Reminder: 2017 Basically CDBG for Entitlement Grantees - Milwaukee, WI - July 25-27, 2017

Registration Extended through June 28, 2017 - Register Today!

This training provides answers to common Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) questions and highlights HUD's interpretation of key policy issues. Participants will learn:
  • CDBG National Objectives & Eligible Activities
  • Program Administration & Financial Management
  • Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS) Performance Measurement & Reporting/Recordkeeping
  • CDBG-Disaster Recovery (DR) eligible activities and requirements
This is a 3-day training, and includes a combination of lecture and hands-on exercises.

Who Should Attend?

This training is intended for all Entitlement grantees. Please note that each grantee is limited initially to one (1) staff member.

Schedule of Training Deliveries

Title Date and Time Registration Link
Basically CDBG for Entitlement
Grantees - Seattle, WA
July 11-13, 2017
8:00 AM-5:30 PM PDT
Registration Closed
Basically CDBG for Entitlement
Grantees - Milwaukee, WI
July 25-27, 2017
8:00 AM-5:30 PM CDT
Register Now
Basically CDBG for Entitlement
Grantees - Philadelphia, PA
August 22-24, 2017 Registration Not Open

Additional Information

Please note that final enrollment confirmations will not be sent out until approximately one week after the registration closes. We cannot provide waitlist status until we receive and process all requests. Please hold on making any nonrefundable travel plans until you receive an official confirmation that you have secured a seat in the course. HUD cannot be responsible for penalties incurred due to cancelled arrangements.
To accommodate high demand for this training – registrants from grantees that have sent a representative to a Basically CDBG training in the last year will be waitlisted. After each grantee’s first registrant, additional CDBG staff will be waitlisted and will only be permitted to register if the training does not reach capacity. Due to the limited availability of training seats, for-profit corporations, consultants, and consulting firms are not permitted to register for Basically CDBG classes. CDBG grant administrators may be permitted to attend on a case by case basis.
Registration for the Milwaukee, WI training closes on June 28, 2017. HUD will review the registration list within approximately one week and send out confirmations and notifications of waitlist status.

Training Point of Contact

Tina Dudley | 202-649-3918 |

Registering for the 2017 Basically CDBG for Entitlement Grantees - Milwaukee, WI

Access the registration page using one of the links listed below and then select Register Now on the right side of the page.
If you have not yet registered for an HUD Exchange Learn account:
Create an Account on the HUD Exchange
  1. Go to the HUD Exchange (
  2. Click Log In (at the upper right).
  3. Click Create an Account.
  4. Fill out the form, and click the Create Account button.
Your account has been created. You will receive a confirmation email.
If you have already registered for a HUD Exchange Learn account:
  1. Enter your Username and Password; select Log in
  2. If prompted to fill out additional information, please do so, and select Update
  3. You will be brought directly to the course detail page in HUD Exchange Learn
  4. Select the checkbox next to the class name and location and then select Enroll in this Class
If you are unsure if you have a HUD Exchange Learn account:
  • Go to the HUD Exchange Login page, and enter your email address into the field: Forget Username or Password?
  • If a username for that email address already exists, you will receive an email with a temporary password that you can use to follow the steps above. If not, you’ll receive an error message.

Additional Instructions

To find out more information about upcoming trainings and access materials from previously held trainings, go to HUD Exchange Trainings.
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Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its report on the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), and estimated that their proposed healthcare overhaul would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026. This includes 15 million fewer people receiving coverage as a result of nearly $800 billion in cuts to Medicaid. Medicaid resources are crucial for communities battling homelessness, and these cuts would be devastating to our country’s most vulnerable citizens.

Thank you to everyone who helped by calling your Senator last week during our National Call-In Day to Protect Medicaid! It will only take 3 Senators to reject these cuts, and they still need to hear from you. If you missed the chance to call last week, or have 10 minutes to call again, your voice can make the difference!  
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Medicaid, and access to affordable healthcare, is essential to the fight against homelessness, and has touched people personally across the country. Help the Alliance tell the story of how access to Medicaid helped you or someone you know exit or prevent homelessness by sharing your story with us. You can send us your name, contact information, a short overview of your story, and a picture to If we are able to share your story in the fight to Protect Medicaid, we will reach out with further questions and details.

