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VA Announces SSVF Funding Availability

Dec. 7, 2016

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) regarding the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. This NOFA announces the availability of funds for supportive services grants including renewal of existing SSVF grant programs...continue

Webinar – Making Use of the Federal Bonding Program with Veterans in HVRP

Nov. 30, 2016

The National Veterans Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC) is hosting the webinar “Making Use of the Federal Bonding Program with Veterans in HVRP” on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

The Federal Bonding Program (FBP) is a national resource...continue

2016 Annual Homelessness Assessment Report Shows Continued Decline in Homelessness

Nov. 21, 2016

Homelessness continues to decline in the U.S, specifically among families with children, veterans, and individuals with long-term disabling conditions according to the latest national estimate by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

Nov. 21, 2016

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Nov. 18, 2016, Federal Register identifying Federal buildings and other real property HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were reviewed using...continue

Webinar – Job Accommodations: Putting Veterans with Disabilities to Work

Nov. 17, 2016

The National Veterans Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC) is hosting the webinar “Job Accommodations: Putting Veterans with Disabilities to Work” on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 2:00 pm ET.

Job accommodations can be vital for the successful employment of...continue

HUD-VASH Vouchers Announced, Will Provide 2,100 Veterans Permanent Homes

Nov. 14, 2016

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced $18.5 million to 39 local public housing agencies across the country to provide a permanent home to an estimated 2,100 veterans...continue

Free Financial Literacy Webinars for Veterans from Clearpoint

Nov. 9, 2016

Join the Clearpoint Military Reconnect team on the following dates for free financial literacy webinars for veterans! Register at the links below.

Nov. 10 from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST “Financial Success Starts Here” Every financial journey begins with a single...continue

Volunteers of America Illinois Honors National Equity Fund’s Debbie Burkart

Nov. 8, 2016

CHICAGO, Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Becoming an expert in your field takes time and commitment. It demands a thorough knowledge as well as a profound passion for what one does. And that describes National Equity Fund's Debbie Burkart, who was...continue

Webinars - Financial Success, Credit, and Identity Theft

November 4, 2016

In honor of Military Family Month and Veterans Day, Clearpoint will be offering free webinars that are geared toward helping veterans, service members, and their families gain knowledge and tools for achieving financial wellness and sustainability. Sponsored with...continue

Conference Call - Veterans and Social Security Benefits

Nov. 1, 2016

In observance of Veterans Day, the Social Security Administration invites you to join a conference call to discuss informing veterans on Social Security benefits and agency initiatives.  In partnership with veteran service organizations, Social Security is here for veterans...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

Oct. 28, 2016

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Oct. 28, 2016, Federal Register identifying Federal buildings and other real property HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were reviewed using...continue

Webinar – Accessing VA Benefits

Oct. 21, 2016

The National Veterans Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC) is hosting the webinar “Accessing VA Benefits” on Thursday, November 3 at 2:00 pm EDT.

Homeless veteran service providers, especially HVRP grantees, recognize the critical connection between a viable income and housing stability....continue

In the News: Honolulu Makes Significant Progress in Ending Veteran Homelessness

Oct. 18, 2016

A recent article in the Honolulu Star Adviser, Ranks of homeless veterans starting to thin, highlighted the impressive progress being made on Oahu to end veteran homelessness. With the number of homeless veterans on the island decreasing by 44...continue

Mayors Challenge National Call

Oct. 14, 2016

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is hosting a Mayors Challenge National Call on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 2:00 p.m. EST. Join HUD Secretary Julián Castro, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vice President Raymond Towle for a discussion on engaging and...continue

Prevention Partnerships for Young Veterans: Local Veteran and Homeless Programs and Resources

Oct. 6, 2016

The National Veterans Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC) is hosting the webinar “Prevention Partnerships for Young Veterans: Local Veteran and Homeless Programs and Resources” on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 2:00 pm EDT.

When younger...continue

Webinar – Creative Employer Engagement

Sept. 28, 2016

The National Veterans Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC) is hosting the webinar “Creative Employer Engagement” on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 2:00 pm EDT.

