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White House Introduces Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness

On June 4, First Lady Michelle Obama, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the creation of the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness during an event at the White House. The challenge is part of the ongoing White House initiative Joining Forces. Participating state and local officials committed to ending veterans homelessness in their communities by 2015 using the power of federal, local, and non-profit resources.

A HUD press release details some of the federal resources and recommendations available to local homeless programs. These include adopting a Housing First approach, coordinating outreach efforts, and providing preventive services to at-risk veterans.

An accompanying post to HUD’s online blog, “The Huddle,” examines the challenge’s goal. While veteran homelessness has been reduced by 24 percent since 2010, the number of veterans sleeping on the streets remains “simply unacceptable.”

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HUD’s CY2014 Housing Choice Voucher Funding Implementation Training

Share on TumblrThis webcast provides financial guidance to HUD employees, housing agencies and Industry Groups about the Housing Choice Voucher 2014 renewal calculation, NRA conversion to Program Reserves, Potential NRA offset/reallocation for shortfall prevention purposes and HAP Set-Aside funding applications … Continue reading

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Lee County Housing Authority receives High Performer Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) Score

Share on TumblrMarcus D. Goodson, executive director of the Lee County Housing Authority, announces that the agency has achieved a High Performer rating in its Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) score. The REAC score is an inspection grade the Federal … Continue reading

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Government reopens after Congress ends 15-day shutdown

Share on TumblrAfter 15 days of a government shutdown, Congress passed legislation to fund the government and avert a default Wednesday night.  President Obama later signed the bill, officially reopening the government and allowing federal employees to head back to … Continue reading

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HUD revises contingency plan

Share on Tumblr With the government shutdown about to enter its third week, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has posted a revised edition of its contingency plan for a lapse in appropriations. While the revisions appear to … Continue reading

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Government shutdown: What you need to know

Share on TumblrBy: NMA (Nan McKay & Associates) Many PHAs are asking, “What does the shutdown mean to our agency and the families we serve?” Yesterday, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) posted a 67-page contingency plan which … Continue reading

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House Passes Budget That Cuts Services To the Needy

Share on TumblrThe Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a 2013 budget bill yesterday that significantly reduces services to the poor and the elderly. In addition to cutting federal retirement benefits and slashing Medicaid spending, the GOP-backed plan would reduce outlays … Continue reading

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