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An Overview of Homelessness in America

The Housing and Insurance Subcommittee met today to examine the current state of homelessness in America, and to discuss issues regarding veteran, youth, and any other populations affected by homelessness
NLCHP

Homelessness Law Center Celebrates Opening of Exhibit Inspired by Pulitzer-Prize Winning Book Evicted

Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond, is the inspiration for a new exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. The immersive exhibition will premiere April 14, presenting new data developed by Desmond’s Eviction Lab and using original photography and audio interviews to examine the impact of eviction.

Housing for Homeless Men to Break Ground, Thanks to $430K Grant

Thanks, in part, to a $430,168 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant from Austin Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas), Hiway 80 Rescue Mission will provide long-term housing to 24 homeless men in Tyler, Texas.
NLIHC

NLIHC Commends FHFA for Continuing Contributions to the National Housing Trust Fund

NLIHC commends the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA’s) decision to continue Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s (the enterprises’) contributions to the national Housing Trust Fund (HTF), the first new federal housing resource in a generation that exclusively serves the lowest income seniors, people with disabilities, families with children, and people experiencing and at risk of homelessness
NCHV

HUD Announces $2 Billion in CoC Funding Awards

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded a record $2 billion to support more than 7,300 local homeless assistance programs across the nation. HUD's Continuum of Care grants provide critically needed support to local programs on the front lines of serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

REMARKS FROM MATTHEW DOHERTY ON HUD’S AWARD OF $2 BILLION TO CONTINUUMS OF CARE...

Good afternoon, everyone. At the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, we work directly with our 19 federal member agencies to support state and local efforts to prevent and end homelessness in America. Secretary Carson and his team at HUD are critical partners in that work.

New Homeless Numbers Underscore Urgency to Increase Investment in Proven Solutions

A new report released today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) shows that total homelessness increased this year for the first time since 2010. The 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress reports that on a single night in 2017, 553,742 people were identified as experiencing homelessness, representing an increase of less than one percent over last year.
VA

Statement by Secretary Shulkin – Homeless Funding

There will be absolutely no change in the funding to support our homeless programs. We will not be shifting any homeless program money to the Choice program. The President has increased VA homeless program funding by $66 million in his fiscal year 2018 budget
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Statement from Mayor Bowser on the Homeless Services Reform Amendment Act of 2017

Mayor Bowser released the following statement regarding the Council’s passage of the Homeless Services Reform Amendment Act of 2017. “Today, the District took another bold step forward to making homelessness rare, brief, and nonrecurring.
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HOMELESSNESS DECLINES IN MOST COMMUNITIES OF THE U.S. WITH INCREASES REPORTED IN HIGH-COST AREAS

Homelessness crept up in the U.S., especially among individuals with long-term disabling conditions according to the latest national estimate by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD’s 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress found that 553,742 persons experienced homelessness on a single night in 2017, an increase of .7 percent since last year.

USING GIS MAPPING TO HELP ADDRESS DISPARITIES IN HOMELESSNESS ASSISTANCE

Over the past 20 years, my career has afforded me the opportunity on many occasions to combine both my professional and personal passions. Professionally, I have a passion for policy and data analysis. Personally, I have a strong love for technology. I’m a “techie” at heart. During my tenure with the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Homeless Services
VA

VA to Host 2 Dozen Events Across Country to Reach Homeless and At-risk Veterans

This year, Veterans Day also marks the first day of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, an annual initiative to educate the public on how they can help fix the critical but solvable problems of homelessness and food insecurity.
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Launches Campaign to Move 400 Families and Individuals into Permanent Housing During...

Mayor Muriel Bowser and Department of Human Services (DHS) Director Laura Zeilinger announced Home for the Holidays, a citywide campaign to place 400 of the District’s most vulnerable households into permanent housing during the holiday season. The Mayor made the announcement at a lease-agreement signing between landlord and tenant, standing alongside a District resident as she signed the lease for her family’s new home
NLCHP

19th Annual McKinney-Vento Awards to Honor NFL Player Vernon Davis and U.S. Senator Cory...

Vernon Davis of the National Football League (NFL) and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) will be honored tonight by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty (Law Center) at the 19th Annual McKinney-Vento Awards for their efforts to end homelessness in America.
Hope-on-Alvarado

Shipping-Container Homeless Housing Coming to Los Angeles

KTGY Architecture + Planning has unveiled designs for Hope on Alvarado, a new building that will be the first of a series of housing developments in highly walkable communities, providing support services for individuals transitioning from homelessness.
VA

VA Awards Grants to Help Homeless and At-risk Veterans and Families

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it has awarded $343 million in grants to 288 nonprofit organizations to help low-income Veterans and their families. The grants were awarded under VA’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program.
VA

VA Awards $188 Million in Grant Funding to Help Homeless Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced $188 million in grants for two programs benefiting homeless Veterans. The grants were made through the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) program, awarded to community agencies providing services to homeless Veterans.
The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty - NLCHP

Statement on Hurricane Harvey

Maria Foscarinis, executive director of the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, issued the following statement in response to news about Hurricane Harvey: Over the weekend, as Hurricane Harvey pummeled south Texas with deadly winds and heavy rains, leaving thousands of people in the Houston area displaced, it brought the reality of homelessness to the fore for millions.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

To Make Congress Confront the Nation’s Affordable Housing Crisis, Norton Files Amendment to Increase...

Faced with the almost-disappearance of affordable housing in the District of Columbia and across the nation, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) filed an amendment to the fiscal year 2018 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations (THUD) bill to increase the funding for Section 8 tenant-based vouchers by 1 percent, or $187 million, which would translate into approximately 21,000 new housing vouchers. Recipients use the vouchers to reduce their rents in private apartments.
The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty - NLCHP

Homeless Houstonians Granted Temporary Restraining Order to Prevent Arrests for Public Camping

Homeless residents of Houston have been granted a temporary restraining order prohibiting the City of Houston from enforcing an anti-camping ordinance against homeless people for sheltering themselves in public. The residents are represented by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, the ACLU of Texas, and Dechert LLP.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Top Tips For Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. While moving home can be a whirlwind, with a good understanding of the process and what documents you need to be completed by what stage of the moving process, you can rest assured that your move will go to plan. In order to make buying your first home easier for you, we've put together some of our top tips.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Housing Partnership Network

Housing Partnership Fund Awarded $2.25M from CDFI Fund

Last week, 15 of Housing Partnership Network’s (HPN) social-mission driven affordable housing members and HPN’s own Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), Housing Partnership Fund