(NAEH) How the Updated HEROES Act Will Affect Homelessness

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HEROES Act Update Proposes Additional Homelessness Funds

A new version of the House HEROES Act was released last night. It outlines a shorter time frame to implement new funds, which include: 
  • $5 billion in Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG).
  • $50 billion for rental assistance. 
  • $4 billion for Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA), which includes an additional $1 billion for new, temporary, housing vouchers. 
  • A 12-month uniform, national eviction moratorium would extend from the date of enactment.
  • Note also that the updated bill also cancels the 2020 Continuum of Care (CoC) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) competition, and instead proposes that funding is renewed for existing grantees.
The Alliance is grateful for the steadfast advocacy of field partners who contacted their legislators about these updates to the HEROES Act. With negotiations about to begin once more, continued advocacy will be necessary. 

Register to Vote: State Deadlines Next Week

There are nineteen states with voter registration deadlines next week. People experiencing homelessness' voices matter as equally as everyone else's at the polls, and providers should make sure that clients are able to access their right to vote. 

The Alliance's Every One Votes toolkit and resources provides guidance in this important process. 
Download the Toolkit

Upcoming Webinar

College Students and Youth
Thursday, October 8, 2:00 pm ET

Researchers Sara Goldrick-Rab of the Hope Center in Philadelphia and Matthew Morton of Chapin Hall in Chicago will present policy findings and implications on college student and youth homelessness.

This webinar is part of the Researching an End to Homelessness: Election Year Policy Ideas series.

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