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Commission of a Surgeon General's Report on Substance Use, Addiction, and Health

On behalf of HHS, SAMHSA, and the Office of the Surgeon General, we announce the commission of the first-ever Surgeon General's Report, which presents the state of the science on substance use, addiction, and health. The report will examine the health effects of drug and alcohol misuse from the perspectives of prevention, treatment, recovery, neurobiology, and delivery of care.
Learn More About the Commissioned Report
Questions or Comments?
Please contact Jinhee Lee, Pharm.D., Public Health Advisor, SAMHSA/Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857.
Email: sgrcomments@samhsa.hhs.gov.

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HUD Publishes HOME and HTF Broadband Infrastructure FAQs


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HUD Publishes HOME and HTF Broadband Infrastructure FAQs


HUD has published HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and Housing Trust Fund (HTF) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding broadband infrastructure.
HUD continues its efforts to narrow the digital divide in low-income communities served by HUD by providing, where feasible and with HUD funding, broadband infrastructure to communities in need of such infrastructure. Broadband is the common term used to refer to a very fast connection to the Internet. Such connections are also referred to as high-speed broadband or high-speed Internet.
Although HUD plans to issue regulations that will formalize its steps for narrowing the digital divide, HOME and HTF program funds can be used for broadband installation infrastructure and service delivery.
View the HTF Broadband Infrastructure FAQs.
View the HOME Broadband Infrastructure FAQs.


Last Chance of 2015 to Help End Veteran Homelessness

Last Chance of 2015 to Help End Veteran Homelessness
Make your tax-deductible donation today!
As we sit on the brink of 2016, we look back on 2015 and the progress made in the campaign to end veteran homelessness. Your support has helped us secure funding for federal grant programs, build collaboration nationally and in communities across the country, provide technical assistance and training to service providers, and give immediate referrals to assistance for homeless veterans seeking help.  
To support our veterans who need a hand up and access to the support network expanding in communities across the country, click here to make a tax-deductible donation
With your assistance, we can continue our work and add to the growing list of towns, cities, and states that have reached a functional zero system for homeless veterans, and ensure that never again will the United States have a crisis of homelessness among its veterans.
Thank you for your support, and the NCHV staff wishes you a happy new year.
In your service,
Baylee Crone
Executive Director

Shelterforce's 10 Most Popular Articles of 2015




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Shelterforce's 10 Most Popular Articles of 2015

It's been an amazing year full of successes and surprises (good and bad), but the incredible, creative, and committed work everyone is doing remains a hopeful sign in these challenging times.

We're taking a few days off from the Weekly, but wanted to share with you some of the most read and commented on posts of 2015. They'll be familiar to some of you and new to others, and we hope you enjoy them.

Thanks to all our writers for another great year helping us understand our work in new ways, and challenging us to think about that work and our world just a little bit differently. We're looking forward to reading more of their great writing in 2016.

For now, we wish you a happy, healthy, productive, and successful New Year!

--Miriam, Keli, Terri, and Harold


In Defense of the 'Poor Door'
Rick Jacobus, Street Level Advisors
When the news spread about the development in New York City that had a separate "poor door," outrage was immediate and near universal. Opposing the "poor door" is a no-brainer. Or is it?  More  


Shelterforce Exclusive: Interview with HUD Secretary Julián Castro
Miriam Axel-Lute and Harold Simon, Shelterforce

In September 2015, on the 50th anniversary of President Johnson's signing
of the bill that created HUD, Shelterforce got a chance to speak with Secretary Julián Castro about some of the current ways in which he's working to make
HUD a force for good in people's lives, and what steps there are
left to be taken . . . More 


The Gentrification Vaccine
Rick Jacobus, Street Level Advisors
It is a story that must sound familiar to anyone working to improve any urban neighborhood in America: decades of disinvestment and neglect replaced almost overnight by speculation and runaway market pressure. But the story of the Tenderloin is taking a turn that is entirely unlike every other American neighborhood . . .  More  


Income Is How You Get Out of Poverty, Assets Are How You Stay Out
Alexandra Bastien, PolicyLink
Empowering a struggling person with the tools and information that can relieve the stress and shame difficult financial situations often cause frees up the mental energy from financial battles, and allows that person to . . .   More  


The Revitalization Trap
Peter Dreier, Occidental College
Place-based initiatives won't address the kinds of injustice and poverty that community development was formed to fight . . . More

Alan Jenkins
There's Really No Argument Against Disparate Impact
Alan Jenkins, The Opportunity Agenda
The U.S. Supreme Court case on Disparate Impact--which led to a landmark decision for the community development world--attracted a lot of attention this year. Here's how Alan Jenkins explained what was at stake . . .  More 


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Are Millennials Different, or Just Delaying Homeownership?
Lisa Sturtevant, Center for Housing Policy
There is a mystique about Millennials which, among other less fanciful reasons, makes them an important part of the conversation about the housing market recovery and the role of housing in people's lives . . .  More 




    
Gentrification Is More Widespread Than We Think
Josh Ishimatsu, National CAPACD  
People like to say that gentrification is limited to a few hot markets. Here's why that may be wrong . . .  More 


Sprawl vs. Unions
Greg LeRoy, Good Jobs First
The three very different stories of the building trades in Atlanta, Denver,
and Portland, Oregon, show just how much urban development patterns
affect workers . . .
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Have We Been Wasting Affordable Housing Money?
Jake Blumgart, freelance reporter, researcher, and editor
We've carefully crafted a system that, by design, destroys all the affordable housing it creates. Now what? More


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Featured Bloggers
Center for Health, Environment & Justice

Housing Assistance Council

Michael Bodaken
National Housing Trust

Raphael Bostic
USC Price School of Public Policy

Janis Bowdler
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

HOPE Credit Union

Burlington Associates

Democracy Collaborative

Tufts University

Jamaal Green
Portland State University

Lisa Hodges
Hodges Development, LLC

Planner, Louisa County, Va.

National CAPACD

Rick Jacobus
Street Level Advisors

Opportunity Agenda

Daniel Kravetz
Freelance Writer

CFED

National Housing Institute

Alexandra Moffett-Bateau
City University of New York

Tulane University

Habitat for Humanity

National Urban League

CFED

ACLU Maryland

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities  

San Francisco Community 
Land Trust

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Associate Editor, Keli Tianga


Publisher, Harold Simon 

Assistant Publisher, Terri L. Clegg