Homelessness Update: Youth NOFA now available

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Application for funding to end youth homelessness now open
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released their Notice of Funding Availability for the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program. Applications are due November 30.

Through this application HUD will award $33 million to up to 10 communities to design and implement a coordinated community response to end youth homelessness.
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TANF turns 20, but improvement still needed for homeless families
Monday was the 20th anniversary of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and people are weighing in: Did it work? How can it work better?

Housing is fundamental to self-sufficiency and helping families access and retain stable housing should be a focus of the work of TANF agencies. Here’s how the Alliance thinks welfare assistance can be improved for these families.
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Response to NY Times: We have drive to end veteran homelessness
The New York Times Editorial board released a response to the effort to end veteran homelessness in this country. The board claimed that the results of the work to cut homelessness among veterans almost in half since 2010 reflects “shrunken ambition and mission failure.”

We disagree. There is a difference between mission failure and a mission taking longer than originally anticipated. And the ambition is there to continue working until we meet that goal.
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report highlights family intervention strategies to end youth homelesness
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation has released their new literature review: Family Interventions for Youth Experiencing or At Risk of Homelessness. The report includes a list of 49 family intervention strategies to prevent youth homelessness or reunify or reconnect youth experiencing homelessness with family.
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HUD announces additional funding to house 108 veterans in 7 states
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Funding (HUD-VASH) Program has released a second round of funding equaling $871,056. The funding will help connect approximately 108 veterans to permanent housing in California, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.
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