What Will It Take to House America?

  • November 1, 2021
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By Richard Cho, Senior Advisor for Housing and Services, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Earlier this year, I returned to federal service, serving now at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). […]

Legislative Update: Homelessness in Congress’ Reconciliation Bill

  • September 27, 2021
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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 […]

2021 NOFO: What Is HUD Looking For?

  • August 30, 2021
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Such an analysis should influence how localities approach the new HUD Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Analyzing systems can help communities identify key priority areas for improvement to meet their own goals of helping people quickly exit homelessness safely and […]

National Alliance to End Homelessness Calls on State and Local Leaders to Distribute Emergency Rental Assistance Funds Immediately

  • August 27, 2021
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“Given rising levels of homelessness and the new and continuing surge in COVID cases, it is essential that families and individuals who have homes can remain in them,” said Nan Roman, President and CEO of the National Alliance to End […]

As the Pandemic Began, Troubling Signs About Homelessness Were on the Horizon

  • August 4, 2021
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Drawing from the 2020 Point-in-Time Count, the report paints a picture of homelessness and homeless services less than two months before the COVID-19 crisis began. At the time, there were already reasons to be concerned about homelessness. Now that pandemic […]

Hotels to Housing Case Studies

  • July 20, 2021
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Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous states and localities successfully expanded their housing capacity by rapidly acquiring hotels and motels and converting them into permanent housing. The following case studies outline some of the most noteworthy hotels-to-housing initiatives […]

Centering Racial Equity in the Greater New Orleans CoC

  • June 16, 2021
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Author: Shercole King and Garrick Rattler, on behalf of UNITY’s Racial Equity Task Force Picture Credit: Press Street of New Orleans, Painted by NOCCA Students. Photographer: Shercole King “I knew then, and I know now, when it comes to justice, […]

Big Budgets, Big Asks: Key 2021 Legislative Priorities for Homelessness

  • June 8, 2021
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The timing is perfect! On May 28, President Biden released his detailed budget request for fiscal year 2022. It included aggressive requests for funding increases for programs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that are key […]

Disruptions to the 2021 PiT Count: Working to Fill Data Gaps

  • May 18, 2021
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Homeless services systems will be sorting through the impacts of the pandemic for some time to come. Disruptions to the 2021 Point-in-Time (PiT) Count are a part of the story: the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sanctioned […]

Voices from the Field: Responding to COVID-19 (Part 4)

  • April 22, 2021
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April 2021 This installment of community surveys is based on responses from homeless service providers and advocates during February and March 2021. These surveys reveal the importance of new federal investments, as well as vaccine planning and data collection processes. […]