FY 2015 CoC Registration: CoC Review Step in e-snaps Extended to Friday, July 10, 2015


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FY 2015 CoC Registration: CoC Review Step in e-snaps Extended to Friday, July 10, 2015


As of today, July 8, 2015 there are 48 Continuums of Care (CoCs) that have not completed the initial “CoC Review” of HUD’s initial review. Collaborative Applicants must now go back into e-snaps to review HUD’s determination by 5:00 PM your local time on Friday, July 10, 2015.
As of today:
  • 26 CoCs are available for review, but the CoC has not started
  • 22 CoCs have started their review
  • 8 CoCs are waiting for HUD’s final determination on the 2nd review
  • 334 CoCs have reviewed and approved HUD’s determination
View the list of CoCs that have not yet submitted the “CoC Review” step in e-snaps.
Collaborative Applicants must log back into e-snaps and go to “CoC Review” step on the “Submission” page to access HUD’s assessment.
If the CoC disputes any part of the CoC Review, HUD will review one last time and consider the CoCs proposed changes. HUD will then notify the Collaborative Applicant via e-mail that a final determination has been made. The Collaborative Applicant will then go back into e-snaps to access the CoC Review step again and select “Submit.” All disputes must be resolved and approved by 5:00 PM your local time on Friday, July 10, 2015. A Collaborative Applicant has only one opportunity to dispute. If the Collaborative Applicant disagrees with HUD’s assessment the 2nd time, they will receive a final rejection notice and will not have access to the FY 2015 CoC Application.
The e-snaps instructional guide, CoC Registration Instructional Guide: CoC Registration and CoC Review, includes step-by-step instructions for completing the CoC Review process in e-snaps beginning on page 61.
Any Collaborative Applicant that fails to submit its final CoC Registration by 5:00 pm, your local time on Friday, July 10, 2015, will NOT be able to apply for funds in the FY 2015 CoC Program Competition. Only CoCs that successfully submitted the final CoC review to HUD will be able to access the FY 20154 CoC Consolidated Application, which means that CoCs that have not successfully submitted CoC Registration will be unable to submit a CoC Consolidated Application for funding consideration.

Questions?

If you have questions pertaining to e-snaps technical issues or CoC Review, please submit your questions to the e-snaps Ask A Question (AAQ) portal. To submit a question to the e-snaps AAQ portal, select “e-snaps” from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.
If you have questions related to the CoC Program Interim Rule or a policy related question, please submit your questions to the CoC Program Ask A Question (AAQ) portal. To submit a question to the CoC Program AAQ portal, select “CoC Program” from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.


HUD Launches Renewable Energy in Affordable Housing Commitment, Technical Assistance, and Resources


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HUD Launches Renewable Energy in Affordable Housing Commitment, Technical Assistance, and Resources


The President’s Climate Action Plan calls for a target of 100 megawatts (mW) of installed capacity of renewable energy on-site at federally subsidized housing by 2020. Federally assisted housing includes HUD’s rental housing portfolio (Public Housing, Multifamily Assisted) and USDA’s Rural Development Multifamily Programs, as well as rental housing supported through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC).

The 100 mW target aims to make use of millions of federally subsidized roofs with on-site generation potential. Due to the nature of the target, solar photovoltaic (PV) generation will be the primary renewable energy source utilized under this initiative. However, other types of renewable energy, including solar thermal, wind, geothermal, biomass, combined heat and power, and small-hydro projects, are also included.

In July of 2015, HUD and DOE announced an expansion of the goal, setting a new goal to install 300 MW of solar for low-and-moderate income housing by 2020, and broadening the goal to include community and shared solar installations.

HUD encourages organizations to make a public commitment toward the Federal Renewable Energy Target. Organizations may establish their own goals for how much renewable energy technology to install. Optional technical assistance is available for organizations that have made a commitment toward the federal renewable energy target in order to help advance solar deployment and other on-site renewable energy installations in affordable housing.

HUD is also providing technical resources, policy guidance, case studies, and other resources to assist organizations with increasing organizational capacity and installing renewable energy on federally assisted housing.

Make a commitment, request technical assistance, and view renewable energy resources on the Advancing Renewable Energy in Affordable Housing page on the HUD Exchange.


Reminder: NDRC NOFA-Specific: Link between Need and Soundness of Approach (Factor 2) - July 9, 2015 - 3:00 PM EDT


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Reminder:
NDRC NOFA-Specific: Link between Need and Soundness of Approach (Factor 2) - July 9, 2015 - 3:00 PM EDT


This NDRC NOFA-specific webinar is one of the many upcoming webinars in the NDRC Webinar Series. It will be held on July 9, 2015 at 3:00 PM EDT. CDBG-NDR expenditures are limited to MID-URN target areas. This webinar will explain the necessary connection between Unmet Recovery Need and your proposed project(s) and address your questions about Factor 3, Soundness of Approach. 
Presenters: Jessie Handforth Kome (HUD)
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.

