News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

Home, Together.                  Read the Plan.                  Watch the Video.

Homelessness in America: Focus on People with Disabilities Experiencing Chronic Homelessness 

To prevent and end homelessness in America, we must have a clear understanding of who is at risk of homelessness and who goes on to experience it.  

In this second installment of our Homelessness in America series, we focus on people with disabilities experiencing chronic homelessness, who make up 24% of individual adults experiencing homelessness and 5% of families.   

After Ending Veteran Homelessness in 2015, Philadelphia Turned to Sustainability

The partnership between HUD, VA, the City, and an array of nonprofit providers that helped Philadelphia provide housing opportunities to more than 2,000 Veterans had to turn its attention to making sure Veterans exiting homelessness succeeded in housing.
Read more from Kathleen Salerno at Veterans Multi-Service Center about how the Philadelphia pilot program resulted in measurable success for Veterans.

Watch the Webinar on Improving Employment Outcomes for Veterans Exiting Homelessness

Home, Together calls for an increased focus on helping people who exit homelessness find employment success. USICH and our member agencies recently formed an interagency working group to continue to strengthen our strategies and collaboration.    
In this webinar recording, learn more about programs in the Departments of Labor and Veterans Affairs that can work collaboratively to help Veterans find stable employment.

New Guide from the Department of Justice Helps Youth Navigate Re-Entry       

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention released "Reentry Starts Here: A Guide for Youth in Long-Term Juvenile Corrections and Treatment Programs."  
The guide is designed to help youth prepare for re-entry and success in their community, including critical questions about housing stability.
We are listening to your feedback on "Home,Together." Make sure you are being heard! 
Check out what one community member in Austin,Texas, had to say about the Plan.

U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, 301 7th St. SW, Room 2080, Washington, DC 20407

HUD LSA Export Update

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HUD LSA Export Update
HUD has sent out an announcement that they are extending the deadline for vendors to have the LSA export in HMIS. This is due to extensive changes to the report programming specifications. HUD will be meeting with vendors on September 6th to provide more details about the changes. Once we have more information we will send out another update announcement with the new release date for the LSA export in ServicePoint.
Here is a link to the HUD announcement:
In the interim, please make sure at minimum the following objects contain information and current HUD picklist values where applicable for your providers that you wish to include in the LSA export:
  • CoC Code
  • CoC Code Geocode
  • CoC Code Geography Type
  • CoC Code Start Date
  • Operating Start Date
  • Organization Identifier
  • Project Type
  • Housing Type
  • Continuum Project (Must be set to "Yes" for inclusion)
The export will also check the "CoC Code End Date" and "Operating End Date" but it does allow for them to be blank for providers that are still serving clients.
We highly recommend using the "0227 Project Descriptor Data Elements Data Quality" report available in the ART Gallery to review this information for your providers.
You may also access additional HUD resources/information about the LSA report in this library in the Customer Community:  "HACS ServicePoint AHAR/LSA". We will update the documents in the library once HUD has provided us with updated documentation.

Please contact your CCA if you have further questions.
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