2017 NHSDC Spring Conference

The National Human Services Data Consortium (NHSDC) is a collaborative organization that understands the importance of data quality and the value of using valid and reliable data for community planning and performance measurement. NHSDC has worked for over 11 years to deliver conferences that allow Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) professionals to discuss current challenges and best practices while developing a critical network of peer support.
As in past years, the NHSDC conference is a HUD-approved conference. Therefore, HMIS funds awarded under the Continuum of Care (CoC) and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Programs may be used to attend the 2017 NHSDC Spring Conference. Projects without funds designated for HMIS cannot use funds from other budget line items (e.g., project admin funds) to attend this event.
For more information, please visit the NHSDC website.
Visit the HUD Exchange at https://www.hudexchange.info

SAMHSA Announces Funding Opportunity: Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals


SAMHSA Announces Funding Opportunity:
Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals

SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is now accepting applications for FY 2017 Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals (GBHI). This opportunity supports the development and/or expansion of community infrastructure that integrates behavioral health treatment and services for substance use disorders (SUDs) and co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (CODs), permanent housing, and other critical services for individuals, youth, and families experiencing homelessness.
One of the grant's required activities is connecting clients who experience SUDs or CODs to enrollment resources for health insurance, Medicaid, and mainstream benefits such as SSI/SSDI.
How can SOAR providers get involved?
1. Share this grant opportunity with key stakeholders in your community
  • Discuss the grant requirements and application at your next SOAR Steering Committee and/or Continuum of Care (CoC) meeting
  • Share this with your organization's Executive Director or development department, as well as other local stakeholders who may be interested in pursuing this funding
2. Propose including funding for a full time or part time SOAR benefits specialist in the GBHI application
  • SOAR specialists are pivotal in increasing access to mainstream benefits for individuals with CODs and this income is critical to obtaining stable housing!
3.Highlight your successful SOAR community collaborations in the GBHI Project Narrative
  • As part of your proposed implementation plan in the Project Narrative, brag about your current successes with SOAR and incorporate data from the Online Application Tracking (OAT) system or your state's tracking program
  • Document how increasing your local capacity for SOAR and integrating it with housing and treatment services supports recovery for individuals with SUDs and CODs
Who is eligible to apply?
Community-based public and private nonprofit entities, such as:
  • Local governments;
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations (UIO), and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations;
  • Public or private universities and colleges; and
  • Community- and faith-based organizations.
Since this grant is intended to expand the reach of other targeted efforts, grantees awarded in FY 2015 for Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals – Services in Supportive Housing (GBHI-SSH) and FY 2016 and FY 2017 Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI) are not eligible to apply.
Award details
Up to 24 awards will be made, with each grantee receiving up to $400,000 per year. The grant may be continued up to five years, depending upon availability of funds. 
Application deadline
Applications are due by Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

Homelessness Update: Watch Nan Roman's #NAEH17 Speech

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Watch the keynote address from last week’s conference on ending family & youth homelessness
I ask you to commit to work hard on one more thing that represents your values.  And that is to help us get the resources that we must have to help you end homelessness.”

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Check out our YouTube playlist for other inspiring videos from the conference.

what are the needs of homeless jobseekers?
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president trump's first budget and its impact on affordable housing
There are significant threats facing affordable housing and community development programs. You can help protect these resources from severe funding cuts. Join Steve Berg, our Vice President of Program and Policy, for a webinar on Monday, March 6 at 3 p.m. ET. and learn what you can do to support the national effort to preserve homeless assistance funding and fortify your community’s resources.​
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the official blog of the national alliance to end homelessness
Homelessness and Immigration Enforcement: What You Should Know
by Kathryn Monet
The recent arrests of several undocumented immigrants leaving a hypothermia shelter located in a church in Virginia have prompted many to ask how they can protect the rights of at-risk clients, as well as how to prepare for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) actions. Learn more about what you and your program should do.
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Sanctuary Jurisdictions: What You Need to Know about Executive Order 13768
by Kathryn Monet
Executive Order 13768 has led to much confusion about what it means for cities, counties, and states that may be considered sanctuary jurisdictions. While we are not immigration law experts here at the Alliance, we are sharing what we do know to inform ongoing conversations at the local level.
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What can YOU do to increase and improve rapid re-housing?
by Jen Saunders and Samantha Batko
Over the past few weeks, we have been blogging about how and what communities can do to identify and access new funding for rapid re-housing.  Today the Alliance is releasing three new resources that further explore strategies for how communities can expand capacity and improve performance of rapid re-housing.
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