Showing posts from November 26, 2019

SOARing Over Lunch Call - December

Join us for our December SOARing Over Lunch Call! Reminder: SOARing Over Lunch! Tuesday, December 3, 2019 1:00 p.m. ET Our next SOARing Over Lunch  call is scheduled for Tuesday, December 3, at 1:00 p.m. ET . Please join us for this informal call to have your SOAR questions answered directly by the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center! While there is no agenda set in advance for these calls, we do want your ideas! Please e-mail us at to submit any questions and/or topics that you would like us to discuss. These are listen-only calls. Participants will ask questions via chat box. Log-in: Choose Listen Only on the bottom right of the Join Audio Conference box.* *If you don't have computer speakers, or can't l

Contact Congress Before Thanksgiving

There was a breakthrough in negotiations over the weekend: House and Senate negotiators are now free to write a final, House-Senate spending bill for HUD. This bill includes final funding amounts for HUD's Homeless Assistance. We urge you to reach out to your Representative and Senators before the Thanksgiving holiday, asking them to contact Appropriations Leadership with this message: Congress needs to pass a final HUD spending bill that includes $3 billion for Homeless Assistance . We don't know whether Congress will pass that bill in December, or if it will be pushed until next year. But we do know that HUD's Homeless Assistance programs need a substatial increase, and the current negotiations will set the final amount.  We need your advocacy now . Make your voices heard , and share with Congress the need for more funding for homeless assistance. We have tools to help draft an email here . Let's get this done! TAKE ACTION NOW!

What's Blocking Homeownership in Indian Country?

In This Issue: Connected Neighborhoods ● Increasing Access to Affordable Housing in Indian Country ● How to Fund Land Banks ● Also: Jobs ● Events ● In Case You Missed It + Week of November 25 In This Issue : How to Fund Land Banks ● Increasing Access to Affordable Housing in Indian Country ● Connected Neighborhoods ● Also: Jobs ● Events ● In Case You Missed It + Connected Neighborhoods Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce Transportation is directly bound up with the work of community developers, who are trying to further healthy communities and opportunit