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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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Nov

Land Bank Public Hearing Held November 14 at PA’s Capitol

Share List November 15, 2017 The House Urban Affairs Committee held a land bank hearing November 14 to discuss the progress of land banks in Pennsylvania. The five year anniversary of Act 153, which made it possible for land banks to be created in Pennsylvania, was October 24, 2017. The Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania, along…

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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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Nov

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

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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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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03Oct

Report: The Promise of Evidence Based Policy Making

Share List Report by: The Commission on Evidence Based Policy Making Published: September, 2017 The Commission on Evidence Based Policy Making recently released a report on the need for research and evidence to inform policy decisions. On their letter to Congress and the President, they state the following: The Commission envisions a future in which…

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02Oct

Affordable Housing and Energy Assistance Fact Sheets

Share List October 2, 2017 Fact sheets were created by a group of energy efficiency and affordable housing advocacy groups to make the case that federal resources in these areas to help working individuals and families, and need to be maintained at the same level, in order to continue assisting the most vulnerable populations. PA…

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