Strong employer relationships are the foundation of effective HVRP programs. This webinar will focus on how to take your employer...continue

CSH Presents Housing Data Project Webinars

Sept. 26, 2016

The Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) Housing Data Project (HDP) collects and analyzes data to demonstrate the number of vulnerable people needing supportive housing in the following categories: mental health; addiction; veteran; family; youth; aging; justice; intellectual and...continue

ITT Closure Guidance from Student Veterans of America

Sept. 23, 2016

The recent closure of ITT Educational Services affects over 6,000 veterans enrolled in the company's classes and programs. With many students utilizing GI Bill benefits to cover housing costs while completing their studies, this event has put veterans at risk of...continue

Mayors Challenge National Call on Sept. 28

Sept. 23, 2016

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is hosting a call on Sept. 28, 2016, with Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Bob McDonald, HUD Secretary Julian Castro, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and other federal partners to discuss how Mayors can work to end veteran...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

Sept. 23, 2016

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Sept. 23, 2016, Federal Register identifying Federal buildings and other real property HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were reviewed...continue

WEBINAR: Resources and Tips for Dealing with Debt Collection

Sept. 19, 2016

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Office of Servicemember Affairs Information Desk team is launching the webinar "Resources and Tips for Dealing with Debt Collection" on Thursday Sept. 22, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. EDT.

The webinar is for military leaders,...continue

New HAC Brief: Economic Expansion Eludes Rural America

Sept. 16, 2016

The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) has released a new research brief, Economic Expansion Eludes Rural America. The brief is related to the recently released Census Bureau report, Income and Poverty in the United States: 2015. According to the Census Bureaus report,...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

Sept. 16, 2016

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Sept. 16, 2016, Federal Register identifying Federal buildings and other real property HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were reviewed...continue

Webinar: Homelessness in Select Populations

Sept. 12, 2016

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Office of Regional Operations (ORO), Region 10 (AK, ID, WA, OR), is hosting the webinar "Homelessness in Select Populations" on Sept. 28, 2016, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PST (1:00 pm – 3:00 EST).

This will be an open community...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

Sept. 6, 2016

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Sept. 2, 2016, Federal Register identifying Federal buildings and other real property HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were reviewed using...continue

VA Awards $300 in SSVF Grants to Help End Veteran Homelessness

Aug. 30, 2016

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today awarded approximately $300 million more in grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program to help thousands of very low-income veteran families around the nation who are permanently housed or...continue

HUD, VA Announce Second Round of HUD-VASH Funding

Aug. 22, 2016

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced a second round of funding to help provide permanent homes to an estimated 108 veterans experiencing homelessness in seven states. The rental...continue

DOL Employment Workshop (DOLEW) Participant Guide eBook Now Available

Aug. 11, 2016

The Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS) has announced its first DOL Employment Workshop (DOLEW) Participant Guide eBook- now available for free download on any device from the following link:...continue

Mission Transition: Citi and Military.com Team Up on New Mobile App for Servicemembers and Families

Aug. 5, 2015

Military.com launched a free mobile app yesterday that assists military members through their transition out of military service and prepares them for civilian life.

Transition by Military.com is sponsored by Citi, and is free on...continue

HUD, VA, USICH Announce 17 Percent Decrease in Veteran Homelessness in Past Year

Aug. 2, 2016

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) have announced the number of veterans experiencing homelessness in the United States has...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

July 29, 2016

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the July 29, 2016, Federal Register identifying Federal buildings and other real property HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were reviewed using...continue

National League of Cities Releases Brief on Landlord Engagement Events to End Veteran Homelessness

July 29, 2016

The National League of Cities has released a brochure showcasing the process, goals, lessons learned, and outcomes from its first four events focused on engaging landlords to help end veteran homelessness. The process to identify...continue

Proposed Rule Change for SSVF Program

July 27, 2016

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced in today's Federal Register its proposal to amend its regulations that govern the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. This rulemaking would clarify VA's procedures for continuing to fund SSVF Program services in...continue

DOL-VETS Releases Guidance on AJC Services for HVRP-Enrolled Veterans

July 20, 2016

The Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS) has released Veterans Program Letter 03-16 to provide guidance and information on the requirement to have participants of the Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program (HVRP) enroll in...continue

Enlisting Mainstream Resources to End Homelessness

July 18, 2016

Federal homelessness programs are vital, but not sufficient, to achieve the goal of ending homelessness for all Americans. We must enlist federal, state, and local "mainstream" programs that serve low-income people, like TANF, Medicaid, and Housing Choice Vouchers, in our...continue

VA National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans Releases H-PACT Program Report

