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SOAR eNewsletter - June 2014

If you are having trouble viewing the email below, please click here . ` June 2014 Hot off the Press! New Issue Brief: Effective SOAR Representation for Social Security Appeals Despite your best efforts as a SOAR practitioner, applications you submit for SSI/SSDI may be denied. Or, perhaps you are involved with an applicant whose appeal is already pending with the SSA. SOAR practitioners are often well positioned to assist with Social Security appeals given their relationships with applicants and knowledge of their impairments and related functional limitations. Pam Heine, the SOAR TA Center’s subject matter expert on appeals, has developed an informative issue brief on the topic. This issue brief covers information that providers need to know in order to understand the SSA appeals process, gain insight to why claims are denied and what to do when the deadline to file an appeal is missed. This issue brief also descr

Senate Apropriations Committee 2015 budget for CPD programs

Please recall that the Congress as a whole has to act on the T-HUD budget and that the House bill was not as generous to most (but not all) CPD programs as is the Senate version described below.  Senate T-HUD FY 2015 Spending Bill In-Depth: Community Development Programs On June 6, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved its version of the FY 2015 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (T-HUD) appropriations bill (S. 2438).  The bill includes $45.8 billion for HUD programs, $3.2 billion more than was provided for FY 2014. Today’s  Direct News  item is intended to provide NAHRO members with a comprehensive summary of the Senate bill’s treatment of Community Planning and Development programs, including Community Development Block Grants, the HOME Investment Partnerships program, and homeless assistance grants. NAHRO’s earlier analysis of the Senate bill’s treatment of  Section 8 programs  and  Public Housing programs  is available online.  Cl

HOME Monthly Reports Now Posted

Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser . HOME Monthly Reports Now Posted The HOME Program's Monthly reports are now posted on the OneCPD Resource Exchange at the links below. You may also access them from the  HOME Program Resource Page  under "HOME Reports."   Monthly Reports as of 5/31/14 Now Available: 2012/2013 HOME Activities Reports 2012/2013 HOME Homebuyer Activities Reports HOME Deadline Compliance Status Reports HOME HUD Initiated Activity Cancellation Reports HOME National Production Reports HOME PJs Open Activities Reports HOME PJs Vacant