HUD Publishes FAQ on Section 221(d)(3) Limits for 2013


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HUD Publishes FAQ on Section 221(d)(3) Limits for 2013


HUD has published the following FAQ:
Q: Where can I find the 221(d)(3) limits for 2013?
A: Starting in 2013, Section 221(d)(3) program limits will no longer be calculated and published by HUD due to the elimination of the 221(d)(3) Mortgage Program. The HOME statute and the HOME regulation at 24 CFR 92.250(a) limit the amount of HOME funds that a PJ may invest in a HOME-assisted unit. The maximum HOME per-unit subsidy limit is set at the basic Section 221(d)(3)(ii) mortgage limit for elevator-type projects, by bedroom size (with adjustments up to 240% for “high cost” geographic areas).
Because HUD is no longer calculating 221(d)(3) limits, PJs must continue to use the 2012 published Section 221(d)(3) limits for all HOME projects, until further notice from the Office of Community Planning and Development at HUD. These limits were published in December 2011, and became effective January 1, 2012.
View 2012 Section 221(d)(3) limits for all HOME projects.
View all HOME FAQs.


IDIS 11.7 Release Notification


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IDIS 11.7 Release Notification


The 11.7 system release for IDIS Online will occur this Friday, February 28, 2014 starting at 9:00 PM ET.
View the IDIS Online 11.7 Release Notes and the IDIS Online 11.7 Release Notes for the HEROS Module which describe the changes that will go live in the system on March 3 as a result of the release. The release notes will also be posted in the News section in IDIS Online after deployment.


The Housing & Health Connection: Vision and Opportunity for Expanding HIV/AIDS Housing Webinar


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Health Connection: Vision and Opportunity for Expanding HIV/AIDS Housing Webinar


Host: HIV Health Reform
This is the first webinar in a series focusing on the connection between HIV/AIDS housing provision and health care through the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA).
This webinar will provide a general overview of housing and health care with a focus on helping housing providers understand ACA within the context of sustaining and expanding housing options for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Presenters will provide an overview of specific health care models and strategies currently available to providers to expand both funding and programs. Future webinars will focus more in-depth on these key strategies.
When:

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

  • 2:00 - 3:30 PM EST
  • 1:00 -2:30PM CST
  • 12:00 -1:30PM MST
  • 11:00AM -12:30PM PST
Please note the correct time for your time zone!
Please click to register for this event.
Presenters:
  • Maggie Morgan, Health Law and Policy Fellow, Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School
  • Arturo Bendixen, Director, AIDS Foundation of Chicago’s Center for Housing and Health
  • Amy Rosenberg, Associate Director, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School
  • Rusty Bennett, Executive Director, Collaborative Solutions
This Housing and ACA series is designed to:
  • Increase awareness among HIV/AIDS housing providers on health care changes and opportunities that exist as a result of health care reform to support, sustain, and develop new housing resources.
  • Provide a policy and practice housing and health framework that is connected to national strategies to further integrate housing and health practices and policies.
  • Educate HIV/AIDS housing providers on specific health care strategies and models that can be implemented to support housing related supportive services and direct housing assistance.
  • Provide model examples of organizational or system changes that are being used to support the expansion of HIV/AIDS housing efforts.


2014 National Family and Youth Conference Materials Available Online








February 25, 2014    

ISSUES  |  POLICY  |  SOLUTIONS  |  NEWS & EVENTS Forward Editor: Emanuel Cavallaro


Spotlight On...
2014 National Family and Youth Conference Materials Available Online


We have posted presentation materials from our 2014 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness workshops on the Alliance website. The materials cover a wide range of issues from the Conference, from planning and funding a youth homelessness system, to retooling transitional housing, to rapid re-housing for veteran families, and much more. We will continue to add workshop presentation materials to the website as they become available. If you are a conference presenter who would like materials for your workshop added to the website, please email Alliance Communications Associate Emanuel Cavallaro at ecavallaro@naeh.org.






