Upcoming: Invite to the Mayors Challenge National Call - October 20, 2016 - 2:00 PM EDT

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Upcoming: Invite to the Mayors Challenge National Call - October 20, 2016 -
2:00 PM EDT

Please join HUD Secretary Julián Castro, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vice President Raymond Towle for a discussion on engaging and partnering with the business community in efforts to end veteran homelessness. We welcome all mayors, city staff, community partners, and stakeholders to join us.
Call Details:
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time: 2:00 - 2:45 PM EDT
RSVP: AT&T Audio Conferencing web page (Conference ID: 404322)
If you have any questions, please email MayorsChallenge@hud.gov.

Notes from the September 28th Call: Tight Rental Markets

Replay Number: 800-475-6701 | Code: 402942
  • Communities across the country continue to face tight rental markets for affordable units, including for Veterans with vouchers in hand. Those with high cost markets in general can face even more obstacles.
  • There is an overall need for additional affordable housing to be made available. Voucher subsidies can only go so far.
  • Partnerships will be key to address the various challenges (opportunity for examples: landlord fairs, risk mitigation funds, etc.)
  • Partnering with landlords is one strategy to support securing additional units, and mayors and other local leaders can play a key role in ensuring landlords in their communities are aware of the opportunities to rent to veterans and of the resources available to support them as landlords.
  • Engaging managers and developers to dedicate units and build additional affordable housing is an additional crucial strategy.
  • It will take leadership and prioritization of this work by mayors and other local leaders to ensure every veteran has a safe, stable place to call home.



News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

 United States Interagency 
 Council on Homelessness          
October 14, 2016

Domestic Violence Service Providers - Key Partners in Preventing and Ending Homelessness

Purple Ribbon for Domestic Violence Awareness Connecting individuals and families fleeing domestic violence to the housing and services options they need to maintain safe, stable housing is a critical component of preventing and ending homelessness. To both increase your system capacity and meet the unique needs of victims and survivors of domestic violence, you must have domestic violence service providers at your table. 

This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Management and Program Analyst Brittani Manzo shares how to leverage this partnership to strengthen your efforts.

Amanda Andere of Funders Together to End Homelessness on Why We Must Tackle Racial Inequity
Amanda Andere_ Funders Together to End Homelessness
"Philanthropy can fill in gaps, leverage resources, and use their voice to advocate for real change. Funders Together members want all of that and more. They come together because without systems change, we can't end homelessness as we know it. And if we don't talk about the structural issues that cause racial inequity in housing, human services, and criminal justice, can homelessness ever be rare, brief, and one-time?"

Read more of the commentary from Amanda Andere, CEO of Funders Together to End Homelessness. 

Innovative Community Partnerships Increase Housing Stability for Students in Kansas City, Kansas

On October 1, a number of new provisions to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act took effect, requiring even closer collaboration between state and local education agencies and the homelessness services systems. 
Kansas City, Kansas, is one of a number of communities that are using innovative, collaborative practices to increase housing stability and school attendance for children and youth.

Learn more about the 1,400 Diplomas initiative in Kansas City, Kansas. 

New Guidebook for States on Expanding Access to Supportive Housing

Housing is Health Care front cover The National Governor's Association recently released

a step-by-step guide for how states can create greater access to housing solutions for high-need, high-cost Medicaid enrollees in order to improve health care outcomes and reduce overall spending on health care and public safety net programs.