RAPID REHOUSING FOR YOUth LEARNING COMMUNITY CONTINUES THURSDAY
The next online meeting of the Rapid Re-Housing for Youth Learning Community will take place Thursday, September 28th at 2:00pm EDT. Expert youth RRH providers will discuss the challenges and rewards of implementing Housing First and harm reduction for young people.
HUD continues to encourage Continuums of Care (CoCs) and providers to implement and strengthen Housing First approaches. To support these efforts, HUD recently released the Housing First Assessment Tool. It assists providers and CoCs to document how closely their projects align to the Housing First model. CoCs can use this tool to assess and measure a project’s progress in aligning with Housing First best practice standards, and an individual project can use this tool to identify what they are doing well and where improvements can be made.
HAVE YOU TAKEN THE NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT SOCIAL ENTERPRISE CENSUS?
This Friday is the final day to complete Roberts Enterprise Development Fund's National Employment Social Enterprise Census.
REDF defines employment social enterprise as organizations that have a mission of employing individuals with significant barriers to employment, including those who have experienced homelessness, incarceration, substance abuse, mental illness, and young people who are not in school or working.
By participating, your organization can help create a better baseline understanding of the employment social enterprise sector in the U.S. The information you provide will also help REDF raise the profile of the sector and advance legislation that is supportive of your work.
COMMISSION RECOGNIZES PSH FOR EVIDENCE-BASED IMPACT
A recent report by the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking offers recommendations for using data to better inform policy decisions. As part of the report, authors reference Permanent Supportive Housing as a key example of government policy that was informed by administrative data and evidence.
Authors note that as a direct result of the growing body of evidence supporting positive outcomes and costs savings, HUD has encouraged and incentivized communities to increase their supply of PSH for chronically homeless individuals, and the nation has seen a significant reduction in chronic homelessness.
Yesterday the Senate announced it will not hold a vote on its latest proposal – frequently referred to as Graham-Cassidy – to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
This ends the latest efforts to significantly change the current health care law; the Senate has a deadline of September 30th for any repeal effort that would only require a simple majority. Most importantly for people experiencing homelessness, this means that Medicaid’s structure and funding remains intact. Medicaid has been essential in the fight to end homelessness, and we will continue to advocate for creative and efficient uses of this Federal funding to help our most vulnerable.
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Statement on Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Bill
by Steve Berg
Today, the National Alliance to End Homelessness officially announced its opposition to the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill. There is much speculation in the media about whether the bill will pass the Senate before a September 30th deadline, but the Alliance believes it to still be alive. In fact, throughout negotiations, the bill’s most damaging components (which drastically […]
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They've Heard From Us. Now, Make Sure They Hear From You
by Steve Berg
This week, the Alliance hosted a Congressional briefing to highlight the incredible progress towards ending homelessness across the country. House and Senate staffers heard from Alliance partners about their successes to date, and their needs to keep the progress moving forward. Now Congress needs to hear your voice too, especially as the Senate is once […]
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Now that Congress has returned from their August break, they've turned their attention toward the work in front of them for the fall. The Alliance is staying plugged into the developments on Capitol Hill and continuing to make sure Congress knows how their decisions will impact the most vulnerable Americans. We'll keep you updated as […]
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