President to Release FY 2015 Budget Proposal
Next Tuesday, March 4, the Administration is expected to release the President's fiscal year (FY) 2015 Budget Proposal, which will reflect the Administration's funding priorities for the upcoming fiscal year and is meant to provide information and recommendations to Congress as it moves through the federal funding process.
Congress Returns from Recess
The Senate returned from its President's Day recess yesterday, while the House returned today.
Tomorrow, Wednesday February 26, at 2 p.m. ET, the Alliance will host a webinar on the Department of Veterans' Affairs' (VA) recently released Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. This NOFA is for $300 million in funding for renewing existing grants and for new grantees. It also includes an additional, one-time "surge" funding, which will provide an additional $300 million in funding to 78 communities over the next three years.
This webinar is designed to inform Continuum of Care (CoC) leaders about their role in the SSVF NOFA. Speakers will address how "surge" funding represents a huge opportunity for the 78 communities. Speakers will also discuss the current state of the national push to end veteran homelessness and look at good rapid re-housing models.
President's Budget Proposal - Overview and Impact on Homelessness
On Thursday, March 6, at 1:30 pm ET, the Alliance will host a webinar on the President's fiscal year (FY) 2015 Budget Proposal. The President's Budget, which reflects the Administration's funding priorities for the upcoming fiscal year and is meant to guide Congress as it moves through the federal appropriations process, is expected to be released on Tuesday, March 4.
The webinar will provide an overview of the federal budget process and an analysis of the Administration's proposed funding levels for federal affordable housing and homeless programs. Presenters will provide a rundown of the President's FY 2015 budget requests, along with information on this year's opportunities to advocate for protecting and expanding critical housing and homeless assistance programs.



The Alliance has published "Core Components of Rapid Re-Housing," a resource that identifies the core components of rapid re-housing as an intervention. The Alliance developed it in collaboration with the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and VA. This document is meant to guide the efforts of the Alliance, USICH, and other federal agencies to expand the implementation of rapid re-housing to address homelessness.
SOAR Training - Deadline for Applications
SAMHSA will also be offering training to Continuums of Care (CoC) under its SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery (SOAR) program. The training is designed to improve access to federal disability programs for people with behavioral health problems and will only be available to CoCs who have not already participated in the program. Applications to participate in SOAR are due March 10.
For more information contact the SOAR Technical Assistance Center
The Alliance just wrapped up our 2014 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness last week. It was a fantastic learning experience for everyone involved. If you weren't there, or if you would just like a handy summary, here is a quick look at the main points that emerged during the two-day conference.

Reminder - HOPWA Technical Assistance Procedure


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Reminder - HOPWA Technical Assistance Procedure


HOPWA Grantees and Project Sponsors:
I am pleased to inform you of the availability of several pathways to assistance with the management of your HOPWA program. Access to these resources is provided through the OneCPD Resource Exchange.
  1. “Ask A Question” – provides simple and quick access to answers related to any aspect of your HOPWA program administration and implementation. Grantees and project sponsors can submit questions directly at OneCPD Ask A Question. While response times vary due to volume and the nature of the specific question asked, most questions are answered within 2-3 business days.
  2. “Request Technical Assistance” – provides access to both on-call technical assistance and on-site technical assistance. On-call technical assistance provides access to up to 16 hours of remote technical assistance to address complex HOPWA program management issues. On-site technical assistance is provided if on-call technical assistance is not sufficient to address a complex HOPWA program management issue.

    Grantees may submit a technical assistance request through the OneCPD TA Portal. Interested project sponsors should connect with their HOPWA grantee to pursue this resource. Grantees should work in partnership with project sponsors to coordinate project sponsor technical assistance requests.

    Note: You must have a OneCPD account in order to submit a TA request. To create an account click on “Create Account” on the OneCPD login page.
  3. "Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)" – provides access to commonly asked questions and answers regarding the HOPWA program. Grantees and project sponsors can view FAQs on the HOPWA FAQs page.
If you have any questions regarding accessing these HOPWA features through the OneCPD Resource Exchange, please contact Benjamin Ayers at Benjamin.L.Ayers@hud.gov or 202-402-2201.
Thank you, 
William Rudy
Acting Director
Office of HIV/AIDS Housing

FY 2015 Funding Campaigns Launch Webinar



National Alliance to End Homelessness - Advocacy Update
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President's Budget Proposal Briefing Webinar
On Thursday, March 6 at 2 p.m. ET, the Alliance will host its annual webinar on the President's fiscal year (FY) 2015 Budget Proposal. The Budget Proposal is expected to be released on Tuesday, March 4. The Budget Proposal reflects the Administration's funding priorities for the upcoming fiscal year and is meant to provide information and recommendations to Congress as it moves through the federal appropriations process.  

