Showing posts from January 7, 2016

HUD Publishes CDBG Broadband Infrastructure FAQs

Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser . HUD Publishes CDBG Broadband Infrastructure FAQs HUD has published Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program and State CDBG Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding broadband infrastructure. HUD continues its efforts to narrow the digital divide in low-income communities served by HUD by providing, where feasible and with HUD funding, broadband infrastructure to communities in need of such infrastructure. Broadband is the common term used to refer to a very fast connection to the Internet. Such connections are also referred to as

VAWA/HOPWA Project Demonstration NOFA Reissued, NOFA Webcast on January 25, 2016 – 11:30 AM EST

Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser . VAWA/HOPWA Project Demonstration NOFA Reissued, NOFA Webcast on January 25, 2016 – 11:30 AM EST In collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), HUD's Office of HIV/AIDS Housing has reissued the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Project Demonstration Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). This is a re-issuance of the VAWA/HOPWA Project Demonstration NOFA originally announced on August 24, 2015. This competition is open to States, units of local government, and nonprofits. The VAWA/HOPWA Project Demonstration has unique eligibility requirements, because successful applicants will receive two separate awards from HUD: a Transitional Housing Assistance Program award and a Housing Opportunities for Persons

The Tipping Point: Most Americans No Longer Are Middle Class

The Tipping Point: Most Americans No Longer Are Middle Class Updated December 10, 2015 10:30 AM ET   MARILYN GEEWAX Twitter Americans have long lived in a nation made up primarily of middle-class families, neither rich nor poor, but comfortable enough. This year, that changed, according to the Pew Research Center. A just-released analysis   of government data shows that as of 2015, middle-income households have become the minority. The trend is so firmly established that it may well continue; Americans have experienced "a demographic shift that could signal a tipping point," Pew researchers concluded Wednesday. Thanks to factory closings and other economic factors, the country now has 120.8 million adults living in middle-income households, the study found. That compares with the 121.3 million who are living in either upper- or lower-income households. "The hollowing of the middle has proceeded steadily for the past four decades," Pew

News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

Council adopts additional strategies for preventing & ending family homelessness. Having trouble viewing this email? Click here January 7, 2016 Chair:  Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell Our 2016 Leadership HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell and Education Acting Secretary John King, Jr., were elected chair and vice-chair of our Council at our Dec. meeting. "Labor Secretary Thomas Perez was an extraordinary leader for the Council over the past year," said Matthew Doherty, USICH executive director. "We look forward to working with our new leadership to build on that progress in

SOAR Webinar: Online Course Walkthrough and Tips

January 7, 2016 SOAR Webinar: Online Course Walkthrough and Tips Thursday, January 14, 3:00pm-4:30pm EST In this webinar, the SOAR TA Center will walk you through the SOAR Online Course and share tips for its successful completion. Whether you are considering taking the course on your own, or as part of a larger cohort within your community or agency, this webinar will make your learning experience less challenging and more enjoyable! SOAR GUARANTEED!! This webinar is recommended for SOAR Providers, SOAR Coordinators, SOAR Trainers, SOAR Leaders and others in your community who would be interested in learning best practice tips for completing SOAR training through the SOAR Online Course. SOAR TA Center Presenters: Kristin Lupfer, Project Director, will introduce the SOAR Online Course and share some exciting course enrollment facts and stats! Suzy Sodergren, Practice Case Review Coordinator, will walk you throug

Webinar – Stand Down Development

Webinar - Stand Down Development Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. EST   The National Veterans Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC) is hosting the webinar “Stand Down Development” on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 2:00 pm EST. Starting with the first Stand Down in San Diego in 1988, Stand Down events have continued the mission of providing a “hand up, not a hand out” to homeless veterans in local communities. Learn how to contribute to this mission by supporting a Stand Down in your community. This webinar will include an introduction to Stand Downs, an overview of the different types and classifications of Stand Downs, and an outline of the major partners necessary for success. A companion webinar: “Stand Down Financing” will be offered on Jan. 21 at 2:00 EST. This webinar will feature Nathaniel Saltz, Program Director from the Minnesota Assistance Council f

Gov. Cuomo Order Triggers Pushback from Homeless Advocates, Mayor de Blasio

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