Showing posts from July 23, 2018

FY 2018 CoC Competition Focus: Serving Survivors of Domestic Violence

FY 2018 CoC Competition Focus: Serving Survivors of Domestic Violence The FY 2018 Continuum of Care (CoC) NOFA includes a $50 million Domestic Violence (DV) Bonus for rapid re-housing (RRH), joint transitional housing and rapid re-housing (Joint TH and PH/RRH), and coordinated entry (CE) projects targeted to serve people fleeing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking as defined in 24 CFR 578.3 and/or victims of human trafficking. Our expectation is that by including this funding opportunity in the CoC NOFA, we’ll enable communities to integrate domestic violence programs into their overall planning more broadly than in the past. Here is a summary of the application process and funding opportunity: A CoC may apply for up to three bonus projects under the Domestic Violence Bonus: one RRH project, one Joint TH and PH-RRH project, and/or one CE project dedicated to

NEW Income and Benefits Calculator

Department of Veterans Affairs Releases New Tool to Help Maximize Income On July 20, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released a new tool for beneficiaries of Social Security Administration's (SSA's) disability benefits, which helps demonstrate how income from employment and/or VA disability benefits will affect Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Too often, misinformation about how employment will affect income from SSI/SSDI discourages beneficiaries from pursuing their vocational goals. The new VA Income and Benefits Calculator offers a strong visual representation of how working while receiving SSI/SSDI and/or VA benefits is not only possible, but can be an integral part of maximizing income and housing stability. We encourage members of the SOAR community to utilize the