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The latest USICH newsletter is out! This edition covers:➡ The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)'s extended cove...
11/19/2021

The latest USICH newsletter is out! This edition covers:

➡ The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)'s extended coverage of COVID costs;
➡ The Biden-Harris administration's strategies to end veteran homelessness;
➡ New rules for SSVF from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs;
➡ New guidance on HOME-ARP, ESG-CV, and more from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Read, subscribe, and share it with anyone on the mission to prevent and end homelessness: https://conta.cc/32eymsZ

The latest USICH newsletter is out! This edition covers:

➡ The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)'s extended coverage of COVID costs;
➡ The Biden-Harris administration's strategies to end veteran homelessness;
➡ New rules for SSVF from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs;
➡ New guidance on HOME-ARP, ESG-CV, and more from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Read, subscribe, and share it with anyone on the mission to prevent and end homelessness: https://conta.cc/32eymsZ

Don't miss your chance to influence the next Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness! We're accepting onl...
11/18/2021

Don't miss your chance to influence the next Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness! We're accepting online feedback through the end of this month at usich.gov/fsp.

Read more: https://tinyurl.com/sw2hp687

Don't miss your chance to influence the next Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness! We're accepting online feedback through the end of this month at usich.gov/fsp.

Read more: https://tinyurl.com/sw2hp687

New SSVF regulations: In certain high-cost communities, the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program will cover ...
11/15/2021

New SSVF regulations: In certain high-cost communities, the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program will cover more of Veterans' rent and longer stays in emergency housing.

Read more: https://tinyurl.com/atf7chpy

New SSVF regulations: In certain high-cost communities, the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program will cover more of Veterans' rent and longer stays in emergency housing.

Read more: https://tinyurl.com/atf7chpy

Good news for your Monday: FEMA extended its coverage of certain COVID-19 costs for state, local, tribal, and territoria...
11/15/2021

Good news for your Monday: FEMA extended its coverage of certain COVID-19 costs for state, local, tribal, and territorial governments. They're now eligible for reimbursement through April 1, 2022.

Read more: https://tinyurl.com/5emhcfw3

Good news for your Monday: FEMA extended its coverage of certain COVID-19 costs for state, local, tribal, and territorial governments. They're now eligible for reimbursement through April 1, 2022.

Read more: https://tinyurl.com/5emhcfw3

The Biden-Harris administration's strategies to end Veteran homelessness represent a whole-of-government, multi-year, co...
11/12/2021

The Biden-Harris administration's strategies to end Veteran homelessness represent a whole-of-government, multi-year, comprehensive approach.

Read more about them in this new fact sheet from USICH, VA, and HUD: https://tinyurl.com/b7r9zn6h

The Biden-Harris administration's strategies to end Veteran homelessness represent a whole-of-government, multi-year, comprehensive approach.

Read more about them in this new fact sheet from USICH, VA, and HUD: https://tinyurl.com/b7r9zn6h

The latest USICH newsletter is out! This edition covers:➡ Our October council meeting➡ The keys to strong relationships ...
11/04/2021

The latest USICH newsletter is out! This edition covers:

➡ Our October council meeting
➡ The keys to strong relationships between PHAs and CoCs
➡ Recent HUD guidance
➡ New data on emergency rental assistance...

and more!

Read and subscribe: https://conta.cc/3GUnK27

The latest USICH newsletter is out! This edition covers:

➡ Our October council meeting
➡ The keys to strong relationships between PHAs and CoCs
➡ Recent HUD guidance
➡ New data on emergency rental assistance...

and more!

Read and subscribe: https://conta.cc/3GUnK27

Do you work for a Public Housing Authority or Continuum of Care? We talked to communities with strong PHA-CoC alliances ...
11/03/2021

Do you work for a Public Housing Authority or Continuum of Care? We talked to communities with strong PHA-CoC alliances about the benefits of these partnerships and what it takes to build and maintain them.

Here's what they said: https://tinyurl.com/yu789m5r

Do you work for a Public Housing Authority or Continuum of Care? We talked to communities with strong PHA-CoC alliances about the benefits of these partnerships and what it takes to build and maintain them.

