|March 3, 2015 |
|ISSUES | POLICY | SOLUTIONS | NEWS & EVENTS Forward Editor: Emanuel Cavallaro|
"The Budget also includes $10.8 billion for the Project-Based Rental Assistance program to maintain affordable rental housing for 1.2 million families, and provides $6.6 billion in operating and capital subsidies to preserve affordable public housing for an additional 1.1 million families," he said.
On Tuesday, March 10, at 2 p.m. ET, the Alliance will host a webinar that highlights the rapid re-housing strategies of Mercer County (Trenton), NJ and Los Angeles. During the webinar leaders from these communities will discuss how they have significantly expanded their capacity to rapidly re-house families. The speakers will highlight the strategies they used to develop a coordinated entry system, expand rapid re-housing, lessons learned along the way, and the impact the shift has made in their larger homeless service system.
Last month, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the availability of $300 million in grants under its Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program to nonprofit organizations and other groups that serve low-income veterans who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness and their families. This round of grants is available only to current SSVF grantees. VA will award an additional $93 million in SSVF funding to high-priority communities later this year.
Presentation materials from our 2015 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness workshops are now available on the Alliance website. The materials cover a wide range of topics discussed during conference workshops, from the sexual exploitation of homeless youth, meeting the needs of homeless survivors of domestic violence, rapid re-housing in high-cost rental markets, and much more. We will continue to add workshop presentation materials to the website as they become available. If you are a conference presenter who would like materials from your workshop added to the website, please email Alliance Communications Associate Emanuel Cavallaro at email@example.com.
The community development magazine published by the National Housing Institute, Shelterforce, has devoted its latest issue to veteran homelessness. Among the articles appearing in this issue is "Ending Veteran Homelessness, A Goal with a Plan," by Alliance Program and Policy Analyst Kate Seif. In the article, Seif looks at the national movement to end homelessness among veterans by the end of 2015.