On 01/11/18 HUD announced over $2 billion to more than 7,300 local homeless housing and service programs across the U.S. and Guam. These Continuum of Care (CoC) grants will help end homelessness and provide critically needed support to local programs on the front lines of serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness. View a complete list [...]
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Commemorated annually since 1990 on or about December 21, the first day of winter and longest night of the year communities across the country come together to remember those who have died without stable housing. As we celebrate the holidays with friends and loved ones, we also remember those among us who lost their lives [...]
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 (AHAR) found that 553,742 persons experienced homelessness on a single night in 2017, an increase of .7 percent [...]
To prevent and end homelessness, we all need to be attentive to changes in affordability in rental markets. And, if we're attentive right now, we can see that things have been getting worse. Data from recent HUD and Freddie Mac Multifamily analyses make that clear. United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) Executive Director Matthew [...]
The National Low Income Housing Coalition has published their fall issue of "Tenant Talk." Produced by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, Tenant Talk is a semi-annual newsletter created to engage residents in housing advocacy and to highlight innovative approaches and recent victories in communities throughout the United States. In this issue of Tenant Talk, [...]
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 [...]
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) [...]