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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

Linking Employment and Housing to Prevent and End Homelessness

Aug. 12, 2015

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), Department of Labor (DOL), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Butler Family Fund have released Partnerships for Opening Doors, a new report that reflects the combined knowledge of the 11...continue

The Home Depot Foundation Seeks Proposals for Veteran Housing Projects in Rural Areas

Aug. 12, 2015

The Home Depot Foundation (THDF) is seeking opportunities to support veteran housing projects in rural areas. Projects may be new construction or rehab, with priority given to renovation and rehab projects, and must be either in progress or...continue

SAMHSA Webinar Series on Rural Homelessness

Aug. 12, 2015

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is hosting an upcoming webinar series focused on rural homelessness. The Rural Spotlight Series will be comprised of eight 90-minute virtual sessions over a 5-week period. Participants will have the opportunity to...continue

DOL-VETS Announces Availability of Funds for IVTP Grants to Current HVRPs with IVTP Experience

Aug. 4, 2015

The U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS) has announced the availability of approximately $1.5 million in grant funds for approximately five Incarcerated Veteran Transition Program (IVTP) grants...continue

USICH, VA Guidance for Assisting Homeless through SSI and SSDI

July 28, 2015

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) has partnered with the Department of Veterans Affairs and others to provide guidance for homeless assistance providers on connecting homeless people with benefits through the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services in Four States

July 27, 2015

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the July 24, 2015, Federal Register identifying Federal buildings and other real property HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were...continue

Funding Availability: Project-Based HUD-VASH

July 17, 2015

On Friday, June 26, HUD published a set-aside notice for project-based HUD-VASH vouchers. This would be additional HUD-VASH vouchers, to be used in a setting where the HUD-VASH voucher is assigned to a rental unit and not an individual veteran, allocated to a Public Housing Authority...continue

TODAY: Housing First for People Experiencing SMI and Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use

July 9, 2015

Housing First for People Experiencing Serious Mental Illness (SMI) and Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Webinar

Date: Thursday, July 9, 2015
Time: 3:00-4:30 PM EDT
Hosted By: The Substance Abuse and Mental...continue

DCoE Webinar: Expert Offers Tips for Families, Caregivers Supporting People with TBI

An educational psychologist will discuss how families adjust to a service member’s traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a webinar hosted by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) 1-2:30 p.m. (ET) July 9.

...continue

Webinar: Breaking the Cycle of Incarceration and Homelessness Among Veterans

There is a high prevalence of criminal justice system involvement among veterans experiencing homelessness, with some estimates indicating that as many as one-half of all veterans experiencing homelessness are involved in the justice system. Strategies to end veteran...continue

Breaking the Cycle of Veteran Incarceration and Homelessness: Emerging Community Practices

July 2, 2015

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) recently published a justice-involved veterans strategy brief. The resource is meant to be a quick overview of the Sequential Intercept Model and practices that communities are using to...continue

DOL-VETS Announces $35 Million in HVRP Grants to Assist 16,000 Homeless Vets

June 23, 2015

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced today the award of more than $35 million in grants to provide an estimated 16,000 veterans with job-driven training for in-demand jobs to help them successfully transition from homelessness...continue

USICH Announces Amendments to Opening Doors

June 22, 2015

A message from USICH on behalf of Executive Director Matthew Doherty

On the five year anniversary of the launch of the first comprehensive Federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness, USICH is pleased to release Opening Doors, as amended in 2015. This amended version...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services in Four States

June 15, 2015

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the June 12, 2015, Federal Register identifying Federal buildings and other real property HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were...continue

VA Launches Community-Based Employment Service for Homeless Veterans

June 10, 2015

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs today announced a new employment program aimed at helping job-ready Veterans exiting homelessness, and those on the brink of homelessness, gain stable and long-term employment.
The new program, Homeless Veteran...continue

All In on Ending Veteran Homelessness: We Stand Together

A joint message from USICH Executive Director Matthew Doherty, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, VA Secretary Robert McDonald, & HUD Secretary Julián Castro

Five years ago, the Obama Administration set an ambitious goal: to end homelessness among veterans by the end of 2015. Many scoffed;...continue

DOL-VETS Announces Acting Assistant Secretary

June 5, 2015

Assistant Secretary of the Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS) Keith Kelly has stepped down to return to Montana and enjoy a well-earned retirement. DOL is proud to have had him as a key leader at the Department, and his integrity and compassion...continue

Houston Effectively Ends Veteran Homelessness

June 5, 2015

On June 1, Houston Mayor Annise Parker announced that Houston has become the latest, and largest, U.S. city to effectively end veteran homelessness. U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald, U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas...continue

Registration is Now Closed for the 2015 NCHV Annual Conference!

