PY15 CDBG Reports Available on HUD Exchange

The Program Year (PY) 2015 CDBG reports are available on HUD Exchange. To access the PY 15 reports, select one of the links below for the Accomplishment, Expenditure, or Performance Profile reports:
To access previous PY reports, go to the 'Filter By' box on any of the above pages and choose the year for the reports you would like to view. Reports can also be filtered by State.
CDBG National Reports are also now available on the HUD Exchange.
All CDBG reports are also accessible from the CDBG Reports, Program Data, and Income Limits page on the HUD Exchange.
         
Visit the HUD Exchange at https://www.hudexchange.info

ESG Income Limits and when to apply them


Date Published: April 2017
Please note that the CPD Income Calculator has not been updated for the 2017 income limits. A listserv message will be sent out once the 2017 income limits have been updated in the calculator. Please make sure you receive HUD Exchange Mailing List messages for the ESG program.
HUD released the FY 2017 Income Limits, effective April 14, 2017, which can be found at HUDUSER FY 2017 Income Limits. Click on the data tab and scroll down to the 5th section labeled “HUD 30% Income Limit for ALL Areas.”
When working with ESG program income limits, please be aware of the following key points:
·        Extremely Low Income vs. Area Median Income Limits. The “Extremely Low Income (ELI) families" limits do NOT apply to the ESG or Continuum of Care (CoC) programs. ESG does not use the ELI measure to establish income limits but instead uses the 30% of Area Median Income (AMI) income limits. Please use the 30 percent AMI tables. If ESG recipients/subrecipients were to use the ELI standard, some applicants for ESG assistance might be falsely determined to be eligible for homelessness prevention assistance, when actually their incomes were over 30 percent AMI.

Under the ESG program, income eligibility is based on the HUD income limits in effect at the time of income verification. Income eligibility is not based on HUD income limits that correspond with the grant year under which the ESG funds were awarded.

·        Rapid Re-Housing Income Requirements. Please keep in mind for program participants receiving ESG “Rapid Re-Housing" assistance, an income assessment is not required at initial evaluation. At re-evaluation - which must take place not less than once annually for rapid re-housing - the participant's household must have an annual income that does not exceed 30 percent of median family income for the area, as determined by HUD.

·        Homelessness Prevention Income Requirements. The ESG Program interim rule limits eligibility for homelessness prevention assistance to individuals and families with incomes below 30 percent of AMI at intake and incomes that do not exceed 30 percent of AMI at re-evaluation, which must take place not less than once every 3 months.
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Webinar: Preapplication for Building Communities of Recovery Program Grants


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Webinar: Preapplication for Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act: Building Communities of Recovery Program Grants

Thursday, May 18, 2017 | 2–3 p.m. Eastern Time

SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment will deliver a preapplication webinar for potential applicants for grants under the fiscal year 2017 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act: Building Communities of Recovery program. This program aims to mobilize resources within and outside of the recovery community to increase the prevalence and quality of long-term recovery support from substance use and addiction. Please view the grant announcement for more details.
To participate in the webinar on May 18, please visit this website. If prompted for further information, please enter conference number PWXW4130923 and conference passcode 1412471. Then dial telephone number 1-888-968-4309 and enter the conference identification number 1412471.
Join the Webinar on May 18

CPD Funding Matrix and Dashboard Reports Posted

The May 2017 CPD Funding Matrix and Dashboard Reports have been posted to HUD Exchange.
These reports provide funding information for each city and state that receive CPD program funds, including Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Continuum of Care (CoC), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), HOME, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), and Housing Trust Fund (HTF).
Reports detail the size of each grant received over the past several years, as well as the total amount of funds currently available to be spent on affordable housing and community and economic development activities.
         
Visit the HUD Exchange at https://www.hudexchange.info

Blog Updates


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Opioid use disorder is one of the most serious public health challenges facing our nation, affecting nearly 2.4 million Americans in 2015. Unfortunately, many who need treatment are not receiving it. Giving people access to information on treatment options could be the first step to entering treatment and recovery. One of these treatment approaches is […]

One in five children in the U.S. experience a serious mental disorder at some point during their youth, and research shows that about 50 percent of all mental illnesses that happen in adulthood can emerge by age 14.  With so many families needing answers about youth mental health, it can be a challenge to know […]


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Space is filling up quickly for our National Conference on Ending Homelessness! Register by 3 p.m. ET Friday to take advantage of early registration prices.
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now accepting applications for consumer advisory board
The voices of people with lived experience are essential to our work. The Alliance is now accepting applications for our Consumer Advisory Board (CAB). CAB members inform our work to design and advocate for policies to end homelessness. Do you know some who is currently experiencing homelessness or has in the past that would be interested in elevating their voice? 
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soar releases 2016 outcomes
The SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery) Technical Assistance Center has released the outcomes of applications submitted from 2006 through June 2016.

Since 2006, SOAR has assisted 36,112 people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in accessing Social Security disability benefits.
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Alliance sponsors national symposium on ending youth homelessness
Registration is open for the First National Symposium on Solutions to End Youth Homelessness. The symposium, hosted by Point Source Youth in collaboration with the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research and the NYU Silver School of Social Work, will be held at New York University June 19-20. 
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want to learn more about rapid re-housing for youth?
Check out these great new youth rapid re-housing resources from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

And register for the next webinar in the Rapid Re-Housing for Youth Learning Community on May 25 at 2 p.m. ET! We will explore the topic of shared housing with experienced youth RRH providers.
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What can CoCs do right now to prepare for the Continuum of Care Program NOFA?
by Jen Saunders
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:
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Get Prepared for the 2017 Continuum of Care Program NOFA
by Jen Saunders
The release of the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) registration notice often marks a stressful time for communities. It begins the process of rigorous examination of data, assessment of priorities, and ultimately the need to make tough decisions at the program and system level. While we at the Alliance recognize that this can be challenging, we believe the NOFA process provides an opportunity too.
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Upon the Passing of Mike Lowry
by Nan Roman
It is with great sadness that we share the news that former Washington Gov. Mike Lowry, Alliance Board Co-Chairman, five-term Member of the US House of Representatives, and longtime advocate forhousing, environmental and other progressive causes, died Monday.
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