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HUD Releases Family Unification Program NOFA

2 December 2019

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On October 18, 2019, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced its 2019 Family Unification Program Notice of Funding Availability. This grant provides rental assistance to families and youth who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and have been involved with the Child Welfare System.

The policy objectives of this program include:

HUD Releases New System Performance Visualization Tool

25 June 2019

In June 2019, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development rolled out Stella Performance Module (Stella P), a new innovative tool that presents complex homeless system performance measures data using visuals. Stella uses Longitudinal Systems Analysis (LSA) data to share insights into past system performance and opportunities for future improvement.

The Stella project is a two-part module:

HUD Requests Comments to Newly Proposed “Mixed-Status” Household Rule

4 June 2019

On May 10, 2019, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a new proposed rule to Section 214 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1980. This amendment will prohibit HUD from providing housing financial assistance to individuals who are non-U.S. citizens and eligible residents. It will require HUD to verify recipients’ eligible immigration status for all individuals in a household and forbid people who do not have eligible immigration status from serving as the leaseholder even in “mixed-status” families.

HUD Releases New Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program Funding

1 April 2019

On March 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year 2018 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program. This is the third round of funding being released under this new initiative to address youth homelessness. Approximately $75 million will be awarded to up to 25 communities.

Applications are due by May 15, 2019.

HUD Releases New Racial and Ethnicity Analysis Tool

13 February 2019

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has developed a new resource to help communities identify racial and ethnic disparities and biases within their Continuum of Care (CoC). The CoC Analysis Tool: Race and Ethnicity includes data from the Point-in-Time Count and the American Community Survey.

Click here to access the tool and to learn more about how to use it for your CoC.

Veterans Affairs Announces Available Funds for Supportive Service Programs

13 February 2019

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the availability of funds for the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. Funds are available for supportive services grants for new and existing grantees. The Notice of Fund Availability (NOFA) provides details on the application process, including:

Unsheltered Homeless Experiences Down 11% Nationwide from 2007

16 January 2019

In December of 2018, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released The 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress: Part 1 – Point-In-Time Estimates of Homelessness. This report reflects the Point-In-Time Count, which estimates the number of sheltered and unsheltered homelessness, conducted annually during the last 10 days of January 2018. Some key findings from the report include:

HUD Releases Part 2 of the Annual Homeless Assessment Report

12 December 2018

In October 2018, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released the 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress: Part 2- Estimates of Homelessness in the United States. This report includes one-year estimates of the sheltered homeless population from Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) and data on student homelessness from the U.S. Department of Education and the American Housing Survey.

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