More than 1,500 people attended our three most recent webinars. Did you?
Recordings and slides are now available online for Making Rapid Re-Housing Part of Your System, Rapidly Re-Housing Households with Zero Income and Important Opportunities for CoCs, GPD Programs and VA Partners in the 2017 GPD NOFA.
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What can YOU do to increase and improve rapid re-housing?
by Jen Saunders and Samantha Batko
Over the past few weeks, we have been blogging about how and what communities can do to identify and access new funding for rapid re-housing. Today the Alliance is releasing three new resources that further explore strategies for how communities can expand capacity and improve performance of rapid re-housing.
Using Home Investment Partnerships Program Funds to Support Rapid Re-Housing
by Jen Saunders
The Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) program is the largest federal block grant available to state and local governments to create affordable housing. HOME TBRA is a good source of funding for RRH. Households must make less than 60 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI) to be eligible and can receive up to two years of assistance. Households must contribute 30 percent of their income toward their rent. Jurisdictions are limited as to the amount of HOME dollars they are allowed to use for TBRA.
Using Community Services Block Grants to Fund Rapid Re-Housing
by Jen Saunders
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services manages the CSBG program and individual states and territories administer it. The program is broadly available — 99 percent of the nation’s counties receiving CSBG funding! The grants fund services that address the needs of low-income people and communities. The CSBG is an often-overlooked resource that can support RRH activities.