HTF Monthly Report Now Posted

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HUD is now posting the Housing Trust Fund (HTF) Deadline Compliance Status Reports. These monthly reports assist grantees and HUD Field Offices in monitoring compliance with the 2-year commitment requirement of the HTF statute and the 5-year expenditure requirement of the HTF regulations. The current report is now posted on the HUD Exchange at the link below. You may also access it from the Housing Trust Fund Page under "HTF Program Reports."
HTF Monthly Report as of 11/30/2017 Now Available:
         
Visit the HUD Exchange at https://www.hudexchange.info

Reminder: Deadline Today to Confirm 2017 AHAR Data - All Persons and Veterans

Thank you, again, for making the 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress reporting cycle a success! Your data contributes to the nation’s understanding of homelessness in America and informs federal policy to prevent and end it.
The deadline for confirming your community’s final AHAR data for All Persons and Veterans is TODAY, Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at 11:59 PM PST.
The community’s Continuum of Care (CoC) Primary should go into Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX) and press the “Confirm” button by the deadline. The Confirm button should be visible to all users and live for the CoC Primary. If the CoC Primary does not press “Confirm,” the data will be auto-confirmed after the deadline on December 6, 2017. The AHAR Liaison is not authorized to assess the usability status of your data unless the data are confirmed.
Confirming your data means that someone from the CoC who has a broad perspective of your community’s homeless population (e.g. CoC Primary) has reviewed and approved your community’s AHAR submission. Only the assigned CoC Primary can actively click the “Confirm” button. Clicking the confirmation button in HDX provides a final verification of each community’s data submission. The selected reviewer should assess the overall picture of homelessness depicted in the data submission to see if it matches their understanding of homelessness within the CoC. It is not necessary for this final review to inspect the details of the data, but just a summary, such as the information in the Data Summary report. If the selected reviewer would like to edit the data submission, they must contact their AHAR Liaison immediately.
As the review team conducts their final review of your data, they may contact you with final questions that are key in determining final usability.
To access the Data Summary Report, follow these instructions:
  • Log into the HDX and click on the Reports tab (in the blue menu at the top of your screen).
  • Click on AHAR Reports in the grey menu bar. The Data Summary Report is available separately for the All Persons data and the Veterans data.
  • Using the AHAR Number and AHAR Site drop down menus at the top of your screen, select which report you would like to run.
  • Finally, please click on the Data Summary Report, excel or PDF option, under the Canned Reports (on the right side of your screen). The HDX will generate the Data Summary Report and the system allows you to save a copy to your computer.
If you have any questions about the AHAR process, or have questions about the data submission requirements, you can reach out to your AHAR Data Liaison or consult the following 2017 AHAR guidance materials (links to these resources are on the HDX home page):
If additional questions arise that are not addressed by these resources, consult your assigned AHAR Liaison, or submit them online through the Ask A Question (AAQ) portal on the HUD Exchange website. To submit a question to the HDX AAQ portal, select ”HDX: Homelessness Data Exchange (including PIT, HIC, and AHAR)“ from the “My question is related to” dropdown list on Step 2 of the question submission process.
         
Visit the HUD Exchange at https://www.hudexchange.info

New Housing Doesn’t Crowd Schools

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
In This Issue: Shelter Shorts (It's Back!) ● Would Trump's CRA "Do No Harm?" ● Inclusionary Housing Victory! ● Myths About Demo in Cleveland ● New Housing Doesn't Crowd Schools ● Also: Jobs ● Resources ● Industry News +
Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce
Only a few things in life are certain: Death, Republicans trying to cut taxes on the wealthy, and the fact that people opposing new housing development will bring up the possibility of overcrowding the local school system. With a new study’s findings, fears trotted out in the face of proposed affordable housing developments have real oppositional data, but is evidence enough?
The Week in Community Development

Demolitions conducted using Hardest Hit Funds have exposed already suffering communities to asbestos. Vancouver gets accessory dwelling units right. Obama dismisses the idea of a community benefits agreement in Chicago. Does repeated discrimination negatively affect your body? Plus lots more . . .
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Zach Murray, Grounded Solutions Network
California’s recent passage of a comprehensive housing package includes a bill that ensures cities and counties will once again have the full power of inclusionary housing at their disposal. What does this mean for affordable housing in the state?
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The cardinal rule of “first, do no harm,” in medicine should be applied as the Trump administration mulls Community Reinvestment Act reform, and enact no changes that result in less lending and investing in underserved communities.
Frank Ford, Western Reserve Land Conservancy
Demolition can generate emotional reactions, especially in places with a history of urban renewal. But critics of demolishing any vacant homes are ignoring the evidence.
Events
Tues., Dec. 12, 2 p.m. ET Identifying Expiring Affordable Homes with the National Housing Preservation Database (NHPD) This webinar, presented by the National Low Income Housing Coalition and the Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation, will show participants how to use the latest features of the NHPD through a live demonstration, identify federally assisted properties at risk of loss, and the risk factors that increase the likelihood of that loss.
Industry News
Charlie Warner, a founder of the Minnesota Housing Partnership and Home Line, and longtime organizer around tenants rights, affordable housing, and housing cooperatives, passed away on Nov. 8 at the age of 77. Chip Halbach, former executive director of the Minnesota Housing Partnership, told the Star Tribune that Warner was considered the "heart and soul of the affordable housing and tenants' rights movements” in Minnesota.
Resources
Building the Case: Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and HealthThis new report by the Bipartisan Policy Center explores the potential links between LIHTC projects and health outcomes as well as examines innovative ways to leverage LIHTC policy to improve health, research gaps, and federal policy implications.
Social Enterprise in the NeighborWorks Network ● Nonprofits nationwide face the challenge of tight budgets at the same time that demand for their services is increasing. In partnership with the Stanford Social Innovation Review, NeighborWorks America has published a comprehensive look at how network members are transforming their operations into financially self-sustaining businesses that support their missions of service.  
What About Housing? A Policy Toolkit for Inclusive GrowthGrounded Solutions Network's new toolkit is designed to help communities better understand policies available to promote inclusion and how it might work best in their local context.
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