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New Report Highlights Strategies for Addressing Rural Youth Homelessness

2 November 2020

Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago recently released Challenges and opportunities in addressing rural youth homelessness: Stakeholder Focus Group Findings, highlighting key findings of a qualitative study examining challenges and strategies for identifying, preventing, and ending youth homelessness in rural areas. This is an addendum report to Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in Rural America report, which outlined the prevalence of youth homelessness in rural and urban areas. 

PSC Op-Ed: Connecticut is a leader in ending homelessness, and Gov. Lamont can help finish the job

12 December 2019

Kiley Gosselin, Executive Director of the Partnership for Strong Communities, appeared in the Hartford Courant on December 1, 2019. Her op-ed piece, "Connecticut Is a Leader in Ending Homelessness, and Gov. Lamont Can Help Finish the Job," makes the case that sustained state investment in housing resources is necessary to end homelessness and expand housing opportunity in Connecticut.

HUD Releases Family Unification Program NOFA

2 December 2019

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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:

SAMHSA Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals

2 December 2019

On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for applications for fiscal year 2020 Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals (GBHI). The purpose of this program is to support the development and/or expansion of local implementation of a community infrastructure that integrates substance use disorder treatment, housing services and other critical services for individuals (including youth) and families experiencing homelessness.

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