Showing posts from October 18, 2017

From Our Federal Partners: Request for Applications to Participate in the SOAR TA Project Due November 17, 2017

Are you looking for ways to increase housing placement and stability for individuals with disabilities who are experiencing homelessness in your community? Are you struggling with the complex Social Security disability application process and waiting for a long time for a decision? If so, this technical assistance and training opportunity is for you! The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery (SOAR) Technical Assistance Center is accepting applications from Continuums of Care (CoCs) that have not yet participated in the federally sponsored SOAR Technical Assistance Program. SAMHSA's SOAR program assists states and localities to expedite access to the Social Security Administration's (SSA) disability programs – Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) – for persons who are experiencing or at risk for homelessness and who have a serious mental illness, a co-occ

CPD Funding Matrix and Dashboard Reports Posted

The CPD Funding Matrix and Dashboard Reports , as of October 17, 2017, have been posted to HUD Exchange. These reports provide funding information for each city and state that receive CPD program funds, including Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Continuum of Care (CoC), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), HOME, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), and Housing Trust Fund (HTF). Reports detail the size of each grant received over the past several years, as well as the total amount of funds currently available to be spent on affordable housing and community and economic development activities. CPD Funding Matrix Note: Based on the requirement that a grantee uses the adjusted ratio for determining its compliance with the CDBG timeliness standard of having no more than 1.5 times its annual allocation in its adjusted line of credit balance 60 days prior to the end of its current program year, HUD is in the process of updating the CDBG recapt

News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

Our Opportunity to Learn from the Response to Hurricane Harvey     Partners in Texas have provided us with a case study on how to respond to disasters with purpose, creativity, shared responsibility, and strengthened partnerships. In remarks to the Texas Homeless Network , Executive Director Matthew Doherty urges us to take the lessons from the response to that urgent crisis and reinforce and strengthen our response to the on-going, daily crisis of homelessness in our communities.    Your input will make the federal strategic plan stronger.  We need to hear from you!     Region 7 Gathers to Advance Ending Youth Homelessness in the Heartland               The Ending Youth Homelessness in the Heartland Co