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Register Now for the 2014 NCHV Housing Summit

Download the 2014 NCHV Veterans Access to Housing Summit brochure, which features an overview of the schedule for the event, Summit objectives, and hotel information.

Join NCHV and our community partners at the 2014 NCHV Veterans Access to Housing Summit, taking place Nov. 13-14 in New Orleans....continue

Secretary McDonald Announces VA to Continue Town Hall Events at VA Facilities Nationwide

Oct. 20, 2014

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald has directed all Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare and benefits facilities to continue to hold quarterly town hall events to improve communication with, and hear...continue

Psychological Health Issues Affecting Women Service Members and Veterans

Oct. 20, 2014

The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) is hosting a webinar titled "Psychological Health Issues Affecting Women Service Members and Veterans," on Oct. 23, 2014, from 1-2:30 p.m. EDT.

Women represent...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

Oct. 2, 2014

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Sept. 26, 2014, 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 Team Up to Help More Than 9,000 Homeless Veterans Find Permanent Homes

Oct. 1, 2014

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced more than $62 million to help more than 9,000 homeless veterans find permanent supportive housing. The rental...continue

VA Awards SSVF Surge Funding to 56 Communities

The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) is encouraged by today’s announcement by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that it has awarded $207 million in grants to nonprofit organizations across the country to assist them in their local push to end veteran homelessness. Today’s...continue

Connecting Veterans to Social Security Disability Benefits: Issue Brief from SOAR

Sept. 29, 2014

Connecting Veterans with Social Security Administration (SSA) disability benefits is a critical step to increasing income stability for veterans and their families, as well as providing health insurance for those who do not qualify for Department...continue

Dr. Linda Schwartz Confirmed as VA Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning

Sept. 29, 2014

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald recently welcomed the confirmation of Connecticut Veterans Commissioner Linda S. Schwartz as Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Policy and Planning.

In this post, Dr. Schwartz will help...continue

NVTI Classes Open to State Workforce Agency and American Job Center Staff

Sept. 26, 2014

Some seats in National Veterans' Training Institute (NVTI)’s primary training courses listed below are available to state workforce agency and AJC staff to attend:

  • Facilitating Veteran Employment
  • Intensive Services
  • Employer Outreach
  • ...continue

$1.83 Billion Available in HUD CoC Program Competition

Sept. 26, 2014

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making available approximately $1.83 billion in Fiscal Year 2014 for FY 2014 Continuum of Care (CoC) Funding Notice under the FY 2013 – FY 2014 CoC Program Competition. The CoC Program is designed to promote a...continue

Suicide in Military and Veteran Populations: Implications for Chaplains, Providers and Leaders

Sept. 22, 2014

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and accounts for nearly 40,000 deaths each year, according to the most recent statistics from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the military and veteran...continue

HUD FY 2014 Continuum of Care Program Competition: Strategies for Continued Success

Sept. 18, 2014

On Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, from 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) will host a webinar for communities on strategies for continued success in responding to the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

Sept. 12, 2014

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Sept. 12, 2014, 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

VA Seeks Nominations for Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans

Sept. 9, 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Homeless Programs, is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans.
The Committee provides...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

Sept. 5, 2014

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Sept. 5, 2014, 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

Department of Defense Announces Guidance for Upgrading Discharge Requests

Sept. 5, 2014

The Department of Defense announced this week that it has issued supplemental guidance to Military Department Boards for Correction of Military/Naval Records (BCM/NR) when considering petitions regarding discharge upgrade requests by veterans claiming Post...continue

Webinar: An Introduction to SSVF and Overview of Compliance & Reporting

Sept. 2, 2014

The VA National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans is holding a webinar, "An Introduction to SSVF and Overview of Compliance & Reporting," on Sept. 25 at 10:00 a.m. ET.

On Aug. 11, 2014 the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) announced...continue

HUD, VA, and USICH Announce 33% Drop in Veteran Homelessness Since 2010

Sept. 2, 2014

WASHINGTON – On Aug. 26, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) released a new national estimate of veteran homelessness in the United States. Data...continue

Feds Hire Vets Guides Veterans to Government Jobs

Aug. 22, 2014

The Feds Hire Vets website offers a portal to information about veteran employment in the federal government. Through the website, veterans and transitioning service members can determine their eligibility for such work, learn the language of the federal job sector, and find...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

Aug. 22, 2014

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Aug. 22, 2014, 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 Properties Available for Homeless Services

Aug. 15, 2014

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Aug. 15, 2014, 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

