Important Information About HTF Project Commitment and Completion Requirements

HUD’s Office of Affordable Housing Programs (OAHP) is reminding Housing Trust Fund (HTF) grantees about important requirements applicable to the HTF program.

Upcoming Commitment Requirement Deadlines

HUD obligated the first HTF grants in September 2016. The statutory 24-month commitment deadlines for FY 2016 grants are rapidly approaching for most grantees. OAHP recommends that every HTF grantee closely monitor its progress toward its 24-month deadline for committing HTF funds. HUD will use the HTF data in its Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS) to make an initial determination whether a grantee has met its 24-month commitment deadline.
Commitment, as defined in the regulations at 24 CFR 93.2, means the grantee has executed a legally binding written agreement with a recipient under which HTF assistance is to be provided for an identifiable project. Commitments may be entered into IDIS after the grantee executes a legally binging agreement with a recipient for a project. If a grantee fails to meet the commitment requirement by its deadline date, HUD is required by statute to de-obligate the amount of uncommitted funds from the grantee’s HTF Treasury account.
Grantees can use the HTF Deadline Compliance Status Report posted monthly by HUD to determine their deadline date and track progress toward compliance. In addition, authorized IDIS users can run a PR 108 report at any time to ascertain the grantee’s progress toward meeting the deadline for committing its HTF grant.

Project Completion Responsibilities

OAHP also reminds grantees of the importance of timely reporting project completions in IDIS. Once a grantee completes an HTF project, and the project meets the definition of project completion at § 93.2, the grantee must change the status of the activity to “completed” in IDIS. The HTF regulation at § 93.402(d)(1) requires the grantee to complete projects in IDIS within 120 days of the final drawdown of HTF funds for the project. By regulation, an HTF project’s required affordability period does not commence until it is completed in IDIS. Consequently, HTF completion information should be reported as soon a project meets the project completion definition at § 93.2. For HTF rental projects, the grantee may mark the project completed in IDIS before all units are occupied.
Please consult the HTF interim regulation for additional information. If you have any questions regarding HTF requirements, please contact your Community Planning and Development Representative in your local HUD Field Office.
If you require assistance with committing funds, drawing down funds, or reporting project completion in IDIS, please send a question to the “Ask A Question” portal.
         
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HUD Job Opportunities: St. Croix, USVI and San Juan, PR - CPD Specialists

HUD has announced job opportunities in the Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD), Disaster Recovery and Special Issues Division.
St. Croix, USVI

Closing Date

8/24/2018

Appointment Type

Term hires.
         
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Upcoming SAMHSA webinar on technology and mental health

Join SAMHSA’s webinar on mental health mobile apps and videoconferencing-based telemental health.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
1:30 – 3:00 PM Eastern (10:30 -12:00 Pacific)
<![if !supportLists]>(1) <![endif]>An Evaluation Framework and the Future of Mental Health Mobile Apps
About Our Speaker. John Torous, MD, MBI, is director of the Digital Psychiatry Division at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospital. Dr. Torous is a member the American Psychiatric Association’s Committee on Mental Health Information Technology.
<![if !supportLists]>(2) <![endif]>Best Practices in Videoconferencing-Based Telemental Health: An Overview
About Our Speaker. Jay Shore, MD, MPH, is director of Telemedicine at the Arthur and Helen E. Johnson Depression Center at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Dr. Shore is the Chair of the American Psychiatric Association’s Committee on Telepsychiatry.


Behavioral Health Information Technology & Standards (BHITS) II
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

NHSDC  FALL 2018: Data Institute Almost Sold Out!






Good News! Preliminary Agenda is Here! 


Don't Miss out on the Data Institute and Service Tour
(October 16th)! Almost Sold Out!


HMIS Data Maturity and Data Analytics Institute

To successfully change the homeless service system and improve projects, the community needs reliable and comprehensive information. Critical to this is the ability of CoCs to examine HMIS data sets in order to find patterns and draw conclusions. Once analyzed, the results can be presented to target stakeholder groups, allowing for improved service and resource decision-making. This year, the Institute is divided into two, all day tracks from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Both are beginning to intermediate level.  The attendee will select a single track for registration and is expected to bring a laptop and power cord.  Boxed lunches will be provided.

Learn more and register for the Data Institutes
Here
Data Analytics SOLD OUT
Data Maturity SEATS AVAILABLE

Service Tour, Presented by Central City Concern. Happening 10am -12pm. SOLD OUT


Registration is Filling Up!

The spots for the Fall Conference are going fast. Act quickly by registering here, and don't forget to book your hotel room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland. The conference rate is a reasonable $169 per night. Please use this link to book your room. We usually sell out so advise reserving your room early!  Please reserve your rooms by September 25th.

As in past years, the NHSDC conference and institute are HUD-approved. Therefore, HMIS funds awarded under the Continuum of Care (CoC) and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Programs may be used to attend the 2018 NHSDC Fall Conference and Institute. Projects without funds designated for HMIS can use admin funds to attend this event.

 


About the National Human Services Data Consortium

The NHSDC provides information, assistance, peer education, and lifelong learning to its membership and other interested parties in the articulation, planning, implementation, and continuous operation of technology initiatives to collect, aggregate, analyze, and present information regarding the provision of human services.

Our conferences highlight the good work that you and your community are doing to leverage data in the fight to end homelessness. All communities employ different strategies and creative means to tackle the social services issues.

 

We look forward to seeing you in October!



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From our Federal Partners: Look Beneath the Surface Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign Materials Available

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) plans to disseminate sample packs of their newest Look Beneath the Surface campaign materials in the next few weeks. The sample pack will include copies of the items listed below (also available on the OTIP website). Almost all of the materials are available in English and Spanish, and the posters/brochures are customizable so that agencies can add their own logo and contact information (instructions are outlined in the Partner Style Guide). If your agency is interested in receiving a sample pack, please reach out to Flavia Keenan-Guerra (flavia.keenan-guerra@acf.hhs.gov) by Close of Business Monday, August 20, 2018 to provide a contact name and mailing address.

Available Materials:

         
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Lazarus Caucus Harvest Gala + Silent Auction 9/28, 6:30pm (Catonsville, MD)


Please see the info below containing all the details to the Lazarus Caucus Harvest Gala and Silent Auction to be held 6:30 PM, Friday, September 28 at the Rolling Road Golf Club in Catonsville, Maryland.



Virtual Conference - Trauma and the Opioid Crisis: Diverse Perspectives on an Epidemic

SOAR WORKS SAMHSA
Newsflash

August 23, 2018 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET

Presented by the National Center for Trauma-Informed Care and Alternatives to Restraint and Seclusion (NCTIC) and SAMHSA's GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA's) National Center for Trauma-Informed Care and Alternatives to Restraint and Seclusion (NCTIC) and SAMHSA's GAINS Center are pleased to announce a virtual conference, Trauma and the Opioid Crisis: Diverse Perspectives on an Epidemic. This event will present different perspectives on the impact of the opioid epidemic on families and communities. Participants will hear about personal struggles and challenges characterized by uplifting solutions of healing, recovery, and empathy.
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