2018 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness
We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness, March 1-2, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA. Please note that registration check-in will begin at on Wednesday, February 28 at 3pm.
For information on registration, hotels, travel, volunteer opportunities and to apply for a scholarship to attend the conference click here.
Kent County, Michigan has joined the growing number of communities that have achieved "Functional Zero Community" status for veteran homelessness.
"This is a great platform for us to move forward and think about what we did learn in this effort, so that we can end homelessness for all populations in our community," Vera Beech, executive director of Community Rebuilders, told Michigan Radio.
Easing Barriers to Housing for People with Conviction Histories
Access to housing is a significant barrier for people that have been formerly incarcerated. The Vera Institute of Justice has announced the new “Open Doors to Public Housing” initiative to help public housing authorities safely increase access to stable housing for this population.
Find out more about the jurisdictions selected to participate in this initiative, as well as new resources to help housing authorities nationwide align with best practices and make similar changes.
NEW REPORT EXPLORES HOUSING AFFORDABILITY FOR WORKING HOUSEHOLDS
The National Housing Conference has released the annual “Paycheck to Paycheck” report, which provides insight into the ability of working households to afford typical housing in metro areas nationwide. The full tool includes:
Graphs that compare wages and housing costs in 203 metro areas
Median incomes for 83 occupations
Median home prices and the income needed to afford them
Fair market rents and the income needed to afford them