July 18, 2016

The VA National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans has released a report on the Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team (H-PACT) model. H-PACT is a multi-disciplinary, population-based medical home model organized around the unique challenges homeless...continue

Important Developments for HUD-VASH, Webinar on July 12

July 5, 2016

Funds Awarded to 42 PHAs for Extraordinary Administrative Fees

On July 1, HUD awarded more than $5 million in "extraordinary administrative fees" to 42 local public housing authorities across the country. The local PHAs receiving these fees will develop aggressive efforts...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

June 24, 2016

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the June 24, 2016, Federal Register identifying Federal buildings and other real property HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were reviewed using...continue

Updated “10 Strategies to End Veteran Homelessness” Guide from USICH

June 23, 2016

We know how to end homelessness for veterans. The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) has identified 10 strategies that increase leadership, collaboration, and coordination and promote rapid access to permanent housing for all veterans.

The goal...continue

Webinar: Health Care and Housing, Creating a Floor for Optimum Health

June 15, 2016

This webinar, presented by The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Office of Regional Operations (ORO), Region 10 (AK, ID, WA, OR), will take place July 27, 2016, from 10:00 am – 11:15 pm PST (1:00 pm – 2:15 EST). The webinar will be an open...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

June 10, 2016

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the June 10, 2016, Federal Register identifying Federal buildings and other real property HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were reviewed using...continue

Just Released from USICH, HUD: Criteria and Benchmark for Ending Chronic Homelessness

June 9, 2016

Permanent housing with individually tailored supportive services is the solution to chronic homelessness. To make sure all individuals experiencing chronic homelessness are on a quick path to permanent housing, communities need robust,...continue

HUD and VA Team up to find Permanent Homes for 5,200 Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

June 7, 2016

WASHINGTON - To help end veteran homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are awarding nearly $38 million to help more than 5,200 homeless veterans find a...continue

DOL-VETS Announces $36 Million in HVRP Grant Awards

June 7, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced the award of $36 million in Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program grants on Wednesday, June 1, at the NCHV Annual Conference. The grants will help an estimated 17,000 veterans successfully transition to...continue

2016 NCHV Annual Conference

A New Beginning: Building Blocks of a Post-Plan Era

Download the 2016 NCHV Annual Conference program  | Amendments to the program

The 2016 NCHV Annual Conference - A New Beginning: Building Blocks of a Post-Plan Era took place June 1-3 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C.

This year's Conference was an...continue

VA Proposes to Grant Full Practice Authority to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

May 26, 2016

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing a rule to grant full practice authority to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) when they are acting within the scope of their VA employment. Full practice authority will help...continue

VA Announces Availability of Renewal Funding for Existing GPD Special Need Grants

May 20, 2016

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the availability of 1-year funding for the 21 currently operational fiscal year (FY) 2015 VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Special Need Grant Recipients and their collaborative VA...continue

Webinar - Ending Veteran Homelessness: Where Are We Now?

May 18, 2016

Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT

Swords to Plowshares is hosting an online seminar to take a hard look at national efforts to end veteran homelessness, and what still needs to be done. “Opening Doors: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

May 13, 2016

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the May 13, 2016, Federal Register identifying Federal buildings and other real property HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were reviewed using...continue

Two VA Employees Lauded For Their Work With Homeless Veterans

May 11, 2016

WASHINGTON – Two Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) employees were named finalists for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America medal, also known as the Sammies. The Sammies, called the “Oscars” of government service, are a highly respected public service honor named...continue

Webinar on Using Risk Mitigation Funds to Engage Landlords

May 4, 2016

The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) recently released case studies from five communities that established risk mitigation funds to supplement landlord recruitment efforts to help find housing for homeless individuals and family. As a follow up,...continue

Health Care and Housing – Creating a Floor for Optimum Health (Webinar 1 of 3)

April 29, 2016

Health Care and Housing – Creating a Floor for Optimum Health, the first in a series of three webinars is brought to you by The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Office of Regional Operations (ORO), Region 10 (AK, ID, WA, OR). The...continue

Webinar – Talking to Congress; Advocating for Homeless Veterans

April 28, 2016

The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) is hosting the webinar, “Talking to Congress; Advocating for Homeless Veterans”, on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 3:00 pm EDT

Communicating with your elected representatives in Congress can be a daunting task if...continue

