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Report: Rental housing supply lags behind demand

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A view of construction on the 400 block of E. 20th Street following an announcement about RAD authority being granted to Baltimore and cities around the country. By Talia Richman The Baltimore Sun Only 43 affordable rental units available for every 100 low-income family in Baltimore City Only 22 affordable rental units available for every 100 low-income family in Baltimore County Supply can't keep up with demand for affordable rental housing For families that earn less than 30 percent of the median area income, buying a house is often out of the question. And for these low-income households, finding a place to rent can also be a struggle, the Urban Institute has reported Not a single county in the nation offered enough affordable housing to keep up with its extremely low-income renters, the organization said. In the Baltimore region, some counties have fewer available units than the national average of 28 units available for every 100 renter hou

Baltimore County HMIS News 6/20/15

Please view the news/updates below, and contact us with any questions/concerns.  We're always glad to assist.  Thank you! *Baltimore County Community Resource Day 6/27, 10:00am-3:00pm Webinar - Benefits: Social Security Administration Strategies to Support Homeless and at-Risk Clients with Effectively Utilizing the Healthcare System 6/24, 1:00pm HMIS User Forum (recurring) 7/20, 9:30am-10:30am HMIS User Training (services: non-housing) 7/28, 9:00am-12:00pm NOTE: June trainings are currently full HMIS User Training (shelterpoint: housing) 7/28, 1:00pm-4:00pm NOTE: June trainings are currently full Jason Burns, MCSE Systems Administrator teamhmis.com 443-574-HMIS 410-887-5968 Always use our manuals. NEVER guess! Proper data saves hours!  F orums   *  News   *  Report Cards   *   Support   *   Training   *   U nsubscribe

Webinar - Benefits: Social Security Administration

Webinar - Benefits: Social Security Administration Wednesday, June 24 at 2:00 p.m. EDT Social Security disability benefits are critical sources of income for veterans with disabling mental or physical health conditions, and lead to increased housing stability and improved healthcare outcomes. SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery (SOAR), is a federal program sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to increase access to disability benefits among people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Since 2006, states report 22,863 approvals on initial SSI/SSDI applications, with an approval rate of 65 percent in an average of 94 days using the SOAR model. This presentation will describe best practices for utilizing SOAR with veterans who access HVRP services, with special emphasis on justice-involved veter

MSHDW NEWS: 6/20/15

Please view the news/updates below, and contact us with any questions/concerns.  We're always glad to assist.  Thank you! Review VA's Request to Share HMIS Client Info, 6/24, 11:30am-12:30pm DHMH: Quarterly CoC Program + Path Meeting, 6/25, 10:00am-1:00pm Baltimore County Community Resource Day 6/27, 10:00am-3:00pm MSHDW Agenda (Q2) 2015-06-10 ACTION NEEDED: PIT Reports + Provider Information Employment Opportunities Jason Burns, MCSE Systems Administrator teamhmis.com 443-574-HMIS 410-887-5968 Always use our manuals. NEVER guess! Proper data saves hours!  F orums   *  News   *  Report Cards   *   Support   *   Training   *   U nsubscribe

Review VA's Request to Share HMIS Client Info, 6/24, 11:30am-12:30pm

Please join us to discuss "VA's Request to Share HMIS Client Information" via WebEx on 6/24, 11:30am-12:30pm (registration not required).  Adrienne MelĂ©ndez (VA TA) has graciously agreed to provide a brief overview, and then we will have an open forum.  Listed below is the WebEx info and the original email I sent to Adrienne this morning.  Hope you are able to attend.  Thanks! Contact us for WebEx Info Jason's email to VA TA, 6/19, 9:43am :  Adrienne, would you be open to a discussion about VA's request to share client information amongst CoC's?  While I encourage and support efforts to assist our clients, I have some major concerns regarding some of the preliminary discussions, drafts, etc.  After quickly skimming through a few of the drafts this morning, I already noticed several areas that conflict or are out of compliance with either federal, state, local, HIPAA, VA, and HUD regulations.  I also have concerns regarding the additional workload thi

June 2015 NCHV eNewsletter

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NCHV eNewsletter June 2015 2015 NCHV Annual Conference Presentations Available Online! Presentations and materials on www.nchv.org Thank you to all presenters, attendees, guest speakers, and exhibitors who helped to make the 2015 NCHV Annual Conference - "25 Years: Thank You for Your Service," the largest event in NCHV history!  Presentations and additional materials are now being posted to the Annual Conference page  on our website. The remaining presentations will be posted as we receive them. Thank you to all presenters for making your information available to attendees as well as those who weren't able to attend. Check back to the Annual Conference page  regularly for the latest additions! Download the 2015 NCHV Annual Conference program here .  2015 NCHV Award Winners Honored by Homeless Veteran Assistance Community Annual NCHV Awards