Early registration has begun for the NAEH 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness which will be held from July 29 to July 31, 2014 in DC.
Local Advocacy Efforts to Encourage
PHAs to Start Spending in 2014
The webinar will provide an overview of FY 2014 funding for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program and arm advocates with the tools they need to promote improved PHA policies in a…
$115 Million for Reentry Programs
New Jersey U.S. Senator Robert Menendez has signed on to the “Dear Colleague” Letter that Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) circulated that supports $115 million for reentry programs authorized under the Second Chance Act.
Funding for reentry can end homelessness for the chronically homeless that often cycle in and out of jails and prisons.
NHTF “Game Changer”
Assures Affordable Housing
On behalf of 709 national, state, and local signatory organizations, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) delivered a letter to Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-SD) and Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-ID) on April 4 that thanks them for providing robust funding for the National Housing Trust Fund(N…
Hoyer and Lee Warn About Rental Assistance Cuts
The budget resolution would cut numerous programs that serve the most vulnerable Americans, and would put in place reforms of some housing assistance programs, such…
Bi-Partisan Group Raises Money and Awareness
On April 12, 2014, New Jersey state legislators slept on the Statehouse lawn in Trenton to raise awareness around the issue of youth homelessness and to raise money to end it. The group participating in the Covenant House Sleepout: Legislative Edition included members of both houses and both parties.
The group of legislators included:
Would Minimum Wage Increase
Reduce Income Inequality?
On April 1, 2014, the Senate Budget Committee held a hearing titled “Opportunity, Mobility and Inequality in Today’s Economy.”
Senator Murray said:
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Protect Low-Income Housing Tax Credit
The Senate Finance Committee has approved the Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act of 2014, which would extend dozens of expired and expiring tax provisions.
Included in these provisions is an extension of the minimum 9% Housing Credit rate for allocations made before January 1, 2016. The bill would also…
Hill Update: Donovan Supports
Last April 2, 2014, the House and Senate Transportation, Housing, Urban Development and Related Agencies (T-HUD) subcommittees held hearings on the proposed FY 2015 funding for programs under their jurisdictions.
During the hearing, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovanoutlined the key goals of the proposed FY 2015 HUD budget and responded to subcommittee…