On October 18, 2019, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced its 2019 Family Unification Program Notice of Funding Availability. This grant provides rental assistance to families and youth who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and have been involved with the Child Welfare System.
The policy objectives of this program include:
In June 2019, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development rolled out Stella Performance Module (Stella P), a new innovative tool that presents complex homeless system performance measures data using visuals. Stella uses Longitudinal Systems Analysis (LSA) data to share insights into past system performance and opportunities for future improvement.
The Stella project is a two-part module:
On May 10, 2019, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a new proposed rule to Section 214 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1980. This amendment will prohibit HUD from providing housing financial assistance to individuals who are non-U.S. citizens and eligible residents. It will require HUD to verify recipients’ eligible immigration status for all individuals in a household and forbid people who do not have eligible immigration status from serving as the leaseholder even in “mixed-status” families.
On March 21, 2019, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs issued Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 55 which announced the Notice of Funding Availability for the Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program. This NOFA provides resources for community agencies to support Veterans that are experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless.
On March 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year 2018 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program. This is the third round of funding being released under this new initiative to address youth homelessness. Approximately $75 million will be awarded to up to 25 communities.
Applications are due by May 15, 2019.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has developed a new resource to help communities identify racial and ethnic disparities and biases within their Continuum of Care (CoC). The CoC Analysis Tool: Race and Ethnicity includes data from the Point-in-Time Count and the American Community Survey.
Click here to access the tool and to learn more about how to use it for your CoC.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the availability of funds for the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. Funds are available for supportive services grants for new and existing grantees. The Notice of Fund Availability (NOFA) provides details on the application process, including:
In December of 2018, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released The 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress: Part 1 – Point-In-Time Estimates of Homelessness. This report reflects the Point-In-Time Count, which estimates the number of sheltered and unsheltered homelessness, conducted annually during the last 10 days of January 2018. Some key findings from the report include:
In October 2018, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released the 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress: Part 2- Estimates of Homelessness in the United States. This report includes one-year estimates of the sheltered homeless population from Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) and data on student homelessness from the U.S. Department of Education and the American Housing Survey.