Upcoming Webinar: Investing in Youth and the Community - Summer Youth Employment Programs and Partnerships - May 7, 2014


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Upcoming Webinar: Investing in Youth and the Community - Summer Youth Employment Programs and Partnerships - May 7, 2014 - 2pm EDT


Summer is nearing, and HUD is working with the Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services to promote summer youth employment opportunities and partnerships. The main goal is to enable working age youth to access a summer job and employment readiness opportunities – particularly those living in low income households.
Please see a letter from the Departments and the below webinar opportunity. We hope that you will encourage staff and your local service providers to participate and act on helping a young person this summer. Offering a summer job to a young person is a small investment that will have a huge impact on a young person's life.
Peer TA Webinar: Investing in Youth and the Community - Summer Youth Employment Programs and Partnerships
On May 7, 2014 from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT, the Peer TA Network will host the Investing in Youth and the Community: Summer Youth Employment Programs and Partnerships Webinar. This facilitated webinar will provide an overview of the various Federal, State, private, and public strategies and services available to engage youth in summer employment.
The webinar will feature:
  • Representatives from the Office of Family Assistance, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Department of Labor
  • Susan Curnan, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Youth and Communities, Brandeis University
  • Amy Dworsky, Senior Researcher, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
  • Amy Banker, Senior Lead Coordinator, Youth Employment Academy at the Denver Public Housing Authority
The webinar will also offer TANF-serving organizations and other stakeholders the opportunity to discuss how to engage various partners at the Federal, State, and local levels in support of summer youth employment activities. The webinar will include individual presentations and panel questions, followed by a general Question and Answer session.
Register for the Peer TA Webinar: Investing in Youth and the Community - Summer Youth Employment Programs and Partnerships.


HUD Secretary Donovan to Keynote Conference








April 29, 2014    

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


Spotlight On...
HUD Secretary Donovan to Keynote Conference


The Alliance is proud to announce that United States Secretary for Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan will deliver a keynote address at the Alliance's 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness. Secretary Donovan is scheduled to deliver the keynote address on the second day of the conference, Wednesday, July 30. Secretary Donovan has served in his current leadership role at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) since 2009. As HUD Secretary, he oversees the agency's commitment to ensuring access to affordable housing and building strong neighborhoods.
The conference will take place at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel July 29 to 31. If you have not yet registered for the conference, make sure to take advantage of the early registration rate of $500 by registering online by 3 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 13. Look for future updates and additional information about the conference on the conference website and in upcoming editions of Alliance Online News
If you are homeless or formerly homeless, you may be eligible for a scholarship. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Tuesday, May 27. To learn more about the scholarship program and apply online, visit the scholarships page of the conference website.





Unemployment Insurance Extension Bill Stalled in the House
The White House, Senate leaders, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi continue to pressure the House to act on legislation already passed by the Senate that would extend emergency unemployment benefits for the nearly 4 million Americans whose benefits have expired.
Senator Heller (R-NV), a co-sponsor of the Senate measure, supports a compromise that would tie an overhaul of job training programs to the extension. His office is working to arrange a meeting with House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH).
Other Republican proposals involve scaling back the benefits as unemployment rates decline; creating jobs though the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline; repealing the medical device tax; and replacing the 30 hour work week figure referenced in the Affordable Care Act with a 40 hour work week.
CBO Releases Analysis of President's Budget Proposal
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released the report "Analysis of the President's 2015 Budget," which analyzes the President's fiscal year (FY) 2015 Budget Proposal and presents updated baseline budget projections. According to the CBO's analysis, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) receipts would generate $4.3 billion less in funding than that projected in the President's Budget Proposal. Funding HUD programs at the level requested in the Administration's budget will therefore require reallocation of funds from other areas in order to make up the difference.
House Budget Committee to Hold Hearing on Poverty
This Wednesday, April 30, at 10:30 am ET, the House Budget Committee will hold a hearing titled "A Progress Report on the War on Poverty: Lessons from the Frontlines." During the hearing, members of the committee will hear firsthand accounts of the challenges facing communities struggling with poverty. It is the third in a series of hearings the House Budget Committee has held on poverty-related issues, including "A Progress on the War on Poverty: Expanding Economic Opportunity," and "The War on Poverty: A Progress Report."
Congress Returns from Recess
Yesterday, April 28, both chambers of Congress returned from their spring recess for a long upcoming work period.