Clearpoint ReConnect Military Webinar - “Financial Success Starts Here”

April 27, 2016

Join the Clearpoint Military Reconnect team on April 28 from 3:00pm-4:00pm EST as they facilitate a webinar titled “Financial Success Starts Here”. Every financial journey begins with a single step. This course is a great starting point for learning how to...continue

VA Issues Guidance on Releasing Information About Homeless Veterans to Community Service Providers

April 26, 2016

The VHA Privacy Office, in collaboration with the VHA Homeless Program Office, after discussions with the VA Office of General Counsel, is issuing guidance regarding VHA’s legal authority to disclose Veteran information and...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

April 15, 2016

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the April 15, 2016, Federal Register identifying Federal buildings and other real property HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were reviewed...continue

Special Report: How to Prevent and End Homelessness Among Older Adults

April 14, 2016

A lack of affordable housing and higher costs for health care and other necessities are pushing greater numbers of older adults into homelessness. A Special Report by Justice in Aging, created in partnership with The National Alliance to End Homelessness,...continue

It’s Time We Talked the Walk on Housing First

April 1, 2016

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness recently featured a blog post from Deputy Director Richard Cho, "It's Time We Talked the Walk on Housing First", focusing on being intentional about implementing Housing First and being specific about what that means. Housing First is more...continue

Connecting People Returning from Incarceration with Housing and Homelessness Assistance

March 25, 2016

This tip sheet from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness provides ways for corrections agencies, reentry service providers, state and local governments, and community partners to help people exiting the criminal justice system...continue

Women Veterans and Homelessness Roundtable

March 22, 2016

The VA National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans will be hosting its third Homeless Evidence and Research Synthesis (HERS) Roundtable virtual research symposium on May 4, 2016 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm EST. This HERS Roundtable symposium will focus on Women Veterans and Homelessness...continue

Proposed Rules to Modernize Lifeline Program for Affordable Broadband to Low-Income Americans

March 11, 2016

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, working closely with fellow Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, is circulating for consideration by the full Commission an Order to modernize the FCC’s Lifeline program to efficiently and effectively meet a critical...continue

Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness Call Hosted by HUD

March 10, 2016

Mayors, city staff, stakeholders, community leaders, and partners are invited to join U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti for a discussion on the continuing commitment to end veteran...continue

New Report from DOL: Women Veteran Economic and Employment Characteristics

March 8, 2016

The Department of Labor has released Women Veteran Economic and Employment Characteristics. This report profiles the demographic and employment characteristics of women veterans and compares these characteristics to those of male veterans, women...continue

HUD Awards $1.6 Billion for Local Homeless Programs

March 8, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro today awarded $1.6 billion in grants to provide funding to 6,400 local homeless housing and service programs across the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  View a...continue

HUD Announces Tribal HUD-VASH Awards

March 2, 2016

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced Tribal HUD-VASH funding awards for FY 2015. Tribal HUD-VASH expands the HUD-VASH program into Indian country to serve homeless and at-risk veterans living on or near Tribal lands.

For FY 2015, 26 awards totaling $5,878,516...continue

Upcoming: Housing + Employment Works Webinar Series

Feb. 23, 2016

Are you interested in how Continuum of Care (CoC) leadership, CoC Program recipients, and local workforce professionals can more effectively provide employment support for homeless and at-risk job seekers? Check out the new four-part webinar series titled Housing + Employment...continue

DOL-VETS Announces Availability of $13 Million for HVRP Grants

Feb. 23, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS) has announced the availability of Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program funding of $13 million to provide an estimated 6,000 veterans with job-driven training for in-demand jobs to...continue

National Center for Homelessness Among Veterans Releases Permanent Supportive Housing Guide

Feb. 22, 2016

The Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for Homelessness Among Veterans has released the second edition of the Permanent Supportive Housing Resource Guide. The Guide mirrors the tremendous progress that has been made towards...continue

Trauma-Informed Care in Service Systems: New Tool from American Institutes for Research

Feb. 22, 2016

Organizational trauma-informed care is a systemic approach to service delivery that is grounded in an understanding of the causes and consequences of trauma and promotes resilience and healing.

