On April 11, 1968—seven days after the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—President Lyndon Johnson signed into law Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, commonly known as the Fair Housing Act. The legislation was co-sponsored by then-Senators Edward Brooke and Walter Mondale and advanced an ambitious and progressive vision: to [...]
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HUD recently published a suite of new resources for communities to strengthen their Housing First approach: Housing First Implementation Working with Project Participants in a Housing First Approach Housing First in Specific Project Types Trauma-Informed Care As communities are implementing the Housing First Approach in their homeless crisis response systems, they sometimes struggle with taking [...]
The 2018 budget signed last week brings some good news: a $2.513 billion investment in U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Homeless Assistance Grants — an increase of $130 million over last year. Other highlights include: Increased capacity — focused on domestic violence survivors and young people — that will help communities house an estimated [...]
According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s “The Gap: The Affordable Housing Gap Analysis” the United States has a shortage of more than 7.2 million affordable homes available to households with income at or below the poverty line. The report finds that every major metropolitan area in the U.S. has a shortage of “affordable [...]
DHA is opening its Project-based Voucher Program Wait List online at www.dupagehousing.org on THURSDAY MARCH 15, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Central. The Wait List will CLOSE on FRIDAY APRIL 13, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. Central. There is no cost to submit a pre-application for the PBV Wait List. DHA will never ask for your debit [...]
A recent study by Deirdre Pfeiffer, “Rental Housing Assistance and Health: Evidence from the Survey of Income and Program Participation,” published in Housing Policy Debate reports that low income households that moved to public housing during the previous year were more likely to report an improvement in their health than similar households who did not [...]
Over the course of a year, more than 150,000 families with children in the U.S. experience homelessness. Family homelessness is fundamentally a housing affordability problem—and housing assistance is the most effective solution. A new report from the Center for Evidence-based Solutions to Homelessness explores the data on the causes and solutions for families experiencing homelessness. [...]
The mission of the DuPage County Department of Community Services is to provide and support programs, services and partnerships that keep people safe in their homes, environments, and relationships; provide connections between those in need and the resources that support them; and help residents escape poverty, maintain independence and achieve economic self-sufficiency. DuPage County Community [...]
A decade of unprecedented growth in the rental housing market may be coming to an end, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University 2017 America’s Rental Housing report. Fewer new renter households are being formed, rental vacancy rates have risen, and rent increases have slowed. At the same time, renter demographics [...]
The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. HUD requires that Continuums of Care conduct an annual count of homeless persons who are sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and Safe Havens on a single night. Continuums of Care also must conduct a count [...]