Homeless & Crisis Assistance

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 14, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the July 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 Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Oregon, Texas and Washington

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 3, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the July 3, 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 Maryland

$36 Million in HVRP Grants to Help 12,000 Homeless Veterans Awarded by DOL-VETS

WASHINGTON – June 30, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today announced grants totaling $36,710,368 awarded to 156 organizations nationwide to provide more than 12,000 veterans with training to help them succeed in civilian careers. The grants are being awarded under the department’s Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP), administered by the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS)

VA Announces $5 Million in Grants to Aid Homeless Veterans With Special Needs

WASHINGTON – June 30, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it is making renewed funding available to 25 organizations in 11 states that provide transitional housing and supportive services to homeless Veterans with special needs. The Grant and Per Diem Program (GPD) Special Need Grants – totaling $5 million to grantees – will allow the organizations to continue providing housing and necessary services to homeless Veterans from any or all of the following groups with special needs: women, frail elderly, terminally ill, chronically mentally ill and individuals who care for minor dependents

HUD Provides Additional Funds for Nearly 900 Local Homeless Programs Across the Country

WASHINGTON – June 23, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan has announced a second round of grants totaling $140 million to nearly 900 local homeless assistance programs across the country. Provided through HUD’s Continuum of Care Program, this funding will ensure additional permanent and transitional housing renewal projects are able to continue operating in the coming year, providing critically needed housing and support services to those persons and families experiencing homelessness

Congressman Cleaver Announces Nearly $1.9 Million in Federal Funding for Fight Against Homelessness

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 19, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Cleaver is pleased to announce that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded eleven municipalities and organizations within Missouri’s Fifth Congressional District with a combined total of nearly $1.9 million dollars as part of the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program to be utilized in the fight against homelessness.

HUD PROVIDES ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR NEARLY 900 LOCAL HOMELESS ROGRAMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

WASHINGTON – June 19, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced a second round of grants totaling $140 million to nearly 900 local homeless assistance programs across the country (see attached chart). Provided through HUD’s Continuum of Care Program,  the funding announced today will ensure additional permanent and transitional housing renewal projects are able to continue operating in the coming year, providing critically needed housing and support services to those persons and families experiencing homelessness.

VA Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team Program (H-PACT) Update

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The VA Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team Program, H-PACT, was established in January 2012 to provide a coordinated “medical home” specifically tailored to the needs of homeless veterans. Interdisciplinary teams of doctors, nurses, and case managers respond to the ongoing and evolving medical, mental health, and substance abuse needs of homeless veterans entering the VA system. The program serves as a conduit for treatment engagement and involvement in VA Homeless Program and clinical services and supports through a “no wrong door” policy. It is designed to provide the care necessary to keep veterans in housing and prevent a return to homelessness

Federal Properties Available for Homeless Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the June 13, 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 Maryland, Michigan, New York, West Virginia and Wisconsin

Veterans Housing Program Hits the Ground Running Thanks to Passage of Proposition 41

Sacramento – June 16, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — On any given night roughly 16,000 veterans in California have no place to call home; they sleep in parks, under bridges, in their cars, in emergency shelters or on a friend’s couch. Now, thanks to the voters’ approval of Proposition 41 and the partnership of three state agencies, more veterans will have access to permanent, safe and affordable housing. The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet), the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and the California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) also announced today three stakeholder meetings to be held in July around the state to help inform implementation of the Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Program

American Winter foreclosure documentary screening in Everett June 10

OLYMPIA – May 28, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The foreclosure crisis is anything but “over” for thousands of Washington families. Though the number of foreclosures is gradually decreasing, data from the Mortgage Bankers Association showed more than 25,000 homes in the foreclosure process at the end of 2013. Those numbers represent real people, real families, who are struggling to make ends meet — some who are facing homelessness.

Washington Low Income Housing Alliance Announces 5th Annual Advocacy Celebration Awardees

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 26, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senator Patty Murray joins the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance (Housing Alliance) in celebrating the 2014 awardees of our “Bringing Washington Home” 5th Annual Advocacy Awards Celebration.

Senator Cory Booker to Deliver Keynote at 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 21, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Alliance to End Homelessness announced today that New Jersey Senator Cory A. Booker will deliver a keynote address on Wednesday, July 30 at the luncheon plenary of the 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness. The conference will take place at the Renaissance Washington Hotel from July 29 to 31, 2014

Family Connection: Building Systems to End Family Homelessness

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 21, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Ending homelessness for families and children is a priority for the nation and for every community. We know that the experience of homelessness has devastating effects on families and their children. For this reason, The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) and Federal partners have adopted a vision of an end to family homelessness – that no family will be without shelter, and homelessness in communities across the country will be a rare and brief occurrence. To achieve this end, we must work together to build systems to end family homelessness by developing coordinated entry systems, ensuring that interventions like rapid re-housing are tailored to the needs of families, improving linkages to mainstream systems, and building upon evidence-based practices for serving families experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness

Yakima to host the state’s largest conference dedicated to ending homelessness across Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 20, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Over 620 homelessness and housing providers and advocates from around the state will converge in Yakima this Wednesday and Thursday for the 2014 Conference on Ending Homelessness.

VA National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans Releases Housing First Implementation Brief

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 16, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The current Administration set a bold and ambitious goal to end chronic and veteran homelessness by 2015. To accomplish this mission, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched a comprehensive, evidence-based, data- and outcome-driven strategy supported by significant local and federal partnerships and a considerable financial commitment

Statement from Mayor Kasim Reed Concerning 5-1-14 Creative Loafing Column on Metro Atlanta’s Homeless Strategy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 6, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — “While Creative Loafing’s recent editorial on homelessness shines a light on a critical issue facing our city, the piece does readers a disservice by omitting the significant strides the City of Atlanta has made toward reducing chronic homelessness.

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 5, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the May 2, 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 Alabama, California, Hawaii, Idaho, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Washington and Wisconsin

UNITY and Partners Announce Further Reductions in Homelessness

NEW ORLEANS,LA – May 2, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, UNITY of Greater New Orleans announced that homelessness in Orleans and Jefferson parishes dropped 15 percent over the past year. Chronic homelessness dropped even further, by 30 percent, according to UNITY, a collaborative of more than 60 agencies working to prevent and solve homelessness in the two parishes.

Mayor Lee Highlights Housing Progress in San Francisco

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 30, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Mayor Edwin M. Lee today at the grand opening of the Rene Cazenave Apartments, highlighted the City’s progress toward his ambitious housing goal of bringing 30,000 new and rehabilitated homes to the City by 2020, with at least one-third of those permanently affordable, and the majority within financial reach of the middle class. In the first quarter of 2014, 2,123 housing units opened to provide new homes to families in San Francisco, with 24 percent of those units permanently affordable to low-income households