Showing posts from March 23, 2018

FY 2018 HOME and HTF Homeownership Value Limits Effective April 1, 2018

HUD has issued new HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and Housing Trust Fund (HTF) Homeownership Value Limits ("95% limits") for 2018 that are effective April 1, 2018. In 24 CFR 92.254(a)(2)(iii) of the Final Rule published on July 24, 2013 and effective August 23, 2013, HUD established new homeownership value limits for HOME PJs. In addition, 24 CFR 93.305(a)(1) of the HTF Interim Rule states that HUD will provide limits for affordable newly constructed housing and existing housing based on 95 percent of the median purchase price for the area. View the HOME Homeownership Value Limits . View the HTF Homeownership Value Limits .            

New SAMHSA Webinar Series for OTPs on Care Coordination on April 5th

NEW WEBINAR SERIES – Innovative and Integrated Treatment Models: Increasing Impact of Opioid Treatment Programs through Care Coordination Webinar 1: Care Coordination 101 Wednesday April 5 th , 2018 1:00-2:30 pm ET Register today at:   Is your opioid treatment program (OTP) interested in learning more care coordination strategies, processes, and technologies? Would you like to learn how to optimize your clients’ care to improve their health outcomes by addressing not only their substance misuse, but also their mental health, medical, and social needs? Join the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for a new five-part webinar series about care coordination for OTPs. This webinar series is targeted to OTPs. However, anyone who is interested in learning about care coordination for substance use disorders is welcome to attend. Attend the first webinar in our series “ Ca


Legal Notice Updating Maryland's Annual Plan Under the guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), notice is hereby given that the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will hold a series of public hearings to develop its new draft Annual Plan update of the State's Consolidated Plan.   The Consolidated Plan is a five-year planning document required by HUD that sets out overall Statewide goals and priorities for housing, community development, and economic development activities.  Special emphasis is given under the Plan to provide assistance for extremely low-, low, and moderate-income persons.  In addition to being a planning document, the Consolidated Plan also serves as the State's application to HUD for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), Housing Opportunity

Correction: 2018 NHSDC Spring Conference - Pittsburgh, PA - April 18-19, 2018 

Correction : The previous message sent out regarding the NHSDC conference mistakenly noted that projects without funds designated for HMIS cannot use funds from other budget line items to attend the event; this is incorrect. The updated message below corrects this error. The National Human Services Data Consortium (NHSDC) is a collaborative organization that understands the importance of data quality and the value of using valid and reliable data for community planning and performance measurement. NHSDC has worked for over 12 years to deliver conferences that allow Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) professionals to discuss current challenges and best practices while developing a critical network of peer support. The 2018 NHSDC Spring conference will be held April 18-19, 2018. A pre-conference institute and community tour will be offered April 17. As in past years, the NHSDC conference is a HUD-approved conference. Therefore, HMIS fund

Hill Watch: Congress Releases Omnibus Spending Bill for FY2018

Hill Watch: Congress Releases Omnibus Spending Bill for FY2018 Contains good news for homeless veteran programs Last night Congress made public its funding bill for Fiscal Year 2018, which runs from Oct. 1, 2017 until Sept. 30, 2018. The deadline for passage of the bill is this Friday at midnight. Without passage of this or a short stop-gap bill, the federal government will enter another shutdown. Contained within the text of this omnibus funding package (H.R. 1625) is an array of good news for veteran homeless programs – not just at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), but also at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The omnibus proposes the following funding levels for our current fiscal year: $340 million for the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program (an increase of $20 million over last year), $257 million for the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) program (flat funding from last yea

Webinar: Strengthening Your Community’s Capacity To Connect to Vital Services and Support

Strengthening Your Community's Capacity To Connect to Vital Services and Support Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | 12–1 p.m. Eastern Time Join the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Partnership Center for a webinar to learn how faith and community-based leaders are combining compassion with proven expertise to bring hope and healing to their communities. This webinar will help faith and community leaders learn how to respond to an emergency, provide ongoing recovery support, and make referrals to treatment. Register for the Webinar