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Veterans Affairs Announces Available Funds for Supportive Service Programs

13 February 2019

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:

New Report Summarizes Housing Needs for Senior Citizens

16 January 2019

Housing America’s Older Adults provides an overview of the need for housing for seniors that are experiencing or at risk of experiencing housing instability. According to the report, in the last five years, the U.S. population age 50 and over has increased by 10.5 million people, and 55 percent of households are headed by someone over the age of 50. The majority of older adults live on a fixed income which limits the amount of money they have to spend on housing costs.

Key findings from the report include:

Analysis of Healthcare Utilization Post-Housing

12 December 2018

A new analysis published by CSH titled, Supportive Housing & Healthcare Utilization Outcomes State of the Literature, outlines the scope of twenty-five studies published between 2002 and 2017 that make connections between housing and the health needs of vulnerable populations. This report was created with the intent of informing supportive housing and healthcare providers with the overarching details and findings across the studies which report on housing as healthcare.

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