Category: Children and Families

Rapid Re-Housing Performance Benchmarks and Program Standards for California Providers

On May 13, 2016 the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) held the first in a series or webinars on Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) designed for providers who operate or are interested in operating a RRH program funded through the Calworks Housing Support Program (HSP) or the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program. The first webinar, Rapid Re-Housing Performance Benchmarks and Program Standards, provides an overview of the new RRH benchmarks and standards published by the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH). This new guidance, endorsed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and Abt Associates, focuses on and highlights the three core components of rapid re-housing, and the most promising practices for building and supporting a successful program.

Addressing Family Homelessness in Cleveland

An informative webinar on how the City of Cleveland is working to address family homelessness. Speakers will provide an overview the homeless system, including its diversion program, how coordinated entry works with rapid re-housing, progressive engagement, the process of housing families, as well as efforts to address homelessness among particularly vulnerable families.

Breaking Down FY2017: What This Could Mean for Homeless Families

The Obama Administration just released its last federal budget proposal, for fiscal year 2017 (which starts October 1, 2016). Among other things, this budget request, more than any in recent years, articulates a broad and aggressive federal response to poverty and inequality in the United States. It puts housing at the center of that response, recognizing and remedying how housing crises, especially homelessness, make it nearly impossible for people to move ahead.

Thousands of Homeless Individuals Could Face Cuts to Food Assistance

SNAP helps reduce hunger for millions of struggling Americans, including many who are homeless. This vital assistance to keep food on the table will begin to dry up for over half a million of the nation’s most vulnerable people. This year, 23 states around the country are reinstating a strict time limit on how long unemployed individuals between the ages of 18-49, who are not disabled and not caring for children, are able to receive SNAP.

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