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FY 2018 CoC Competition Focus: DedicatedPLUS – Explaining the New Strategy for Ending Chronic Homelessness

In the FY 2017 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), we introduced the concept of DedicatedPLUS Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH), which allows recipients to serve some households who are highly vulnerable but not currently experiencing chronic homelessness. We have carried this concept forward into the FY 2018 CoC Program Competition NOFA and I want to take a moment to explain the development of DedicatedPlus and our thinking about how communities should be using this new strategy. In 2014, we observed that despite significant increases in PSH over the years, the vast majority of it that was funded through the CoC Program was not being effectively targeted. Many communities and recipients of CoC Program-funded PSH weren’t using a Housing First approach and were continuing to serve people on a “first-come, first-serve” basis or based on tenant selection processes that screened out those with the highest level o

July 2018 Members eNewsletter

NCHV eNewsletter July 2018 2018 NCHV Annual Conference Presentations Available Online Check Annual Conference page for updates  Thank you to all who attended the 2018 NCHV Annual Conference! If you couldn't make it or were there and want to review the presentations at home, we have now posted links to most of the 2018 presentations on our website. These presentations covered topics such as employment, housing security, systems coordination, new research, and more. They are a great resource for service providers and other stakeholders. View 2018 NCHV Annual Conference presentation materials by clicking here . Hill Watch: Appropriations Process Moves on to 2019 Much-needed increases in SSVF proposed If you attended the Public Policy Session at the NCHV Annual Conference, or attended any NCHV policy event in the last year or two, you will have heard NCHV's Policy Director talking

HUD’s Public Housing Plan Would Hit Poorest Kids the Hardest

By Kara Alaimo Kara Alaimo is an assistant professor of public relations at Hofstra University and author of “Pitch, Tweet, or Engage on the Street: How to Practice Global Public Relations and Strategic Communication.” She previously served in the Obama administration. Read more opinion Follow @karaalaimo on Twitter Even as the Trump administration has vowed to end its policy of separating children from their undocumented parents, a crisis involving American kids is unfolding largely unnoticed. In April, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson released a proposal for what the administration calls “rent reform” in public housing. If Congress passes the Making Affordable Housing Work Act , single parents could be forced to leave their children in unsafe conditions to meet the law’s new wor

Renters Rise Again

In This Issue: Absence of Eviction Court Recordings Leaves Tenants Vulnerable ● Loneliness Kills; Community Developers Can Help ● Renters Rise Again ● Also: Jobs ● Shelter Shorts ● Resources ● Opportunities + Tuesday, July 31, 2018 In This Issue: Absence of Eviction Court Recordings Leaves Tenants Vulnerable ● Loneliness Kills; Community Developers Can Help ● Renters Rise Again ● Also : Jobs ● Shelter Shorts ● Resources ● Opportunities + Renters Rise Again Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce Along with the rise of renter households after the foreclosure and financial crisis has also come a resurgence of tenant organizing—or housing justice organizing as many g