The Affordable Care Act’s Role in Preventing and Ending Homelessness

November 25, 2015

This fact sheet provides an overview of the Affordable Care Act and how it benefits people experiencing homelessness. 

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2015 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress

November 19, 2015

This report outlines the key findings of the 2015 Point-In-Time (PIT) count and Housing Inventory Count (HIC), conducted in January 2015.

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Webinar: Determining Homeless Status of Youth for HUD Programs

November 12, 2015

This webinar provides an overview of the HUD guidance released for intake workers on determining and documenting homeless status for youth using the definition of homelessness found in HUD’s Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) and Continuum of Care (CoC) Programs to ensure youth are not being turned away from the housing and services they need in error. 

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Webinar: Understanding the Criteria and Benchmarks for Ending Veteran Homelessness

November 10, 2015

In this webinar, panelists from USICH, HUD, and VA detail the criteria and benchmarks for ending Veteran homelessness

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State Data and Contacts Map

November 02, 2015

The map shows estimates of people and families experiencing homelessness, based on community point-in-time counts conducted in January 2016, as reported to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The rate of homelessness in each state is calculated using U.S. Census 2016 Population Estimates.

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Guidance for Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and Owners of Federally-Assisted Housing on Excluding the Use of Arrest Records in Housing Decisions

November 02, 2015

The purpose of this notice is to inform PHAs and owners of other federally-assisted housing that arrest records may not be the basis for denying admission, terminating assistance or evicting tenants, to remind PHAs and owners that HUD does not require their adoption of “One Strike” policies, and to remind them of their obligation to safeguard the due process rights of applicants and tenants.

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Federal Data Summary School Years 2011-12 to 2013-14: Education for Homeless Children and Youth

November 01, 2015

This November 2015 report provides a summary of the 2013-2014 state data collection required by the U.S. Department of Education of the McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program.

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Opening Doors Through Multifamily Housing: Toolkit for Implementing a Homeless Preference

October 15, 2015

This HUD toolkit contains step-by-step guidance that a community can use in bringing service providers and multifamily property owners together to serve the needs of those who are homeless or leaving homelessness.

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Determining Homeless Status of Youth

October 01, 2015

HUD released guidance to assist intake workers in determining and documenting homeless status for youth using the definition of homelessness found in HUD’s Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) and Continuum of Care (CoC) Programs to ensure youth are not being turned away from the housing and services they need in error.

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Webinar: HUD FY 2015 Continuum of Care Program Competition: Strategies for Success

September 30, 2015

On September 29, 2015, USICH hosted a webinar for communities on strategies for success in responding to HUD’s Notice of Funding Availability for the FY 2015 Continuum of Care Program Competition. 

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