October 1st; Partners in Care presentation on HMIS Date of Engagement data element updates for outreach and services-only programs; Update from Volunteer Legal Services of Hawaii.
    Minutes, AUW Iso/Q Intake Information, HMIS Training Videos and Guides
  • Thursday, October 14, 2021
    Topics:
      Partners in Care update on Oahu Emergency Housing Voucher program; Update on Chinatown Joint Outreach Center schedule and services; Reminder that deadline to use the IRS non-filer tool for Economic Impact Payments ends on October 15th; Discussion regarding impact of lifting federal and state eviction moratoriums on homelessness in different communities; Provider and government updates.
    Minutes, PIC Oahu EHV Eligibility Assessment Form
  • Thursday, October 28, 2021
    Topics:
      HPD District 1 Update on Outreach Partnership and Request for Outreach Partners in Chinatown; HONU updates; Outreach discussion regarding issues in specific geographic areas, such as Waianae; Update on current shelter intake requirements related to COVID-19; Announcement that registration is still open for Partners in Care Statewide Homelessness Awareness Conference; Provider and government updates.
    Minutes, 2021 Statewide Homelessness Awareness Conference Information
  • Thursday, November 4, 2021
    Topics:
      City & County of Honolulu presentation regarding new Home Iso/Q Food and Services Program; Updates on HPD District 1 Chinatown Night Outreach Schedule; Discussion and updates regarding e-mailing DHS Processing Centers to follow up on SNAP applications and renewals; Updates on Youth-Focused programs, including the Guide on the Side (GotS) programs; Provider and government updates.
    Minutes, Home IsoQ Fact Sheet, DHS Processing Center and Statewide Branch Shared Mailboxes (Updated 06-30-20), DHS 1465 Consent to Release Information, Guide on the Side Flyer, Guide on the Side Brochure
  • Thursday, November 18, 2021
    Topics:  
    Opening of the Kamaoku Kauhale project; HPO Outreach Providers follow up regarding canvassing schedules; Presentation on the Hawaii CARES line and stabilization beds; Update on Thanksgiving meal services for homeless individuals; Provider and government updates.
    Minutes, Hawaii CARES bed stabilization updates, Kamaoku Kauhale Rental Application, Kamaoku Kauhale Information Sheet