Deadline Extension for Final Submission of 2016 AHAR Data – All Persons and Veterans

The deadline for final submission of 2016 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) data for All Persons and Veterans has been extended to Thursday, December 8, 2016, at 11:59 PM PST to accommodate the need for data resubmissions in response to changes to Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) and Emergency Shelter (ES) canned reports. Please keep an eye out for possible vendor announcements about patch releases and the need to resubmit some of your data.
The deadline for confirming your community's final AHAR data for All Persons and Veterans is also extended to Monday, December 12, 2016, at 11:59 PM PST.
If you have any questions about the AHAR process, or have questions about the data submission requirements, you can reach out to your AHAR Data Liaison or consult the following 2016 AHAR guidance materials:
For more information, visit the AHAR Guides, Tools, and Webinars page.
If additional questions arise that are not addressed by these resources, consult your assigned AHAR Data Liaison, or submit them online through the HDX Ask A Question (AAQ) portal on the HUD Exchange website. To submit a question to the HDX AAQ portal, select "HDX: Homelessness Data Exchange (including PIT, HIC, and AHAR)" from the "My question is related to" dropdown list on Step 2 of the question submission process.
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2015 CoC GIS Toolkits Posted November 22, 2016

HUD has posted the 2015 HUD CoC GIS Toolkit for Communities on the HUD Exchange.
The HUD CoC GIS Toolkit for Communities expands the mapping resources available to HUD Exchange users by providing a no-cost downloadable software tool that allows users to interact with professional quality GIS maps.
The toolkit includes data on CoC Boundaries, HUD Geocodes and Preliminary Pro Rata Need, Housing Inventory Count data, U.S. Census demographics, detailed street maps, and more. Toolkit capabilities include mapping and saving addresses and other custom locations, producing custom routes with intermediate waypoints, and producing custom maps with annotation.
Users access pre-compiled projects through a free software product called ArcReader and are able to open and explore HUD specific project data as well as design and print custom maps. No special software or map skills beyond basic computer skills are required, meaning users can quickly get started working with maps of their communities.

Homelessness declines nationally, see where your state stands.

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Homelessness decreases in Maryland
On a single night in 2016, 549,928 people experienced homelessness in the United States, according to the recently released U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development report. This marks a 2.6 percent decrease from last year, largely due to increases in permanent housing options rather than temporary placements.

Read the full report and see how your state ranked.
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Apply Now for the Transatlantic Practice Exchange
Applications are now open for the 2017 Transatlantic Practice Exchange, and are due on Monday, December 18, 2017. The Exchange is an opportunity for five homeless service providers to spend up to two weeks researching responses to homelessness in the UK. The Exchange is a partnership between the Alliance, Homeless Link, and the Oak Foundation.

Read more about why you should apply on our blog.
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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has published the final rule implementing housing protections under the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA). It guarantees core protections across HUD programs to ensure that no one is denied assistance, evicted, or has their assistance terminated because of their status as a victim of domestic violence. The 2013 VAWA legislation and resulting final rule go into effect December 16.
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alliance events
aging in place: integrating health and housing
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Register for Community Catalyst's webinar on the growing research and recognition that the aging population requires a more effective integration of housing and healthcare. Speakers will highlight the impact affordable housing has on seniors' ability to remain housed.
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Application Open for the 2017 Transatlantic Practice Exchange
by Anna Blasco
Homeless service providers in the US can now apply to participate in the 2017 Transatlantic Practice Exchange!
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Take Rapid Re-housing Practice to the Next Level
by Cynthia Nagendra
Communities around the country are implementing extremely successful rapid re-housing practice for a wide range of populations experiencing homelessness. As communities are investing more in rapid re-housing, several have taken rapid re-housing practice to the next level. While practice is improving, especially in communities with experienced providers, many communities and programs still need to standardize their practice.
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Insights on Homelessness from Across the Pond
by Anna Blasco
This year five homeless service providers from the United States, and five from the United Kingdom had the opportunity to study an innovative practice on the other side of the Atlantic. The experience is fascinating and eye-opening for all of the participants, who gain a new perspective on their work.
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