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23May

Home Matters Day Webinar Recording

Recorded on May 23, 2017

We want to see our legislators support:

  • Increasing the Neighborhood Assistance Program to create more programs for housing counseling, affordable homes, blight, job training, childcare, and food security
  • Full funding for Keystone Communities program to fight blight and make available accessible housing opportunities
  • Full funding for the Homeless Assistance Program and Human Services Development Fund to end homelessness and create more affordable housing opportunities

Together let’s show our legislators how theses resources have made a difference across Pennsylvania!

Read the Home Matters Day Policy Brief here

and REGISTER NOW for Home Matters Day

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May

Which Types of Federal Housing Assistance Are Associated with Improved Health?

Share List Report by Andrew Fenelon, Patrick Mayne, Alan E. Simon, Lauren M. Rossen, Veronica Helms, Patricia Lloyd, Jon Sperling, Barry L. Steffen in the American Journal of Public Health Published: 2017 Living in public or multifamily housing, forms of federal housing assistance, is associated with a decreased chance of poor health or psychological distress, but…

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May

Trump’s budget hits his own voters hardest

Share List By: Andrew Restuccia  , Matthew Nussbaum and Sarah Ferris, Politico Published: May 22, 2017 Donald Trump, whose populist message and promises to help American workers propelled him to the White House, is set to issue a budget proposal on Tuesday that instead takes aim at the social safety net on which many of his…

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19May

Webinar Recording: Shared Housing – A Non-Traditional Housing Option

Recorded: May 19, 2017

Shared Housing is a non-traditional housing option that not only benefits seniors, individuals with disabilities, and people experiencing homelessness but also maintains community stability. Match-up and group share residence models will be described, including how service exchanges enable seniors to age in place.

Traditional and innovative funding sources will be discussed and an administrator of a countywide match-up program will discuss her program design and outcomes.

Presenters:

Diana T. Myers, Diana T. Myers and Associates
Matrie Johnson, Home of the Sparrow

Shared Housing Ppt 2017 Webinar FINAL

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16May

Allegheny County fund would encourage more landlords to rent to subsidized tenants

Share List By: Kate Giammarise, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Published: May 13, 2017 A special fund aims to encourage more local landlords to participate in the Housing Choice Voucher Program, commonly referred to as Section 8. Allegheny County will start a fund to incentivize more landlords to participate in the program. Using a $50,000 grant from the Pennsylvania…

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09May

Congress Reaches Deal on FY17 Spending

Share List By: National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) Published: May 1, 2017 Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress announced late in the evening Sunday, April 30 that they reached a deal on a final FY17 spending package to fund the federal government through September and avert a government shutdown. The spending package is expected…

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May

Case Studies: Ending Homelessness for People Living in Encampments

Share List By: United States Interagency Council on Homelessness Published: May 4, 2017 Across the country, communities are striving to create solutions for people experiencing unsheltered homelessness—including people sleeping and living in encampments—within their efforts to implement effective and efficient coordinated entry systems. As with all efforts to end homelessness, those solutions focus on creating…

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01May

Webinar Recording: Diversion and Coordinated Entry

Recorded April 28, 2017

Diversion and Coordinated Entry are community-wide strategies for improving access, assessment and referral to housing and services for people experiencing homelessness. Learn how Diversion and Coordinated Entry are being used effectively in both single county and geographically diverse multi-county regions of Eastern Pennsylvania.

In this webinar you will:

  • Learn about Single County Coordinated Entry efforts
  • Hear examples of innovations in Coordinated Entry
  • Learn how to make Coordinated Entry effective when using it for multiple counties
  • Hear about the latest HUD rules

Presenters:

  • Jason D. Alexander, Principal and Co-Founder, Capacity for Change, LLC
  • Kathi Krablin, Associate Director of Development, Valley Youth House
  • Kayleigh Silver, Your Way Home Program Manager, Montgomery County Office of Housing and Community Development; Chair, Eastern PA CoC Coordinated Entry Committee

Diversion and Coordinated Entry for Homeless Services 04.28.17

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26Apr

Sign up for Home Matters Day on June 12

Share List Monday, June 12th Harrisburg Capitol – 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please join us to educate and advocate for increasing housing resources, ending homelessness, and eradicating blight in PA. We have the solutions now to make it so! 10:00 a.m. Legislative Visits 11:30 a.m. Media Event in the Capitol Rotunda 12:00 p.m. Lunch 12:45 to 2:00 p.m. Legislative Visits REGISTER HERE…

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