Showing posts from November 22, 2016

SSVF Program Update November 21, 2016

Hi Team, Please find the latest SSVF Program Update. Please review all information in detail. Also, please note that as a follow up to the national webinar last week on 11/17, we just wanted to clarify with grantees that monitoring notifications will be similar to last year. Several weeks before the scheduled visit, grantees will receive notification via email. Thanks so much! I hope that you have a very Happy Thanksgiving! Adrienne SOAR LEGAL SURVEY SOAR LEGAL SURVEY COMPANION GUIDE -----Original Message----- From:  Foley, Sandra Sent:  Monday, November 21, 2016 03:23 PM Central Standard Time To:  SSVF Subject:  SSVF Program Update November 21, 2016 Topics: 1.            FY 2017 SSVF SOAR and Legal Survey:  Due by December 21, 2016 2.            Save the Date:  SSVF National Webinar on December 15, 2016  at 2PM EST 3.            Attention FY16 Grants with an Approved Extension 4.            Reminder: Final FY16 HHS Account Transfer 5.            Pr

Homelessness in the U.S. Continues to Decline

Homelessness in the U.S. Continues to Decline Homelessness continues to decline in the U.S, specifically among families with children, veterans, and individuals with long-term disabling conditions according to the latest national estimate by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD’s 2016 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress found that 549,928 persons experienced homelessness on a single night in 2016, a decline of 14 percent since 2010, the year the Obama Administration launched Opening Doors , the nation’s first comprehensive strategy to prevent and end homelessness. Over this seven-year period, HUD estimates the nation experienced a 23 percent reduction among homeless families, a 47 percent drop in veteran homelessness, and a 27 percent decline in individuals experiencing chronic homelessness. This na

Bowman Systems NewsFlash: FYSB RHY Repository Extension

Having problems viewing this message? Click here to view it in your browser. SUBSCRIBE 11/21/2016 RHY REPOSITORY EXTENSION - (FROM FYSB) "Dear RHY grantees, The Family and Youth Service Bureau (FYSB) at HHS has extended the November 2016 RHY data submission deadline to WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2016, 6 p.m. EST . This decision was made taking into consideration grantees that spent time last week on travel as well as conversations with multiple RHY grantees at the 2016 RHY Conference. We know most of you are close to submission, and this extension should help ease anxiety and support the highest data quality possible. For those grantees that have already submitted, thank you! Technical Assistance staff will continue to be available via the RHYMIS On-line Service Desk at sh

HUD Announces Publication of Final Rule Implementing VAWA Reauthorization Act of 2013

On November 16, 2016, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s final rule regarding the implementation of housing protections authorized in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) was published in the Federal Register. This final rule is a critical step in protecting housing of survivors of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The rule becomes effective on December 16, 2016. Please note that covered housing providers will have 180 days from the effective date to develop emergency transfer plans. Emergency transfer provisions will become effective June 14, 2017. HUD Secretary JulĂ­an Castro stated that “Nobody should have to choose between an unsafe home and no home at all. Today we take a necessary step toward ensuring domestic violence survivors are protected from being twice victimized when it comes to finding and keeping a home they can feel safe in.” Some of the critical components of the final rule include: Ext

Housing Vouchers for All Is Possible

Also: Economic Anxiety Is Not Just for White Workers * After 2 Decades, Justice Was Finally Served * Lisa Mensah, USDA Rural Development -- Having trouble viewing this email? Click here. Also: Economic Anxiety Is Not Just for White Workers ● After 2 Decades, Justice Was Finally Served ● Lisa Mensah, USDA Rural Development Tuesday, November 22, 2016   Shelterforce in Print!   1 Year for $18 Subscribe Now! Events Webinar | Community Catalyst | Aging in Place: Integrating Health and Housing for Low-Income and Chronically Ill Seniors | Dec. 1, 1 p.m. ET This webinar will provide an overview of initiatives related to aging in place for low-income and chronically ill seniors. Speakers across sectors will address housing issues and more effective