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Nov

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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08Nov

Denver initiative to move chronically homeless people into housing shows “promising” early results

Share List By: Jon Murray Published: October 30, 2017 A Denver chronic-homelessness initiative that aims to keep participants in housing and out of jail has seen “promising” early results, according to evaluators hired to assess its performance. The city said Monday it has cut the first check — amounting to $188,000 — to begin repaying…

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06Nov

PHARE in 2017: What will it do?

Share List Posted: November 7, 2017 On November 4 we celebrate the anniversary of Act 58 which dedicated a portion of the Realty Transfer Tax (RTT) as a consistent revenue source for PHARE – the state housing trust fund. This #GivingTuesday (November 28), you can help us raise dollars for advocacy campaigns to support our efforts in…

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13Oct

HUD Section 811 PRA in PA

Share List The Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Demonstration Program (“811 Program”) provides project-based rental assistance for extremely low-income persons with disabilities. In February 2013, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) awarded 13 states, including Pennsylvania, funding under the 811 Program. Resources on Section 811 Project Rental Assistance DHS 811 Fact…

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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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