WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded approximately $2 billion to renew support to thousands of local homeless assistance programs across the nation. HUD's Continuum of Care grants will provide critically needed support to 5,800 local programs on the front lines of serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
Homelessness ticked up slightly in 2018. A 0.3 percent increase in HUD’s Point-in-Time (PIT) count was the headline from December’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR). However, there were five other important takeaways from the release.
Compiled and published monthly by Rural Local Initiatives Support Corporation (http://www.lisc.org/rural/) Funding and Finance Opportunities Broadband USDA is offering funding through the Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program. Loans and loan guarantees will provide funds for the construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide broadband service in eligible rural … Continue reading Funding and Finance Opportunities: December 2018
Sharpening Your CoC Program Skills is an interactive, virtual Training and Question and Answer session about the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program. It is required for CoC-funded agencies.
This article first appeared the on the National Alliance to End Homelessness' blog. Although people commonly think of homelessness as an urban phenomenon, data from HUD’s 2017 Annual Homelessness Assessment Report (AHAR) indicates that nearly 75,000 people experiencing homelessness were in Balances of State or Statewide Continuums of Care, a rough proxy for estimating the scale … Continue reading Strategies for Ending Youth Homelessness in Rural Areas
In the most recent installment of the Alliance’s Emergency Shelter Learning Series, NAEH addressed one of the most important practices in emergency shelter: the role of diversion.
On any given night, more than 550,000 Americans are without a home. The Alliance’s State of Homelessness in America report sheds light on the population experiencing homelessness, the homeless system’s response, and how both are changing over time.
The Emergency Solutions Grant Program supports operation and maintenance expenses of shelters and rapid re-housing and homeless prevention services, including housing search and rental assistance, through shelters and other non-profit organizations. The program is designed to be the first step in a continuum of assistance to enable homeless individuals and families to move toward independent … Continue reading MHC Awards 2018 ESG Reciepients
On July 19th, on behalf of their federal partners, the USICH shared Home, Together, the newest federal strategic plan to end homelessness.
Emergency shelters play a critical role in a community’s homelessness response system: they provide an immediate place to stay while people reconnect with housing. Shelters work best when people can enter and exit rapidly, with an appropriate level of services for their needs.