Last Push for FY 2014 HUD Funding!





National Alliance to End Homelessness - Advocacy Update
January 8, 2014

Congress Finalizing FY 2014 HUD Funding

The federal funding process for fiscal year (FY) 2014 is widely expected to come to a close sometime next week. As such, Congress is working NOW to finalize funding levels for all federal programs, including the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants. These final negotiations offer us an opportunity to make one final push for at least $2.26 billion for HUD's McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants in FY 2014.


Here's what you can do:  
  1. Call your Senators and Representative(s) THIS WEEK and ask to speak to the person who handles housing issues. You can reach their offices by calling the congressional switchboard at 202.224.3121.
  2. Urge them to include at least $2.26 billion for HUD's McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants in the final FY 2014 funding legislation.   
    • You can use these talking points and the materials on this page to help you make your case for increased funding.  
  3. Let us know which office(s) you contacted or if you circulate this alert to your network!  
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On December 26, the President signed into law a budget deal for FY 2014 and FY 2015, negotiated by congressional leaders, that eased sequestration for both years. The deal also set the topline federal spending level for FY 2014 at $1.012 trillion - more than the level set by the House, but far less than the level set by the Senate earlier in 2013.

With this new level, congressional appropriators have now set out to finalize FY 2014 funding legislation in the form of an omnibus (combining all federal funding bills into one piece of legislation). This means they have to rework many of the funding bills each chamber released in mid-2013 to fit within this new topline spending number.

These recent negotiations offer us what will likely be the last opportunity to make a big push for increased funding for HUD's McKinney programs for FY 2014. Particularly following the cuts in the FY 2013 NOFA that will be implemented over the next few months, it is critically important that we receive at least $2.26 billion for the Homeless Assistance Grants in FY 2014 to recoup losses and continue making progress preventing and ending homelessness in America.

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FY 2013 - FY 2014 CoC Program Competition FAQs and Updates


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FY 2013 - FY 2014 CoC Program Competition FAQs and Updates


Frequently Asked Questions
HUD continues to receive important questions from applicants regarding the FY 2013 - FY 2014 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition through the OneCPD Ask A Question (AAQ) portal. CoC Project Application Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are now available on the e-snaps FAQs page on the OneCPD Resource Exchange.  

If you have a question that is not answered by the existing FAQs, please submit your question through the OneCPD AAQ portal. Questions pertaining to e-snaps technical issues or to the NOFA, CoC Application, or CoC Priority Listings should be submitted to e-snaps AAQ. To do this, please select e-snaps from the "My question is related to" drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.

Corrections to FY 2013/FY 2014 CoC Application Detailed instructions
Additionally, the FY 2013/FY 2014 CoC Application Detailed Instructions have been revised on pages 28 and 32 to correct errors in the text. The Revised FY 2013/FY 2014 CoC Application Detailed Instructions (dated January 7, 2014) have been posted on the left menu in e-snaps. The specific revisions in this update are as follows:
  • On page 28 under question 3C-1.1c, the instructions provide an example of how the CoC should determine the total number of PSH beds not dedicated to the chronically homeless that are made available through annual turnover. The former version included a sentence under the example that said, “For question 3A-1.1c, enter the number of these turnover beds that will be prioritized for use by the chronically homeless.” This was an error. The sentence has been revised to say “For question 3A-1.1d, enter the percentage of these turnover beds that will be prioritized for use by the chronically homeless.
  • On page 32, there were minor revisions to the years under the 2014 Proposed Numeric Achievement and 2015 Proposed Numeric Achievement. Corrections are made in red.
The OneCPD Homelessness Assistance Programs page provides information on assisting people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. It contains program guidance and homelessness resources for Federal Agencies, government agencies, Continuum of Care organizations, homeless service providers, TA providers, persons experiencing homelessness, and other stakeholders.


HUD Reminds Grantees to Continue to Use 2013 HOME Limits Until 2014 Limits Are Issued


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HUD Reminds Grantees to Continue to Use 2013 HOME Limits Until 2014 Limits Are Issued


The 2014 HOME Rent and Income Limits will be issued together in the near future. Therefore, PJs must continue to use the 2013 HOME Rent Limits and 2013 Income Limits until HUD issues the 2014 HOME Rent and Income Limits.