General Meeting Recap: 10/9/18


The LA BOSCOC’s last General Meeting for 2018 was held on Tuesday, October 9. 75 people were in attendance representing more than 50 organizations.


75 people attended the meeting from more than 50 organizations.

Due to a technical glitch, meeting attendance was not saved or tabulated by CoC Staff. Therefore, for the purposes of meeting Good Standing requirements, all organizations in the LA BOSCOC are considered to have attended this meeting. Thank you for your understanding as CoC staff work to deliver meetings via alternative platforms!


National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (NHHAW)

In recognition of NHHAW, CoC members will be hosting breakfast in Baton Rouge on November 16 to raise community awareness of hunger and homelessness, to create an opportunity for stakeholders to ‘break bread’ with people in need, and to generate funds for local organizations working to ease hunger and end homelessness.

The event will be hosted by St. Vincent de Paul of Baton Rouge (SVDP) and proceeds will benefit SVDP and It Takes a Village.

More details forthcoming as the date approaches.

Point in Time (PIT) Count

The January 2019 PIT Count is coming sooner than we think!

This year’s PIT Count will be similar to previous years in most respects. The CoC will also be targeting 1-2 rural communities for an intensive look at rural PIT Count best practices.

Each Region will be conducting its own PIT Count. By default, each Region’s PIT Captain is its elected Board member, although Board members may designate another person to serve in their place. (PIT Captain designations are due October 17.)

More details as the PIT Count approaches.

State Emergency Solutions Grant

Awards for the 2018 NOFA should be distributed by November 2018.

Coordinated Entry

Coordinated Entry has been fully implemented for nearly a year. In October and November 2018, the Coordinated Entry Committee will be working with CoC staff to revise the Coordinated Entry Policies and Procedures.


HMIS training for PATH providers will be available via webinar on October 16, 17, and 23.

RHY uploads are due December 31.

System administrator training for HMIS administrators is coming soon (date TBD) in Baton Rouge.

FY 2018 CoC Program NOFA Review

Please refer to the PowerPoint Presentation used during the webinar.

Annual CoC Priorities

Please refer to the Board Outcomes 10/5/18 post: