Homeless & Crisis Assistance

HUD AWARDS $1.8 BILLION FOR LOCAL HOMELESS PROGRAMS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 27, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro today awarded $1.8 billion in grants to help nearly 8,400 local homeless housing and service programs across the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands (see attached chart).   The Continuum of Care grants announced today support the Administration’s efforts to end homelessness by providing critically needed housing and support services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness across the country

Man Found Guilty Of Killing Homeless Former Baseball Player

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 20, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — A 33-year-old transient was found guilty today of killing a former professional baseball player in downtown Los Angeles last year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Gov. Rick Snyder issues executive order to reduce homelessness in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. – January 19, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Gov. Rick Snyder today signed two executive orders working to support Michigan residents who are homeless or facing mental health issues “It’s important to provide all Michiganders with the support they need to improve their quality of life,” Snyder said. “These executive orders help ensure that advancing mental health and wellness and ending homelessness remain priorities moving forward.”

New Orleans First Major City in Nation to End Veteran Homelessness

NEW ORLEANS, LA – January 12, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that New Orleans is the first major city in the nation to end hom–elessness among Veterans as part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness. Members of the New Orleans Interagency Council on Homelessness as well as Veterans, service members, military leaders, national homelessness advocates and partners from the federal government joined Landrieu at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans to announce and celebrate the city’s historic milestone

Attorney General Mark Brnovich Recognizes the Accomplishments of the Mortgage Settlement Programs that Help Struggling Arizonans

Phoenix – January 09, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — With President Barack Obama’s visit to Phoenix today to discuss the housing market’s recovery, Attorney General Mark Brnovich commends the accomplishments of 23 community agencies that have partnered with the Arizona Attorney General’s office (“AGO”) to implement the Help You Can Trust programs designed to aid individuals and families in Arizona who are still challenged by the housing crisis

Volunteers Encouraged to Help With Citywide Count of Homeless Persons on January 29, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 08, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) – Community volunteers are encouraged to participate in the count of homeless persons in Long Beach on Thursday, January 29, 2015. The biennial Homeless Count, required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), defines the scope of homelessness, both in the community and across the nation, and helps to determine existing resources, identify gaps, and highlight progress toward ending homelessness

Mayor endorses additional responses to homelessness crisis

SEATTLE – December 22, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — As the number of people without access to emergency shelters grows, and as tents continue to pop up on public right-of-way and vacant lots throughout Seattle, Mayor Ed Murray is proposing additional shelter capacity and a new look at permitted encampments within the city

Costa Announces Funding to Help Homeless Veterans in Fresno and Merced Counties

FRESNO, CA – December 22, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Rep. Jim Costa (CA-16) announced that the Fresno Housing Authority has been awarded $121,319 and the County of Merced Housing Authority has been awarded $79,981 to provide case management and rental assistance to homeless veterans. The Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program is jointly operated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Since 2008, the HUD-VASH program has served nearly 75,000 veterans nationwide

Properties Available for Homeless Services

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Dec. 19, 2014, Federal Register identifying Federal buildings and other real property HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were reviewed using information provided to HUD by Federal landholding agencies or by GSA [...]

Mayor Walsh Announces Details and Members of Task Force on Individual Homelessness

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 18, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — On Thanksgiving, Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the formation of the Mayor’s Task Force on Individual Homelessness, a group charged with examining Boston’s current shelter system and available support services, and outlining a strategy that will put homeless individuals on a path to permanent housing. Today, Mayor Walsh shared the details of this task force, as well as a list of participating members

Seattle invests $22 million in affordable housing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 16, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Today Mayor Ed Murray announced $22 million for the development and preservation of affordable housing in Seattle. The long-term loans through the Office of Housing will support the City’s priorities of reducing homelessness, supporting transit-oriented development and providing options for families of all incomes to live in Seattle

SENATOR KLEIN INTRODUCES NEW LEGISLATION THAT PROVIDES VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EQUAL ACCESS TO PUBLIC HOUSING

BRONX, NY – December 16, 2014 (RealEstateRama) –New York State Senator and Independent Democratic Conference leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), alongside Assemblyman Luis SepĂşlveda (D-Bronx), New York City Council Member Ritchie Torres (CD-15),  housing advocates, women’s rights activists and victims of domestic violence,  today announced the introduction of new legislation that would create an equal priority system for all homeless women, children and families across New York City. The proposal comes on the heels of shocking revelations that victims of domestic violence do not qualify for priority placement in the New York City Public Housing Authority (“NYCHA”) system, while at the same time, incidents of domestic violence across the five boroughs have increased dramatically in the past year

Delaney Files Bill to Solve Infrastructure Crisis, Reform Tax Code

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 15, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) has filed legislation, the Infrastructure and Global Tax Competitiveness Act, to strengthen America’s economy by rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure and reforming the broken corporate tax code. The legislation is designed to create jobs, spur economic growth, improve quality of life, and discourage corporate inversions

HUD and VA Team Up to Help an Additional 2,000 Homeless Veterans Find Permanent Homes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 15, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced the second round of housing assistance to help 1,984 homeless veterans find permanent supportive housing. The rental assistance announced today is provided through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program which combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by VA. Last October, the two agencies awarded $62 million in HUD-VASH vouchers to assist more than 9,000 homeless veterans.

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 15, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Dec. 12, 2014, Federal Register identifying Federal buildings and other real property HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were reviewed using information provided to HUD by Federal landholding agencies or by GSA regarding their inventories of excess or surplus property. The list includes buildings and properties in Kentucky and Wisconsin

Walorski Questions Officials on Veteran’s Homelessness

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 12, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02), member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, questioned Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) officials during a hearing on veteran’s homelessness regarding a report released last week that found a hotline established to help homeless veterans missed thousands of opportunities to provide assistance

Congressman Garamendi Votes to Prevent Veteran Suicides

WASHINGTON, DC – December 11, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, yesterday voted for the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act, H.R. 5059, important legislation to stem the epidemic of veteran suicide. The bill passed the House of Representatives and now moves to the Senate for consideration

MASSACHUSETTS LAUNCHES PAY FOR SUCCESS INITIATIVE TO REDUCE CHRONIC INDIVIDUAL HOMELESSNESS

FRAMINGHAM – December 10, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Governor Deval Patrick today announced the launch of a Massachusetts Pay for Success (PFS) initiative that will leverage philanthropic and private capital investments to reduce chronic individual homelessness, creating a new model of sustainable state support for chronically homeless individuals. The initiative will provide 500 units of stable supportive housing for up to 800 chronically homeless individuals over 6 years, improving the well-being of individuals while saving taxpayer dollars by reducing the utilization of costly emergency resources like shelter and Medicaid payments

Harkin Announces More Than $79,000 for Homeless Veterans in Iowa

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 10, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that Iowa will receive a total of $79,318 in grant funding through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing program (VASH). The funding will provide homeless veterans with rental assistance. Harkin is a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and a member of the subcommittee that funds HUD

HUD AND VA TEAM UP TO HELP ADDITIONAL 2,000 HOMELESS VETERANS FIND PERMANENT HOMES

WASHINGTON – December 8, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the second round of housing assistance to help 1,984 homeless veterans find permanent supportive housing.  The rental assistance announced today is provided through the