CASY Provides Variety of Employment Services to Guard, Reserve and Veterans

Aug. 14, 2014

Corporate America Supports You (CASY) is a nonprofit organization that has partnered with the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN) to provide free employment training and assistance to veterans, spouses, transitioning service members and...continue

VA Announces SSVF Grants to Help End Veteran Homelessness

Aug. 11, 2014

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald today announced the award of approximately $300 million in grants that will help approximately 115,000 homeless and at-risk veterans and their families. The grants will be distributed to 301 community agencies in all 50...continue

NCHV Announces Webinar on Connecting to Benefits

Homeless veteran service providers, especially HVRP grantees and SSVF grantees with employment personnel, recognize the critical connection between a viable income and housing stability. Homeless veterans may be rapidly connected to housing, but they are better able to stay in housing when they...continue

White House Releases Ready to Work: Job-Driven Training and American Opportunity

July 28, 2014

In his 2014 State of the Union Address, and as part of his plan to make 2014 a Year of Action, President Obama announced that he was asking the Vice President to lead a review of federal training programs in order to identify and implement steps to...continue

My Next Move for Veterans Provides Employment Guidance

July 25, 2014

My Next Move for Veterans is a website offering job seekers the opportunity to search for jobs and careers that fit their interests and skills. Veterans are able to look for careers similar to ones they had in the military, search by keyword for their “dream career” or...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

July 25, 2014

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the July 25, 2014, 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

Institute for Veterans and Military Families Offers Wide Range of Employment and Education Resources

July 24, 2014

The Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families provides veterans and their families the opportunity to engage in higher education coursework and entrepreneurship programs. Their focus is to establish...continue

Military Times Releases 2014 Best Employers for Vets List

July 11, 2014

Military Times has released their annual list of the top veteran-friendly companies. For each of the 59 companies listed, there is a breakdown of the current number of veteran employees, the number of 2013 veteran hires, and the percentage of recruiting budget for hiring...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

July 11, 2014

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the July 11, 2014, 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

Operation Hire: Maryland’s Veteran Hiring Challenge

July 10, 2014

One of the most challenging operations a veteran may face is finding work after his or her military deployment ends. The state of Maryland is pushing for increased veteran employment opportunities in a new initiative called “Operation Hire.” The project, designed to last for...continue

Warrior Gateway Connects Veterans with Community Resources

July 3, 2014

Warrior Gateway includes a comprehensive Resource Directory, where searching for veteran services is as easy filling in two search fields. To use this tool, simply visit the Resource Directory, specify the type assistance needed and your current location, and the system...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

July 3, 2014

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the July 3, 2014, 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

The Home Depot Offers Military Skills Translator to Help Veterans Find Jobs

July 3, 2014

The Home Depot is now hiring, and veterans are encouraged to apply for available positions. Through the company’s online Military Skills Translator tool, veterans can enter their military experience and instantly see how it converts into civilian skills....continue

$36 Million in HVRP Grants to Help 12,000 Homeless Veterans Awarded by DOL-VETS

June 26, 2014

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today announced grants totaling $36,710,368 awarded to 156 organizations nationwide to provide more than 12,000 veterans with training to help them succeed in civilian careers. The grants are being...continue

VA Announces $5 Million in Grants to Aid Homeless Veterans with Special Needs

June 26, 2014

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it is making renewed funding available to 25 organizations in 11 states that provide transitional housing and supportive services to homeless veterans with special needs. The...continue

Military Pathways Offers Free Confidential Mental Health Assessment

June 25, 2014

If you think you or someone you know may be suffering from PTSD, there is now a way to better understand the situation. At http://www.militarymentalhealth.org/, there is a survey self-assessment available at no cost to individuals with a military background. Be...continue

HUD Provides Additional Funds for Nearly 900 Local Homeless Programs Across the Country

June 20, 2014

WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan has announced a second round of grants totaling $140 million to nearly 900 local homeless assistance programs across the country. Provided through HUD’s Continuum...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

June 20, 2014

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the June 20, 2014, 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

New Implementing Housing First in Permanent Supportive Housing Fact Sheet from USICH

June 20, 2014

This fact sheet from the U.S Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) informs the reader the basics of the Housing First Model as it relates to Permanent Supportive Housing programs. Provided are information and overviews of the free tool...continue

Hiring Our Heroes Veteran Hiring Fairs Taking Place Throughout the Summer

June 18, 2014

Hiring Our Heroes, a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, was launched in March 2011 as a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities. Working with the...continue

