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HUD Funds Local Homeless Programs
More than 500 local homeless housing and service programs share $72 million in grants for a range of homeless programs administered by HUDís Continuum of Care program in this second phase of homeless funding. HUD awarded more than $1.5 billion earlier this year, the bulk of
posted 5/3/13 10:19 AM read complete story
Surplus Federal Property For Homeless
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) will try again to get his proposed Excess Federal Building & Property Disposal Act through Congress in order to open more properties for housing the homeless. A similar proposal cleared the House in the 112th Congress, but the Senate failed to consider the measure. The bill would change the process by which surplus
posted 2/8/13 10:51 AM read complete story
Novel Home For Skid Row Homeless
A former shopping center with rooftop parking will take on new life in a project by nonprofit housing developer Skid Row Housing Trust, which provides affordable housing and supportive services for the homeless.
posted 1/4/13 11:56 AM read complete story
Homelessness Declines in 2012
Homelessness among the chronically homeless and veterans dropped by 7% in 2012, according to data released today by HUD and Department of Veteran Affairs. However, the overall rate of homelessness in the nation remained largely unchanged, while the rate of homeless families increased.
posted 12/14/12 11:06 AM read complete story
Affordable Home Crunch Ups Homelessness
A growing shortage of affordable housing for low-income families contributed to a 20% increase in family homelessness from 2007 to 2010, says a report from the Institute for Children, Poverty, & Homeless.
posted 9/21/12 10:26 AM read complete story
Pilot Homeless Program Extended
A one-year experiment in New York providing housing for homeless families at risk of losing their children to foster care gets new life. The programís success attracts $25 million in federal aid and $10 million from private sources to ensure its viability for five more years.
posted 9/14/12 12:50 PM read complete story
New CofC Rule Allows Current Renewals
HUD issues a long-awaited rule implementing the new Continuum of Care (CofC) program combining the Supportive Housing (SHP), Shelter Plus Care and Moderate Rehabilitation/Single-Room Occupancy (SRO) programs into a single grant for combating
posted 7/20/12 12:26 PM read complete story
SS Red Tape Stymies Homeless
Bureaucratic barriers prevent thousands of homeless persons from getting Social Security disability benefits that could help them get off the street, says a new study compiled by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty.
posted 5/18/12 09:49 AM read complete story
Homeless Program Overlapping Scored
Federal agencies need to reduce duplicate goals and activities in federal homelessness programs among several agencies, a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report says. HUD, Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) are responsible for nearly 90% of the $2.8 billion in federal funds spent annually by
posted 5/18/12 09:22 AM read complete story
Assistance Subsidies Extension Sought
Massachusetts policymakers should increase voucher availability in the state's Emergency Assistance (EA) program and allow subsidies for families transitioning out of homelessness to run longer than a year, according to a new study.
posted 5/4/12 11:52 AM read complete story
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