Showing posts from December 18, 2016

Disaster Recovery Homelessness Toolkit Now Available

The Disaster Recovery Homelessness Toolkit is designed to help communities more effectively address the needs of people experiencing homelessness and other vulnerable populations during a disaster. The toolkit is made up of three related guides that cover comprehensive disaster planning, response, and long-term recovery. The guides provide information and resources to assist emergency planners, community development professionals, homeless service providers, and others with planning and implementing a disaster response and recovery effort that serves all members of their community. The Local Planning Guide  walks through a community planning process that brings together organizations and individuals to address the needs of people experiencing homelessness and other vulnerable populations in a disaster. The  Response Guide for Local Jurisdictions describes an inclusive disaster response that addresses the needs of the whole community, including the most vulnerable. It prov

HUD Releases Resources on Homeless Preferences for Multifamily Property Owners and Agents

HUD Multifamily Housing is a key mainstream resource that can help local communities address homelessness. HUD has issued guidance on adopting a homeless admissions preference in multifamily properties that receive HUD project-based subsidies. To encourage property owners to adopt the preference, new resources are now available online that explain the benefits of the homeless preference, and answer questions about the simple steps to adopt the preference. The short video Multifamily Homeless Preference: Owners and Agents Share their Experience (run time 4:37) features owners and agents of HUD-assisted multifamily properties who have successfully adopted the homeless preference at their properties. They explain how productive relationships with service providers and HUD partners have facilitated their adoption of the homeless preference, and share the positive impact they have seen the preference have on families and communities. The webinar Adopting a Multifamily Homeless

Register Now: Opioid Overdose to Treatment Webinar - December 20, 2016 - 4:00 PM EST

Register Now Addressing Opioid Overdose and Opioid Use Disorder in Hospitals Tuesday, December 20, 2016 4:00-5:00 PM EST The Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Michael Botticelli will host a webinar highlighting ways hospitals are aiding individuals who have opioid use disorder and guide individuals who have suffered overdose to treatment. Register for the webinar . Director Botticelli will outline the Administration's response to the opioid crisis and make a call to action. Expert panelists will provide an overview of comprehensive approaches. Models will include elements such as peer engagement and recovery coaching, in-hospital initiation of medication to treat opioid use disorder, counseling, and other psychosocial services. Panelists: Edward Bernstein, MD - Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, Emergency Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine; Director, Faster Paths to Treatment, Boston Medical Center; Profes

Current Availability of Section 108 Financing - CDBG Entitlement and State Grantees

The Section 108 program is pleased to announce the release of information on existing borrowing capacity for CDBG Entitlement Communities and States looking to pursue a Section 108 guaranteed loan. These borrowing capacity calculations are based on the FY 2016 CDBG grant awards as well as grantees’ outstanding Section 108 guaranteed loans and commitments. View the Current Availability of Section 108 Financing for CDBG Entitlement and State Grantees .             Visit the HUD Exchange at