The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) has released an update to the Federal Strategic Plan to End Homelessness, "Opening Doors" that incorporates the latest data on the number of people experiencing homelessness. The update also charts the progress USICH and other agencies have made toward the implementing the plan. Since the plan's release in 2010, homelessness among Veterans has declined by 24 percent, and between 2010 and 2013 the number of people experiencing chronic homelessness declined about 16 percent.



The Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of Early Childhood Development (ECD) has released a resource for homeless shelter and housing service providers that provides useful information about early child development and addressing developmental delays. The resource is part of a series that promotes the health, development, and well-being of very young children.
The latest data show that extremely low-income households face a shortage of 7 million affordable housing units. In this post, we look at the prospect for financing the he National Housing Trust Fund, which close the gap between the number of extremely low income renter households and the number of affordable units of housing available to them.
Keys to High Performance: A Strong Governance Structure
By Kim Walker
In the third post of our "Keys to High Performance" series, which focuses on improving performance in homelessness assistance systems, we look at what an effective governance entity can do for a system.
How Long Has Rapid Re-Housing Been Around?
By Sam Batko
In conjunction with our release of a new brief that details the history of rapid re-housing, this post we trace the emergence of the rapid re-housing model.

Submitting 2014 HIC and PIT Count Data Deadline Reminder



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Submitting 2014 HIC and PIT Count Data Deadline Reminder

I. Submitting 2014 Data to HUD
All 2014 Housing Inventory Count (HIC) and Point-in-Time (PIT) count data must be submitted to HUD via HUD's Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX) web portal by Wednesday, April 30, 2014 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Meeting the HIC and PIT data submission deadline is a factor considered by HUD in the annual Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition. 

Submitting the HIC and the PIT data in HDX is a two-step process; your organization must perform both steps in order for its submission to be considered complete and timely:
  • HIC data must be submitted via the HIC Reporting Status page
     
  • PIT data must be submitted via the PIT Reporting Status page
II. 2014 HIC and PIT Data Submission Guidance and Webinar
III. 2014 HIC and PIT Data Collection Notice
IV. Addressing New Requirements
CoCs should consider the amount of time it may take to compile and enter information needed to meet new reporting requirements. CoCs should allow additional time to compile and enter 2014 count data, per the new requirements identified in the 2014 HIC and PIT data collection Notice, such as:
  • The number of RRH project beds and units occupied by RRH participants on the night of the count AND receiving rental assistance;
     
  • The race, ethnicity, and gender of sheltered and unsheltered people;
     
  • Number of Veterans and persons in Veteran households by household type, as well as their characteristics; and
     
  • Conducting necessary data analysis and applying statistically valid estimates to any missing PIT information, including counts related to gender, race and ethnicity.
V. PIT Submission Reminders
  • As in the past, HUD expects communities to report population and subpopulation data for all homeless people counted during the PIT enumeration. Where information is missing, CoCs should apply statistically valid and locally appropriate approaches and assumptions to construct an estimate. HUD encourages CoCs to engage with local experts, including people familiar with the count and statisticians, to develop appropriately tailored assumptions and extrapolation techniques in order to properly adjust data prior to generating a complete PIT count report for submission to HUD.
     
  • The sum total number of persons reported in emergency shelters, Safe Havens, and transitional housing projects in the PIT fields of the HIC must match the sum total of sheltered persons reported in the PIT count.
For more information about the PIT and HIC, visit the PIT and HIC Guides, Tools, and Webinars page on the OneCPD Resource Exchange. If you have questions about the HIC or PIT data submission processes, please submit them through OneCPD Ask a Question. On Step 2, select HDX: Homelessness Data Exchange (including PIT, HIC, and AHAR) from the My question is related to drop down.


HOME Quarterly Reports Now Posted


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HOME Quarterly Reports Now Posted

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The HOME Program's quarterly reports are now posted on the OneCPD Resource Exchange at the links below. You may also access them from the HOME Program Resource Page under HOME Reports.
 