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Retiring ART Gallery Reports

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Bowman Client Update
Retiring ART Gallery Reports
We are going to retire the following ART Gallery reports from the ART Gallery on July 7, 2017:
List of reports being retired from ART Gallery:
  • 0603 - HOPWA CAPER - v10
  • 0604 - HOPWA APR - v8
  • 0625 - HUD CoC APR – v29 (Old version)
The HOPWA reports will be retired as the only current HMIS requirement for HOPWA providers is to collect the current Data Dictionary elements in HMIS. The 0603/0604 reports are based on an old workflow using pre-2014 HMIS Data Dictionary fields. HUD TA has indicated that at some point vendors will receive report specifications for a new HOPWA APR/CAPER. Until then, HOPWA providers will need to compile reporting information outside of HMIS or using customized reporting. HUD's encourages HOPWA providers to use HMIS as the data is valuable to the CoC for Planning and Coordinated Entry but HOPWA reporting does not come from HMIS at this time.
You may make a copy of these reports to your own folders if you wish to keep copies of them. Please note that once these reports are retired we will no longer provide support for them and they will not be re-created in Qlik Sense – noting that at some point, the New CoC APR may move into Qlik Sense but will remain a Provider Report in the meantime.
Please contact your CCA if you have further questions.
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Opposition to Housing Melts in Bay Area

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
In This Issue: Guess What Trump Treasury Wants to Take Away Now ● False Equivalency on Race, Again ● Opposition to Housing Melts in Bay Area ● Also: Resources ● You Said It! ● In Case You Missed It ● Jobs ● More
Randy Shaw, Tenderloin Housing Clinic 
The times they are a changin’, at least when it comes to San Francisco and Berkeley housing.

On June 13, San Francisco’s Mayor Ed Lee signed HOME SF into law. The district supervisor-sponsored measure will add 16,000 housing units in the next two decades, 5,000 of which will be affordable.

On that night in Berkeley, a large turnout of pro-housing activists stopped the Berkeley City Council’s plans to halt new housing. In response to grassroots pressure, Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin announced before the meeting that the agenda item promoting downzoning was . . .
Gregory D. Squires, George Washington University 
In his June 7 column in The Wall Street Journal (“50 Years After Loving v. Virginia, Colleges Embrace Segregation") Jason L. Riley equates Jim Crow segregation practices with current calls for safe spaces and all-Black housing options for students who express this preference.

He concludes, “Many on the left today seem unable to decide whether all those Southern segregationists were wrong—or just ahead of their time.” This tiring trope is frequently trotted out by conservatives who either . . .
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A citizen’s normal (and reasonable) assumption is that the federal government will generally enact polices that make our economic system more fair and efficient. Yet, a recent Treasury Department report on bank regulation and policy titled "A Financial System that Creates Economic Opportunities," promotes changes that would move us backward when it comes to building a financial system that is equitable, efficient, and protects consumers and communities from abusive practices.

In the early days of his administration, President Trump signed an executive order that required the Treasury Department to study financial regulation with the aim of updating and streamlining regulation. The order mandated that the Treasury assess the extent to which government oversight of the financial sector achieved certain core principles. Two of these principles were . . .
Health Affairs: Medicare Advantage Associated With More Racial Disparity Than Traditional Medicare For Hospital Readmissions. In understanding the inequities of health caused by such factors as segregation, poor housing, and limited availability of fresh food, we know how big a factor racial discrimination is. But is there a racial component to hospital readmissions? In a new study reported on in Health Affairs, researchers found that Black patients with Medicare had a 33 percent greater readmission rate for identical ailments than whites, and the rate doubled when they had a Medicare Advantage plan.
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You Said It!

The need to get manufactured homes legitimized throughout the country and particularly in metropolitan areas is long overdue. But housing cooperatives have found that a long, expensive period of homeownership training is not . . .  --Herb Fisher, more
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