Last week, homeless service providers ranked in “Tier 2” of their Continuum of Care (CoC) applications learned if they received funding. Some transitional housing programs lost money critical to running their programs and will have to close. It also means some households living in these programs will have to find somewhere else to live.So what can communities do? Read the blog for things to consider.
Last week, Continuums of Care (CoC) got word about how much money their communities’ programs would receive in the second of two “tiers” of funding from the federal government. For some it was cause for celebration, and for others, concern. Read what we at the Alliance have observed in the blog post.
Zach Brown, Executive Director of the West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness, discusses the impact rapid re-housing has had on his community’s homeless population.
A joint webinar about Homelessness as a State of Emergency (SOE) by the Alliance, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, and the US Interagency Council on Homelessness. Local decision makers and service providers talk about implementing SOE declarations and the impact on local policies and service delivery.
In 2015, largely due to increases in their unsheltered homeless population, three communities, Seattle/King County, WA, Portland, OR, and the State of Hawaii officially declared a homelessness state of emergency (SOE); Los Angeles has also stated its intent to declare. This brief will describe the homelessness SOEs that have been declared since October 2015, note the national implications, and reflect on how other communities should view SOEs.