LSA Export Issue Resolved

LSA Export Issue Resolved
The LSA export issue with the "LSAHousehold.csv" file has been resolved. Please go ahead and resume LSA exports and uploads to HDX.

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SOARing Over Lunch Call - December

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


SOARing Over Lunch Call!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
1:00 p.m. ET

Our next SOARing Over Lunch call is scheduled for Tuesday, December 4, 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 to submit any questions and/or topics that you would like discussed on this call.
Call-in/log-in information:
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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A simple request

On this #GivingTuesday we’re asking for your support.

Today, you may receive dozens of requests for help from very worthy nonprofits. All of them will tell you why it’s important to support them. We’d also like to tell you why, after 43 years, we are still an important part of the field and make a difference in the lives of many people.

But, rather than telling you ourselves, we thought it would be best of it came from one of our readers. Tiffany Eng of Grounded Solutions wrote us a note, reproduced in its entirety below, telling us why Shelterforce is important to her. Her words, and words from other readers, inspire us at Shelterforce every day. We hope they inspire you to lend your support today.
"I wanted to send you a short note of appreciation and let you know how much I value Shelterforce and your timely and relevant articles, which are always shareworthy. The breadth and depth of your content keep pace with—and more often lead—my conversations at the national and community level and I really appreciate the fact that so much content comes directly from practitioners and thought leaders.

Whenever I see Shelterforce articles echo throughout social media, or forwarded to an email list I’m on, I either get a momentary burst of satisfaction in knowing 'I already read that,' a helpful nudge reminding myself 'I meant to read that!', or a puzzling look as I click on the link trying to figure out 'How did I miss that?!' Recently, I saw a coworker confidently reference Shelterforce content in a Facebook debate with a friend over rent control. I’m pretty sure she won the debate.

After each read, I often find myself reposting or forwarding on to a co-worker, a friend, or even my spouse. The public comments and discussions, the policy summaries, the updates on notable staffing changes, and even the ads for upcoming conferences are just some of the ways Shelterforce reminds me I’m part of something bigger and orients my work within the larger affordable housing sector.

At Grounded Solutions, we benefit from having Shelterforce as a platform to share information through ads and articles, but we also benefit by giving subscriptions to our employees and sharing magazines with our conference attendees. I support Shelterforce as an individual because it keeps me informed, engaged and inspired. And it’s hard to think of a better gift for a new grad student, a recent graduate, a retiring coworker, or a new hire. It’s also an easy way organizations can invest in professional development.

Shelterforce belongs to anyone who’s ever read an article, shared an article, or cited an article, and we all have a collective responsibility for stewarding it into the future."

—Tiffany Eng, Director of Homekeeper, Grounded Solutions Network
We hope you’ve also been able to use Shelterforce in the ways Tiffany Eng does. We appreciate and are encouraged by her words and her ongoing support. Since 1975—43 years—we’ve relied on readers like you and Tiffany to help keep Shelterforce going and growing! Won’t you take a moment to make a tax-deductible contribution to the first and only publication that is the voice of and the voice for community development. 

Shelterforce is published by the National Housing Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Make an impact this #GivingTuesday with a gift to the Alliance!

This holiday season, more than 500,000 children and adults will miss out on the safety and security that a home provides.

Living on the street, in a car, in a tent, or in a homeless shelter affects our neighbors profoundly. Their health, education, and safety are all at risk — especially those who are most vulnerable, like families with children.

They deserve better, and you can help.

Support the Alliance today, on Giving Tuesday, and double the impact you can have on the lives of those experiencing homelessness.

When you donate today, your dollar is worth two, thanks to a generous matching gift of up to $10,000 from our Board.

Together, let's end homelessness, and kick off the holidays in the true spirit of the season.
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Help Us Spread the Word
Help us reach our goal of raising $20,000 in one day to end homelessness. Tell your friends why you support the Alliance. Post on social media to let others know what your Giving Tuesday donation means to you.
Does Your Employer Match Charitable Giving?
Many companies match charitable donations made by their employees. Check to see if your company offers matching gifts and TRIPLE your impact this Giving Tuesday. Visit our Matching Gifts page for more details.

Current Availability of Section 108 Financing - CDBG Entitlement and State Grantees

Home Programs Resources Training
Current Availability of Section 108 Financing - CDBG Entitlement and State Grantees
This document provides information on existing borrowing capacity for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Communities and States looking to apply for Section 108 guaranteed loans. (Non-entitlement communities can apply with their State's support.) Section 108 offers state and local governments the ability to access low-cost, long-term federally guaranteed financing for housing, economic development, and infrastructure projects or loan funds. These borrowing capacity calculations are based on the FY 2018 CDBG grant awards as well as grantees' outstanding Section 108 guaranteed loans and commitments as of November 2018.
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LSA Export Issue

LSA Export Issue
We are currently experiencing an issue with LSA exports from ServicePoint. This is related to an error with the "LSAHousehold.csv" file when the export is uploaded to HDX. Development is currently working on resolving the issue. Please do not start any new LSA exports until this issue has been resolved.

We will send out another announcement once the issue has been resolved.

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