The 2018 budget signed last week brings some good news: a $2.513 billion investment in U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Homeless Assistance Grants — an increase of $130 million over last year. Other highlights include:
Increased capacity — focused on domestic violence survivors and young people — that will help communities house an estimated additional 25,000 people
Section 8 renewals that are fully funded and new resources available to provide approximately 60,000 new vouchers for vulnerable Americans
New funding for HUD to build and rehabilitate affordable housing, including a 12.5% increase in Low-Income Housing Tax Credits
There are many factors that influence each year's budget, but one thing is certain: this kind of investment is not possible without the active participation of committed advocates around the nation. Your voices made a difference!
The Alliance has joined the Opportunity Starts at Home campaign, a diverse multi-sector coalition to address the nation’s affordable housing crisis. In a new blog post, the Alliance’s VP of Programs and Policy, Steve Berg, outlines the critical role of advocacy in the campaign’s long-term success.
A new resource from the Center for Evidence-based Solutions to Homelessness explores the role of “mainstream” assisted housing programs — such as Housing Choice Vouchers, Section 8 housing developments, and public housing — in efforts to reduce, prevent and end homelessness. Even though these programs are not formally part of the homeless service system, the report highlights important implications for policymakers, service providers, and system planners working to prevent and end homelessness in their communities.
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We Finally Have a FY 2018 Budget. And There's Good News.
by Steve Berg
Congress has now passed (and the president signed) a final government funding bill for fiscal year (FY) 2018. It includes plenty of good news for people working to end homelessness. This bill implements the budget deal that was passed several weeks ago, making substantial new funding available for federal programs. This analysis will focus on […]
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