Here's what they said: https://tinyurl.com/yu789m5r

"There are many unknowns about the next federal strategic plan, but one thing is clear: It will reflect USICH’s values o...
11/02/2021

"There are many unknowns about the next federal strategic plan, but one thing is clear: It will reflect USICH’s values of racial equity, Housing First, decriminalization, and inclusion. At the core of these values is the belief that housing should be a right—not a privilege."

Read more from USICH Interim Executive Director Anthony Love: https://tinyurl.com/dpy7up9r

"There are many unknowns about the next federal strategic plan, but one thing is clear: It will reflect USICH’s values of racial equity, Housing First, decriminalization, and inclusion. At the core of these values is the belief that housing should be a right—not a privilege."

Read more from USICH Interim Executive Director Anthony Love: https://tinyurl.com/dpy7up9r

As The U.S. Department of the Treasury prepares to take back some emergency rental assistance (ERA) funding, “nearly all...
11/01/2021

As The U.S. Department of the Treasury prepares to take back some emergency rental assistance (ERA) funding, “nearly all” jurisdictions reported progress in getting out the aid during September - the month after the federal eviction moratorium was overturned.

Read more: https://tinyurl.com/45mse2ew

As The U.S. Department of the Treasury prepares to take back some emergency rental assistance (ERA) funding, “nearly all” jurisdictions reported progress in getting out the aid during September - the month after the federal eviction moratorium was overturned.

Read more: https://tinyurl.com/45mse2ew

At our quarterly meeting yesterday, the council voted to set a bold national vision for the Federal Strategic Plan to Pr...
10/28/2021

At our quarterly meeting yesterday, the council voted to set a bold national vision for the Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness and approved strategies to finish the job of ending Veteran homelessness.

Read more: https://tinyurl.com/8bysbcxs

At our quarterly meeting yesterday, the council voted to set a bold national vision for the Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness and approved strategies to finish the job of ending Veteran homelessness.

Read more: https://tinyurl.com/8bysbcxs

CoC NOFO applications are due in less than a month! This is the biggest source of federal funding for CoCs dedicated to ...
10/26/2021

CoC NOFO applications are due in less than a month! This is the biggest source of federal funding for CoCs dedicated to ending homelessness. Don't miss out!

Read about what's different in this year's NOFO: https://tinyurl.com/tjf3kjyy

CoC NOFO applications are due in less than a month! This is the biggest source of federal funding for CoCs dedicated to ending homelessness. Don't miss out!

Read about what's different in this year's NOFO: https://tinyurl.com/tjf3kjyy

Our latest newsletter is now out! In this edition:➡ New eviction rules for landlords;➡ The U.S. Department of the Treasu...
10/22/2021

Our latest newsletter is now out! In this edition:

➡ New eviction rules for landlords;
➡ The U.S. Department of the Treasury explains how it will take back some emergency rental assistance (ERA) funding;
➡ Webinar recordings on ERA-K12 partnerships and HOME-ARP;
➡ More guidance on emergency housing vouchers (EHV) and ESG-CV from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development;
➡ and more!

Read, subscribe, and share it with people on the mission to prevent and end homelessness: https://conta.cc/2Z4frzr

Our latest newsletter is now out! In this edition:

➡ New eviction rules for landlords;
➡ The U.S. Department of the Treasury explains how it will take back some emergency rental assistance (ERA) funding;
➡ Webinar recordings on ERA-K12 partnerships and HOME-ARP;
➡ More guidance on emergency housing vouchers (EHV) and ESG-CV from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development;
➡ and more!

Read, subscribe, and share it with people on the mission to prevent and end homelessness: https://conta.cc/2Z4frzr

Missed our webinar on creating partnerships between schools and emergency rental assistance systems? The recording and s...
10/21/2021

Missed our webinar on creating partnerships between schools and emergency rental assistance systems? The recording and slides are now available: https://tinyurl.com/2en8v634

In this joint webinar with the departments of Treasury and Education, you'll hear from communities with strong K12-ERA partnerships and learn actionable next steps to use the American Rescue Plan to end youth homelessness.

