Alliance Releases Community Snapshot of Memphis-Shelby County

January 28, 2014    

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Alliance Releases Community Snapshot of Memphis-Shelby County

The Alliance has released a Community Snapshot of Memphis-Shelby County, Tennessee that provides an overview of the community's progress on ending homelessness. From 2012 to 2013, overall homelessness in Memphis-Shelby County decreased by 12.5 percent and chronic homelessness among individuals decreased by 17 percent. Community stakeholders identified an increase in the supply of permanent supportive housing, prioritization of chronic homelessness, and conversion of transitional housing as instrumental in reaching these decreases.

President to Deliver State of the Union Address
Tonight, President Barack Obama will deliver the 2014 State of the Union address. In his speech, the President is expected to cover topics including college tuition affordability, consumer financial protection, and skills training. He is also expected to urge Congress to address issues such as income inequality and economic mobility.
Treasury Secretary Calls for Action on Debt Limit
Last Wednesday, January 22, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew wrote a letter to congressional leaders explaining that Congress must act to raise the debt limit in February in order to avoid hitting the debt ceiling. Democrats are calling for a clean increase in borrowing authority while Republicans want other provisions that reduce the deficit to be included in the deal.
House to Depart for Recess
The House will depart for recess after session adjourns on Wednesday, January 29. House Republicans will attend their annual retreat Thursday, January 30, and Friday, January 31. The House will return to session on Monday, February 3.
One government shutdown and nearly four months later, Congress finally completed fiscal year (FY) 2014 funding on January 17. We were relieved and excited to see an increase for HUD's McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants ($176 million increase, including an expansion of ESG funds). In this post, we provide our assessment on the final funding levels and what they mean.
Rental Assistance Helps Veterans Fight Homelessness
By Will Fischer
In this guest post contributed by Will Fischer, senior policy analyst at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Fischer expands on his report, "Rental Assistance Helps More Than 300,000 Veterans Afford Homes, but Large Unmet Needs Remain." He explains why rental assistance and has been central to recent reductions in homelessness among veterans
I Think About Those in the Cold
By Marsha Basloe
In this guest post contributed by Marsha Basloe of the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development at the Department of Health and Human Services, Basloe offers a personal reflection on family homelessness during the cold months of winter when temperatures dip to single digit numbers and shelters fill to capacity.


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FY 2013 and FY 2014 CoC Program Competition Application: Deadline Reminder

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FY 2013 and FY 2014 CoC Program Competition Application: Deadline Reminder

As of today, January 28, 2014, there are 7 days remaining until the end of the FY 2013 CoC Program Competition.

Applications must be submitted in e-snaps by 7:59:59 PM ET February 3, 2014.

Applications must be completed and submitted in e-snaps no later than February 3, 2014, 7:59:59 p.m., Eastern Time. Please allow ample time to complete your CoC Consolidated Application and DO NOT wait until the last minute to submit. HUD strongly recommends that CoCs submit their applications at least 24-48 hours before the deadline. See Section VI of the FY 2013 - FY 2014 CoC Program Competition NOFA for application submission and timely receipt requirements for the FY 2013 CoC Program Competition process.

Any questions related to the FY 2013 CoC Program Competition applications, CoC Priority Listings, or the NOFA must be submitted to the e-snaps Ask A Question (AAQ) portal no later than tomorrow, January 29, 2014. Any clarifying questions related to the FY 2013 CoC Program Competition applications, CoC Priority Listings, policies, or the NOFA must also be submitted to the e-snaps Ask A Question (AAQ) portal no later than tomorrow, January 29, 2014. Any questions received after tomorrow, January 29, 2014 are not guaranteed a response prior to the application deadline. To submit a question to the e-snaps AAQ portal, select e-snaps from the My question is related to drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.

CoCs, Collaborative Applicants, and Project Applicants that require information and technical support regarding the FY 2013 CoC Program Competition may submit an electronic inquiry to OneCPD Ask A Question. Starting on Friday, January 31, 2014, the AAQ will only respond to emergency technical support questions up to the competition deadline of February 3, 2014, 2013 7:59:59 p.m., Eastern Time.

For additional guidance and resources, please refer to the CoC Program Competition Resources page on the OneCPD Resource Exchange.