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 10/1/2018 Now Available:
         
Visit the HUD Exchange at https://www.hudexchange.info

Homefront: Save the Date for Summit 2019





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Save the Date for CSH Summit 2019
Streamlining Supportive Housing
PFS Improving Healthcare Delivery
Aligning Housing and Health
Healthcare Learning Collaboratives
2019 Indiana Supportive Housing Institute

Community Response Resources
Ensuring Safe Housing for Survivors
MSW Students Gain First-Hand Experience
Vote for Avalon Housing
Effectively Managing Housing with Services


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Save the Date for CSH Summit 2019

Mark April 30 - May 2 on your calendar now! CSH Supportive Housing Summit 2019 will activate cross-sector cooperation, collaboration and partnerships, connecting the dots with supportive housing. CSH and leaders from many professional fields important to supportive housing, including healthcare, education, child welfare, workforce development, IDD, justice reform, addiction, community planning and others will gather at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, IN. Registration will open soon.

Streamlining Supportive Housing Production

California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation to speed up the development of supportive housing across the Golden State. AB2162, Championed by Assemblymen David Chiu and Tom Daly, with strong support from CSH and Housing California, streamlines the approval process for housing developments that are 100% affordable with at least 25% of the units set aside for supportive housing.

PFS Improving Healthcare Delivery

CSH selected three community providers to advance Pay for Success initiatives that deliver stable housing and improved medical and mental healthcare to people unhoused or leaving institutions who frequently use costly crisis services. "These grants, coupled with CSH technical assistance, set the stage to explore how communities can create more supportive housing by leveraging Pay for Success financing and contracting, using the private and philanthropic dollars that come with it," said Deborah De Santis, President and CEO of CSH. Read our newest publication on the PFS Ingredients for Success.

Aligning Housing and Health

CSH, the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) and UnitedHealthcare Community & State are launching a cross-sector project: "Improving Health by Aligning Housing and Health Systems." This initiative, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provides the impetus for local and national partners to work together to improve health outcomes of Medicaid beneficiaries being served through managed care and living in federally assisted housing, including units within Public Housing Authorities. Five communities -- Columbus and Akron, Ohio; Houston and Austin, Texas; and King County/Seattle, Washington -- have been selected to receive assistance.

Healthcare Learning Collaboratives

CSH is a technical assistance provider through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), promoting strategies for health centers to improve healthcare access, housing stability and outcomes for patients experiencing homelessness. Join one of our Learning Collaboratives for health centers focused on Capital Expansion for Supportive Housing, best practices for serving Homeless Youth and our new offering for Community Health Workers with Lived Experience. Details are available by clicking here

2019 Indiana Supportive Housing Institute

CSH is seeking applicants for the tenth Indiana Supportive Housing Institute. The Institute will help supportive housing partners navigate the complex process of developing housing with supportive services to prevent and end homelessness. Targeted training, technical assistance, and the opportunity to apply for pre-development financing for both new and experienced development teams are available to Institute participants. In addition, industry experts, including staff from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), will provide insight on property management, financing, and building design. 

Community Response Resources

In any community, developing a coordinated strategy to address unsheltered homelessness is challenging. Join us for a free webinar on Wednesday, October 10 at 3:00pm ET to learn about our new Community Response Resources: Tools, Policies & Templates for Addressing Unsheltered Homelessness. This suite of comprehensive tools will assist in identifying and leveraging local champions and strengths to tackle issues that may arise during the development and implementation of a comprehensive outreach and engagement system.

Ensuring Safe Housing for Survivors

When providing supportive housing to families involved in the child welfare system with histories of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault, there are special considerations for family safety, assisting with child welfare goals, and ensuring access to safe, affordable housing. In recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, our One Roof effort has published Considerations when Providing Supportive Housing to Child Welfare Involved Families with a History of Domestic Violence, a new resource to promote the safety and security of families in supportive housing.

MSW Students Gain First-Hand Experience

CSH hosts the Homeless Services & Supportive Housing Provider Internship Placement Program in Los Angeles, pairing Masters in Social Work (MSW) students with our local nonprofit partners and supportive housing providers. CSH holds monthly trainings for the interns to supplement their classroom and field learning with homeless services specific content. There are 19 students, 6 universities and 9 service providers engaged in this program. Additional highlights are available by clicking here

Vote for Avalon Housing

Please vote for Avalon Housing's "Home for Good" program in the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation's Vital Senior People's Choice Award. Avalon is a valued partner of CSH, and this effort will provide technical assistance and training on the emerging best practices for aging adults in supportive housing. Home for Good is all about aging tenants remaining in stable, affordable housing with age-appropriate services and accommodations. Help Avalon win the $50,000 People's Choice Award by casting your vote today! 

