HUD Releases Research and Webcast on the Effects of Housing and Neighborhood on Children


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HUD Releases Research and Webcast on the Effects of Housing and Neighborhood on Children


HUD has released a research publication and webcast which focus on why housing matters for youth and provide evidence that a range of outcomes in children are closely aligned with housing and neighborhood quality
Evidence Matters Research Publication - Fall 2014 Edition
Evidence Matters is a quarterly publication that demonstrates HUD's commitment to evidence-based policymaking by presenting objective, data-driven analysis of major housing and community development issues.
In the Fall 2014 edition of Evidence Matters, the lead article, "Housing's and Neighborhoods' Role in Shaping Children's Future," discusses the effect of housing and neighborhood quality on physical health, behavioral and emotional welfare, school achievement, and economic opportunity, among other topics. The Research Spotlight piece, "How Housing Mobility Affects Education Outcomes for Low-Income Children," details research on the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Making Connections initiative and analyzes important findings on mobility and educational attainment. Finally, the In Practice article, "Protecting Children from Unhealthy Homes and Housing Instability," examines the work of organizations that promote housing quality and reduce youth homelessness.
View the Evidence Matters Research Publication - Fall 2014 Edition.
Effects of Housing and Neighborhood on Children Webcast
On October 23, 2014, HUD hosted an event focusing on the effects of housing and neighborhood on children. The event featured the following speakers from organizations that work to promote housing quality and educational attainment:
  • Katherine O'Regan, Assistant Secretary, Office of Policy Development and Research, Moderator
  • Sandra Newman, Professor of Policy Studies at Johns Hopkins University
  • Lauren Smith, Senior Strategic Advisor at the National Institute for Children's Health Quality
  • Jean-Claude Brizard, President of the UpSpring Education Group
View the webcast of the Effects of Housing and Neighborhood event.


2014 CoC Housing Inventory Count (HIC) Reports Posted


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2014 CoC Housing Inventory Count (HIC) Reports Posted


HUD has posted the 2014 Continuum of Care (CoC) Housing Inventory Count (HIC) Reports on the HUD Exchange.
These reports provide a snapshot of a CoC’s HIC, an inventory of housing conducted annually during the last ten days in January, and are available at the national and state level, as well as for each CoC. The reports tally the number of beds and units available on the night designated for the count by program type, and include beds dedicated to serve persons who are homeless as well as persons in Permanent Supportive Housing.  New for this year, the reports also include data on beds dedicated to serve specific sub-populations of persons.


Coping with Community Unrest

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Coping With Community Unrest
The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, provides immediate crisis counseling to people affected by the community unrest stemming from the events in Ferguson, Missouri. The Helpline is a 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week resource that responds to people who need crisis counseling after experiencing a natural or man-made disaster or tragedy.
Also, SAMHSA released "Tips for Survivors: Coping With Grief After Community Violence." This new resource offers tips for coping with grief after an incident of community violence and introduces some of the signs of grief and anger. This resource also provides information about helping children deal with grief.

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Conference Reminder: Scholarships Opportunities Available








November 25, 2014    

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


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Conference Reminder: Scholarships Opportunities Available


The Alliance is currently accepting applications for its scholarship program for our 2014 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness, which will take place at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, Feb. 18 to 20. The deadline to submit an application for the scholarship program is Wednesday, Dec. 3. Only individuals who are currently experiencing homelessness or who have experienced homelessness in the past are eligible to apply. More information about the scholarship program is available on the scholarships page of the conference website.





House Announces HUD Subcommittee Chair
On Thursday, Nov. 20, House Appropriations Committee Chair Hal Rogers (R-KY) named Representative Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) chair of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (T-HUD) Subcommittee for the 114th Congress. The T-HUD Subcommittee is responsible for allocating appropriations for housing and homelessness programs, including the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants Program.
Congress Departs for Recess
The House departed for the Thanksgiving recess on Friday, Nov. 21, and the Senate will depart for Thanksgiving recess Wednesday, Nov. 26. Members of Congress are expected to reconvene Monday, Dec. 1. Upon their return, Congress will have very few legislative days remaining to finalize funding for fiscal year 2015 prior to the current continuing resolution ending Dec. 11.



On Tuesday Dec. 9, at 1 p.m. ET, the Alliance will host a webinar on housing identification, a core component of rapid re-housing. The webinar, "Rapid Re-Housing Core Component: Housing Identification" is the first in a webinar series on the guidance on rapid re-housing, "Core Components of Rapid Re-Housing," which the Alliance crafted in cooperation with the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Veterans Affairs (VA), and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH). Experienced rapid re-housing providers will discuss strategies to recruit landlords and locate housing to quickly end homelessness for families and individuals.
This January, communities across the country will conduct a Point-in-Time (PIT) Count of their homeless population. Historically, one of the shortcomings of PIT counts has been their exclusion of homeless youth. In this post, we look at how Las Vegas improved their youth count.
Measuring Homelessness: How Do Veterans Compare?
By Liza Doran
In honor of Military Family Month, with this post we focus on what the recently released 2014 PIT Count data say about trends in veteran homelessness.
How Many Homeless Veterans Will be Affected by VA's Changes to Eligibility Requirements?
By Kate Seif
In this post, we discuss one of the major focuses of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans' Veterans Access to Housing Summit: changing eligibility requirements for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) homeless assistance programs.

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Suicide Safe – New Suicide Prevention App
Just in time for holiday mobile app and tablet shopping, SAMHSA is preparing to release a new, free mobile app, called Suicide Safe, that will encourage professional development in the New Year.
Suicide Safe helps providers integrate suicide prevention strategies into their practice and reduce suicide risk among their patients.
Suicide Safe can help primary care providers gain confidence in assisting patients who present with suicidal ideation, communicate effectively with patients and their families, determine appropriate next steps, and make referrals to treatment and community resources. These are all critical components in saving lives. The app is based on SAMHSA's Suicide Assessment Five-Step Evaluation and Triage (SAFE-T) card and includes clinical education and support resources for providers.
Suicide Safe helps providers use the SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator, explore suicide prevention resources, study interactive sample cases, access information and patient education materials, and browse conversation starters.
SAMHSA's free Suicide Safe app will be available in January 2015 for iOS® and Android™ mobile devices.

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