Federal Properties Available for Homeless Services

June 16, 2014

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the June 13, 2014, 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

Army Soldier for Life Program Launches New Website

June 12, 2014

The Army Soldier for Life Program recently launched a new website to improve access to employment, education and health care for soldiers, veterans, and family members. Prior to the new site's launch, separating soldiers used Army Knowledge Online (AKO) as their primary web tool...continue

VA Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team Program (H-PACT) Update

June 12, 2014

The VA Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team Program, H-PACT, was established in January 2012 to provide a coordinated “medical home” specifically tailored to the needs of homeless veterans. Interdisciplinary teams of doctors, nurses, and case managers respond to the...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

June 6, 2014

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the June 6, 2014, 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

2014 NCHV Annual Conference: Bridging the Gap

May 28-30 in Washington, D.C. Online registration is now closed.

To download the conference program, which includes the full conference schedule, click here.

In nearly every community across the country, the resources exist to end veteran homelessness. However, having every puzzle piece does not...continue

Family Connection: Building Systems to End Family Homelessness

May 20, 2014

Ending homelessness for families and children is a priority for the nation and for every community. We know that the experience of homelessness has devastating effects on families and their children. For this reason, The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness...continue

Estimating Cost Savings Associated with HUD-VASH Placement

May 15, 2014

Existing research suggests that veterans experiencing homelessness make disproportionate and costly use of acute health, mental health and substance abuse treatment services, but that placement in programs like the Department of Housing and Urban Development-VA Supportive...continue

VA National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans Releases Housing First Implementation Brief

May 15, 2014

The current Administration set a bold and ambitious goal to end chronic and veteran homelessness by 2015. To accomplish this mission, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched a comprehensive, evidence-based, data- and...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

May 2, 2014

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the May 2, 2014, 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 25 Cities Initiative: the Leadership Launch

April 29, 2014

We have been using the word “historic” a lot since Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki announced the Five-Year Plan to End Veteran Homelessness at the end of 2009.

Yet, at the Renaissance Washington Hotel in Washington, D.C., March 27-28, there seemed to...continue

NCHV TA Center Training on HVRP SGA

April 16, 2014

On April 14, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS) announced the availability of up to $6 million to fund 24 or more Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) grants. Approximately 2,000 veterans will receive job training and related...continue

NAEH Releases ‘Rapid Re-Housing: A History and Core Components’

April 22, 2014

The National Alliance to End Homelessness has released a resource that provides a brief overview of the history and effectiveness of rapid re-housing. "Rapid Re-Housing: A History and Core Components" is meant to provide context and further elaborate on the...continue

DOL-VETS Announces Availability of HVRP Funds

April 14, 2014

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today announces a grant competition that will award an estimated 24 or more Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program grants totaling approximately $6 million to provide an estimated 2,000 veterans with occupational, classroom and...continue

Refocusing the Jobs for Veterans State Grants Programs

April 11, 2014

To further improve employment services provided veterans, the Department of Labor (DOL) is refocusing the Jobs for Veterans State Grants programs to ensure that veterans and eligible spouses receive the best combination of employment and training services from the 2,500...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

April 11, 2014

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the April 11, 2014, 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

HUD Announces $1.6 Billion in Funding for Homeless Programs

April 9, 2014

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan has announced nearly $1.6 billion in grants to renew support for 7,100 local homeless housing and service programs across the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Provided through HUD’s...continue

SAMHSA Releases Spring 2014 Newsletter Focused on Trauma-Informed Care

April 9, 2014

The recently released Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 57, Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioral Health Services (Trauma TIP), offers behavioral health service providers and program administrators information and practices to assist people who have...continue

Free DCoE Webinar: Family Caregiver Support after Traumatic Brain Injury

April 4, 2014

Family caregivers require and benefit from specialized support, education and understanding from health care professionals as they move through stages of adaptation that often correspond with the treatment and recovery of a service member who sustained a...continue

SAMHSA Accepting Applications for Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals for States

March 31, 2014

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year 2014 Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals for States. The purpose of this program is to enhance or...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

March 28, 2014

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the March 28, 2014, 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

VA Extends Deadline for Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas Program

March 26, 2014

VA published a Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) in the Federal Register on July 9, 2013 (78 FR 41195) to announce the availability of funds for applications for the Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas Program beginning...continue

DOL Releases 2013 Employment Situation of Veterans Report

March 24, 2014

WASHINGTON — Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez issued the following statement regarding the recent release of the 2013 Employment Situation of Veterans report by the department's Bureau of Labor Statistics:

