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Preventing and Ending Homelessness in Delaware 

 Search for an Executive Director Begins
Beginning today, the Board of Directors has begun the search process for a new Executive Director.  The Board is looking for someone who can provide strategic leadership, vision, and passion for preventing and ending homelessness in Delaware.  After the release of a new strategic plan in April, the HPC is in a major growth mode and needs a leader to help guide the growth and the team to new heights. 

The job description for the Executive Director position has been posted to the HPC's website and can be found by clicking here.  The announcement has also been placed on idealist.org as well as other regional listservs. 

If you are interested in applying for the position or know someone who is please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@hpcdelaware.org.   

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The Homeless Planning Council of Delaware is an independent statewide non-profit whose work is to strengthen the Homeless Prevention and Response System of Delaware through collaboration and coordination with stakeholders.

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100,000 Homes Reaches Goal of Housing 100,000 People

June 17, 2014    

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

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100,000 Homes Reaches Goal of Housing 100,000 People

At a press conference on Wednesday, June 11, the 100,000 Homes campaign announced that the movement had housed its 100,000th highly vulnerable homeless person. A national movement coordinated by New York-based nonprofit, Community Solutions, the campaign set the goal in 2010 of housing 100,000 people and reached it in less than four years' time. According to the campaign's press release, 60 of the communities working with 100,000 Homes are on track to end chronic homelessness in the next three years.
"By reaching this milestone, the 100,000 Homes Campaign and communities across the country are providing further proof that ending homelessness is possible," said Laura Zeilinger, executive director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH).

House Passes HUD Spending Bill
On Tuesday, June 10, the full House passed its fiscal year (FY) 2015 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) spending bill for programs under its jurisdiction, including the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants program and many other low-income housing programs. The bill, which passed through the House generally along party lines (
229-192), largely includes the same funding levels for homeless assistance and affordable housing programs that were included in the version of the bill that was approved by the full House Appropriations Committee, including flat funding the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants program at $2.105 billion and cutting various other programs.
Members of Congress proposed a number of amendments to the bill, some of which would help and others which would harm people experiencing homelessness. These include an amendment offered by Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) that would target $10 million within the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants funding to programs aimed to increase rural housing stability, and an amendment offered by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), which would increase McKinney funding dedicated to the national homeless data analysis project by $2 million for a total of $7 million. Both of these amendments passed by voice vote.
For further information about the House bill, including the text of the bill, visit Congress.gov.

The Senate is likely to consider its version of the T-HUD spending bill as early as this week. It is possible that the bill will be considered as part of a package, including other FY 2015 spending bills.
House Budget Committee Holds Hearing on Poverty and Federal Aid
Last Tuesday, June 10, the House Budget Committee held a hearing titled, "A Progress Report on the War on Poverty: Reforming Federal Aid." At this hearing, Rep. James Clyburn and professionals engaged in anti-poverty work were given the opportunity to testify about the War on Poverty's major accomplishments, unfinished business, and on the most effective way to improve core work and federal safety-net programs.

Overflow Hotel Information
The second overflow hotel for the conference, The Mayflower Renaissance Washington DC Hotel, located at 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, is offering a special attendee rate of $189. Conference attendees can make reservations on the Marriott website. Be sure to book your room as soon as possible as the room block has limited availability, and rooms are going quickly.

Here's a Quick Look at Veteran Homelessness in 'The State of Homelessness 2014'
By Sam Batko

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is doing good work on at least one issue that deserves a positive mention: veteran homelessness. In this post, we look at the progress as reported in "The State of Homelessness in America 2014."
Can We Do Better than a $40 Million Increase in Funding for Homeless Assistance?
By Kate Seif In this post, we provide the latest update on how funding for homeless assistance is currently faring in the ongoing congressional appropriations process.
Meet the Interns, Summer 2014 Edition
By naehblog In this post, our summer interns introduce themselves. They're going to be helping out with the conference, so if you are attending, you may meet them this July.

Register Today: CHDO Workshops - August 2014

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Developing Viable Communities through Housing, Services, & Economic Opportunities

Register Today:
CHDO Workshops - August 2014

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is pleased to announce a series of 2.5-day Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) training workshops that will be held during the spring and summer of 2014.

Register Now, for the following July and August Trainings:

Denver, CO
July 22-24, 2014
Charlotte, NC
August 5-7, 2014
Phoenix, AZ
August 12-14, 2014
Atlanta, GA
August 19-21, 2014
Portland, OR
August 26-28, 2014

Registration is still open for the following July Trainings:

Houston, TX
July 8-10, 2014
Louisville, KY
July 8-10, 2014
Salt Lake City, UT
July 8-10, 2014
Fort Worth, TX
July 15-17, 2014
Kansas City, KS
July 22-24, 2014
New York, NY
July 22-24, 2014
Detroit, MI
July 29-31, 2014
Memphis, TN
July 29-31, 2014

Important Information

For more information and to view other training locations, visit the CHDO Workshop News page.
Instructions on how to register are available in the OneCPD Learn User Guide.
Please note that submitting a registration request does not guarantee you a seat at the training.
You will receive a confirmation email if you are accepted into the training.
Note: Do not make nonrefundable or non-cancellable travel arrangements-including but not limited to airfare, train fare, rental car, and hotel reservations-prior to receiving official confirmation that your registration has been approved.

Who should attend?

The workshop is primarily for CHDOs. CHDO registration must be approved by the PJ. The training is limited to CHDOs that meet one or more of these criteria:
  • The organization has previously been designated as a CHDO by the PJ and been funded from the CHDO set-aside at least once since January 1, 2011
  • The organization is one that the PJ is actively working toward an award of HOME funds
A limited number of spaces will be available for PJ staff to attend the workshops with their CHDOs. To accommodate as many organizations as possible attendance may be limited to one individual per organization.
Please keep in mind the following items when planning your organization’s attendance at this event:
  • PJ staff may attend only if a CHDO from its jurisdiction also attends
  • Training organizers will be asking PJs to verify that CHDOs that have registered meet the criteria

Travel Scholarship Program

To learn more about the scholarships, visit the Travel Scholarship Program Statement.

PY12 CDBG Reports Available on OneCPD Resource Exchange

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PY12 CDBG Reports Available on OneCPD Resource Exchange

The PY12 CDBG reports are available on the OneCPD Resource Exchange. To access the PY12 reports click on a link below:
To access previous PY reports, please visit the HUD website. In the coming weeks these reports will be moved to the OneCPD Resource Exchange.
All CDBG reports are also accessible from the CDBG Reports, Program Data, and Income Limits page on the OneCPD Resource Exchange.