WASHINGTON – Dr. Ben S. Carson, Sr. was sworn in today as the 17th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office with Secretary Carson's wife Candy and granddaughter Tesora holding the bible. Secretary Carson will now lead a cabinet agency with approximately 8,000 employees and an annual budget totaling more than $40 billion. Among his first actions in his new role, Secretary Carson plans an ambitious listening tour of select communities and HUD field offices around the country, beginning in his native Detroit. "I am immensely grateful and deeply humbled to take on such an important role in service to the American people," said Secretary Carson. "Working directly with patients and their families for many years taught me that there is a deep relationship between health and housing. I learned that it's difficult for a child to realize their dreams if he or she doesn'
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Webinar - Overview of the PY 2017 Notice of Funding Opportunity For HVRP, HFVVWF, and IVTP Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. ET The National Veterans Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC) is hosting the webinar “Overview of the PY 2017 Notice of Funding Opportunity For HVRP, HFVVWF, and IVTP” on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. ET. On February 28, 2017, the Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS) released a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) regarding the Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program (HVRP), the Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program (IVTP), and the Homeless Female Veterans' and Homeless Veterans' with Families Program (HFVVWF). This FOA announces the availability of approximately $12 million in grant funds, with a maximum award limit for an individual award set at $500,000. The p
The 2017 Point-in-Time (PIT) count appears to be a great success. We have heard many reports of improved efforts to get more accurate counts and to be more inclusive of critical partners in the community. We look forward to discovering more about our youth experiencing homelessness and pairing that data from lessons learned through other youth efforts to continue to end homelessness among young people. HUD’s Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX) web portal is now open for Continuums of Care (CoCs) to submit their 2017 Housing Inventory Count (HIC) and Point-in-Time (PIT) count data. HUD is opening the HDX earlier this year in response to many CoCs that requested the ability to begin entering their data into HDX earlier than in the past. CoCs should review the 2017 Housing Inventory Count and Point-in-Time Count of Homeless Persons: Data Submission Guidance for information on how to submit their 2017 HIC and PIT count data in HDX. CoCs must submit their 2017 HIC and PIT count dat