HUD AWARDS $25 MILLION TO HELP LOCAL COMMUNITIES TACKLE HOMELESSNESS AND CARRY OUT ‘PLACE-BASED’ DEVELOPMENT

HUD AWARDS $25 MILLION TO HELP LOCAL COMMUNITIES TACKLE HOMELESSNESS AND CARRY OUT ‘PLACE-BASED’ DEVELOPMENT

Technical assistance designed to improve effectiveness of federal grant programs.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 12, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $25.3 million in technical assistance to 11 organizations that will, in turn, help local communities across this country better understand their homeless challenge and successfully carry out comprehensive and sustainable “place-based” development and revitalization strategies.

The funding announced today is provided through two HUD programs – OneCPD Plus: Technical Assistance and Capacity Building under the Transformation Initiative (OneCPD+) and the McKinney-Vento HMIS Technical Assistance and Research (HMIS-TA). The purpose of these grants is to provide the highest level of performance among HUD grantees and to improve data collection and reporting by local homeless assistance planning organizations called “Continuums of Care.”

“These grants provide much needed assistance in helping to determine how we can better help the homeless,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan.  “Teams of experts will travel the country to help local communities serve their homeless populations, develop innovated housing and community development programs, and generally improve the effectiveness of their current programs.”

HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development’s new OneCPD Integrated Practitioner Assistance System represents a fundamental change in the way HUD’s traditional program-specific technical assistance has been structured and delivered over the years.  This approach is intended to build the kind of grantee management systems and capacity necessary to successfully carry out comprehensive and sustainable place-based development and revitalization strategies.

HUD is awarding $18.7 million to fund OneCPD+ offering technical assistance and capacity building in a number of community development, affordable housing and special needs aspects.  OneCPD+ funding will also improve the overall performance of a public housing agency by addressing deficiencies in the financial management and administration of HUD-funded programs (including but not limited to public housing, housing choice vouchers, and mixed finance development), providing repositioning options, and providing capacity building for PHA staff and boards (see funding chart below).

In addition, the Department is awarding $6.6 million for technical assistance and research for Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data collection, reporting, data utilization, performance measurement and research (see funding chart below).

OneCPD allow allows grantees to tell their story of accomplishment by measuring not only the outputs of this technical and capacity building assistance but the outcomes and the impact on their communities as well.    The technical and capacity building assistance awards announced today are provided through the Department’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD).

Fiscal Year 2013

OneCPD Plus: Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Awards

Recipient

City

State

Amount

Abt Associates, Inc. Cambridge MA

$1,300,000

American Institutes for Research Washington DC

$1,100,000

Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc. Boston MA

$2,000,000

Cloudburst Group Landover MD

$2,500,000

Econometrica, Inc. Bethesda MD

$1,500,000

ICF Incorporated, L.L.C. Fairfax VA

$5,301,910

Corporation for Supportive Housing New York NY

$750,000

Capital Access, Inc. Philadelphia PA

$750,000

CVR Associates, Inc. Tampa FL

$1,500,000

Enterprise Community Partners Columbia MD

$2,000,000

TOTAL

$18,701,910

 

Fiscal Year 2013

McKinney-Vento HMIS Technical Assistance and Research (HMIS-TA)

Recipient

City

State

Amount

Abt Associates, Inc. Cambridge MA

$2,633,858

American Institutes for Research Washington DC

$750,000

Cloudburst Group Landover MD

$1,750,000

ICF Incorporated, L.L.C. Fairfax VA

$750,000

Training & Development Associates, Inc. Laurinburg NC

$750,000

TOTAL

$6,633,858

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Contact:
Brian Sullivan
(202) 708-0685

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the nation’s housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development, and enforces the nation’s fair housing laws.

Contact:

Brian Sullivan
(202) 708-0685

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