"Today's veterans' employment report for 2013 from the Bureau...continue

Housing Seniors and Veterans in Rural America: Preservation, Development and Services

March 24, 2014

The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) is hosting Housing Seniors and Veterans in Rural America: Preservation, Development and Services, on April 22-23 in Phoenix, Arizona. Made possible by support from The Atlantic Philanthropies and The Home...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

March 21, 2014

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the March 21, 2014, 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

Important Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) News

March 14, 2014

This morning Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Development at the Veterans Benefits Administration distributed a letter regarding imminent changes to the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), the text of which has been reproduced below:

Colleagues and...continue

Federal Properties Available for Homeless Services

March 7, 2014

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the March 7, 2014, 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

SAMHSA Announces Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals - Services in Supportive Housing

Feb. 28, 2014

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2014 Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals-Services in...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

Feb. 28, 2014

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Feb. 28, 2014, 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

NCHV Stand Down Training Webinars in March

Feb. 6, 2014

Webinar on Stand Down Development
March 3, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. EST

Starting with the first Stand Down in San Diego in 1988, Stand Down events have continued the mission of providing a “hand up, not hand out” to homeless veterans in local communities. Learn how to contribute to this...continue

New Online GI Bill Comparison Tool Available

Feb. 5, 2104

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched an online GI Bill® Comparison Tool to make it easier for veterans, servicemembers and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and learn more about VA’s approvedcolleges, universities and other education and...continue

Project Based Voucher Set-Aside for HUD-VASH Published

Feb. 4, 2013

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is pleased to announce the publication of a Project Based Voucher (PBV) set-aside funding Notice for the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program.  Through the competition outlined in this notice, HUD...continue

DOL Announces $900,000 in HVRP Grants

Feb. 3, 2014

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today announced the awarding of two grants totaling $900,000 to fund services provided by Veterans’ Employment and Training Service. Grants of $450,000 each were awarded to Advocates for Human Potential Inc. in Sudbury, Mass., and the...continue

Federal Properties Available for Homeless Services

Jan. 31, 2014

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Jan. 31, 2014, 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

SSVF 2014 NOFA Grant Application Workshops

Jan. 27, 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced that $600 million has been made available to community agencies to assist very-low income veterans and families facing homelessness. These funds are offered through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program, a...continue

Federal Property Available for Homeless Services

Jan. 24, 2014

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Jan. 24, 2014, 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

Free Webinar on VA Home Loans

Jan. 23, 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) wants to ensure that Servicemembers, Veterans and their families are aware of the benefits they deserve.

The VA Home Loan benefit may be used by eligible service members, veterans, reservists, National Guard members and surviving spouses to buy a home or...continue

Stand Down Surplus Request “Step by Step” Instructions Now Available

Jan. 22, 2014

The VA has released detailed instructions that service providers can use when requesting surplus for Stand Down events (to be approved by a local facility HCHV coordinator or VA employee stand down POC).  Below you will find this set of instructions, in...continue

DCoE Webinar Examines Effects of Multiple Concussions

Jan. 16, 2014

The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) will host its first 2014 webinar, “State of the Science: Clinical, Metabolic and Pathologic Effects of Multiple Concussions,” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. (EST) Jan. 16.

Military duty and...continue

Congress Considers Appropriations Bills

Jan. 16, 2014

The appropriations package currently under consideration in Congress has some good news for homeless veterans and service providers across the country. Though amorphous until passed by both houses, the current proposal on the floor of the House of Representatives would maintain funding...continue

VA Announces Funding Available for SSVF Program

Jan. 14, 2013

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the availability of funds for supportive services grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program (SSVF). The NOFA, published in the Jan. 14, 2014 Federal Register, contains information concerning the SSVF...continue

Iowa Launches Veteran Employment Website

Jan. 10, 2014

Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds recently launched www.homebaseiowa.org, a new website for Home Base Iowa. The initiative is a new nonprofit, private-public partnership that will recruit veterans and active duty service members for private-sector job opportunities in Iowa.

...continue

SAMHSA: 21 Percent of Veterans in Substance Abuse Treatment were Homeless

Jan. 9, 2014

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) released a data spotlight brief on homeless veterans in The TEDS Report on Jan. 7. The Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) is a database of substance abuse treatment admissions. The brief, which...continue

CLPHA Releases Housing Authorities: Essential Partners in Ending Homelessness

Dec. 24, 2013

Each year, the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) produces a report that highlights the work of its members and focuses on the ways in which housing authorities are strengthening neighborhoods and improving lives.

