August 26, 2014 ISSUES | POLICY | SOLUTIONS | NEWS & EVENTS Forward Editor: Emanuel Cavallaro Spotlight On... Housing First Contributes to 33 Percent Drop in Veteran Homelessness The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that data from the 2014 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count show a decline of 33 percent (or 24,837 people) in veteran homelessness since 2010. On one night in January, volunteers conducting the 2014 PIT Count counted a total of 49,933 homeless veterans in America. HUD, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness attribute progress to the widespread adoption of evidence-based practices under the Housing First approach and the implementation of federal programs like VA's Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program, which pays for rapid re-housing for homeless veterans and their famili
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Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser . Impact of Recent Changes in Income Limits and Utility Allowances The new definition of “Extremely Low Income” does not affect ESG recipients/subrecipients On June 25, 2014, HUD published a Federal Register Notice implementing certain provisions of the 2014 Appropriations Act. Among these is a new provision that applies to the public housing, housing choice voucher, project-based voucher, and multifamily project-based section 8 programs, requiring these programs to use a new definition of “Extremely Low Income (ELI) families.” ELI families are defined as ver
Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser . HOME Deadline Compliance Status Reports Now Posted The HOME Deadline Compliance Status Reports as of 7/31/14 are now posted on the HUD Exchange. You may also access all HOME reports from the HOME Program Resource Page under "HOME Reports."
Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser . OHH Monthly Focus on Employment: Understanding Benefits – A Look at Oregon Health Authority This monthly focus on employment, provided by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of HIV/AIDS Housing (OHH), describes how the Oregon Health Authority integrated an employment focus into their core services and incorporated knowledge regarding benefits into its vocationalizing process. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) serves as an example of how HIV/AIDS service providers can broaden employment options for their clients by educating themselves o
--> Having trouble viewing this email? View it in your browser . Nominate for the 2014 Million Hearts ® Hypertension Control Challenge Nomination Deadline: October 10, 2014 Since the launch of the campaign in 2012, Million Hearts ® has recognized 11 Hypertension Control Champions who have helped more than 70 percent of their patients with hypertension get it under control. This year, Million Hearts ® wants to recognize even more Hypertension Control Champions. Clinicians, practices, and health systems that provide continuing care and have achieved hypertension control rates greater than 70 percent can enter the challenge. Please submit your nomination or encourage high-performing, small and large practices to enter the 2014 Million Hearts ® Hypertension Control Challenge. Read the Eligibility Requirements and Nominate Questions About the Challenge?