Showing posts from September 25, 2017

Due TODAY! Submit Your Comments on GPD Proposed Rule

Due TODAY! Submit Your Comments on GPD Proposed Rule  Make your voice heard! Last month the VA announced a new “proposed rule” in the Federal Register that would make several changes to the way the grant is administered. These changes would have impacts on how you run your program and how the VA measured your success. The proposed rule is a required step in any federal rule making, and it provides anyone with an opportunity to comment on the changes. This is your opportunity to tell VA how the changes would impact your work, and if they would be positive or negative for the veterans you serve. Any and all comments must be submitted by Sept. 25 at midnight EST, so if you are planning on making a comment please do so soon. If you are not already planning on making a comment, please strongly consider it: this is our chance to make our voices heard now, before the changes go into

Schedule and Resources for the 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report

Beginning on October 1, 2017 communities can submit their data for the 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress through the Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX). In preparation, those assigned as primary contacts for Continuums of Care (CoCs) should login at and review and edit the list of people who have access to their community’s data via the HDX (see the HDX Admin\CoC Access tabs). CoCs that have not participated in the past, but wish to submit data this year, should register for the AHAR as soon as possible by clicking on the Register as an AHAR site link on the HDX homepage. The homepage also contains links to AHAR data submission guidance and resources. The schedule for the 2017 AHAR is: October 31, 2017 : draft data on both All Persons and Veterans Submitting draft data by the deadline ensures that your CoC’s data will be thoroughly reviewed in advance of the final deadline.   For purposes of meeting the draft deadline, all of