System Performance Measures Data Now Available

Data is a critical tool for driving change in communities. Continuums of Care (CoCs) are currently in the process of submitting their FY 2017 system performance measures – with a due date of May 31, 2018. HUD is happy to announce that it has released the CoC-level system performance measures data since FY 2015. This data is from the initial submissions and while the data may have some issues as CoCs worked through initial submissions, it is invaluable for getting a picture of what is going on across the country. HUD has added a few items to help CoCs create some points of comparison, including information about where CoCs are, their relative size, and how much funding they receive. This is just one more resource communities can look to as they strive to use data to make informed decisions about how to better end homelessness.
         
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SAMHSA Funding Opportunity: ACT Grants

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SAMHSA Funding Opportunity: ACT Grants


FOA Number:

SM-18-013
Application Due Date:
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Grants to Establish and Expand Assertive Community Treatment (Short Title: ACT).
The purpose of this program is to establish or expand and maintain ACT programs for individuals with a serious mental illness (SMI). SAMHSA expects this program will improve behavioral health outcomes for individuals by reducing rates of hospitalization, mortality, substance use, homelessness, and involvement with the criminal justice system. ACT is considered to be one of the most effective evidence-based programs designed to support community living for individuals with the most severe functional impairments associated with SMI.  Such individuals tend to need services from multiple providers (e.g., physicians, social workers) and multiple systems (e.g., social services, housing services, health care).
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Homelessness Update

Webinar: HUD NOFA Makes $100M in New ‘Mainstream’ Housing Vouchers Available – What You Need to Know
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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently issued a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for $100 million in new “mainstream” housing vouchers for people with disabilities.

The new funding is targeted to Public Housing Authorities that partner with housing and service agencies to house people at risk of homelessness and people with disabilities. Read more about this funding and join the Alliance and The Technical Assistance Collaborative for a webinar about this opportunity.

Webinar: Thursday, May 3, 2018 • 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET • Register »

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HUD Wants to Hear from Your RRH Program
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Over the next month, HUD will be conducting a web-based survey of rapid re-housing (RRH) programs as part of a national study. The purpose of the study is to allow HUD and other researchers to better understand how RRH programs are being implemented nationwide.

RRH programs that receive Continuum of Care or Emergency Solutions Grants funds will receive an email from HUD with a link to the survey.

If your RRH project’s program director has not received a link to the survey by April 30, please email rrhsurvey@abtassoc.com.
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Video Series: Making the Transition to Low-Barrier Shelter
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Transforming a traditional high-barrier shelter to one that is low barrier and focused on housing is not easy. But it’s key to ending homelessness.

Shelters across the country have changed the way they work by rewriting punitive rules and shifting to a Housing First philosophy. This short video series from the Alliance explores this work in the words of service providers who have done it.
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Ending Homelessness Today
the official blog of the national alliance to end homelessness
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Making the Shift from 'Cookie-Cutter' Rapid Re-Housing to a Program that Houses as Many People as Possible
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Scott Yard is the Director of Emergency & Prevention Programs for the Human Services department of Carroll County, Maryland. In this role, Scott directs the county's rapid re-housing program. Scott recently attended the Alliance's Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) Learning Collaborative in Maryland where he is working with colleagues to improve the state's RRH efforts. He reflected […]
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Time for Change: Findings from the SPARC Study on Race and Homelessness
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This guest post was written by Jeffrey Olivet and Marc Dones, lead authors of Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities Phase One Report. In recent years, an increasingly urgent dialogue has emerged around race and equity in America. But that dialogue has generally overlooked one of the most visible manifestations of racial inequity: homelessness. Homelessness is not colorblind. People […]
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In Honor of Dr. King: Exploring the Connection Between Homelessness, Employment, and Civil Rights
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The cornerstone of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy is his commitment to guaranteeing civil rights for African Americans. On the 50th anniversary of his death, we recall the intrinsic link between Dr. King's commitment to social justice and a dedication to economic justice. In his searing critique of “the three evils” of racism, poverty, […]
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