Showing posts from September 13, 2017

News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

Read our first in a series of commentaries on equity issues Racial Equity: An Essential Component of Our Nation's Homelessness Response                   Our national conversation about homelessness has been missing a critical piece: an honest, open conversation about the racial dimensions of homelessness.   Jeff Olivet and Marc Dones at the Center for Social Innovation kick off a series of commentaries we will be publishing on issues of equity with some initial reflections from their Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities (SPARC) Initiative .     Read their perspective.   Building Momentum in Our Drive to End Family Homelessness   Last month, USICH brought together 17 thought leaders on family homelessness to share their best practices, strategize around each other's challenges, and commit to supporting other communities as we build momentum behind national ef

Upcoming Webinars from the Program to Achieve Wellness

9/14: Customizing Wellness Tools, 9/13: Innovative Approaches to Wellness Customizing Wellness Tools for the Cultures in Your Community SAMHSA's Program to Achieve Wellness September 14, 2017; 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET Join SAMHSA's Program to Achieve Wellness on September 14 at 1:00 p.m. ET for Customizing Wellness Tools for the Cultures in Your Community to hear from nationally recognized experts about some of the best practices in modifying tools and evidence-based practices for specific populations.  Webinar participants will hear about real-world implementation experiences and outcomes from the use of culturally customized wellness tools and have the opportunity to ask leading experts questions about the processes involved. Moderated by Kristin Lupfer , Director of the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center operated by Policy R

Register Now: Office Hours on New HTF e-Con Planning Suite Screens

The Office of Community and Planning Development (CPD) will facilitate two office hour sessions to review the new Housing Trust Fund (HTF) screens in the Consolidated Plan and Action Plan templates, and demonstrate how users should complete the corresponding screens. During the office hours, trainers will review how to integrate HTF elements - into the Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plans templates in the eCon Planning Suite. Throughout the presentation, participants will be able to ask questions to HUD technical assistance providers regarding the integration of the HTF into the eCon Planning Suite. Participants will learn how to: Utilize the new HTF screens in the eCon Planning Suite Integrate HTF elements into the Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan Who Should Attend? These office hours are relevant for HUD Staff, State grantees, U.S. territories, and Washington DC Future sessions will be held for all other entitlement grantees. Office Hour Dates: Th

NHSDC Fall Conference: Register Today!

Don't Forget to Register  Conference registration is quickly filling up. If you haven't already, we encourage you to 

SP 5.12.45 Is Now Available

Bowman Client Update SP 5.12.45 Is Now Available SP 5.12.45 Is Now Available This version contains updates to the HUD CoC APR, ESG CAPER, AHAR report, and other improvements. Release notes can be found in the Libraries area of the Mediware Customer Community. If you have any questions, please contact your Customer Care Analyst. Mediware Information Systems, Inc. 11711 W. 79th St. | Lenexa, KS 66214 | (888) MEDIWARE |

Council approves $300K grant for homeless outreach center in Towson

Margarita Cambest The Baltimore County Council voted Sept. 5 to approve a $300,000 grant to allow a homeless outreach program to purchase the downtown Towson building in which it has operated for many years. The grant would allow Prologue, Inc. to purchase the building at 609 Baltimore Ave. from its neighboring owner, Trinity Episcopal Church. The church has leased the property to the homeless outreach center for $1 annually for almost 20 years, according to Prologue president and CEO Sendy Rommel. Prologue's mission is to create opportunities for people with behavioral health needs and those experiencing homelessness, according to federal tax records. The nonprofit operates six administrative and program centers in the Baltimore metro area that offer psychiatric rehabilitation, residential rehabilitation, employment and housing services, accord