Trauma-informed organizations ensure that...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

Feb. 19, 2016

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Feb. 19, 2016, Federal Register identifying Federal buildings and other real property HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were reviewed using...continue

VA Announces Availability of $300 Million for Existing SSVF Grantees

Jan. 15, 2016

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the availability of funds for supportive services grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. Applications for supportive services grants under the SSVF Program must be received...continue

HUD and VA Award $5.9 Million to 26 Tribes to Provide Housing for Homeless Native Veterans

Jan. 13, 2016

WASHINGTON – For the first time, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) this week awarded $5.9 million in grants to 26 Tribes to offer a permanent home and supportive...continue

Webinar – Serving Women Veterans and Veterans Fleeing Domestic Violence

The National Veterans Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC) is hosting the webinar “Serving Women Veterans and Veterans Fleeing Domestic Violence” on Thursday, Jan. 7 at 2:00 pm EST. The Department of Labor – Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS) recently...continue

New WIOA Toolkit Available

Dec. 21, 2015

The implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) can catalyze communities and states to help ensure that job-seekers facing barriers to employment can succeed in work — but doing so will require deliberate efforts by stakeholders. The new WIOA Planning & Implementation Toolkit,...continue

Philadelphia Latest Major U.S. City to Functionally End Veteran Homelessness

Dec. 21, 2015

Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama and Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden wrote an op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer to recognize the city's accomplishment in functionally ending veteran homelessness. Philadelphia has identified each individual veteran...continue

Mike Michaud Sworn in as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans’ Employment and Training

Dec. 11, 2015

On Dec. 9, 2015, former U.S. Representative Mike Michaud was sworn in as the new Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans' Employment and Training. President Obama nominated Michaud for the position in July and the Senate confirmed his...continue

Strategies Addressing Moral Injury in Today’s Military

Dec. 11, 2015

Army OneSource Resource Center is holding the National Web Event: Strategies Addressing Moral Injury in Today’s Military, scheduled for Dec. 16, 2015 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm CDT and moderated by Chaplain Steve Sullivan, M. Div, Veterans Affairs Clergy Partnership for Rural...continue

NCHV Releases Veterans Access to Housing Summit Wrap-Up Report

Dec. 10, 2015

In October 2015, NCHV held The Drive to December: Veterans Access to Housing Summit, a training event gathering stakeholders from around the country to address their local challenges in housing homeless veterans. The event, presented in partnership with Citi and The...continue

HUD Releases 2015 Homelessness Assessment Report, Shows Decline in Veteran Homelessness

Nov. 19, 2015

Military Times featured an article last week on the new estimate for homeless veterans, with quotes from NCHV Executive Director Baylee Crone. Read the article here.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián...continue

Coordinating Healthcare & Housing Resources to End Veteran Homelessness Webinar Now Available

Nov. 18, 2015

HUD's Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPs) and Office of HIV/AIDS Housing (OHH) have posted the recently recorded ‘Hear from Your Peers’ webinar, Spotlighting Communities that are Successfully Coordinating Healthcare &...continue

Virginia is the First State in the Nation to Functionally End Veteran Homelessness

Nov. 11, 2015

This morning at a Veterans Day ceremony at the Virginia War Memorial, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that Virginia has been certified by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Department...continue

HUD and VA Team Up to Help Homeless Veterans Find Permanent Homes

Nov. 10, 2015

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced nearly $12 million to 79 local public housing agencies across the country to provide a permanent home to veterans experiencing...continue

VA to Hold National Access Stand Down

Nov. 10, 2015

This Saturday, Nov. 14, VA medical centers across the country will participate in the first-ever National Access Stand Down.

A team of clinical leaders, administrators and volunteers will be on site at every VA medical center from 9 a.m. to noon to reach out to all veterans waiting for...continue

Migration By Veterans Who Receive VA  Homeless Services

Nov. 9, 2015

The National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans has released a research brief on Migration By Veterans Who Receive VA Homeless Services by Stephen Metraux, PhD. This brief contains initial findings from a study on migration among 113,400 veterans who initiated use of...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

Oct. 30, 2015

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Oct. 30, 2015, Federal Register identifying Federal buildings and other real property HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were reviewed using...continue

Senate Passes Homeless Veterans Services Protection Act

Oct. 29, 2015

Just now, the United States Senate passed S.1731, the “Homeless Veterans Services Protection Act” which will protect the eligibility for VA homeless services of homeless veterans with “Other Than Honorable” (OTH) discharges.