CLPHA’s 2013...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

Dec. 16, 2013

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Dec. 13, 2013, 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

Housing Rural Heroes: Veterans in Rural America

Dec. 12, 2013

This Rural Research Brief from the Housing Assistance Council features analysis of demographic, housing, and economic conditions for veterans in rural America.

Of the more than 22 million veterans in the United States, approximately 5.6 million live in rural or small town...continue

In 31st Annual Assessment of Hunger and Homelessness, Mayors Find Continued Growth in Demand

Dec. 12, 2013

The 31st annual assessment of hunger and homelessness conducted by The U.S. Conference of Mayors, released recently in Washington, found continuing growth in the demand for emergency food and housing across 25 cities whose mayors are...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

Dec. 2, 2013

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Nov. 29, 2013, 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 and HUD Announce 24% Reduction in Veteran Homelessness since 2010

Nov. 27, 2013

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced that a new national report shows a 24 percent reduction in homelessness among veterans since 2010.

The report also showed an 8 percent reduction...continue

Opening Doors to Innovation: Building Strong Connections to Rapidly House Veterans

Nov. 27, 2013

Please join the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) and the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) for a free webinar discussion on how providers serving veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness can build strong local...continue

Housing Instability Among our Nation’s Veterans

Nov. 26, 2013

According to Housing Instability Among Our Nation’s Veterans, a study released Nov. 12 by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) 1.5 million veteran households suffered from severe housing cost burden in 2011, spending more than 50% of their income on housing. There were...continue

2013 NCHV Veterans Access to Housing Summit

On Nov. 20-21, the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV), in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation and Citi Salutes, is hosting the third annual Veterans Access to Housing Summit in Chicago, IL.

The NCHV Housing Summit brings together the major partners in improving access to...continue

Secretary Shinseki Announces an Additional $4.9 Million to Help Eliminate Veterans Homelessness

Nov. 14, 2013

WASHINGTON  – The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced that 25 projects in 11 different states will share approximately $4.9 million in grants to provide enhanced services for homeless veterans this year. This is in...continue

VA Approves $8.8 Million in Grants to Provide Transportation and Renovated Housing for Homeless Vets

Nov. 14, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs has approved $8.8 million in grants to fund 164 projects in 37 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to rehabilitate currently operational transitional housing projects...continue

Shoebuy.com “In Their Shoes” Campaign to Encourage Charitable Shopping for the Holiday Season

Nov. 8, 2013

Shoebuy.com Joins Forces Again with National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, Oxfam, The Home for Little Wanderers and TwoTen Footwear Foundation

Boston – Shoebuy.com, a leading global online retailer of shoes and clothing for...continue

Justice for Vets Offers Veterans Day Toolkit for Veterans Treatment Court Outreach Efforts

Oct. 31, 2013

Each Veterans Day, our nation pauses to honor the men and women who have served in the military protecting our freedom at home and abroad. Justice For Vets is encouraging all Veterans Treatment Courts to reach out to their communities and...continue

Veterans to Hit the Road, Not the Streets

Oct. 28, 2013

Opportunities for employment are arriving by the truckload, and the organization behind the wheel is C.R. England.  Through its innovative Service to Semis program, the U.S. transportation giant affords veterans 21-years-old and older the chance to join its workforce by allowing them to...continue

Funds Available for Veteran Housing in Rural Areas

Oct. 7, 2013

The Home Depot Foundation 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 scheduled to commence within the next 12...continue

Continuum of Care Launches CoC 2.0

Oct. 7, 2013

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently launched Continuum of Care 2.0, an online training curriculum developed by AIR/The National Center on Family Homelessness' Collaborative Partnership as a part of its technical assistance for HUD grantees. The curriculum provides...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

Oct. 4, 2013

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Oct. 4, 2013, 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

GRANTS

VA Announces Availability of Funds for SSVF Grants

Oct. 10, 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the availability of funds for supportive services grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. This Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) contains information concerning the SSVF Program, initial...continue

DOL-VETS Announces Availability of Funding for Stand Down Events

Jan. 28, 2014

The Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS) supports local Stand Down events that help homeless veterans attain meaningful civilian employment.

Stand Down funding is provided in the form of non-competitive grants that are awarded...continue

Top Picks of the Week

Oct. 20, 2014

The Communities Foundation of Texas operates several grant programs with unique focuses and application processes. Community Impact Grants include a focus on increasing the economic security of low-income families. LOI/Giving Guide grants include a focus on health and social services. For more information...continue

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