Quarterly Reports as of 3/31/14 Now Available:
In addition, the HOME Expiring Funds Report (as of 4/14/14) is now available.


FROM WAR TO WORKFORCE: Assisting Veterans as They Reintegrate into the Workforce

The University of Maryland School of Social Work is offering a one day conference titled FROM WAR TO WORKFORCE: Assisting Veterans as They Reintegrate into the Workforce. 

The conference is located at the university in Baltimore and will take place on Friday, May 9, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The cost is $95 (for 6 CEU’s) or $45 if CEU’s are not being requested. A continental breakfast and lunch will also be provided.

Please use the link below for registration if you would like CEUs

If you do not want CEUs, please (410) 706 1839 to register at the lower price of $45

Veterans can register for free by calling (410) 706 1839 

Submitting 2014 HIC and PIT Count Data Deadline Reminder


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Submitting 2014 HIC and PIT Count Data Deadline Reminder


I. Submitting 2014 Data to HUD
All 2014 Housing Inventory Count (HIC) and Point-in-Time (PIT) count data must be submitted to HUD via HUD’s Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX) web portal by Wednesday, April 30, 2014 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Meeting the HIC and PIT data submission deadline is a factor considered by HUD in the annual Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition.   

Submitting the HIC and the PIT data in HDX is a two-step process; your organization must perform both steps in order for its submission to be considered complete and timely:
  • HIC data must be submitted via the HIC Reporting Status page
     
  • PIT data must be submitted via the PIT Reporting Status page
II. 2014 HIC and PIT Data Submission Guidance and Webinar
III. 2014 HIC and PIT Data Collection Notice
IV. Addressing New Requirements
CoCs should consider the amount of time it may take to compile and enter information needed to meet new reporting requirements. CoCs should allow additional time to compile and enter 2014 count data, per the new requirements identified in the 2014 HIC and PIT data collection Notice, such as:
  • The number of RRH project beds and units occupied by RRH participants on the night of the count AND receiving rental assistance;
     
  • The race, ethnicity, and gender of sheltered and unsheltered people;
     
  • Number of Veterans and persons in Veteran households by household type, as well as their characteristics; and
     
  • Conducting necessary data analysis and applying statistically valid estimates to any missing PIT information, including counts related to gender, race and ethnicity.
V. PIT Submission Reminders
  • As in the past, HUD expects communities to report population and subpopulation data for all homeless people counted during the PIT enumeration. Where information is missing, CoCs should apply statistically valid and locally appropriate approaches and assumptions to construct an estimate. HUD encourages CoCs to engage with local experts, including people familiar with the count and statisticians, to develop appropriately tailored assumptions and extrapolation techniques in order to properly adjust data prior to generating a complete PIT count report for submission to HUD.
     
  • The sum total number of persons reported in emergency shelters, Safe Havens, and transitional housing projects in the PIT fields of the HIC must match the sum total of sheltered persons reported in the PIT count.
For more information about the PIT and HIC, visit the PIT and HIC Guides, Tools, and Webinars page on the OneCPD Resource Exchange. If you have questions about the HIC or PIT data submission processes, please submit them through OneCPD Ask a Question. On Step 2, select HDX: Homelessness Data Exchange (including PIT, HIC, and AHAR) from the My question is related to drop down.


HUD Launches New eCon Planning Suite Resources


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HUD Launches New eCon Planning Suite Resources