Download the 2015 NCHV Annual Conference program here!

Registration for the 2015 NCHV Annual Conference has closed. No walk-up registrations will be accepted.

All discounted rooms at the Grant Hyatt Washington have been reserved. You may reserve a room at regular price by...continue

HAC Webinar: Access to Health and Homeless Services for Rural Veterans

April 30, 2015

A disproportionate number of veterans come from and return to small towns and rural America. Join this webinar presented by the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) to learn more about ways to serve this sometimes forgotten group. Participants in the webinar...continue

Census Bureau Reports on Residential Vacancy and Homeownership in First Quarter of 2015

April 28, 2015

National vacancy rates in the first quarter of 2015 were 7.1 percent for rental housing and 1.9 percent for homeowner housing, the Department of Commerce’s Census Bureau announced today. The rental vacancy rate of 7.1 percent was 1.2...continue

FY 2015 CoC Program Registration Notice is Now Posted and e-snaps is Now Open

April 28, 2015

The Notice of Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Opportunity to Register and Other Important Information for Electronic Application Submission for the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition is now posted to the HUD Exchange. In addition, FY 2015 CoC Program...continue

VA Expands Choice Program Eligibility, Effective Immediately

April 24, 2015

WASHINGTON  – In order to expand eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it will determine eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program based on the distance between a veteran’s place of residence and...continue

HUD Properties Available in 29 States

April 24, 2015

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the April 24, 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

HUD and VA to Help More than 9,000 Veterans Find Permanent Homes

April 20, 2015

In the ongoing effort to end veteran homelessness, the U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) have announced nearly $65 million to help more than 9,300 homeless veterans find a permanent place to call home. The rental...continue

VA Secretary to Open 2015 NCHV Annual Conference

April 17, 2015

View the tracks and sessions for the 2015 NCHV Annual Conference here.

Download the 2015 NCHV Annual Conference brochure.

Register online for the 2015 NCHV Annual Conference, or download a registration form to return by fax or mail.

NCHV is pleased to announce that...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

April 14, 2015

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the April 10, 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...continue

DOL-VETS Releases SGA for HVRP Grants

April 13, 2015

The Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS) has released a Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) for the Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program (HVRP). Funding of $4 million is available to provide an estimated 2,000 veterans with job-driven training for...continue

TAC, NLIHC Release Reports Addressing Low-Income Housing Issues

April 9, 2015

The Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) and the National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) today announced the release of a new report, Creating New Integrated Permanent Supportive Housing Opportunities for ELI Households:  A Vision for the Future of the...continue

VA Announces Correction to Current SSVF NOFA

April 6, 2015

In the April 6, 2015 Federal Register, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a correction to the current NOFA for the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. The notice corrects a provision requiring grantees to have spent a certain amount of their...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

April 6, 2015

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the April 3, 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

VA Announces New SSVF Grants to Help End Veteran Homelessness

March 31, 2015

Washington – Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald today announced the award of nearly $93 million in Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) three-year grants that will help approximately 45,000 homeless and at-risk veterans and their families....continue

VA Works to Expand Choice Program Eligibility

March 24, 2015

Washington – In order to expand eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it will change the calculation used to determine the distance between a veteran’s residence and the nearest VA medical facility from a straight...continue

VA Announces Amendment to SSVF NOFA

March 17, 2015

Under the current Feb. 3, 2015 NOFA, VA is offering up to $300 million to current SSVF grantees seeking funding for their existing, renewable grants. The amendment announced today will expand the pool of potential applicants to include current SSVF grantees with 3-year, non-renewable grants....continue

HUD, VA Centers for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships Call Focused on Serving Homeless Vets

March 6, 2015

Join the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) Centers for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships for a conversation about veterans issues, "Ending Veterans Homelessness in 2015: Doing Your...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

Feb. 27, 2015

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Feb. 27, 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

VA Announces Final Rule for Changes to SSVF Regulations

Feb. 25, 2015

On May 9, 2014 the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued a proposed rule for the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. The proposed rule was opened to comment by the public, and has now been finalized.

In today's Federal Register, VA announced...continue

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The BBVA Compass Foundation demonstrates support to the communities where BBVA Compass have a presence. The Foundation provides charitable grants to qualified nonprofit organizations in the following areas: community development, education, health and human services, arts and culture, environment and natural...continue

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