Missed our webinar on creating partnerships between schools and emergency rental assistance systems? The recording and slides are now available: https://tinyurl.com/2en8v634

In this joint webinar with the departments of Treasury and Education, you'll hear from communities with strong K12-ERA partnerships and learn actionable next steps to use the American Rescue Plan to end youth homelessness.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury laid out the reallocation process for taking back emergency rental assistance (ERA) ...
10/12/2021

The U.S. Department of the Treasury laid out the reallocation process for taking back emergency rental assistance (ERA) funds from communities that are slow to use them.

Read more: https://tinyurl.com/hauhz82s

The U.S. Department of the Treasury laid out the reallocation process for taking back emergency rental assistance (ERA) funds from communities that are slow to use them.

Read more: https://tinyurl.com/hauhz82s

NEW FEDERAL RULE: To prevent evictions, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has extended the notice lan...
10/08/2021

NEW FEDERAL RULE: To prevent evictions, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has extended the notice landlords must give certain tenants to 30 days and required them to include information about emergency rental assistance in eviction notices.

Read more: https://tinyurl.com/34wcrwbp

NEW FEDERAL RULE: To prevent evictions, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has extended the notice landlords must give certain tenants to 30 days and required them to include information about emergency rental assistance in eviction notices.

Read more: https://tinyurl.com/34wcrwbp

The latest USICH newsletter is out! https://conta.cc/3muJhoVThis edition covers:➡New HUD/FEMA guidance on rehousing peop...
10/08/2021

The latest USICH newsletter is out! https://conta.cc/3muJhoV

This edition covers:
➡New HUD/FEMA guidance on rehousing people from non-congregate shelter;
➡Updated COVID and disaster collections of federal guidance and resources;
➡The emergency rental assistance (ERA) reallocation process;
➡Allowable uses of FVPSA funding;
➡And more.

The latest USICH newsletter is out! https://conta.cc/3muJhoV

This edition covers:
➡New HUD/FEMA guidance on rehousing people from non-congregate shelter;
➡Updated COVID and disaster collections of federal guidance and resources;
➡The emergency rental assistance (ERA) reallocation process;
➡Allowable uses of FVPSA funding;
➡And more.

NEW WEBINAR: Creating and Strengthening Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA)-K12 Education Partnerships to Serve Families E...
09/30/2021
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NEW WEBINAR: Creating and Strengthening Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA)-K12 Education Partnerships to Serve Families Experiencing Homelessness

Register today:

NEW FEDERAL GUIDANCE AND WEBINAR: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and FEMA Federal Emergency Manage...
09/28/2021

NEW FEDERAL GUIDANCE AND WEBINAR: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency released strategies for transitioning people out of COVID-specific non-congregate shelter and into permanent housing.

Read, watch, and share: https://tinyurl.com/kfy8wufy

NEW FEDERAL GUIDANCE AND WEBINAR: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency released strategies for transitioning people out of COVID-specific non-congregate shelter and into permanent housing.

Read, watch, and share: https://tinyurl.com/kfy8wufy

Looking for federal guidance and resources related to homelessness? We recently updated two collection pages of it to he...
09/27/2021

Looking for federal guidance and resources related to homelessness? We recently updated two collection pages of it to help communities plan for, respond to, and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and environmental disasters.

Check them out: https://tinyurl.com/tj6vxbue

Looking for federal guidance and resources related to homelessness? We recently updated two collection pages of it to help communities plan for, respond to, and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and environmental disasters.

Check them out: https://tinyurl.com/tj6vxbue

The U.S. Department of the Treasury released new data that shows “significant growth” in the number of households receiv...
09/27/2021

The U.S. Department of the Treasury released new data that shows “significant growth” in the number of households receiving Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA). But not everywhere is getting it out fast enough, and this week, the department will start identifying and reallocating excess funds.

