Still waiting for FFY 2015 budget - prospects for interim funding until after Fall election

Continuing resolution may set agency funding at 2014 levels

Sep. 9, 2014 - 04:46PM   |  

Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said Congress may vote on a continuing resolution soon. (Larry French / Getty Images)
Lawmakers on the House Appropriations committee are discussing the creation of a continuing resolution that would fund the government at fiscal 2014 levels, Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said to reporters Sept. 9.
Hoyer, the House democratic whip, said chairman Harold Rogers, R-Kent., and ranking member Nita Lowey, D-N.Y. had talks about a continuing resolution in line with budget agreement passed in Dec. 2013. He also said that Congress may pass a continuing resolution before the end of the month in order to cut short the current legislative session.
"We will see whether that's the case," Hoyer said.
A Republican congressional staffer said they expect a continuing resolution to be set at 2014 levels and that it will probably run into December.
Congress needs to pass appropriations legislation before the end of September to avoid a government shutdown. In Oct, 2013, the government shut down from Oct. 1 to Oct. 16 before Congress was able to pass funding legislation.

Charles E. Halm, Jr.
CPD Director
HUD Baltimore Office

Upcoming Webinar: Prepare for the 2015 Point-in-Time Count, Enumerating Unsheltered Youth

September 9, 2014    

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Upcoming Webinar: Prepare for the 2015 Point-in-Time Count, Enumerating Unsheltered Youth

On Friday, September 19, at 1:30 pm ET, the Alliance's Homelessness Research Institute will host a webinar on effective strategies for including youth in the upcoming 2015 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count. The webinar, "Prepare for the 2015 Point-in-Time Count: Enumerating Unsheltered Youth," will cover everything from useful planning tactics, guidance from the Department of Housing and Urban Development on conducting reliable unsheltered counts of homeless youth, to PIT count implementation. During the webinar, leaders from communities that span urban, suburban, and rural areas will share their most effective PIT Count strategies.

Congress Returns from August Recess
Following their return yesterday from their August recess, congressional leaders are expected to resume negotiating fiscal year (FY) 2015 funding. To date, no funding bills, including the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) bills, have passed through both chambers of Congress. In the coming weeks, Congress is expected to negotiate an FY 2015 Continuing Resolution (CR), which is a stopgap funding measure that would keep the government running beyond the end of the fiscal year on September 30.

A new statewide initiative in Washington state is providing dedicated resources to quickly reconnect homeless families who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) with housing. A new Alliance paper, "Ending Family Homelessness Initiative: Providing Rapid Re-Housing to Families in Washington," examines how this initiative shows how improved coordination between TANF agencies and organizations providing rapid re-housing assistance can better integrate housing and employment interventions and improve outcomes for homeless families.
An important component of the Housing First strategy, rapid re-housing, has led to significant declines in homelessness among veterans, families, and the chronically homeless, but it has yet to be applied to the problem of homeless youth on a national scale. In this post, we look at what it takes to tailor the intervention to serve homeless youth.
Call on Congress to End Homelessness! Here's How
By Julie Klein
This week, the Alliance's advocacy staff launched National Call In Week for McKinney funding. In this post, we look at the advocacy effort and discuss why, with plenty of funding negotiation ahead for Congress in the upcoming months, this week is an ideal time for advocates to reach out to their senators and representatives.

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Addressing the Intersection of Domestic Violence and HIV/AIDS
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
3:00-4:30 PM EDT
This webinar was designed specifically for HOPWA grantees and project sponsors to address the intersection of domestic violence and HIV/AIDS. 
Participants will learn:
  • Basic information on domestic violence
  • Where and how domestic violence and HIV/AIDS intersect
  • The dynamics of domestic violence and how to recognize signs of abuse
  • Steps for safety planning
  • How to build partnerships with local domestic violence programs
  • Where to find additional information and resources on domestic violence and HIV/AIDS
This webinar was developed by the National Network to End Domestic Violence, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of HIV/AIDS Housing.


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