Homeless & Crisis Assistance

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 20, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Nov. 14, 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 Idaho, Massachusetts, and Missouri

Support Mercy Housing for #GivingTuesday on December 2, 2014.

Denver, Colorado – November 19, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Mark your calendar to support Mercy Housing for #GivingTuesday on December 2, 2014. This year after Thanksgiving there are three important days to remember, Black Friday…Cyber Monday… and Giving Tuesday. After two days of shopping, donors are provided a day to give back and come together to support nonprofits throughout the country like Mercy Housing

Pilot Initiative Will Help Homeless Veterans in Prince George’s County Receive Individualized Assistance, Stable Housing for Their Families

CROWNSVILLE, MD – November 11, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — In recognition of Veterans Day, Acting Secretary Clarence J. Snuggs is announcing the Families First initiative, an innovative pilot program that will help homeless veterans in Prince George’s County – particularly those with children – find stable housing for their families.

Health Centers Serving Individuals and Families Experiencing Homelessness Enrichment Webinar

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 10, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Special populations and other vulnerable populations make up a significant portion of patients served by the Health Center Program. The Office of National Assistance and Special Populations (ONASP) is hosting a Special/Vulnerable Populations Enrichment Webinar Series for Health Center Program Grantees, Look-Alikes, and MSCG Consultants.

National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans Offers Housing First Video Series

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 4, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans, in partnership with Pathways to Housing, has posted a video series on Housing First, an evidence-based, low-barrier, supportive housing model that emphasizes permanent supportive housing to end homelessness. The 33% reduction in homelessness among veterans between January 2010 and January 2014 is evidence that the Housing First approach works

Patrick Administration Commits Funding to House Homeless Veterans

Wednesday – October 30, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Today the Patrick Administration announced $6.23 million in funding to support the redevelopment of the New England Center for Homeless Veterans on Court Street in Boston. The announcement furthers the state’s Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness among Veterans released in March 2013

HUD REPORTS HOMELESSNESS IN U.S. CONTINUES TO DECLINE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 30, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro today announced HUD’s latest estimate of homelessness in the U.S., noting a continued general decline and specifically among veterans and persons living on the street. HUD’s 2014 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress finds that there were 578,424 persons experiencing homelessness on a single night in 2014. This represents an overall 10 percent reduction and 25 percent drop in the unsheltered population since 2010, the year the Obama Administration launched Opening Doors, the nation’s first comprehensive strategy to prevent and end homelessness.

ACLU Challenges Miami-Dade Housing Restriction Forcing Former Sex Offenders to Live by Railroad Tracks

MIAMI – October 23, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Florida filed suit against Miami-Dade County and the Florida Department of Corrections, seeking a permanent injunction against a housing ordinance that is extraordinarily difficult for former sex offenders to follow without becoming homeless. The law prohibits former offenders from living 2,500 feet (almost half a mile) from any building the county labels a “school,” a category the county has enforced arbitrarily since the ordinance went into effect in 2010. This restriction has left about fifty former offenders with nowhere to live other than an outdoor area along railroad tracks on the outskirts of Miami-Dade county. Each night, they sleep in chairs, in tents, and under tarps, without

HUD AND VA TEAM UP TO HELP MORE THAN 9,000 HOMELESS VETERANS FIND PERMANENT HOMES

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 1, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced more than $62 million to help more than 9,000 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. See the local impact of the housing assistance announced today

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 18, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Sept. 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 Alabama, Illinois, Iowa, Nevada, Oregon, and Texas.

Webinar: An Introduction to SSVF and Overview of Compliance & Reporting

WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 2, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The VA National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans is holding a webinar, “An Introduction to SSVF and Overview of Compliance & Reporting,” on Sept. 25 at 10:00 a.m. ET.

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 22, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Aug. 22, 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 Hawaii, Kansas, Michigan, Montana, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 18, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Aug. 15, 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

VA Announces New Grants to Help End Veterans Homelessness

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 12, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald today announced the award of approximately $300 million in grants that will help approximately 115,000 homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families. The grants will be distributed to 301 community agencies in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

NCHV Announces Webinar on Connecting to Benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 4, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Homeless veteran service providers, especially HVRP grantees and SSVF grantees with employment personnel, recognize the critical connection between a viable income and housing stability. Homeless veterans may be rapidly connected to housing, but they are better able to stay in housing when they are earning a livable wage. While placement in competitive employment may be the ultimate goal, service providers can utilize benefits payments to help homeless veterans find stability while they are seeking and even after obtaining employment

AIA Selects Eight Projects for National Healthcare Design Awards

Washington, D.C. –- July 31, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) has selected the recipients of the AIA National Healthcare Design Awards program. The AIA Healthcare Awards program showcases the best of healthcare building design and healthcare design-oriented research. Projects exhibit conceptual strengths that solve aesthetic, civic, urban, and social concerns as well as the requisite functional and sustainability concerns of a hospital.

Op-ed by First Lady Michelle Obama on McClatchy: Let’s end veteran homelessness once and for all

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 31, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — At the beginning of June, 85 mayors, governors and county officials from across the country – and across the political spectrum – signed on to the Mayors Challenge to End Veterans Homelessness. Today, we’re announcing that in the two months since then, 97 more state and local leaders have signed on – meaning that a total of 182 local leaders have pledged to end homelessness among the veterans in their communities by the end of 2015

STATEMENT: CAP’s Laura E. Durso on Introduction of Runaway and Homeless Youth Bill with Protections Against Discrimination for LGBT Youth

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 24, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Center for American Progress’ Director of LGBT Research and Communications Project, Laura E. Durso, issued the following statement in support of the introduction of the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act. The legislation will include protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, people against discrimination in federally funded programs serving homeless and runaway youth

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