Urban Institute Analyzes Johnson-Crapo Bill

#NationalHousingTrustFund Update @urbaninstitute Analyzes Johnson-Crapo Bill #unitedforhomes #NHTF @NLIHC

United for Homes and National
Housing Trust Fund Update

Urban Institute Analyzes Johnson-Crapo Bill A Johnson-Crapo Dialogue, a commentary issued by the Urban Institute Housing Finance Policy Center, summarizes the major policy disagreements associated with the “Johnson-Crapo” housing finance reform bill, and the future prospects for this bill and housing finance reform as a whole.

The paper is a “must read” for anyone who wants to better…

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Medicaid Enrollment is Year-Round

#Medicaid Enrollment is Year-Round Fact Sheets Offer Resources for Individuals with Disabilities

Fact Sheets Offer Resources for
Individuals with Disabilities

Medicaid Enrollment is Year-RoundMedicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollment is year-round and is not subject to an open enrollment period. Eligible individuals can enroll at any time and get coverage right away.

To help support outreach and enrollment efforts, the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) is offering a set of Medicaid Fact…

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Construction is well underway and will be completed in early 2015. The photo is the elevator tower for Kilmer Homes. Kilmer Homes will result in the construction of 120 new affordable apartments including 30 permanent and supportive housing apartments for homeless families, and the redevelopment of the former Camp Kilmer site. goo.gl/1IjNgI 

Construction is well underway and will be completed in early 2015. The photo is the elevator tower for Kilmer Homes. Kilmer Homes will result in the construction of 120 new affordable apartments including 30 permanent and supportive housing apartments for homeless families, and the redevelopment of the former Camp Kilmer site.

Workforce Investment Programs Reauthorized

Workforce Investment Reauthorized Bipartisan Bill Recognizes Challenges #Homeless Face @CSHInfo

Bipartisan Legislation Recognizes
Challenged Faced by Homeless

CSH - Workforce Investment Programs ReauthorizedThe recently passed Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) did a number of key things including:

  • Consolidated the fifteen existing federal training programs;
  • Creates common measures for core programs for both adults and youth;
  • Mandates single unified state plans; and
  • Authorizes appropriations through 2020.

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Booker Congratulates Kilmer Homes Partners

Successful Collaboration of Public and Private Entities in Edison @CoryBooker Congratulates #kilmerhomes Partners

Successful Collaboration of Public
And Private Entities in Edison

Senator Cory BookerOn June 30, 2014, Monarch Housing Associates received a letter from Senator Cory Booker congratulating the Kilmer Homes partners on the groundbreaking of Kilmer Homes. Senator Booker was not able to attend the June 30 groundbreaking celebration.

“The fight to reduce homelessness is an ongoing and critical struggle in our state,…

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Housing Interventions for Child-Welfare Involved Families

Housing Interventions for #childwelfare Involved Families DCF Requests Information on Available Subsidies

DCF Requests Information Regarding
Available Subsidies to Assist With Planning

Housing Interventions for Child-Welfare Involved Families  The New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) is seeking information from the housing community including Public Housing Authorities (PHA), Continuums of Care, affordable housing developers, as well as social service and community based agencies, and other public/private agencies regarding the availability…

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No Safe Place: Criminalization of Homelessness

Criminalization of #Homelessness @NLCHPhomeless Releases Safe Place Report @NLIHC #Nosafeplace We all Need a Home

NLHCP Releases National Report

No Safe PlaceThe National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP) has released No Safe Place: The Criminalization of Homelessness in U.S. Cities.

The report finds that:

  • More than half of the cities surveyed have laws that restrict or prohibit an individual from sitting or lying down in public, a 43% increase since 2011;
  • Laws that prohibit an individual from living in a…

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Creating and Preserving Rental Housing for Families

Creating and Preserving Rental #housing for Families @TDBank_US Charitable Foundation #housing for Everyone Grants

TD Charitable Foundation
Housing for Everyone Grants

TDBankThe TD Charitable Foundation has announced its 2014 Housing for Everyone Grant Competition. The funding is targeted towards the creation or preservation of rental housing units for families with children.

Applications are due by Friday, August 29, 2014. Nationwide, the foundation will award a total of 25 grants representing $2.5 million.…

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Supportive Housing Reduces Chronic Homelessness

#SupportiveHousing Investment Reduces #ChronicHomelessness Could #endhomelessness @PennSP2 @DennisCulhane @NLIHC

Homelessness Decreased Faster
As Investment if Permanent,
Supportive Housing Increases

Dennis P. CulhaneIn June 2014, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania released a study that explores the relationship between community investment in permanent supportive housing (PSH) and chronic homelessness.

The data indicate a statistically significant reduction in the number of chronically homeless people as…

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Proposed Rule Creates PHA Consortium

Proposed Rule Creates New Type of PHA Consortium Increased Efficiency and Resident Choice @NLIHC @hudgov

Increased Efficiency and Resident Choice

Proposed Rule Creates PHA ConsortiumOn July 11, 2014, Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) published a proposed rule that would create an additional type of consortium for public housing agencies (PHAs).

The proposal would allow two or more PHAs to join to carry out the planning, reporting, and other administrative and management functions of the…

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