New Resources for Serving Homeless Veterans Available!


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New Resources for Serving Homeless Veterans Available!


Supportive Services for Homeless Veteran Families (SSVF) NOFA Now Open
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the availability of up to approximately $600 million in grants for non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives that serve very low-income veteran families occupying permanent housing through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. VA is offering $300 million in FY 2014 funds and $300 million in FY 2015 funds, subject to available appropriations. VA is focusing up to $300 million in surge funding on 76 high priority Continuums of Care (CoCs) in an unprecedented effort to end veterans’ homelessness in these communities. VA will make award decisions based on a national competition. For more information please visit VA’s Supportive Services for Homeless Veteran Families resource page.

New HUD & VA Resource Page on OneCPD
HUD has launched a new page on the OneCPD Resource Exchange, Resources for Homeless Veteran Service Providers, to provide joint information to CoCs and VA providers about cross-cutting initiatives. While the federal partnerships between HUD, VA, and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) are important, it is equally—if not more—important that these collaborations translate to your work on the ground.  

New resources include:


Regular Registration Ends, Late Registration Begins








January 21, 2014    

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


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Regular Registration Ends, Late Registration Begins


The regular registration rate for the Alliance's 2014 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness expired on Monday, January 20, but you can still register for the conference at the late registration rate of $625 until 3 p.m. ET on Friday, February 7. The conference will take place at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans this February 18 to 19.
Should you need to cancel your registration, you must do so in writing by Friday, February 14. The Alliance will deduct a $100 processing fee and a $25 cancellation fee from your refund. After February 14, the Alliance will no longer grant refunds.
Please send your cancellations by email to Alliance Development Associate, Jennifer Olney, by fax to 202-638-4664, or by mail to National Alliance to End Homelessness, 1518 K Street, NW, Suite 410, Washington, DC 20005.





Omnibus Appropriations Package Signed into Law
On Friday, January 17, President Obama signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 into law, thus avoiding another government shutdown. This omnibus appropriations package was negotiated by Rep. Harold Rogers (R-KY) and Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), who worked within the $1.012 trillion discretionary spending cap and guidelines set in the Bipartisan Budget Act of December 2013. It passed through the House (359-67) on January 15 and through the Senate (72-26) on January 16.
One of the key provisions of the legislation is language that would allow nonprofits to administer rental assistance through fiscal year (FY) 2014 (retroactive to FY 2012 funds). The legislation also includes funding for numerous federal programs impacting people experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of experiencing homelessness. Please see last week's Hill Update for detailed information on these funding levels.
Funding for HUD homeless assistance will be sufficient to fund all Continuum of Care renewals in next year's FY 2014 competition. This legislation, however, will not alleviate the funding shortfall in the FY 2013 competition, taking place now.
Committee Holds Hearing on Income Inequality
On Thursday, January 16, the Joint Economic Committee held a hearing on income inequality in the United States. The hearing focused on the stark increase in income inequality in this country in recent decades, and the harmful impact of increasingly divergent incomes on both disenfranchised populations and the overall American economy. Click here to view the webcast of this hearing and read testimony.
Congress Departs for Recess
After approving the omnibus bill, the House and Senate departed for recess for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday on January 16 and January 17, respectively. Both chambers are expected to reconvene on Monday, January 27.
Last month Phoenix announced that it had ended chronic veteran homelessness. In this post, we take a look at this announcement and a similar announcement by another major U.S. city and what they mean for the fight to end homelessness among veterans.
Homelessness Research in the American Journal of Public Health
By Martena Reed
The American Journal of Public Health devoted its December issue entirely to the issue of homelessness. In this post, we take a look at some of the research the journal highlighted.
Field Notes: Collective Impact and Homelessness
By Norm Suchar
More homeless assistance funders and community leaders are looking at the Collective Impact approach as a framework for their efforts to prevent and end homelessness. In this post we look at conditions for success and offer some suggestions for adopting a collective impact approach.









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IDIS Resource Pages Now Available on the OneCPD Resource Exchange


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IDIS Resource Pages Now Available on the OneCPD Resource Exchange


HUD is pleased to announce the launch of the IDIS resource pages on the OneCPD Resource Exchange.

From the IDIS resource pages grantees can browse:

  • Guides, Tools, and Webinars
  • Latest News and Resources
  • Upcoming Trainings and Training Materials
  • IDIS Account Registration Instructions
  • Help Desk Information
Grantees can also continue to use the OneCPD Resource Exchange Resource Library Search to find resources and the Course Catalog and Calendar to find trainings and events.
If you have questions about the IDIS resource pages, email info@onecpd.info.