Effectively Managing Housing with Services

CSH is partnering with Delivering Innovations in Supportive Housing to deliver a 3-part webinar course series covering the nuts and bolts of effectively managing supportive housing properties. The series includes: Driving Success through Collaboration, Preventing Evictions Through Lease Enforcement, and Creating Your Property Management Dream Team. Register for one course or all three. Full details are available by clicking here.


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SOARing Over Lunch Call - October

Join us for our October SOARing Over Lunch Call!
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SOARing Over Lunch: Monthly Calls to Enhance Your SOAR Knowledge

Reminder:

SOARing Over Lunch Call!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
1:00 p.m. ET

Our next SOARing Over Lunch call is scheduled for Tuesday, October 9, at 1:00 p.m. ET.
Please join us for this informal call aimed at peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and facilitated open discussion. While there is no agenda set in advance for these calls, we do want your ideas! Please e-mail us at soar@prainc.com to submit any questions and/or topics that you would like discussed on this call.
Call-in/log-in information:
http://prainc.adobeconnect.com/soaringoverlunch/
Conference Phone: 1-866-805-9853
Conference Code:  3195472964
Please note that all phone lines will be muted; attendees will hear the presenters speaking and can submit questions via Adobe Connect chat.
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Disclaimer: The SOAR Technical Assistance Center is sending this NewsFlash with support from SAMHSA, HHS. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official view of HHS or SAMHSA.

New Coordinated Entry Management and Data Guide Available for CoCs

HUD announces the release of a new product to support Continuums of Care (CoCs) in their implementation of coordinated entry (CE) processes. Managing and evaluating a CE process requires careful attention to data elements, client privacy, and system security. This CE guide assists CoCs in navigating the complexities of CE system management. The CE Management and Data Guide expands on previous HUD policy and management guidance and provides a deeper discussion of CE management roles and responsibilities, data privacy and security requirements, CE functionality considerations for HMIS and other data systems, and how to collect and use CE data for evaluation. By looking at how the component parts of a system function together, a CoC can begin to understand whether the pathways and service strategies it has created for participants are effective and efficiently result in crisis resolution.
Visit the Coordinated Entry page on the HUD Exchange to view all coordinated entry resources and guidance.
         
Visit the HUD Exchange at https://www.hudexchange.info

CPD Funding Matrix and Dashboard Reports Posted

The CPD Funding Matrix and Dashboard Reports, as of October 1, 2018, have been posted to HUD Exchange.
These reports provide funding information for each city and state that receive CPD program funds, including Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Continuum of Care (CoC), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), HOME, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), and Housing Trust Fund (HTF).
Reports detail the size of each grant received over the past several years, as well as the total amount of funds currently available to be spent on affordable housing and community and economic development activities.
CPD Funding Matrix Note: Based on the requirement that a grantee uses the adjusted ratio for determining its compliance with the CDBG timeliness standard of having no more than 1.5 times its annual allocation in its adjusted line of credit balance 60 days prior to the end of its current program year, HUD is in the process of updating the CDBG recapture risk column in the CPD Funding Matrix report, revised calculation is pending. In the meantime, a grantee wanting to know how much CDBG funding it may have at risk of recapture can do the following simple calculation:
{Adjusted line of credit (LOC) balance [LOC + program income + revolving loan fund balance(s)]} – {Annual allocation for current program year x 1.5} = Amount of potential reduction in next year’s grant (not to exceed actual grant amount)
Expenditures (all recipients): within 24 months from the date HUD signs the grant agreement.
Grantees with additional questions should contact their local field office.
         
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Conference: Solutions for Individual Homeless Adults





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Solutions for Individual Homeless Adults: A National Conference


Registration is now open for the Alliance's new national conference focusing on individual homeless adults.

The conference will take place in San Diego, California on Thursday, February 21 and Friday, February 22. • Register »

The largest group of people experiencing homelessness is individuals living on their own. Yet, except for smaller groups such as veterans and people who are disabled, individual adults are rarely prioritized and seldom receive housing assistance. This inaugural event will explore emerging research, innovative strategies, and proven best practices to address homelessness among this key population. The conference will explore solutions for important subpopulations, including young adults and those experiencing chronic homelessness.

Learn More and Register »

The Role of Emergency Shelter in Diversion


To effectively respond to homelessness, communities should be able to help residents maintain or regain housing without having to enter emergency shelter. Diversion is a strategy that helps people experiencing a housing crisis quickly identify and access safe alternatives to emergency shelter.

Read the Alliance's Key Takeaways for effective diversion and catch up on the recent Alliance webinar »

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