Homeless & Crisis Assistance

NCHV TA Center Training on HVRP SGA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — On April 14, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS) announced the availability of up to $6 million to fund 24 or more Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) grants. Approximately 2,000 veterans will receive job training and related services to help them succeed in civilian careers. HVRP is the only federal program that focuses exclusively on the employment of veterans who are homeless.

Annual Update 2013

ASHINGTON, D.C. – April 16, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) –Three years have passed since the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) launched Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. This update provides the latest data on the number of people experiencing homelessness, an overview of the progress USICH and its partner agencies have made toward the goals set forth in Opening Doors, and information on USICH and member agencies’ activities and accomplishments in the third year of implementation since the release of Opening Doors in June 2010.

DOL-VETS Announces Availability of HVRP Funds

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 15, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today announces a grant competition that will award an estimated 24 or more Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program grants totaling approximately $6 million to provide an estimated 2,000 veterans with occupational, classroom and on-the-job training, as well as job search and placement assistance, to help them succeed in the civilian labor market

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 14, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the April 11, 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 Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Montana, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Washington

Cartwright Announces More Than $7.6 million in HUD Funds to Address Homelessness

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 10, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a total of $7,650,550 via its Continuum of Care (CoC) Program to several local agencies and organizations throughout Pennsylvania’s 17th congressional district to address homelessness

General Assembly passes package of legislation to support homeless youth, families, and adults

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 10, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) –In the closing days of the 2014 session, the General Assembly enacted 4 bills to put Maryland on a path towards preventing, mitigating the effects of, and ending homelessness. The successful legislative package reflects in large part the recommendations of a Statewide Task Force on Housing and Supportive Services for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth (the “Task Force”), which the Public Justice
Center helped to create and operate. A summary of its components follows

Obama Administration Renews Critical Support for nearly 7,100 Local Homelessness Programs across U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 9, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced nearly $1.6 billion in grants to renew support for 7,100 local homeless housing and service programs across the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands (see attached chart). Provided through HUD’s Continuum of Care Program, the funding announced today will ensure these local projects remain operating in the coming year, providing critically needed housing and support services to those persons and families experiencing

SAMHSA Accepting Applications for Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals for States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 1, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year 2014 Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals for States. The purpose of this program is to enhance or develop the infrastructure of states and their treatment service systems to increase capacity to provide accessible, effective, comprehensive, coordinated/integrated, and evidence-based treatment services; permanent housing; peer supports; and other critical services for the following: veterans who experience homelessness or chronic homelessness, and other individuals (non-veterans) who experience chronic homelessness

States See Ending Chronic Homelessness as Important to Medicaid Goals

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 26, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Evidence that permanent supportive housing improves health and lowers health care costs is spreading. Just recently, Congressman Paul Ryan’s assessment of Federal anti-poverty efforts, while critical of many Federal programs, noted that supportive housing programs “have been shown to decrease homelessness and reduce costs related to health care and institutionalization.”

New Report Finds American Renters Still Cannot Afford Rent Nationwide

WASHINGTON – March 25, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — According to Out of Reach 2014, a report released today by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, an individual needs to earn $18.92 an hour to afford a two-bedroom rental until at Fair Market Rent. This figure is referred to as the “Housing Wage.” Today’s national average Housing Wage is more than two-and-a-half times the federal minimum wage, and 52% higher than it was in 2000

Care and Benefits for Veterans Strengthened by $164 Billion VA Budget

WASHINGTON – March 6, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Continuing the transformation of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) into a 21st century organization, the President has proposed a $163.9 billion budget, a 6.5 percent increase over Fiscal Year 2014, that will support VA’s goals to expand access to health care and other benefits, eliminate the disability claims backlog, and end homelessness among Veterans. The budget includes $68.4 billion in discretionary spending, largely for healthcare, and $95.6 billion for mandatory programs – mostly disability compensation and pensions for Veterans

SAMHSA Announces Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals – Services in Supportive Housing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 4, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2014 Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals-Services in Supportive Housing (GBHI-SSH). The purpose of this program is to support the development and/or expansion of local implementation and community infrastructures that integrate treatment and services for substance use, co-occurring substance use and mental disorders, permanent housing, and other critical services for the following: veterans who experience homelessness or chronic homelessness, and other individuals (non-veterans) who experience chronic homelessness.

Public Defender’s Office Raises Money for Local Homeless Shelter

Woodland, CA – March 3, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The used clothing drive, sponsored by the Yolo County Public Defender’s Office, has officially come to a close. Everything collected was sold by the pound to California Clothing Recyclers and 100% of the proceeds went directly to Fourth & Hope, Woodland’s only cold weather homeless shelter whose mission is to change lives by providing a continuum of care for hungry and homeless individuals and families.

Federal Properties Available for Homeless Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 31, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Jan. 31, 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 Ohio and Wyoming

Federal Property Available for Homeless Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 24, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Jan. 24, 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 Illinois.

Mayor Gray Extends Services to Help Protect District’s Homeless in Dangerously Cold Weather

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 23, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Mayor Vincent C. Gray will maintain the expansion of services for homeless residents based on National Weather Service projections of frigid air and wind-chill temperatures in the District through January 24. The expanded services include emergency shelters at designated recreation centers and warming buses located throughout the city.

Mayor Gray Continues Services to Protect Homeless during Cold

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 23, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Mayor Vincent C. Gray will maintain the expansion of services for homeless residents based on National Weather Service projections of frigid air and wind-chill temperatures in the District through January 25, 2014. The expanded services include emergency shelters at designated recreation centers and warming buses located throughout the city.

VA Offers $600 Million in Funding to Support Services for Homeless Veteran Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 15, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the availability of up to approximately $600 million in grants for non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives that serve very low-income Veteran families occupying permanent housing through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program.

VA Offers $600 Million in Funding to Support Services for Homeless Veteran Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 14, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the availability of up to approximately $600 million in grants for non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives that serve very low-income Veteran families occupying permanent housing through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program.

Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the Phoenix Field Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 10, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — When people are making decisions about buying a home, they deserve the best possible guidance. Housing counselors and legal aid lawyers provide that sort of impartial advice, and you also offer much-needed help with rental and credit issues. But you also have been invaluable advisors to many homeowners in trouble. In fact, you are, to my mind, the unsung heroes of the foreclosure crisis, which would have done much greater damage to American consumers and American communities if not for your persistent service to those in need.