Category: Chronic Homelessness

SOAR is Designed to Increase Access to SSI/SSDI Income Supports

Connecting people to housing is central to the work to end homelessness. Providers also have a responsibility to connect people experiencing homelessness to mainstream resources. Accessing the income and health care benefits that Supplemental Security Income (SSI)/Social Security Disability Insurance […]

Current Federal Relief Could Largely Solve Homelessness Right Now!

Author(s): Joy Moses, Sharon McDonald Funds have already been allocated and are in circulation for each of these programs. However, for those states and communities that have yet to strategically coordinate these resources towards ending literal homelessness, it’s not too […]

Legislative Update: Homelessness in Congress’ Reconciliation Bill

This week is extremely important for federal legislation and homelessness: it could be the week that the House votes on a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package that includes significant investments in low-income housing and supportive housing services.  The House Financial […]

The NOFO is Correct: Now is the Time to Make the Connection Between Housing and Behavioral Health

Homelessness itself is a traumatizing experience. Add COVID-19 to the picture, and it should be readily apparent that we urgently need to connect people experiencing homelessness to both housing and behavioral health supports.  Research has shown that the pandemic, coupled with the related economic downturn, has negatively impacted people’s mental health and created new […]

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