Homelessness Update: HUD funds 1,200 local homeless programs

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HUD awards $355M to local homeless programs
On Monday the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $355 million to more than 1,200 local homeless housing and service programs across the United States.
"We know how to end homelessness and these grants support local programs that are proven to prevent and end homelessness as we've come to know it," said Secretary Castro.
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#REENTRYWeek highlights preventing homelessness
April 24-30 was #ReentryWeek - a week to focus the conversation on the challenges formerly incarcerated individuals face when re-entering the community. Here are some #ReentryWeek highlights.
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news alert
$37M available to fight housing discrimination, applications due june 23
Funding is available to support organizations interested in
  • The enforcement of fair housing laws and policies.
  • Educating the public, housing providers, and local governments about their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act.
Apply for funding »
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housing trust fund to help increase, preserve affordable housing
Our nation is experiencing an affordable housing crisis. In many places, there is not enough affordable housing available to move people out of homelessness and into permanent housing.

For the first time ever, HUD is allocating $174 million through the nation’s new Housing Trust Fund to increase and preserve the supply of affordable rental housing for extremely low- and very low-income households, including families experiencing homelessness.
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Ending Homelessness Today
the official blog of the national alliance to end homelessness
The power of three in rapid re-housing
by Guest Blogger, Tina Patterson, Homefull (Dayton, OH)
We are all familiar with the old adage about real estate - location, location, location. Homefull in Dayton, Ohio has an adage about rapid re-housing: communication, communication, communication. Read more from guest blogger Tina Patterson about how they use the power of 3 every day.
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The role of rapid re-housing in ending veteran homelessness
by Jen Saunders
Over the past year, communities across the country have declared an end to veteran homelessness. These communities, which range from small rural areas to large cities, have demonstrated that with the right resources, interventions, and federal and community supports, it is possible to accomplish this goal.
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How to help people with criminal records get a fair chance at housing
by Jayme Day
People re-entering the community from prisons and jails are more likely to be excluded from housing because they have criminal records. Criminal records are also barriers to jobs. Without housing and employment many people re-entering the community are at risk of homelessness. And those who are experiencing homelessness with a criminal record can be homeless longer.
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