This Saturday, July 15, marks the 30th anniversary of the McKinney-Vento Act, the landmark legislation that mandated the removal of barriers to education for homeless children. Today, while there is still much work to do, we've made great strides in understanding more about how homelessness impacts children, and how educators can support them in receiving [...]
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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is providing a panel discussion on how recovery happens even for people who have spent most of their lives without housing. How can I reach someone who seems unaware that help is possible? How can I assist someone to set meaningful goals when they say that [...]
The grand re-opening of the Illinois Department of Human Services DuPage County Family Community Service Center took place on Friday, June 9th. Their new location at 1717 Park Street, Suite 105, Naperville, 60563 officially opened last month to serve the DuPage County area. IDHS Director, Division of Family & Community Services Diane Grigsby Jackson; IDHS Public Service [...]
The United Stated Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has updated the Community Planning and Development (CPD) Income Eligibility Calculator to incorporate FY 2017 Income Limits for: • Brownfield Economic Development Initiative (BEDI) • Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) • CDBG Disaster Recovery Assistance • Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) • Housing Opportunities for [...]
The recently released Coordinated Entry for Youth Brief provides an overview of the four Coordinated Entry core elements (Access, Assessment, Prioritization, and Referral). Since the coordinated entry process for youth should be informed by the expertise and capacity of all youth-serving providers and organizations in a community, this resource includes key considerations for coordinated entry processes specifically for [...]
The Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) has just released a nationwide RFP for New Market Tax Credits. They are seeking new projects that combine supportive housing units with primary and behavioral health services. The type of projects that this RFP is looking for might include: (1) Community health centers that offer primary care and other healthcare services [...]
Back in October HUD introduced a New HUD Exchange. Today, they are introducing a new and improved About Grantees pages on the HUD Exchange, where you can find information about HUD grantees all in one place. Easily access awards, contact information, reports, and more for organizations that receive funding from HUD. Based on user feedback, [...]
On April 1, 2017, Continuum of Care (CoC) Program grant recipients will stop reporting their CoC Program Annual Performance Reports (APRs) in e-snaps and will begin submitting them in Sage HMIS Reporting Repository (Sage). Sage is an online repository that allows greater flexibility to recipients, CoCs, and HUD to report and search CoC Program APR [...]
The National Coalition for the Homeless in Washington, DC is inviting housing and service providers, as well as other concerned individuals to join in a NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION FOR HOUSING in communities across the country, on Saturday, April 1, 2017. They are calling on everyone to make housing a priority within their community by [...]
Dr. Ben S. Carson, Sr. was sworn in today as the 17th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office with Secretary Carson’s wife Candy and granddaughter Tesora holding the bible. Secretary Carson will now lead a cabinet agency with approximately 8,000 employees [...]