The webinar will provide an overview of the federal budget process and an analysis of the President's FY 2015 Budget Proposal. Presenters from the Alliance will summarize and analyze the Administration's proposed funding levels for affordable housing and homelessness programs.  

The Alliance will also launch its FY 2015 advocacy campaigns around increasing funding for HUD's McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants and homeless assistance programs within the Department of Veterans Affairs.

To register for the webinar, please click here. For more information on the Alliance's advocacy efforts, please click here.  

Your Organization's Signature Needed! Help Increase FY 2015 Funding for HUD Programs
The Alliance has joined 740 other organizations in sending a letter to the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to request that they provide as much overall funding as possible to the Appropriations Subcommittee that handles funding for the Departments of Transportation and HUD - known as the T-HUD Appropriations Subcommittee.

Now we need YOUR organization to join!
The deadline for joining the letter is March 12.

Here's why it matters: Whatever overall amount of funding the T-HUD Appropriations Subcommittee receives will be divided up among all of the Transportation and HUD programs, including McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants, Section 8 Tenant-Based Rental Assistance, and many others. The larger the overall allocation, the better chance each HUD program has of receiving sufficient funding. We need as many organizations from across the country as possible to join this letter by March 12 in order to ensure as much overall funding for HUD programs as possible.

What You Can Do:
  1. Click here to read and sign the letter.
  2. Forward the link to local and state partners who work on housing and transportation issues and ask them to sign the letter, too!
More Information
Every year, the Appropriations Committee divides up the total amount available for federal funding among the 12 appropriations subcommittees, including T-HUD. These subcommittee allocations are known as 302(b) allocations. The T-HUD Appropriations Subcommittee will ultimately divide its 302(b) allocation up among all of the HUD and Transportation programs within its jurisdiction and set FY 2015 funding levels for each program. As a result, it is critical for the T-HUD 302(b) allocation to be as high as possible. This year, due to the Bipartisan Budget Act passed in December, Congress will have very little extra funding with which to work in FY 2015; therefore, it is particularly critical that we let Congress know how important it is to provide sufficient funding for HUD programs!   

This letter is open to all local and state organizations - so join today!
TOOLKIT

President's Budget Proposal Webinar

FY 2015 302(b) Letter


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Register Today: IDIS for CDBG Grantees Training in New York, NY


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Register Today: IDIS for CDBG Grantees Training in New York, NY


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Block Grant Assistance is pleased to announce that there will be 25 New CDBG IDIS trainings offered at HUD Field Offices in every Region between October 2013 through June 2014. Training for HOME IDIS will also be forthcoming and will require separate registration.
Please note that only one individual per grantee will be allowed to register and attend a training session.

New York, NY
April 9-10, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM EDT

For more information and to view other training locations, visit the IDIS for CDBG Entitlement Grantees News page.
Instructions on how to register are available in the OneCPD Learn User Guide.
Please note that submitting a registration request does not guarantee you a seat at the training. You will receive a confirmation email if you are accepted into the training.

Register Today: IDIS for HOME PJs Training in New York, NY

 
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Register Today: IDIS for HOME PJs Training in New York, NY


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Office of Affordable Housing Programs is pleased to announce that there will be 25 New HOME IDIS trainings offered at HUD Field Offices in every Region between October 2013 through June 2014. Training for CDBG IDIS will also be forthcoming and will require separate registration.

Please note that only one individual per grantee will be allowed to register and attend a training session.
 
New York, NY
April 8, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM EDT

For more information and to view other training locations, visit the IDIS for HOME PJs Training News page.

Instructions on how to register are available in the OneCPD Learn User Guide.
Please note that submitting a registration request does not guarantee you a seat at the training. You will receive a confirmation email if you are accepted into the training.


