VA Designates Flexible Funding for Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disbursed $20 million in December from the American Rescue Plan to VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) for Veterans experiencing homelessness or those... Continue Reading →

HUD Awards More COVID Relief to Tribal Communities

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded more than $83 million in Indian Community Block Grant-American Rescue Plan (ICDBG-ARP) grants to 74 Tribal communities to prevent, prepare for,... Continue Reading →

VA Exceeds Secretary’s Housing Goal in L.A. and Names Senior Executive Homelessness Agent

In the last three months of 2021, the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System housed 705 Veterans, exceeding the goal set by VA Secretary McDonough when he visited L.A. in... Continue Reading →

Education Department Distributes ARP ESSER Funds to All 50 States

The Department of Education approved every state's plans for American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) and distributed all $122 billion... Continue Reading →

USICH, CDC, and Other Federal Partners Release Omicron Guidance for Homeless Service Providers

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness published new guidance to help communities minimize the spread and impact of the rapidly-spreading Omicron variant of COVID-19 among people... Continue Reading →

Labor Department Now Taking Applications for Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Grants

The Labor Department announced a funding opportunity for organizations to provide training and employment services to Veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

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November Set New ERA Record as Evictions Remained Below Pre-Pandemic Levels

Using Treasury Department funding, state and local governments provided a record amount of emergency rental assistance (ERA) to a record number of people in November—$2.9 billion to approximately 665,000... Continue Reading →

FEMA Allocates $530M to Emergency Food and Shelter Program

FEMA announced a $530 million allocation to the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP), which supports communities so local organizations can feed, shelter, and provide critical resources... Continue Reading →

Treasury Issues Final Rule for State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

The Department of the Treasury issued the final rule for the American Rescue Plan's State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) program.

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What We’re Hearing From YOU About the Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness

In the decade after the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) released its first comprehensive federal strategic plan, homelessness dropped—roughly 10% overall, 50% among veterans, and 30% among families.<... Continue Reading →