Read more: https://tinyurl.com/erdxzhxw

The U.S. Department of the Treasury released new data that shows “significant growth” in the number of households receiving Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA). But not everywhere is getting it out fast enough, and this week, the department will start identifying and reallocating excess funds.

Read more: https://tinyurl.com/erdxzhxw

Did you know? 👇
09/27/2021

Did you know? 👇

Did you know? You can help us prevent and #EndVeteranHomelessness in your community?

Learn how you can help: va.gov/homeless/stakeholders.asp

#EndVeteranHomelessness

The latest USICH newsletter is now out! This edition covers:➡ The new #HouseAmerica initiative;➡ Our plan for listening ...
09/24/2021

The latest USICH newsletter is now out! This edition covers:

➡ The new #HouseAmerica initiative;
➡ Our plan for listening sessions;
➡ Just-released federal funding for HOME-ARP, ERA, YHDP, and GPD;
➡ and much more.

Read, share, and subscribe: https://conta.cc/3zz6wCD

The latest USICH newsletter is now out! This edition covers:

➡ The new #HouseAmerica initiative;
➡ Our plan for listening sessions;
➡ Just-released federal funding for HOME-ARP, ERA, YHDP, and GPD;
➡ and much more.

Read, share, and subscribe: https://conta.cc/3zz6wCD

FEDERAL FUNDING NEWS: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs a...
09/23/2021

FEDERAL FUNDING NEWS: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced $4.4 million in Tribal HUD-VASH grants for 28 Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs). The money will help Native American veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Read more: https://tinyurl.com/44u823pz

FEDERAL FUNDING NEWS: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced $4.4 million in Tribal HUD-VASH grants for 28 Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs). The money will help Native American veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Read more: https://tinyurl.com/44u823pz

ICYMI: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $142 million in Youth Homelessness Demonstration P...
09/22/2021

ICYMI: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $142 million in Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) funding for 33 communities, 11 of which are rural. The communities will "inform the federal effort to prevent and end youth homelessness going forward."

Read more: https://tinyurl.com/7t237ckh

ICYMI: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $142 million in Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) funding for 33 communities, 11 of which are rural. The communities will "inform the federal effort to prevent and end youth homelessness going forward."

Read more: https://tinyurl.com/7t237ckh

USICH Chair and HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge just launched #HouseAmerica: An All-Hands-On-Deck Effort to Address the Natio...
09/20/2021

USICH Chair and HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge just launched #HouseAmerica: An All-Hands-On-Deck Effort to Address the Nation’s Homelessness Crisis. We're asking state, local, and tribal leaders to partner with us to make the most of the #AmericanRescuePlan.

Read more: https://tinyurl.com/atxz4k4u

USICH Chair and HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge just launched #HouseAmerica: An All-Hands-On-Deck Effort to Address the Nation’s Homelessness Crisis. We're asking state, local, and tribal leaders to partner with us to make the most of the #AmericanRescuePlan.

Read more: https://tinyurl.com/atxz4k4u

Starting NOW, until 4:30 pm ET: USICH Chair and HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge is launching #HouseAmerica: An All-Hands-On-D...
09/20/2021

Starting NOW, until 4:30 pm ET: USICH Chair and HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge is launching #HouseAmerica: An All-Hands-On-Deck Effort to Address the Nation's Homelessness Crisis. The event will feature federal, state, local, and tribal leaders from around the country.

Watch live: https://iframe.dacast.com/b/126850/c/584771

Starting NOW, until 4:30 pm ET: USICH Chair and HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge is launching #HouseAmerica: An All-Hands-On-Deck Effort to Address the Nation's Homelessness Crisis. The event will feature federal, state, local, and tribal leaders from around the country.

Watch live: https://iframe.dacast.com/b/126850/c/584771

The U.S. Department of the Treasury is releasing the remainder of the American Rescue Plan's Emergency Rental Assistance...
09/20/2021

The U.S. Department of the Treasury is releasing the remainder of the American Rescue Plan's Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA)—more than $13 billion—to "high-performing" state and local governments.

