HUD and VA Team up to Find Permanent Homes for 5,200 Veterans Experiencing Homelessness


HUD and VA Team up to find Permanent Homes for 5,200 Veterans Experiencing Homelessness
$38 million in HUD-VASH awards announced
WASHINGTON - To help end veteran homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are awarding nearly $38 million to help more than 5,200 homeless veterans find a permanent place to call home. The rental assistance is provided through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program which combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by VA.

View a list of the HUD-VASH allocations from this announcement here
Since 2008, more than 79,000 vouchers have been awarded and over 111,000 homeless veterans have been served through the HUD-VASH program. Rental assistance and supportive services provided through HUD-VASH are a critical resource for local communities in ending homelessness among our nation's veterans.
For the latest news, resources and grant information, visit our website at www.nchv.org.
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
333 1/2 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-546-1969 or toll-free 1-800-VET-HELP


SOAR Webinar: Appeals - Hearing Skills Building


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June 8, 2016

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SOAR Webinar
Appeals: Hearing Skills Building

Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 3:00pm (EDT)

 

This webinar is designed for SOAR practitioners to continue building their "ALJ Hearing Toolbox" for the successful representation of SOAR applicants before SSA's Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).

We will focus on pre-hearing considerations such as: reviewing key documents in the applicant's Electronic Folder (EF); developing and proving the theory of the case;and learning about key SSA rules,regulations and laws which all SOAR practitioners representing individuals at the hearing level need to know and apply.
Intended audience: SOAR practitioners interested in representing SOAR applicants at the hearing level.

Presenters:

  • Sarah Anderson, Esq., Senior Attorney, Elder, Health and Disability Law Unit,Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston, MA
  • Linda L. Landry, Esq., Staff Attorney, Disability Law Center, Inc., Boston, MA

 

 
 


 

DOL-VETS Announces $36 Million in HVRP Grant Awards


DOL-VETS Announces $36 Million in HVRP Grant Awards
Grants to help more than 17,000 veterans overcome homelessness, obtain employment
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced the award of $36 million in Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program grants on Wednesday, June 1, at the NCHV Annual Conference. The grants will help an estimated 17,000 veterans successfully transition to sustainable housing and good civilian jobs. The grants will fund a variety of services to assist homeless veterans in their return to the labor force including occupational, classroom and on-the-job training, as well as job search and placement assistance. 
To view a full list of 2016 award recipients, click here. 

"Veterans homelessness is a moral outrage and it hurts the economy as well," said the Secretary in his remarks at the NCHV Annual Conference. "We know that America works best when we field a full team, and veterans are some of our most valuable players. When a lack of stable housing is keeping highly skilled veterans out of the workforce, we all lose out on their gifts and talents."

Grants were awarded on a competitive basis to state and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and nonprofit organizations, tribal governments, and faith-based and community organizations. HVRP is the only federal program focused exclusively on employment of homeless veterans. President Obama has proposed increasing funding for the HVRP program to $50 million in the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget.

Many HVRP grant recipients' awards will also include funding to allow them to target specific at-risk veteran populations. The Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program provides funding for services to expedite the reintegration of incarcerated or recently incarcerated veterans who are at risk for homeless into the labor force. The Homeless Female Veterans and Veterans with Families Program provides funding for services to expedite the reintegration of homeless female veterans and veterans with families into the labor force.

Grantees in the HVRP program network coordinate their efforts with various local, state and federal social service providers. To learn more about the U.S. Department of Labor's unemployment and re-employment programs for veterans, visit www.dol.gov/vets/.
For the latest news, resources and grant information, visit our website at www.nchv.org.
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
333 1/2 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-546-1969 or toll-free 1-800-VET-HELP