These veterans have been served through the...continue

HUD/VA Effort to Provide Permanent Homes for Native American Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

Oct. 26, 2015

WASHINGTON – For the first time ever, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are launching a demonstration program to offer a permanent home and supportive services...continue

SQUARES: New Tool Allows Access to CoC HMIS, Veteran Identification

Oct. 21, 2015

SQUARES (Status Query and Response Exchange System) is designed to give community-based providers accessing the CoC-based Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) the ability to instantaneously determine veteran status, allowing them to quickly engage...continue

Understanding the Criteria and Benchmarks for Federal Certification of Ending Veteran Homelessness

Oct. 20, 2015

On Oct. 29, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. EDT, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness is hosting a webinar to discuss the recently released criteria to meet Federal standards of ending veteran homelessness and how to use it to align your...continue

Quick-Reference Employment Services Tool for Veterans from DOL-VETS

Oct. 20, 2015

The Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS) has developed a quick-reference employment services tool for veterans, service providers, and caregivers to provide an overview of employment services for veterans. The tool lists...continue

SOAR Webinar: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Oct. 20, 2015

The SAMHSA SOAR TA Center is holding an informational webinar on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. EDT on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in the context of representing the SOAR applicant with the Social Security Administration (SSA). In recent years, SOAR practitioners have seen an...continue

HUD is Asking About Criminalization of Homelessness: Here’s What You Need to Know

Oct. 14, 2015

The Department of Housing and Urban Development recently held the webinar, HUD is Asking About Criminalization of Homelessness: Here's What You Need to Know, and the recording, presentation slides, and resources from the webinar are all now...continue

HUD Secretary Julián Castro to Deliver Remarks at 2015 NCHV Housing Summit, Download Program Now

"The Drive to December" | Oct. 5-6, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

Download the 2015 NCHV Veterans Access to Housing Summit program (Updated Oct. 1).

The discounted room block is now sold out.
The 2015 NCHV Veterans Access to Housing Summit is SOLD...continue

10 Strategies to End Veteran Homelessness

Oct. 2, 2015

The goal to end veteran homelessness is in reach and will require accelerated efforts from all partners to get the job done. To support communities as they progress towards the goal, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) has identified 10 strategies that increase...continue

VA Announces $12.8 Million in GPD Transition in Place Renewal Funding

Sept. 30, 2015

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald has announced $12.8 million in renewal funding through the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) program to 20 community agencies that currently provide transitional housing with supportive services for...continue

Research Brief From National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans Examines SSVF Results

Sept. 30, 2015

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans published a research brief last year examining outcomes for homeless and at-risk veterans utilizing resources through the Supportive Services for Veteran...continue

DOL-VETS Announces $1.8 Million to Help Formerly Incarcerated Vets Return to Work, Avoid Homelessnes

Sept. 23, 2015

WASHINGTON — Supporting the president's goal to eliminate homelessness among U.S. military veterans, the U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service today announced the award of $1.5 million in grants to...continue

VA Awards SSVF Grants to Prevent and End Homelessness Among Veterans

Sept. 14, 2015

WASHINGTON – Thousands of very low-income Veteran families around the nation, who are permanently housed or transitioning to permanent housing, will continue to have access to crucial services with the renewal of approximately $300 million in grants under the...continue

VA Awards SSVF Grants to Prevent and End Homelessness Among Veterans

Sept. 14, 2015

WASHINGTON – Thousands of very low-income veteran families around the nation, who are permanently housed or transitioning to permanent housing, will continue to have access to crucial services with the renewal of approximately $300 million in grants under the...continue

Additional Funds Available for HUD-VASH to Aid Efforts to House Veterans

Aug. 25, 2015

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced a unique and timely funding opportunity to support your community efforts to rapidly house veterans as you work toward the national goal of ending all veteran homelessness.

In response...continue

GRANTS

Stand Down Funding Available From Department of Labor

Applications must be approved in early September

Since the first event in San Diego in 1988, Stand Downs have connected homeless veterans with meaningful services and community support. Based on the philosophy of a “hand up, not a hand out”, the heart of the Stand Down is providing...continue

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The Hearst Foundations fund direct-service organizations that tackle the roots of chronic poverty by applying effective solutions to the most challenging social and economic problems. The Foundations prioritize supporting programs that have proven successful in facilitating economic independence and in...continue

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