Read more: https://tinyurl.com/4xw7r7ka

The U.S. Department of the Treasury is releasing the remainder of the American Rescue Plan's Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA)—more than $13 billion—to "high-performing" state and local governments.

Read more: https://tinyurl.com/4xw7r7ka

HOME-ARP NEWS: The American Rescue Plan's $5 billion investment in the HOME Investment Partnerships program is now acces...
09/15/2021

HOME-ARP NEWS: The American Rescue Plan's $5 billion investment in the HOME Investment Partnerships program is now accessible. It can help communities create affordable housing and services for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Read more: https://tinyurl.com/2uujhjey

HOME-ARP NEWS: The American Rescue Plan's $5 billion investment in the HOME Investment Partnerships program is now accessible. It can help communities create affordable housing and services for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Read more: https://tinyurl.com/2uujhjey

As USICH creates a new Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, we're listening to YOU—the people who are...
09/15/2021

As USICH creates a new Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, we're listening to YOU—the people who are part of the response to homelessness, the people who have a vested interest in ending homelessness, and the people who have experienced and exited homelessness.

Here's how: https://tinyurl.com/d9wbkxra

As USICH creates a new Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, we're listening to YOU—the people who are part of the response to homelessness, the people who have a vested interest in ending homelessness, and the people who have experienced and exited homelessness.

Here's how: https://tinyurl.com/d9wbkxra

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The latest USICH newsletter is out! This edition covers: ➡ The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)'s extended coverage of COVID costs; ➡ The Biden-Harris administration's strategies to end veteran homelessness; ➡ New rules for SSVF from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; ➡ New guidance on HOME-ARP, ESG-CV, and more from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Read, subscribe, and share it with anyone on the mission to prevent and end homelessness: https://conta.cc/32eymsZ
Don't miss your chance to influence the next Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness! We're accepting online feedback through the end of this month at usich.gov/fsp. Read more: https://tinyurl.com/sw2hp687
New SSVF regulations: In certain high-cost communities, the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program will cover more of Veterans' rent and longer stays in emergency housing. Read more: https://tinyurl.com/atf7chpy
Good news for your Monday: FEMA extended its coverage of certain COVID-19 costs for state, local, tribal, and territorial governments. They're now eligible for reimbursement through April 1, 2022. Read more: https://tinyurl.com/5emhcfw3
The Biden-Harris administration's strategies to end Veteran homelessness represent a whole-of-government, multi-year, comprehensive approach. Read more about them in this new fact sheet from USICH, VA, and HUD: https://tinyurl.com/b7r9zn6h
The latest USICH newsletter is out! This edition covers: ➡ Our October council meeting ➡ The keys to strong relationships between PHAs and CoCs ➡ Recent HUD guidance ➡ New data on emergency rental assistance... and more! Read and subscribe: https://conta.cc/3GUnK27
Do you work for a Public Housing Authority or Continuum of Care? We talked to communities with strong PHA-CoC alliances about the benefits of these partnerships and what it takes to build and maintain them. Here's what they said: https://tinyurl.com/yu789m5r
"There are many unknowns about the next federal strategic plan, but one thing is clear: It will reflect USICH’s values of racial equity, Housing First, decriminalization, and inclusion. At the core of these values is the belief that housing should be a right—not a privilege." Read more from USICH Interim Executive Director Anthony Love: https://tinyurl.com/dpy7up9r
As The U.S. Department of the Treasury prepares to take back some emergency rental assistance (ERA) funding, “nearly all” jurisdictions reported progress in getting out the aid during September - the month after the federal eviction moratorium was overturned. Read more: https://tinyurl.com/45mse2ew
At our quarterly meeting yesterday, the council voted to set a bold national vision for the Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness and approved strategies to finish the job of ending Veteran homelessness. Read more: https://tinyurl.com/8bysbcxs
CoC NOFO applications are due in less than a month! This is the biggest source of federal funding for CoCs dedicated to ending homelessness. Don't miss out! Read about what's different in this year's NOFO: https://tinyurl.com/tjf3kjyy