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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Preventing and Ending Youth Homelessness: A Coordinated Community Response

September 18, 2015

This document provides a preliminary vision for a coordinated response to ending youth homelessness.

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Engaging Landlords: Vets@Home Toolkit on Connecting to Permanent Housing

September 01, 2015

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development designed this toolkit for CoC stakeholders, practitioners, and public officials to broaden and strengthen their connections and access to safe, decent, and affordable permanent housing for Veterans experiencing homelessness.

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Webinar: Non-Time-Limited Housing for Youth

August 21, 2015

This webinar highlights communities implementing housing for youth that does not include traditional time limits or programmatic requirements.

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Ending Homelessness for People Living in Encampments: Advancing the Dialogue

August 13, 2015

This report is designed to assist communities in developing an action plan that will link people experiencing homelessness and living in an encampment, with permanent housing opportunities.

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CoC and PHA Collaboration: Strategies for CoCs to Start the Partnership Conversation

August 10, 2015

While some PHAs already have strong partnerships with local CoCs, others are just beginning. This brief provides some preliminary strategies and tips for starting or improving the conversation between CoCs and their local public housing authorities.

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