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NCHV Response to Secretary Shulkin’s Statement on VA Homeless Funding

NCHV Response to Secretary Shulkin’s Statement on VA Homeless Funding Clarity needed to ensure services for America's most vulnerable veterans continue While NCHV applauds Secretary Shulkin’s decision not to change homeless funding at this time, we hope VA will clarify what this statement means. Veterans, VAMCs, Housing Authorities, affordable housing developers, and other homeless service providers across the country  need  concrete assurance that HUD-VASH case management funding for FY 2018 will remain designated as special purpose funding. As VA evaluates how to best target homeless programs funding, it is imperative that funds available for case management of HUD-VASH residents remain distributed in proportion to the geographic distribution of vouchers to ensure these veterans can retain their housing and access any additional supports needed. To see Secretary Shulkin's statement,  click here .

CPD Funding Matrix and Dashboard Reports Posted

The CPD Funding Matrix and Dashboard Reports , as of December 5, 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 recapture risk column

2017 PIT: Geographic Variations Affect Results This Year

Housing Affordability Plays Significant Role 2017 Point-in-Time Estimates Show Significant Geographical Variations in Our Progress Toward Ending Homelessness By Matthew Doherty, Executive Director Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released its report summarizing the data from communities' 2017 Point-in-Time (PIT) counts , reporting a mix of results. The estimates provided by this data indicate there was continued progress in many parts of the country, but finds indications of stalled progress or significant increases in some communities. Further, the data documents important progress in ending homelessness for families with children, but stalled progress for Veterans, and significant increases for people with disabilities who are experiencing chronic homelessness. These results appear to have been impacted significantly by limited supply and increasing rents in many large urban areas across the country. Estimates   T

Homelessness Update

HUD RELEASES 2017 ANNUAL HOMELESS ASSESSMENT REPORT HUD’s newly-released 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress  finds that on a single night in 2017, 553,742 people experienced homelessness. This represents an increase of less than one percent over last year, and is the first increase in total homelessness since 2010. Despite the overall increase, the report also shows that the majority of states and communities in the nation reported decreases in homelessness. In fact, current levels of homelessness remain two percent lower than they were in 2015, and 13 percent lower than in 2010. The report f