webinar: get the most out of the grant and per diem program
The first ever Grant Per Diem (GPD) Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) application is due April 4. Register for our webinar on Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. and let us answer your questions on about GPD funding and how to use it to better serve veterans experiencing homelessness.
review a new supportive housing self assessment tool
CSH, with the help of The Urban Institute, is developing a Supportive Housing Self-Assessment Tool to assess the organizational capacity of supportive housing providers. This tool examines the organizational attributes of organizations — and their communities — that are currently or wish to become involved in permanent supportive housing as developers, property managers, scattered-site housing managers or service providers.
If you would like to review, beta-test, or learn more about the tool, please email Jasmine Simington.
the official blog of the national alliance to end homelessness
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.
Health Care, Medicaid, and Homelessness – What's happening?
by Steve Berg
After several weeks of crisis mode in Congress around preserving Medicaid expansion, it’s time for a deep breath and a recap of what’s happened so far and what’s likely to happen next. The process has changed and slowed, the immediate worst-case scenario has been prevented, but many threats remain.