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Sessions You Cannot Afford to Miss

An agenda packed with the sessions you need now more than ever! View this email in your browser Every session designed to help you navigate the changing currents & uncharted waters. Register Now! Be part of the most important gathering of thought leaders in supportive housing & housing policy. Learn how to meet the challenges ahead & what to expect on the federal, state & local levels as key budget debates unfold.  Receive up-to-date perspectives, predictions, trends & innovations focused on crucial & timely issues. Join us in Denver May 24 - 26 for CSH Supportive Housing Summit 2017 Full Session Descriptions/Selections Available for These Tracks Community Investment/Supportive

Register Today: 2017 Basically CDBG for Entitlement & State Grantees - Denver, CO and VTC Connection in Fort Worth, TX - March 27-30, 2017

This training provides answers to common Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) questions and highlights the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) interpretation of key policy issues. Participants will learn: CDBG National Objectives & Eligible Activities Program Administration & Financial Management Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS) Performance Measurement & Reporting/Recordkeeping CDBG-Disaster Recovery (DR) eligible activities and requirements State CDBG basic requirements - offered in Denver (with Video Teleconferencing (VTC) in Fort Worth) and Atlanta only This is a 3-day training, with an additional half day covering State CDBG requirements in Denver (with VTC in Fort Worth, TX) and Atlanta. The training includes a combination of lecture and hands-on exercises. Who Should Attend? This training is intended for all State & Entitlement grantees. Please note that each grantee is limited initially to one (1)

FY 2017 HOME and HTF Homeownership Value Limits Effective March 1, 2017

HUD has issued new HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and Housing Trust Fund (HTF) Homeownership Value Limits ("95% limits") for 2017 that are effective March 1, 2017. In 24 CFR 92.254(a)(2)(iii) of the Final Rule published on July 24, 2013 and effective August 23, 2013, HUD established new homeownership value limits for HOME PJs. In addition, 24 CFR 93.305(a)(1) of the HTF Interim Rule states that HUD will provide limits for affordable newly constructed housing and existing housing based on 95 percent of the median purchase price for the area. View the HOME Homeownership Value Limits . View the HTF Homeownership Value Limits .             Visit the HUD Exchange at

SOARing Over Lunch Call

Join us for our February SOARing Over Lunch Call! SOARing Over Lunch Call Tuesday, February 14, 2017 1:00 p.m. ET Our next SOARing Over Lunch call is scheduled for Tuesday, February 14, at 1:00 p.m. ET. Please join us for this informal call aimed at peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and facilitated open discussion. Call-in/log-in information: Conference Phone: 1-866-805-9853 Conference Code:  7712924792 Please note that all phone lines will be muted; attendees will hear the presenters speaking and can submit questions via Adobe Connect chat.  If you are planning on calling into the conference by phone only, you can ask questions throughout the call by emailing Matt Canuteson at . While there is no

Americans Killed Annually by Terrorists

How many fatal terror attacks have refugees carried out in the US? None You’re More Likely to Die Choking Than Be Killed by Foreign Terrorists, Data Shows Odds of fatal terror attack in U.S. by a refugee? 1 in 3.6 billion Facts still matter on US terror threat Americans are almost seven times as likely to be killed by a white extremist than by an Islamic one,  according to one study . Citing a 2013 study, the New York Times  notes : "Right-wing extremists averaged 337 attacks per year in the decade after 9/11, causing a total of 254 fatalities." According to the Southern Poverty Law Center , there were 42 militia groups in 2008; today, there are 276. Meanwhile, anti-government groups  grew to 998 in 2015 , while the number of right-wing hate groups  grew from 784 in 2014 to 892 in 2015 . According to the Anti-Defamation League , "domestic extremist killers" killed more people in 2015 than any other year since Oklahoma City in 1995 (In fa

Nonprofits--Yes You Can Advocate. And Now's the Time

Also: Affordable Housing and . . . a Museum? * Fair Housing Is NOT War on the Suburbs * Not Your Average Community Garden * Job Listings -- Having trouble viewing this email? Click here. Also: Affordable Housing and . . . a Museum? ● Fair Housing Is NOT War on the Suburbs ● Not Your Average Community Garden Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Shelterforce in Print! Subscribe Now! Resource Sparking the Conversation in Your Community: A DIY Guide to Planning Your Own Community Wealth Building Summit How can community members catalyze a local conversation around building a stronger, more equitable local economy? The Democracy Collaborative offers this resource as part of their Community Wealth Innovators Series . Su