Showing posts from August 20, 2014

VA Announces New Grants to Help End Veterans Homelessness

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald today announced the award of approximately $300 million in grants that will help approximately 115,000  homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families. The grants will be distributed to 301  community agencies in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin  Islands. Under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program, the Department  of Veterans Affairs (VA) is awarding grants to private non-profit organizations and consumer  cooperatives that provide services to very low-income Veteran families living in – or  transitioning to – permanent housing. Those community organizations provide a range of  services that promote housing stability among eligible very low income Veteran families (those  making less than 50 percent of the area median income). The grants announced today will fund  the fourth year of the SSVF program.  “By working with community non-prof

SOAR 2014 Outcomes Request

Dear SOAR Providers: It's that time again! The SOAR TA Center is looking for your outcomes on SSI/SSDI initial applications and appeals completed using the SOAR approach. As always, we are only collecting outcomes of applications on which a decision from SSA has been received; we are not collecting information about "pending" applications (those on which you are still awaiting a decision from SSA). Your state process may differ from this, so please contact your SOAR State Team Lead about submitting your data.  You can find contact information for your SOAR State lead here: . If you have reported outcomes to us in the past, we're asking for your outcomes from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 ONLY . We will add these to the outcomes you've reported in previous years unless you tell us to do otherwise. If there are new programs in your state that you have never reported to us before, then ple

Video of Speeches by First Lady, HUD Secretary, Alliance President Available Online

August 18, 2014      ISSUES   |   POLICY   |   SOLUTIONS   |   NEWS & EVENTS Forward Editor: Emanuel Cavallaro Spotlight On... Video of Speeches by First Lady, HUD Secretary, Alliance President Available Online Videos of the full speeches made by First Lady Michelle Obama, Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Juli├ín Castro, and Alliance President and CEO Nan Roman at the Alliance's National Conference on Ending Homelessness are now available for viewing on the Alliance website and the Alliance Youtube channel . This month, stay tuned to the Alliance blog for more video from the conference. Webinar Recording: Rapid Re-Housing for High-Barrier Households The Alliance has posted a recording of a webinar that originally streamed on Jul

HOME Monthly Reports Now Posted

Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser . HOME Monthly Reports Now Posted The following HOME Program Monthly reports are now posted on the HUD Exchange at the links below. You may also access them from the  HOME Program Resource Page  under "HOME Reports." Monthly Reports as of 7/31/14 Now Available: 2012/2013 HOME Activities Reports 2012/2013 HOME Homebuyer Activities Reports HOME HUD Initiated Activity Cancellation Reports HOME National Production Reports HOME PJs Open Activities Reports HOME PJs Vacant Unit Reports