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New Report: Trends in Substance Use Disorders Among Adults Aged 18 or Older



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New Report Now Available: Trends in Substance Use Disorders Among Adults Aged 18 or Older

SAMHSA's Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality is pleased to announce the release of a new short report, Trends in Substance Use Disorders Among Adults Aged 18 or Older. The report, based on data from the annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health, highlights the number of American adults with substance use disorders in the past year and trends in substance use disorders between 2002 and 2014. Reducing substance use disorders and related problems among adults is critical for mental and physical health, safety, and quality of life.
Access the Full Report


New IDIS FAQs Now Available on the HUD Exchange

Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are available on the HUD Exchange. FAQs provide guidance on commonly asked questions.
View the FAQs on the IDIS FAQs page.
The newly added FAQs address:
  • How to edit grantee program contact information
  • How to revise a Target Completion Due Date for a CDBG remediation plan
  • How to correct a CDBG activity setup when it shows as 'not ready to fund'
  • How to add a year to the PR26 report
If you have a question that is not answered by the existing FAQs, please submit your question through the HUD Exchange Ask a Question (AAQ) portal. On Step 2 of the question submission process, select "IDIS: Integrated Disbursement and Information System" in the "My question is related to" drop down list, and then select the related program to which your question belongs.
The IDIS resource pages provide guidance, tools, and webinars to assist grantees in using IDIS.
         
Visit the HUD Exchange at https://www.hudexchange.info

News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness


How DESC in Seattle, Washington, Connects People Affected by Opioid Use to Housing         


Every year, DESC helps hundreds of men and women who are disabled by serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders to move off the streets and into supportive housing using a Housing First approach.
To understand more about how DESC successfully connects people with opioid use disorders to housing options, we spoke with Daniel Malone, DESC's Executive Director

People Experience Homelessness, They Aren't Defined By It. Let's Make Sure Our Language Reflects That. 
 
In the past, we've written about why it's important to pay attention to how we talk about the work we do in order to build support in our communities for ending homelessness. But how we talk about the people we serve is just as critical.

At USICH, we refer to the individuals and families we are working for using people-first language. Our director of communications, Jennifer Rich, explains why we encourage you to do the same.  

Don't Miss HUD's New Guidebook on the Core Elements of Coordinated Entry!





Coordinated entry has four core elements: Access, Assessment, Prioritization, and Referral. This new guide explains each of the elements and helps you plan how to implement them. It also alerts you to challenges you may face along the way.

We're Looking for a Regional Coordinator and a Communications Specialist. Join Us!    
 
Are you a dynamic change agent with a passion for improving lives?

Join our tight-knit, determined team as we work across the federal, state, and local levels to end homelessness for all Americans.  
U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, 1275 First Street, NE, Suite 227, Washington, DC 20552

Homelessness Update



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Alliance Online News

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THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017 AT 2:00 PM – UPCOMING WEBINAR WITH THE RAPID RE-HOUSING FOR YOUTH LEARNING COMMUNITY
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Connecting young people to employment opportunities is an essential piece of the ending youth homelessness puzzle. This online meeting of the Alliance's RRH for Youth Learning Community will explore best practices in making that connection for youth in RRH programs.
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Upcoming: National Week of Action: July 22 – 29, 2017
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Our partners at the National Low Income Housing Coalition are preparing for a Housing Week of Action next month. Mark your calendars, and be ready to join advocates across the country in the National Week of Action calling for greater investments in affordable homes. Find out more about how to get involved in events in your local community at Our Homes, Our Voices.
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American Bar Association launches national Homeless Youth Legal Network
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The American Bar Association announced this week that it is launching a initiative focused on addressing the legal needs of homeless youth. The Homeless Youth Legal Network will provide information and assistance to professionals and advocates, as well as foster connections to service providers and attorneys for homeless youth seeking legal aid. Visit the Network's webpage to learn more.
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from the blog
Ending Homelessness Today
the official blog of the national alliance to end homelessness
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If Congress cuts Medicaid, ending homelessness gets much harder
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UPDATE: Since this was posted, the Senate announced it would delay a vote until after the July 4th recess. While this delay is an important victory, it does not mean it had been defeated. Now is still the time to take action to fight these cuts! The Senate is barreling toward a reported goal to […]
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Preparing for the 2017 NOFA: Make Sure Your CoC Application is Housing First Focused
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Throughout the month of May, the Alliance will post weekly blogs dedicated to helping communities prepare for the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).  This is the third blog in that series. In our last post, we introduced the CoC Award's Preparation Checklist and began talking about some of the steps […]
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What can CoCs do right now to prepare for the Continuum of Care Program NOFA?
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Last week, we blogged about what the 2017 CoC Program NOFA Registration Notice tells us about the upcoming competition. As communities anxiously await the release of the NOFA, there are a number of steps CoCs can take now to get ready. These steps, which are outlined in the Alliance's CoC Awards Preparation Checklist, include: Review […]
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About Us

The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to solving the problem of homelessness and preventing its continued growth.
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The Alliance is online: on Facebook, on Twitter, on our blog, and on our website! Join the Alliance's online community, and stay up-to-date with homelessness and housing information.
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www.endhomelessness.org

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Need Technical Assistance?

Visit the Center for Capacity Building to learn more about the ways the Center can help your community end homelessness.
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