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FY 2014 Continuum of Care Program Competition - Funding Announcement

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Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser . FY 2014 Continuum of Care Program Competition - Funding Announcement Earlier today, Secretary Castro announced $1.8 billion in grants to support nearly 8,400 local homeless housing and service programs across the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Continuum of Care (CoC) grants awarded today support the Administration’s efforts to end homelessness by providing critically needed housing and support services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness across the country. View a complete list of all the state and local homeless pro

News Alert: HUD Awards $1.8 Billion to Fight Homelessness

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January 26, 2015      POLICY   |   DATA + RESEARCH   |   TOOL + TRAINING   |   NEWS + MEDIA Forward Editor: Emanuel Cavallaro Spotlight On... News Alert: HUD Awards $1.8 Billion to Fight Homelessness The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that it will award $1.8 billion in grant funding to 8,400 local homeless housing and service programs across the country. The Continuum of Care (CoC) funding announced today by HUD Secretary Juli├ín Castro is meant to support the Obama Administration's efforts to provide housing and services to end homelessness among hundreds of thousands of American individuals and families. This latest round of funding will renew funding for thousands of existing programs that provide transitional and permanent supportive housing, rapid re-housing, and street outreach, but it will also fund 25 new projects that target housing to chronically h

MSHDW NEWS: 01/26/2015

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Good afternoon!  You may view and download the HUD Awards (by CoC) and updated PIT News on our  MSHDW site .  Thanks!       Jason Burns, MCSE Systems Administrator HMIS Support Team hmisadmin.com 443-574-HMIS Always use our manuals. NEVER guess! Properly entering data, or contacting us, saves hours!  F orums   *  News   *  Report Cards   *   Support   *   Training   *   U nsubscribe

PIT Count Date Exceptions

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Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser . PIT Count Date Exceptions Given the unexpected severe weather conditions in several regions of the country this week, HUD wanted to remind Continuums of Care (CoCs) of its exception policy regarding the date for the Point-in-Time (PIT) count, as outlined in the Notice for Housing Inventory Count (HIC) and Point-in-Time (PIT) Data Collection for Continuum of Care (CoC) Program and the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program . Per Sections 578.3 and 578.7 of the CoC Program interim rule, CoCs must conduct their PIT count in the last 10 calendar days of January

2014 SOAR Outcomes Released

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January 23, 2015 2014 SOAR Outcomes Released The SAMHSA SOAR TA Center is excited to announce the release of outcomes from SSI/SSDI applications submitted using the SOAR approach from 2006 through June 30, 2014. Since SOAR began, more than 26,269 people who were experiencing or at risk of homelessness have accessed SSI/SSDI benefits using the SOAR approach. The national approval rate on SOAR applications is 65 percent and the average time to decision is 94 days. The top 10 SOAR states (representing over 4,000 applications) have an approval rate of 82 percent! We are proud of these statistics, and are grateful for the work of SOAR providers. Thank you for your dedication and efforts - without you, these outcomes would not be possible. You are changing lives one application at a time. Read more about SOAR in your state and successful SOAR collaborations:  http://soarworks.prainc.com/article/2014-n

New Report Tracks the Behavioral Health of America

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Having trouble viewing this email? View it in your browser . New Report Tracks the Behavioral Health of America The "National Behavioral Health Barometer" (Barometer) provides data about key aspects of behavioral health care issues affecting American communities. Those issues include rates of serious mental illness, suicidal thoughts, substance use, underage drinking, and the percentages of those who seek treatment for these disorders. The Barometer shows these data at the national level, and for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The Barometer indicates that the behavioral health of our Nation is improving in some areas, particularly among adolescents. For example, past-month use of both illicit drugs and cigarettes has fallen for youth ages 12–17 from 2009 to 2013 (from 10.1 percent to 8.8 percent for illicit drugs, and 9.0 percent to 5.6 percen