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Here's How Many Hours You Need to Work to Pay Rent in Every State

There isn’t any state in the country where a minimum wage worker can afford rent for a one-bedroom apartment working 40 hours a week. The “Out of Reach” study by the National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) compared the minimum wage across the United States with the average Fair Market Rent (40th percentile of gross rents for standard rental units) for a one-bedroom apartment. The NLIHC found that just to afford a basic apartment, a minimum wage worker would have to put in anywhere from 44 hours (Puerto Rico) to 124 hours (Hawaii) to pay rent for the most basic housing arrangements. To put that in perspective, there are 168 hours in a week, meaning a minimum wage worker working 7 days a week in Hawaii would have roughly 6 hours each day for eating, sleeping, caring for family, and leisurely activities — essentially having no time for anything other than working and sleeping. And the money made to pay rent doesn’t include money needed to pay for heat, air conditioning, int

EMPLOYMENT OPP: HMIS Data + Systems Mgr (Baltimore City, MD)

This position is responsible for oversight of data and systems administration of the Data and Systems Unit within the Homeless Services Program division of the Mayor’s Office of Human Services (MOHS). This position reports to the Director, MOHS-Homeless Services Program. Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to: •Provide leadership and supports planning of a system-wide coordinated response to homelessness in Baltimore City using the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). This includes but is not limited to: identifying, connecting and implementing the primary stages of the response system using the HMIS; ensuring the coordinated access system is fully integrated and functioning in the HMIS. •Supervise data analysis and data reporting staff to support HMIS operations with the primary goal of informing and improving homeless services outcomes in Baltimore City. •Responsible for oversight of the HMIS work plan, outreach coordination and coordinated

Helpful Tool: SSVF Companion Guide to Program Changes

Hi Team, I know that you know this, but this is just a quick reminder  that The Companion Guide to Program Changes is on the SSVF website. It can be found under Tab 2, Official Guide to the SSVF Program, and then Reporting and Monitoring Requirements. SSVF/?page=/official_guide/ reporting_and_monitoring_ requirements The guide (huge thanks to Lindsay) has great examples and also walks you step by step through the process in GIFTs. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me. Thanks so much! Adrienne Adrienne Nash Melendez, MLD Regional Coordinator U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 267-683-2386 Please note new email address :

FY 2016 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition: CoC Final ARD Report Posted

Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser . FY 2016 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition: CoC Final ARD Report Posted CoC ARD Report The FY 2016 CoC Final Annual Renewal Demand (ARD) Report is posted on the HUD Exchange. As discussed in the FY 2016 CoC Program Competition NOFA , Section IV.A, approximately $1.9 billion is available in this FY 2016 CoC Program Competition. Although the amount available is expected to be sufficient to fund anticipated eligible renewal projects in FY 2016, HUD will continue to require Collaborative Applicants to rank all projects, except CoC planning and Unified

Upcoming: NHSDC Fall Conference - New Orleans, LA - October 13-14, 2016

Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser . Upcoming: NHSDC Fall Conference - New Orleans, LA - October 13-14, 2016 The National Human Services Data Consortium (NHSDC) is a collaborative organization that understands the importance of data quality and the value of using valid and reliable data for community planning and performance measurement. NHSDC has worked for over 11 years to deliver conferences that allow Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) professionals to discuss current challenges and best practices while developing a critical network of peer support. As in past years, the NHSDC con

SSVF Program Updates August 5, 2016 - DEADLINE CHANGE

Hi Team, I hope that you had a great weekend. This is the latest Program Update. Please review it in detail. Additionally, please note that the deadline for Quarter 4 Program Changes has been revised from 9/1 to 8/15 (next Monday). Please plan accordingly and let me know if you have any questions. The move up in the due date is to assist grantees as they prepare for the close of the grant year. Thanks so much! Adrienne From: SSVF Sent: Friday, August 05, 2016 12:24 PM Subject: SSVF Program Updates August 5, 2016 Importance: High Topics: 1.      SSVF Program Change Requests (FY 16, QTR 4) due by August 15, 2016 2.      Clarification on SSVF Regional Meeting Participation 3.      VA Releases SSVF Proposed Rule for Public Comment 4.      Grantee Action Needed Regarding Outstanding FFR Financial Status Reports (FSR) 5.      Save the Date:  SSVF Education Webinar on August 16, 2016 at 2:00 PM EDT 6.      Save the Date:  SSVF National Webinar on

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