Bill Addressing Youth Homelessness Introduced
Today, Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, Kelly Ayotte, R-NH, and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., introduced a bill reauthorizing the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA). The RHYA reauthorization bill strengthens the prevention of human trafficking and includes a nondiscrimination clause to ensure that all homeless youth are treated fairly. The bill also provides for national support activities like the national call center for youth in crisis and research and data collection by authorizing funding for a national incidence and prevalence study, among others.
On Wednesday, Jan. 28, the House will recess as the House Democrats part for their legislative retreat in Philadelphia. The chamber will reconvene Monday, Feb. 2.
On Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 1 p.m. ET, the Alliance will host a webinar on case management and services for rapid re-housing providers. The webinar, "Core Components of Rapid Re-Housing: Rapid Re-Housing Case Management and Services," will be the third of a three-part series of webinars on the "Core Components of Rapid Re-Housing." Speakers will examine how providers are delivering case management and services as part of a rapid re-housing intervention.
HUD announced yesterday, Monday, Jan. 26, that as part of the $1.8 billion in grant funding it was awarding to existing projects to fight homelessness, it would award nearly $45 million to new projects in 25 communities. Competition for these grants was based on the comparative strength of these communities' strategies for leveraging Medicaid funds to pay for health care and services as part of the permanent supportive housing model. Funding for these projects was made possible by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, a two-year congressional budget agreement negotiated by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., that temporarily expanded the limit on federal spending for fiscal year 2014.
Homeless Youth Count (And Should Be Counted!)
By Sharon McDonald
By Sharon McDonald
The 2015 Point-in-Time Count is Finally Here.
By Liza Doran and Emanuel Cavallaro
In this post, we briefly discuss the 2015 PIT Count, the Alliance's effort to gather experts for a series of webinars on how best to conduct it, and the Alliance's ongoing effort to track homelessness in communities.