Participation Instructions

To Join via Webex

  1. At least 10 minutes before the start time,log into the webinar.
  2. Enter your first name, last name, and e-mail address
  3. Enter the meeting password: NDRC2015.
  4. Click Join Now
  5. WebEx Event Manager software will load; this can take several minutes.
  6. Once the meeting window has opened, to receive a call back, provide your phone number in the box provided
    OR
  7. Call the toll-free: (877) 223-6370
  8. When prompted, enter the meeting access code: 718 687 7411#

To Join via Teleconference (Audio-only)

  1. Call toll-free: (877) 223-6370
  2. When prompted, enter in the meeting access code: 718 687 7411#

Additional Instructions

For additional instructions, such as how to ask a question during the webinar session, please visit the Training Course detail page.

Training Point of Contact

Sandy Patel | 210-710-7821 | Spatel@tdainc.org

New Webinar Series

The following information has been posted to the training course detail pages of previously held webinars in the NDRC Webinar Series.
To find out more information about upcoming webinars and access materials from previously held webinars, go to the NDRC Webinar Series News page.


Alliance Online News: Richard Gere, VA Sec. McDonald, and DC Mayor to Speak at Conference




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Richard Gere, VA Sec. McDonald, and DC Mayor to Speak at Homelessness Conference
The Alliance is proud to announce that Richard Gere will appear at the Alliance's 2015 National Conference on Ending Homelessness to discuss his experience playing a homeless person in his new film “Time out of Mind.” A longtime advocate for human rights, Gere will speak on Thursday, July 16, at the luncheon plenary on the second day of the conference, which will take place at the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel from July 15 to 17. Gere will join the Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald, who will speak at the conference on Friday, July 17, and District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, who will speak on at the conference on Wednesday, July 15.
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Report: Rapid Re-Housing Most Cost-Effective Crisis Intervention for Homeless Families
Rapid re-housing is the best available crisis intervention for homeless families according to a new study released yesterday, July 7, by The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The study finds that when it comes to short-term, crisis strategies that rapid re-housing is the quickest, most cost-effective intervention option to get families back into housing.  The study also reconfirms the effectiveness of housing subsidies as a long-term solution to homelessness. Check out this Alliance resource: Findings and Implications of the Family Options Study for further analysis of the study and its findings.
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Upcoming Webinar: Federal Policy and Advocacy Update
Thursday, July 9, 12 to 1 p.m. EDT
On Thursday, July 9, at 12 p.m. EDT, the Alliance will host a webinar on the policy priorities driving the agenda for the Capitol Hill Day event that will take place in conjunction with the Alliance's upcoming national conference. During the webinar, "Federal Policy and Advocacy Update," speakers from the Alliance’s policy team will review policy priorities and provide the latest legislative and political updates. While meant to ensure that Hill Day State Captains and other participants are equipped with the most relevant information for their Hill visits, the webinar should be helpful for anyone interested in learning where the federal budget process for key homelessness and affordable housing programs currently stands.
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Senate Committee Takes Action to End Youth Homelessness
by Sharon McDonald
For too long, the needs of most homeless youth have gone unaddressed. While communities around the country run many good programs to help them, these programs are typically filled to capacity and serve only a fraction of youth in need.
That means that tonight, many homeless youth, including youth under the age of 18, will have no safe place to stay. Instead, they will camp out in abandoned buildings, in the woods, in garages, or spend the night in homes where they are in danger of abuse or sexual exploitation. Or they may just walk the streets all night.
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Meet the Interns: Summer 2015 Edition
by naehblog
Originally from North Carolina, my passion for working in the nonprofit sector brought me to the D.C. Metro Area where I now live, work, and study as an M.P.A. Student at George Mason University.
Working as the Community Relations Manager of a direct-service nonprofit in North Carolina first showed me how to translate my personal commitment to serving others into a fulfilling professional career. Studying Nonprofit Management and working as the Development Assistant for George Mason’s School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs has since left no doubt in my mind that my career lies in fundraising and development.
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Study Data Show that Housing Chronically Homeless People Saves Money, Lives
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Homelessness costs taxpayers a lot of money. Take, for example, the infamous case of Murray Barr, aka “Million Dollar Murray,” a chronically homeless man in Reno, Nevada who accrued more than a million dollars in emergency room, substance abuse treatment, police, jail, ambulance, shelter and other costs.
Despite all these costly interventions, Barr ultimately died homeless on the streets. His tragic case highlights the need for a cost-effective solution to chronic homelessness. Cost studies demonstrate that Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) is that solution.
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