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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:
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13Nov

Gearing up for #Giving Tuesday

Share List   This year, the Housing Alliance of PA is asking you to consider us on #GivingTuesday, a day which inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. The donations raised from this…

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09Nov

UPDATE: Republican tax plan could grind affordable housing construction to a virtual halt

Share List By: Andrea Riquier, Published: November 9, 2017 Two changes could slash development by two-thirds The tax plan proposed (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-a-breakdown-of-how-the-new-house-tax-bill-impacts-your-taxes-2017-11-02) by Congressional Republicans will likely decimate production of new affordable rental housing, even as housing shortages across the country are driving rents higher and taking ever-larger shares of Americans’ incomes. The plan released last…

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06Nov

Webinar Recording: Fair Housing Trends

Share List Webinar presented on: Friday, November 3, 2017 The Housing Equality Center discusses recent HUD Fair Housing rules and guidance and how they affect housing providers, social service agencies, and local governments in PA. Topics include Zoning and Land Use, Criminal Records, Harassment, Nuisance Ordinances, Limited English Proficiency, and Gender Identity. Presenter: Rachel Wentworth,…

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24Oct

Exposing and addressing child asthma in HUD-assisted renter households

Share List By: Corianne Scally, Urban Wire Published: October 13, 2017 More and more, housing practitioners and health care providers are connecting the dots between people’s health and their home. Housing quality can determine a person’s exposure to allergens and health hazards. This is particularly true for asthma, where indoor triggers, such as mold, pests, and tobacco smoke,…

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Oct

Report: Child Poverty Falls to Record Low, Comprehensive Measure Shows Stronger Government Policies Account for Long-Term Improvement

Share List By: By Isaac Shapiro and Danilo Trisi Center for Budget and Policy Priorities Published: October 5, 2017 First paragraph of report: The child poverty rate fell to a record low of 15.6 percent in 2016, a little more than half its 1967 level of 28.4 percent. This finding emerges from a new poverty…

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11Oct

Webinar Recording: Criteria and Benchmarks for Ending Family and Youth Homelessness

Webinar Recorded on October 6, 2017

The purpose of this webinar is to provide an overview of the federal criteria and benchmarks for ending family and youth homelessness. Opening Doors, the federal strategic plan for ending homelessness, has established the goal of ending both family and youth homelessness by 2020. The federal criteria and benchmarks are the framework that outline the vision for what ending homelessness for families and youth means in this country.

Presenter:
Joe Savage: Regional Coordinator, Interagency Council on Homelessness

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