Join us in Celebrating Excellence in Supportive Housing at our Conference



Award winners announced for CSH Eastern Region Supportive Housing Conference
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CSH Eastern Region Supportive Housing Conference Awards 


Come celebrate the success of your colleagues as we honor their commitment to excellence in supportive housing!

Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations in what was a very compelling and competitive field.  After careful consideration, the selection committee is pleased to present the selected winners and finalists.  The awardees are:

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency

Barbara Geller of the Connecticut Department of
Mental Health and Addiction Services

Shannon Nazworth of Ability Housing of Northeast Florida

Mecklenburg Community Support Services and Urban Ministry Center for
the MeckFUSE initiative in North Carolina


In addition to these selected winners, this year’s conference will feature a live selection from three tremendous finalists for the Project of the Year Award for new supportive housing development, in alphabetical order: 

CAMBA Gardens – New York
Partners: CAMBA Housing Ventures, Inc., CAMBA

Navy Green – New York
Partners: Brooklyn Community Housing and Services, Pratt Area Community Council, L&M Development Partners, Dunn Development Corp


Valley Brook Village – New Jersey
Partners: Peabody Properties, Community Hope, Windover Development

Details on all winners and finalists can be found on the conference website.
 

Please join us on March 27 and 28 to wish them luck and congratulate all of this year’s honorees for their tremendous accomplishments!


Don’t delay, register today!  Registration prices go up on March 15. The hotel block is now 90% full and the discount rate for rooms ends next Thursday on February 27.

Group rates are also now available for groups of 5, 10, or 15 participants.  Please contact er.conference@csh.org with any questions.
 

CSH Eastern Region Supportive Housing Conference
March 27-28
DoubleTree by Hilton, Philadelphia Center City
237 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Don’t delay, register today!


Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are still available! Find out more here
For general information requests, email er.conference@csh.org

 


CoCs Invited to Apply for SOAR TA


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery (SOAR) Technical Assistance Center is accepting applications from Continua of Care (CoCs) that have not yet participated in the federally sponsored SOAR Technical Assistance Program.
SAMHSA’s SOAR program assists states and localities to expedite access to the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) disability programs -- Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) -- for persons who are homeless or at risk for homelessness and who have a mental illness, a co-occurring substance use disorder or other serious medical condition.  Currently, all 50 states participate in the federally sponsored SOAR technical assistance (TA).
CoCs are invited to submit a brief, 3-5 page application in response to the Request for Applications (RFA) to participate in the SOAR TA Project by March 10, 2014. A message of interest and intent to file an application is requested, but not required, by February 21. Please click here to see the documents referred to in the RFA.
Participation in SOAR requires local commitment and collaboration while working closely with the SOAR State Team Lead to ensure that the effort is consistent with that of other communities in the state. In many states, the local and/or balance of state CoCs are actively involved in SOAR implementation at both the state and local levels. Some examples include:
Northwest Indiana – The Continuum of Care Network in Northwest Indiana is spearheading the area’s SOAR initiative and has formed key task forces to assist them in accomplishing their objectives and goals of developing a system to assist the most vulnerable populations acquire benefits that will assist them in the reduction of homelessness and poverty.
New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota and Texas – In each of these states, the organization responsible for the Balance of State CoC is also the lead agency for the state’s SOAR efforts.
Phoenix, Arizona – Valley of the Sun United Way and the Corporation for Supportive Housing have established an infrastructure for SOAR within the Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care on Homelessness.  The CoC lead, Brande Mead, Maricopa Association of Governments in Phoenix, AZ is a key member of the local SOAR steering committee. 
St. Louis, Missouri – The CoC is heavily involved with the rollout of SOAR in their community.  The CoC lead also serves as the local lead for the SOAR initiative, organizing and conducting quarterly meetings, supporting trainings and ensuring follow up with those who have been trained.
Bakersfield, California – Follow this link to follow the incredible journey of the Kern County Homeless Collaborative http://www.kernhomeless.org
For more information or if you have questions about the attached RFA, please contact Kristin Lupfer, Project Director, SAMHSA SOAR Technical Assistance Center via e-mail at klupfer@prainc.com or by phone at 518-439-7415, ext. 5262.