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09Jan

U.S. Weather and Climate Disaster Costs Top $300 Billion in 2017

Share List By: Bill Lucia, Route 50 Published: January 8, 2018 The cost of major U.S. disasters last year involving weather and climate cleared $300 billion, far surpassing a previous high mark, according to a report the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released Monday. NOAA said the nation experienced 16 weather and climate disasters in 2017 with losses of $1…

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Jan

Endangering Community Investment with Tax “Reform”

Share List By: Ted Wysocki, Shelterforce Published: June 4, 2017 There is a significant divergence in meaning between endanger and glimmer. In fact, this may be the first time the two words have been used in the same sentence. They also capture different perspectives on the economic outcome likely to result from tax reform. “GOP’s tax measures endanger a preservation success story” was the original and more appropriate headline in my home…

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19Dec

HUD report shows reduction in overall homelessness in Pennsylvania

Share List By Bill O’Boyle – Wilkes-Barre Times Leader Published: December 16th, 2017 WILKES-BARRE — Homelessness has declined in Pennsylvania, according to the latest national estimate from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. HUD’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress found the total number of persons experiencing homelessness in Pennsylvania on a single…

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14Dec

Homes Within Reach Workshop Powerpoints

Share List Published: December 14, 2017 Thanks to all who attended our 13th annual Homes Within Reach Conference! We had over 830 attendees and over 165 sponsors, which makes it the most successful conference yet. This year’s theme was “Shining Our Light on Housing Solutions”, where we envisioned a future together, working in partnership for…

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11Dec

VA kills plan to cut homeless-vet program after outcry

Share List By Arthur Allen and Lorraine Woellert, Politico Published: 12/06/2017 Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin has killed a plan to shift money from a major homelessness program in response to a wave of protest from veterans’ advocates, who said the move would aggravate conditions for chronically ill and vulnerable vets. Advocates for veterans, state…

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28Nov

CBO: Senate Tax Bill Is Even Worse For Low-Income People Than Thought

Share List By: Erik Sherman Published: November 27, 2017 The Congressional Budget Office just released a new analysis of the Senate’s tax bill. The CBO examined the combined effect of changes in tax law with reductions in federal spending, like changes in “Medicaid, cost-sharing reduction payments, the Basic Health program, and Medicare.” The agency subtracted changes in…

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16Nov

The Only Federal Agency Dedicated to Homelessness Could Be Shut Down

Share List By: J.B. Wogan, Governing.com Published: November 14, 2017 Last week, Atlanta ended veteran homelessness, placing nearly 1,900 people into permanent housing. The news would have attracted more media buzz if three states and more than 40 communities hadn’t already claimed the same achievement in the last few years. Nationally, veteran homelessness has declined…

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15Nov

Webinar Recording: Housing First Standards Assessment Tool

Webinar recorded on November 10, 2017

This webinar reviews the Housing First Standards Assessment Tool recently released by HUD for use by Continuum of Care programs. This tool enables all CoC providers to assess how closely their program aligns to best practice standards for Housing First. The webinar reviews the purpose and instructions for administering the tool as well as the key domains that are evaluated and tips for how agencies can use the tool and improve fidelity to the HF model.

Presenter:
Suzanne Wagner, Principal, Housing Innovations, LLC

Powerpoint and Supplemental Materials:
HUD housing-first-assessment-tool 9-2017 Summary Report printable
HUD housing-first-assessment-tool 9-2017 Printable – All tabs except Report Summary
HF Standards Webinar 11-2017 Wagner (002)

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