News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness


Exploring Policies for Increasing the Supply of Affordable Housing

  
Inclusionary zoning policies are tools that cities and states can consider to increase the supply of much-needed affordable housing. The policies ensure that a portion of newly constructed housing units are created and operated as affordable housing.
Regional Coordinator Katy Miller reviews some questions you should consider as you are exploring inclusionary zoning

Trust and Collaboration Drive Family Coordinated Entry in Phoenix, Arizona  
 
An evolving and purposeful collaboration has built a data-driven coordinated entry system for families in Phoenix.

Mattie Lord, Chief Program Officer at UMOM New Day Centers, describes the growth and impact of Phoenix's Family Housing Hub.  

HUD Releases Several New Resources on Ending Youth Homelessness





The Coordinated Entry for Youth Brief provides an overview of the four core elements: access, assessment, prioritization, and referral.
Engaging Youth in Decision Making provides guidance on how to engage youth in project development and governance.
Using a Housing First Philosophy When Serving Youth provides an overview of Housing First and how it applies to youth-serving projects.
Rapid Re-Housing for Youth includes a Jump Start Tool, a set of Frequently Asked Questions, and a Checklist.


CMS To Offer New Round of Technical Support for Medicaid-Housing Partnerships      

  

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is launching a second round of technical support for state Medicaid agencies to develop partnerships with their local housing systems. Up to 8 states, not including those who participated in the first round, will be selected to participate in this 9-month opportunity.
Don't miss this informational webinar TODAY, May 18, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern.

Read about the first round of technical assistance, which was delivered in partnership with USICH, HUD, and national organizations.



In Memoriam
The team at USICH joins with people across the country in celebrating the life and impact of Michael Stoops, a tireless national advocate who dedicated years of his leadership and wisdom to the National Coalition for the Homeless and to the cause of ending homelessness.
Read more about Michael's legacy from his NCH colleagues.

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A look at the president's fy 2018 budget proposal
Help the Alliance kick off its FY 2018 advocacy campaign.  Join us on Thursday, May 25 at 4 p.m. ET for an in-depth discussion and analysis of the proposed budget and what it could mean for key homeless assistance programs.

We will also share strategies for how to protect and preserve funding levels and resources in your community.
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Make Your Voice heard
Learning from the experience of others is critical to the work we do at the Alliance. The Eric Jungles Consumer Advisory Board (CAB) is looking for people who have experienced homelessness and are interested in helping design and advocate for policies to end homelessness. Interested in joining?
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Only Five Days Left
The National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference Scholarship Program was established to make attendance possible for those who are, or have experienced homelessness in the past. Applications for the upcoming July conference will be accepted until Monday, May 22, 2017.
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Preparing for the 2017 NOFA: Make Sure Your CoC Application is Housing First Focused
by Anna Blasco
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.
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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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