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VA Announces Availability of Renewal Funding for GPD Special Needs Grantees

May 24, 2017

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announces the availability of one-year renewal funding for the 16 currently-operational fiscal year (FY) 2016 VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program Special Need Grant recipients and their...continue

The 2017 NCHV Annual Conference is SOLD OUT

The 2017 NCHV Annual Conference is SOLD OUT

Registration is now CLOSED, no walk up registrations will be accepted | The discounted room block is SOLD OUT

Download the 2017 NCHV Annual Conference program, featuring the full Conference schedule, session tracks and descriptions, presenters, and all...continue

Webinar - Employment Readiness: Strategies and Assessments

May 9, 2017

The National Veterans Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC) hosted a webinar "Employment Readiness: Strategies and Assessments" on Thursday, May 11, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT.

What is "employment readiness" and how is it measured? Conducting employment assessments in...continue

Webinar: Employment, Benefits and Financial Planning for Transitioning Service Members

April 25, 2017

DOL-VETS is co-presenting on a free Employment, Benefits and Financial Planning webinar for transitioning servicemembers and veterans on Wednesday, April 26, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ET. The webinar will address FAQs on employment, retirement...continue

Take Action! Join Advocates for National Call-In Day on Wednesday, April 26

April 25, 2017

Lawmakers must pass spending bills by April 28 to avoid a government shutdown. Failure to pass full spending bills puts vital investments in affordable housing and community development at risk. By participating in a national call-in day tomorrow,...continue

Webinar - Special Population Series: Employment Services for Aging Veterans

April 3, 2017

The National Veterans Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC) is hosting a webinar “Special Population Series: Employment Services for Aging Veterans” on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm ET.

Older veterans, generally considered those age 50 or above,...continue

Hill Watch: Trump Administration Releases “Skinny Budget” for 2018

March 16, 2017

This week, the Trump Administration released the first federal budget request of his presidency. For any administration a president’s budget proposal is a document that lays out that administration’s priorities for federal spending. This proposed budget is...continue

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March 16, 2017

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to National Coalition for Homeless Veterans. TODAY ONLY, Amazon is donating 5% of the purchase price. Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/52-1826860 and support us every time you...continue

VA Partnership Provides Community Organizations with Path to Support Homeless Veterans

March 10, 2017

Military Outreach USA, a partner of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), recently launched a program to encourage communities to connect with local VA facilities and help VA provide support to homeless or recently homeless veterans and...continue

Webinar - Overview of the PY 2017 Notice of Funding Opportunity For HVRP, HFVVWF, and IVTP

March 3, 2017

The National Veterans Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC) is hosting the webinar “Overview of the PY 2017 Notice of Funding Opportunity For HVRP, HFVVWF, and IVTP” on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. ET.

On February 28, 2017, the...continue

DOL Announces HVRP Funding Availability

Feb. 28, 2017

The Department of Labor (DOL) has released a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) regarding the Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program (HVRP), the Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program (IVTP), and the Homeless Female Veterans' and Homeless Veterans' with Families Program (HFVVWF)....continue

A Message from the new VA Secretary

Feb. 21, 2017

On February 16, Dr. David Shulkin posted a message detailing his top priorities for his new Department, among which is the issue of veteran homelessness. In the message he reiterated that serving in the VA has been his highest honor in life, and that now - as the Secretary for the Department...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

Feb. 13, 2017

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Feb. 10, 2017, 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 - Outreach Strategies: Veteran Treatment Courts and Employment Services

Feb. 9, 2017

The National Veterans Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC) is hosting the webinar “Outreach Strategies: Veteran Treatment Courts and Employment Services” on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

Founded in 2008 by a judge in Buffalo, New York, the...continue

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Your Opportunity to Present at the 2017 NCHV Annual Conference

Jan. 30, 2017

Every year, NCHV gathers the top experts and presenters to lead sessions at the NCHV Annual Conference. Submit your presentation abstract to be among those guiding services as we embark into the new Administration by sharing your best practices,...continue

Webinar: Opioid Use Disorders and Homelessness

Jan. 23, 2017

The opioid epidemic in the United States has had a profound and deadly impact. Opioid use disorders are particularly hard on veterans who are homeless or at risk for being homeless, where prevalence of mental health conditions and substance misuse is high and access to health care...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

Jan. 6, 2017

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Dec. 30, 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

FOR CURRENT GPD GRANTEES: GPD NOFA Published

Dec. 23, 2016

We’ve been talking about the GPD “reboot” for some time now, and it is here! The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) was published Friday morning, and you can find it in the Federal Register or on the GPD website here. We will be sending additional information to you as it becomes...continue

Opioid Overdose to Treatment Webinar

Dec. 16, 2016

The Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Michael Botticelli will host a webinar on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. EST, highlighting ways hospitals are aiding individuals who have opioid use disorder and guide individuals who have suffered overdose to...continue

Raising Awareness About PTSD: A Resource Guide

Dec. 14, 2016

The American Nurses Association (ANA) has partnered with six major national nursing organizations to promote a new campaign called Joining Forces. The national initiative, led by the White House and First Lady Michelle Obama, invites all nurses to make a pledge to educate themselves...continue

Webinar on Holding an Operation Reveille Event

Dec. 13, 2016

Mark your calendars for an exciting webinar scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 15, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET to learn how you can implement an Operation Reveille event – a multi-sector collaboration to immediately house and provide supportive services to homeless veterans.

These events...continue

VA Awards Grant for Veterans Employment Pay for Success Program

Dec. 9, 2016

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Innovation, together with the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund, awarded the Veterans Employment Pay for Success (VEPFS) Program grant to the social investment firm, Social...continue

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services

Dec. 9, 2016

In accordance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HUD published a Notice in the Dec. 9, 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 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

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 Ann E. Talcott Fund's mission is to provide grants to organizations operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes with paramount consideration given to organizations aiding the poor. The Fund focuses its giving to organizations serving people in New Jersey....continue

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