Alliance Issues Brief on Using ESG Program to Fund Rapid Re-Housing

November 25, 2014    

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Alliance Issues Brief on Using ESG Program to Fund Rapid Re-Housing

The Alliance has published the first in a series of briefs that are meant to provide community leaders and rapid re-housing providers information on how to take advantage of federal programs to fund rapid re-housing. Each brief will cover essential information on the funding source, the ways in which providers can use it to support rapid re-housing, and examples of communities that have successfully done so. This first research brief, featuring the Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG), focuses on how the ESG program can be used to rapidly re-house single adults, families, and youth.

Congress Returns from Recess
The House and the Senate reconvened from their Thanksgiving recess yesterday. Members of Congress have very few legislative days remaining to finalize funding for fiscal year (FY) 2015 prior to the current continuing resolution ending December 11. Although it remains unclear how Congress will respond to the President's executive action on immigration and whether this will impact the FY 2015 funding process, Congress is expected to make key decisions this week, and it is highly likely that FY 2015 funding will be finalized before members of Congress depart for the winter holidays.

On Tuesday Dec. 9, at 1 p.m. ET, the Alliance will host a webinar on housing identification, a core component of rapid re-housing. The webinar, "Rapid Re-Housing Core Component: Housing Identification" is the first in a webinar series exploring, "Core Components of Rapid Re-Housing," which the Alliance crafted in cooperation with the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Veterans Affairs (VA), and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH). Experienced rapid re-housing providers will discuss strategies to recruit landlords and locate housing to quickly end homelessness for families and individuals.
In recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday and last week's National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, this post is devoted to the impact of hunger on the homeless population.
Happy Thanksgiving from the Alliance
By naehblog
In this Thanksgiving Day post, we express our thanks to the thousands of practitioners and volunteers, who are working on the front lines in the fight to end homelessness, and for the great progress that communities around the country have made this year on veteran homelessness.

Reminder: NDRC Webinar - Regional Consortia Building (December 4, 2014 3 PM EST) and New Webinar Series Resources

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Reminder: NDRC Webinar - Regional Consortia Building (December 4, 2014 3 PM EST) and New Webinar Series Resources

This topical webinar is one in many upcoming webinars in the NDRC Webinar Series. This webinar, held on December 4, 2014 at 3:00 PM EST, focuses on how applicants can build multi-sector consortia at the regional level to leverage expertise and resources while tightening social and civic infrastructure to increase community resilience.
Presenters: Lynsey Johnson (HUD)
                   Elaine Wilkinson (Gulf Regional Planning Council)
                   Christopher Forinash (Institute for Sustainable Communities)
                   Megan MacConville (National Association of Development Organizations)
                   Amy Cotter (Metropolitan Area Planning Council)

Please note you DO NOT need to register to join this webinar. Instructions to access the webinar directly are provided below. However, if you would like to get credit for this webinar, you may use the link to register.

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New Webinar Series Resources

The following information has been posted to the training course detail pages of previously held webinars in the NDRC Webinar Series.

Upcoming Webinars

HUD has updated the NDRC NOFA webinar schedule to accommodate two new Q&A sessions to discuss the Most Impacted and Distressed (MID) and Unmet Recovery Need (URN) Threshold Requirements. The webinar schedule has been updated and can be viewed on the NDRC Webinar News Page.
Please mark your calendars to ensure you can benefit from this important opportunity to ask HUD Officials your questions about the MID and URN Threshold requirements.
Webinar Title
Webinar Type
Scheduled Date and Time

NDRC NOFA: Q&A Session: Most Impacted and Distressed Threshold Response
December 9, 2014
3:00 PM EST
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NDRC NOFA: Q&A Session: Urgent Recovery Need Threshold Response
December 11, 2014
3:00 PM EST
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To find out more information about upcoming webinars and access materials from previously held webinars, go to the NDRC Webinar Series News page.