WISP News 7.14.16

In this Issue

  • Annual Report Now Available

  • Welcome New Staff Member

  • CoC Funded Projects APRs - Esnaps Still Closed

  • State's 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan 

  • PATH Conference Registration

Annual Report Now Available


The Institute for Community Alliances has compiled a report on homelessness in Wisconsin in 2015. The goal of this report is to serve as an overview of homelessness in Wisconsin and to provide recommendations moving forward in the effort to end homelessness statewide. We hope you find the report useful, and recommend you share it widely with your respective networks. 

Welcome New Staff Member

Please welcome Iraida Vazquez to ICA! Iraida started with ICA as the new Southeast Region HMIS Coordinator earlier this month. Iraida comes to ICA after many years working as a Paralegal at Legal Action of Wisconsin in their Racine office. She will be covering southeastern Wisconsin and the Racine continua in her new role. A self-proclaimed “data dork,” Iraida is very excited to help with the challenge of ending homelessness by using data to drive decisions for each community.

CoC Funded Projects APRs - Esnaps Still Closed

As your CoC funded projects enter a new grant year, please be advised that the HUD Esnaps system is still closed to APR submissions.  HUD will announce publicly when the system is open once again, and any projects that need to submit an APR where the grant year has already ended will have 90 days from the system opening to submit the APR.

Additionally, the APR that will be utilized when the system does re-open will be a new version that is not yet available in HMIS.  You are free and encouraged to continue running the current APR, in particular the APR data quality report, but be advised that format will not be accepted by Esnaps when it becomes available.

State's 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan

Public Comment Period Open through July 19, 2016

The Division of Energy, Housing, and Community Resources (DEHCR/Division) posted a draft Substantial Amendment 2 to the State’s 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan. The Public Comment Period is now open through July 19, 2016. The Consolidated Plan defines how the State will distribute federal grant funds to local governments, public and private organizations, and businesses.
Click here to to view the draft of Substantial Amendment 2, or see it in person at the Division office.

Public comments may be emailed to the Division of Energy, Housing, and Community Resources at DOADEHCR@wisconsin.gov, or mailed to:
Department of Administration
Division of Energy, Housing, and Community Resources
P.O. Box 7970
Madison, WI 53707-7970

PATH Conference Registration

The 2016 Wisconsin PATH Program Annual Conference is open for registration. The theme of the conference is "Diversity, Equality & Inclusion" and will be held August 25-26th at the Wildwood Lodge in Pewaukee.