Emergency Shelter Assessment Committee

Meetings


  • 9:00 - 10 a.m.
  • Third Thursday of each month
  • The Basement Conference Room at One City Center 

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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About the Committee


The Emergency Shelter Assessment Committee (ESAC) is a collaborative of service providers, consumers, local and state governmental representatives, advocates, and other interested community members working to ensure the safety and well-being of people who are homeless in Portland.

Through planning, coordination, and advocacy, we promote a continuum of care and support for individuals experiencing homelessness. The United Way and City of Portland initiated this group in 1987 to act primarily in an advisory capacity.

ESAC is also the central entity for planning, monitoring, and decision-making for the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Grant Application.

For more information or questions about future agenda items, please contact Robert Duranleau.

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Homeless Data and Reports

Updates from Around the Web

  1. PIT/HIC Reports Due February 9, 2018

    This is a reminder that 2018 PIT and HIC reports are due to MaineHousing, February 9th. Emergency shelters and Transitional Housing programs are required to send a signed PIT certification to us using one of the methods listed below. All housing...

  2. 2018 PIT – HIC Forms Due February 9th.

    This is a reminder that 2018 PIT and HIC reports are due to MaineHousing, February 9th. Emergency shelters and Transitional Housing programs are required to send a signed PIT certification to us using one of the methods listed below. All housing...

  3. 2018 Point-in-Time Data Collection Forms

    The annual Point-in-Time Survey takes place in late January each year. This year, the Maine Continuum of Care, with support from MaineHousing as the Collaborative Applicant and HMIS Lead Agency, will be conducting the Point-in-Time on the night of...

  4. 2018 PIT and HIC Process for HMIS Providers

    This is a reminder that the annual PIT count is Tuesday, January 23, 2018 and all data in the HMIS for residential/housing programs needs to be reviewed after Tuesday the 23rd to ensure that it reflects what was true on the date of the 23rd....

  5. Annual Point-in-Time (PIT) and Housing Inventory Count (HIC)

    As January quickly approaches, we are gearing up for the annual Point-in-Time (PIT) and Housing Inventory Count (HIC). The Point-In-Time is an annual count of persons experiencing homelessness. An accurate and complete count helps involved agencies...

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