Deadline Approaching for the Home Depot Foundation Veteran Housing Grant Program
Applications must be received by Dec. 1, 2017
The Home Depot Foundation Veteran Housing Grant Program is open to nonprofit organizations in the process of new development/rehabilitation of permanent supportive or transitional housing for veterans. This grant award is between $100,000 and $500,000 for the hard costs of construction.
Hill Watch: Congressional Funding Deadline Approaches
Votes expected soon to fund the federal government
Dec. 8, 2017 is when the stop-gap funding measure known as the “CR” (continuiing resolution), passed by Congress a few months ago, runs out. This CR flat funded the federal government for a few additional months past the end of the fiscal year. We are rapidly approaching the expiration of that extension.
We already have a good picture of where the House and Senate will come down during negations on our core programs. Here are the proposed numbers in both houses of Congress, as compared to the numbers of the President’s budget request of several months ago:
Grant and Per Diem
Supportive Services for Veteran Families
HUD-VA Supportive Housing
Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program
NCHV supports the Senate proposed numbers in every case. The need for more HUD-VASH vouchers is seen in many of the communities you work in, especially when it comes to the creation of new affordable housing through project basing of these vouchers. The SSVF program is in need of an infusion of funds to the tune of $400m this year in order to prevent the expiration of the 2015 surge grants, but the additional funds seen in the Senate numbers will go a long way towards preventing that expiration in many communities. Likewise, the Senate numbers for HVRP are not perfect – NCHV supports, at the minimum, funding that program at its fully authorized level of $50m.
This will come down to negotiations between the House and Senate. It is imperative that we all encourage Congress to accept the numbers proposed by the Senate committee. NCHV cannot predict exactly when the final measure will be written, agreed to, or passed, so it is imperative that we are all calling our representatives now before it is too late.
There is some talk that a larger, far reaching, budget deal may be met between the two political parties. In this case, the potential to increase program spending (including wider HUD funded programming) may present itself. There is also some talk that yet another temporary funding package (CR) may be passed before the deadline; this would essentially delay the decisions and create a new deadline sometime in January.
NCHV will be there to update you as these events unfold. Stay tuned to these pages, and to our eNewsletters and website, to make sure you are up to date on what is happening on the Hill.
Factors Contributing to Eviction from Permanent Supportive Housing: Lessons from HUD-VASH
Research brief from the National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans
The VA National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans has released the research brief, Factors Contributing to Eviction from Permanent Supportive Housing, by Dr. Ann Elizabeth Montgomery.
The results of this study indicate a number of factors associated with an eviction from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-Veterans Affairs (VA) Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) as well as factors that may mitigate this risk, both of which may inform field-based applications to identify imminent eviction among tenants of permanent supportive housing.
The National GPD Program Office is hosting a series of calls to review the NOFAs that recently published. Below are the dates and topics to be covered on each call. Click the links with the calls that have already taken place to hear a recording of the call. The dial in number for all the calls is 1-800-767-1750; access code 17663#
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 at 2pm Eastern - Review of the Bridge Housing and Clinical Treatment models
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 at 2pm Eastern - Review of the Transition In Place (TIP) NOFA
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 at 2pm Eastern - Review of the Low Demand model
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 at 2pm Eastern - Review of Service Intensive Transitional Housing model and Service Centers
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 at 2pm Eastern - Question and Answer Session
Open Enrollment for Medicare and the Marketplace
Enrollment for 2018 coverage now open, closes Dec. 15
Now through Dec. 15, Medicare Open Enrollment is your time to see if you can find lower premiums and extra benefits. Look at all your health plan choices for 2018 — including prescription drug plans and Medicare Advantage plans from private insurers.
Ameren Missouri accepts funding proposals year-round from nonprofits in the communities in Missouri that Ameren serves. Ameren Missouri’s funding priorities are arts and culture, civic and community, youth and education, health and human services, and the environment. To take the eligibility quiz and apply,click here.
TheSecurian Foundation is currently accepting grant applications from nonprofits located in Minnesota. The Foundation's funding priorities are economic independence, education, human services and special community needs, and the arts. Applications are due Feb 1. For information on eligibility and the application process,click here.
This eNewsletter is funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.
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