News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness





Department of Education Assistant Secretary Frank Brogan Becomes Council Chair for 2019




Representatives from our Council convened on December 17 and ED Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education Frank Brogan accepted the nomination to serve as Council Chair for 2019. We are looking forward to working with Assistant Secretary Brogan over the coming year!
Leadership also discussed how federal agencies continue to use and respond to key data collected on homelessness, including HUD's Point-in-Time count and ED's Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program data, to drive decisions and actions.  




HUD Announces FY2018 Continuum of Care Renewal Funding



  

HUD announced nearly $2 billion in grants to renew existing CoC projects. The grants will help end homelessness and provide critically needed support to local programs.




Applications For SSVF Funding Due February 22  



  
The VA announced the availability of funding for providers that serve Veterans through it's Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. 
  
Application materials and an online training that describes the NOFA contents and application process can be found here.  


Take Another Look at These Resources from 2018!





Did you know that in 2018, we posted 70 new articles, tools, and resources on our website to help you prevent and end homelessness in your community?   
We know that's a lot for you to read and digest, so we've picked some of our favorites to give you another chance!




Congratulations to Northeast Minnesota for Effectively Ending Veteran Homelessness!



 


Northeast Minnesota is the 69th community to end Veteran homelessness. Learn more about the community's success.  
U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, 301 7th St. SW, Washington, DC 20407

2019 Summit - Breakout Sessions: Track 1 Highlight







Hot topics for practitioners new to the youth homelessness field.

COLLABORATING WITH YOUTH FOR EFFECTIVE PROGRAM DELIVERY
Members of NN4Y's National Youth Advisory Council discuss best practices regally build relationships, collaborate, and partner with young people in programs and policy within local communities. The workshop will address strategies for multi-organization collaboration and increasing youth engagement to support organizational goals without tokenizing. Full description.

INCREASING SELF-SUFFICIENCY IN YOUTH THROUGH HARM REDUCTION & STRENGTHENING INFORMAL SUPPORTS
Whether mandated by funding, part of permanency planning or influenced by the needs of runaway and homeless youth (RHY), self-sufficiency is the goal.  Self-sufficiency can be accomplished in many ways, including creating and maintaining permanent supportive relationships. Full description.


FLIP IT & REVERSE IT: A COMMUNITY APPROACH TO ENDING HOMELESSNESS
When a Housing Navigator crossed paths with the National Resource Center for Youth Services a unique alliance was formed. A collaboration that's led to the sharing of resources, data, and funding streams to implement a statewide housing plan. Hear how NRCYS, the OK Department of Human Services, & the OK Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse are aligning missions to create housing opportunities. Full description.


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