HUD has released new resources to support grantees in using the eCon Planning Suite and completing their Consolidated Plans and Annual Action Plans. These products include two toolkits and a series of short video tutorials.
Guide to the Data Driven Toolkit in CPD Maps
HUD has released two toolkits. The first is the Guide to the Data Driven Toolkit in CPD Maps.  This toolkit provides instructions for using the Data Toolkit Widget in CPD Maps to analyze data to inform the Consolidated Plan process.
Citizen Participation and Consultation Toolkit
The Citizen Participation and Consultation Toolkit provides tips and guides for assessing existing citizen participation and consultation activities and using the eCon Planning Suite to support these efforts. A set of quick-start guides describes activities that could be incorporated to enhance grantees' citizen participation and consultation processes.
Tutorial Videos
These short video demonstrations – e-tutorials – show how to use specific features of CPD Maps and the Consolidated Plan Template in IDIS. The following e-tutorials are now available on the OneCPD Resource Exchange:
  • Adding Maps and Data to the Consolidated Plan Template in IDIS
  • Using Alternate Data in the Consolidated Plan Template
  • Tips for Formatting the Consolidated Plan Template in Word
  • Setting up Geographic Target Areas in the Strategic Plan
  • Managing Development of a Consortia Consolidated Plan
  • Setting Up a Regional Consolidated Plan
  • Amending a Consolidated Plan or Action Plan in IDIS
  • Consolidated Plan Goals and Accomplishments Microstrategy Report
  • CPD Maps Upload Point File Widget
  • Configuring Maps in CPD Maps to Tell a Story
  • Analyzing State Data: Multi-County Reports and Data Analysis
  • Using CPD Maps to Display State Needs Assessment and Market Analysis Data
View the eCon Planning Suite e-Tutorials.
HUD has moved the Consolidated Plan content on the HUD.gov website to the OneCPD Resource Exchange. All of these new resources, guidance, trainings, news updates, and more are available on the OneCPD Consolidated Plan resource pages.


Upcoming Webinar: NSP Closeout Instructions – May 1, 2014 - 2 PM EDT


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Upcoming Webinar: NSP Closeout Instructions – May 1, 2014 - 2 PM EDT


On April 22, 2014, HUD published the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) Closeout Guide to supplement CPD Notice 2014-02, Closeout Instructions for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Programs Grants. The Guide and the Notice provide instructions for the closeout of NSP 1, 2, and 3 grants by describing closeout criteria, the steps HUD and a grantee will take in the closeout process, and special closeout considerations.
On May 1 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM EDT, HUD will host a webinar designed to assist grantees in understanding the closeout instructions. This webinar is for NSP 1, 2, and 3 grantees and will cover special topics such as strategies for spending down lines of credit, post-closeout issues such as program income, land banks, and reporting, concerns unique to NSP2/3 and State grantees, and others. Time will be made for questions and answers.  
For further information, access the Draft Notice CPD-14-02: Closeout Instructions for CDBG Programs Grants and the NSP Closeout Guide.
This webinar is designed for NSP grantees, staff, and partners.

Please join us on Thursday, May 1st, 2014 at 2 PM EDT.

Webinar materials will be posted to the OneCPD Training & Events event page as they become available.

Participation Instructions
To Join via WebEx
  • At least 10 minutes before the start time, log into the webinar by going here:
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  • Enter your first name, last name, and e-mail address
  • Enter the meeting password: NSP2014
  • Click “Join Now
  • WebEx “Event Manager” software will load; this can take several minutes.
  • Once the meeting window has opened, join the teleconference by calling toll-free: (877) 810-9527
  • When prompted, enter in the meeting access code: 3991029
To Join via Teleconference (Audio-Only)
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Troubleshooting: If you have trouble logging onto the webinar, please contact:
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HUD Awards $29 Million To 26 Local HIV-AIDS Housing Programs


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HUD Awards $29 Million To 26 Local HIV-AIDS Housing Programs


Funding supports stable housing for individuals and families at risk for homelessness

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $29 million in grants to assist more than 1,200 extremely low-income persons and families living with HIV/AIDS annually. This funding will provide these households with a stable living environment, which is essential to accessing healthcare and HIV related services. In addition to housing assistance, these local programs will provide access to the needed supportive services such as life skills, job readiness services and employment training.

The funding announced is offered through HUD’s Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program (HOPWA) and will renew HUD’s support of 26 local programs in 18 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

This press release was originally posted to the HUD.gov website. Read the full press release and the list of HOPWA 2014 Permanent Supportive Housing Renewal Grants.


HUD Publishes FY 2014 HOME Consortia List and Member Percentage Reports


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HUD Publishes FY 2014 HOME Consortia List and Member Percentage Reports


HUD has published the following FY 2014 HOME Consortia documents:
Guidance on HOME Consortia is available on the HOME Consortia page.
The HOME Program resource pages provide program guidance, tools, trainings, reports, and other resources for the HOME Program.