National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week (HHAW) is November 11th through November 19th. National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week (HHAW) is held each year the week before Thanksgiving. This is a time for us all to start to think about what we are thankful for, a perfect time to share our compassion with our neighbors [...]
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The DuPage County Prevention Leadership Team (PLT) has released its inaugural prevention publication, Youth Connections Magazine. YC Magazine is a new prevention resource for parents of middle and high school students, brought to the community by the DuPage County Prevention Leadership Team (PLT). This fall's issue is available online and in print at several local [...]
Get Covered Illinois is the Official Health Marketplace. You can visit them at www.healthcare.gov to see health insurance options from Nov. 1 - Dec. 15, 2017. YOU MUST ENROLL BETWEEN NOVEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 15, 2017! If you are not enrolled by the deadline date of December 15, you will be locked out of insurance from [...]
The National Housing Conference has released the annual “Paycheck to Paycheck” report, which provides insight into the ability of working households to afford typical housing in metro areas nationwide. The full tool includes: Graphs that compare wages and housing costs in 203 metro areas Median incomes for 83 occupations Median home prices and the income [...]
10/1/2017 was the 1st day of the 2017 HMIS Data standards. All HMIS projects have been updated to the new assessments. Below is the updated HMIS Data Standards Manual, along with the program specific manuals for CoC, ESG, VA and RHY: HMIS Data Standards Manual (PDF) Continuum of Care (CoC) (PDF) Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) (PDF) [...]
The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness needs your assistance and feedback. Opening Doors has helped drive significant national progress - but there is much more work ahead. As we did in 2012 and 2015, we are currently gathering stakeholder input to revise and strengthen the federal strategic plan. You can review a summary of the goals, objectives, [...]
The DuPage Housing Authority is celebrating their 75th Diamond Anniversary. Created on September 28th, 1942, the DuPage Housing Authority is one of 17 housing authorities in the Chicago Metropolitan area and serves over 3,000 program participants and 1,600 property owners. For additional details, please click on the link below: DHA Diamond Anniversary (PDF)
After returning from the August recess, Congress and the White House struck a deal to pass a continuing resolution to keep the government funded through December, along with Harvey disaster relief funding and a debt ceiling raise. This means government programs will continue to receive funding at the same level as Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 [...]
HUD recently released the second webinar in a series of three webinars to assist Continuums of Care (CoCs) and Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Lead Agencies understand how HMIS can be used to assist in identifying people who are experiencing chronic homelessness. The Reporting on Chronic Homelessness webinar describes how HMIS records are used to determine chronic [...]
The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition has been posted to the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition: Funding Availability page on the HUD Exchange. Submission Deadline: Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 8:00 PM EDT The electronic application in e-snaps will be available on or [...]