Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Agenda March 1015

To access next week's agenda for the March 4th 2015 meeting, click here.  Please note that there will be a presentation on the Balance of State Continuum of Care and how it relates to the local Coalition.  Further, there will be several group updates.

See you then!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Winnebagoland Housing Coalition Minutes 2.4.15

Winnebago County Housing 
February 4th, 2015 
Hooper Community Center Basement
36 Broad St
Oshkosh, WI 54901

Attendance: Amy Lang, Jordan Dvorak, Kay Hinton, Beth Biesinger, Tina Haffeman, Steph Crane, Vanessa Kuettel, Jackie Dioszegi, Kathy Thunes, Thomas Polakowski, Justin Mitchell and  Nicole Lemke.  
Approval of Minutes
A motion was made and carried to approve the January 2015  minutes with a correction to include "Legal Action also assists with Public Benefits" .  

Special Presentation: Winnebagoland Blog-Justin Mitchell: 
Justin showed the coalition how to contribute to the Winnebagoland blogspot.  He handed out instruction on Contributing Articles and updates on the WHC website which are also available on the blogspot.  This blog is free but Justin suggested looking into paying for a more user friendly .com or .org site that would only cost $15/year. Ron Hardy could help us with this.  Justin also suggested:
 1. updating contact information yearly, 
2. adding additional links ie resource links, Oshkosh demographics, 2010 Census data, grants, events, minutes, agenda, 
3. adding a logo,  and 
4. adding your email so you get an email when something new is posted.    

Subcommittee Reports:
Investigate other coalition models: The subcommittee has developed a survey to obtain Coalition direction from all Winnebagoland Coalition Members.  Survey will be emailed to all members in the near future.   
Create a yearly schedule of learning: The group has put together a learning calendar which includes using the BlogSpot and defining housing terms. 
Increase promotion of member activities/events and resources: Because the Winnebagoland Blog is out of date, the group will work on updating this first before developing a new Facebook page.    
Prepare annual report/highlight:  This group will put together an annual report to bring to the State of The City in March. If interested in coming to the State of the City, please contact Liz. Kathy created a Winnebagoland logo that we will discuss at the next meeting.  

* Shelter count numbers-Amy Lang, ADVOCAP 
Amy will email Shelter Count Numbers to Coalition members.  On 1/28/15, 23 people were sheltered at the Day by Day warming shelter. 
* Case Managers Network-Amy Lang, ADVOCAP Next meeting will be February 11  at 9 am at the Salvation Army.  On March 11th, Brent Sanderfoot will be presenting on Circles of support and how to help people (who have criminal backgrounds)   get jobs.   Balance of State update-Amy Lang, ADVOCAP Wisconsin BOS will be having a Roundtable discussion 2/12 and 2/13/15 in Stevens Point.  Please contact Amy for more information.   An ADVOCAP employee will attend and   Amy will report back to the Coalition.    Point In Time Count-Amy Lang, ADVOCAP On 1/28/15, 5 teams went out from 6 pm to 6am to complete a point in time count.  No one was found to be living on the street. 
Agency Announcements:
Housing Authority:   Kay handed out the Family Self Sufficiency February Newsletter and FSET agency brochures with changes happening in April.    
ADVOCAP (Bridges):  In January 2015, Bridges assisted 47 families/123 people. Funding is available at this time. Please continue to refer people to the Bridges Program.    
Day by Day:   Angie McCarthy's last day as Executive Director is February 16th.  We wish Angie well.  If you know of anyone interested in the position, please go to the website. Justin stated that there has been a discussion of Day by Day overflow being turned away.  Housing Authority Board approved a proposal of housing some individuals  at Mainview but still in the planning stage.   
ADVOCAP (PASS): Jackie Dioszgi is working with 5-6 people and new to the PASS program.
ADVOCAP (Homeless): Help for the Homeless Hygiene Drive is beginning Feb 22 through March 15.  Please let Amy know if you would like a collection box at your office. Amy's Homeless Program numbers went down at this time but not looking to fill transitional housing units.  She is waiting to hear about grants that were awarded.  She has one family in Transitional Housing.   

ADRC:  ADRC has been busy with changes to the long term care program.  Marketplace Application Assistance is available by phone number 920-236-1198 or email  To get answers about affordable health insurance call 1-800-318-2596.  This is available to all consumers whether you are disabled, elderly or not. Open enrollment ends 2/15/15.   
Legal Action:  Please continue to send referrals.  
Fair Housing:   Please continue to send referrals.  
ECWRP:  Kathy  invited the public to an information meeting concerning the update of the Oshkosh Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Long Range Transportation/Land Use Plan. This plan is required for all urbanized areas, nation-wide, and must be updated every 5 years. MPO staff is seeking input from all persons interested in the future of area highways, buses, paratransit, trucking, railway, bicycle and pedestrian transportation, and the relationship between land use patterns and transportation systems. Please come to learn about the planning process and to offer your input and concerns. The meeting is scheduled for:  Wednesday, April 29, 2015 From  4:00pm – 6:00pm at UW-Oshkosh Alumni Welcome Center, Room 201 625 Pearl Avenue, Oshkosh, WI 54901.
CP:  Tom Polakowski is the House Coordinator for Oshkosh.  CP is actively recruiting an Executive Director.  CP has a high demand for weekend services.  
Christine Ann:  Christine Ann just completed their Men Who Cook fundraiser on January 31 and this event was successful. 
Jeff Potts is the new Executive Director of Habitat.  
Adjourn: A motion made and carried to adjourn at 10:10 am so subcommittees have time to meet .  

Next Meeting: March 4th, 2015 at 9 am, Hopper Community Center.  

Kay Hinton 
Winnebagoland Housing Coalition Secretary                    

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Winnebagoland Housing Coalition Minutes 2/4/2015

To view the minutes from the February 2015 meeting, click here.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Free Bunk Bed Frames, delivered

Information on free bunk bed frames. they are willing to deliver and she can e-mail you pictures. Contact information below.

 Aquire Restoration, Inc. accumulated these bunk beds last summer, and
> we would love the chance to give them to someone who needs them. I
> have attached pictures of the */metal bunks/* and their dimensions (I
> measure the metal frame part so it may be just a smidge smaller). This
> picture shows one that isn’t fully secured (we just stacked them
> temporarily for the pic), but upon actual use you they do fasten
> tightly, they are in “good” shape. */We have 4 sets (8 beds)/* that we
> would be willing to donate. */We are willing to drop them off/* as
> well. We’re looking to give them a new home and are willing to give to
> a few places or all to one, whatever the facilities want!
>  Thanks again for your help!
> **
> **
> **
> *Thank You, *
> **
 *Maggie Attoe *

*P: 920.252.9258 <tel:920.252.9258>*
*E: <>*

Friday, January 30, 2015

Position open Day By Day Warming Shelter


To apply for this position:

1. Go to, click on Hiring, and then click on "current  
open position" and follow directions. 
2. Go to 
 Thank you for your consideration. 
Tina Haffeman

President of the Board
Day by Day Warming Shelter

"Imperfect action trumps perfect planning…much is to be learned from the art of doing."  
Iain De Jong

Thursday, January 29, 2015

February 2015 Agenda

To view the agenda for the February 4th meeting, click here.  We will have a demonstration from Justin Mitchell on the use of the blog spot.  See you on Wednesday!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Minutes December 2014

To view the minutes from the December 2014 meeting, click here.

Agenda for January 2015

To view the agenda for January 2015, click here.  See you then!