Category: homelessness

Homeward Bound: The Road to Affordable Housing

This report is the result of a gathering of 20 local leaders from across the country who came together to form the National League of Cities Housing Task Force, chaired by Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser to address the housing crisis in America. The report provides an analysis of the factors that have contributed to the …

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Los Angeles County Office of Diversion and Reentry’s Supportive Housing Program: A Study of Participants’ Housing Stability and New Felony Convictions

Los Angeles (LA) County is home to the largest jail system in the world and has one of the most acute homelessness problems in the United States, with nearly 59,000 people experiencing homelessness there. Because of the lack of affordable housing and social services in the community, the LA County jail has seen an increase …

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Affordable Housing Alliance Announces Medicaid Effort Combining Health and Housing

CT Examiner By Cate Hewitt A new Medicaid supportive housing benefit for high-cost, high-need individuals is in the works and will combine affordable housing with social services needs. The program, which is in development and may be ready to implement in about six months, was presented by Kate McEvoy, director of the Division of Health Services …

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[Apply Now] Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is seeking applications for its Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) initiative, which is designed to address systemic responses to youth homelessness and significantly reduce the number of youth experiencing homelessness in up to 25 participating communities (eight of which will be rural). Round 3 of the YHDP …

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In Seattle, 1 in 5 People Booked into Jail Are Homeless

Crosscut By David Kroman Rosalind Tymony doesn’t know how many times she’s been arrested, but she’s sure it’s more than 30 — at least once a year since she became homeless. Tymony often spends her time in Belltown, where she knows the police and the police know her. It was an addiction to heroin that first got …

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Apply Now: Statewide Consumer Network Program

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is seeking applications for FY 2019 Statewide Consumer Network Program grants. The purpose of the program is to improve efforts to address the needs of adults with serious mental illness (SMI) by developing and/or expanding peer support services, peer leadership, and peer …

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Register for Webinar: SOAR—A Reentry Tool for Individuals Involved in the Criminal Justice System

Hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) SOAR TA Center in partnership with the SAMHSA GAINS Center The Social Security Administration (SSA) disability benefit programs – Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSI/SSDI) can provide income and health insurance benefits to support a healthy return to communities for previously incarcerated individuals …

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Modern Justice: Using Data to Reinvent America’s Crisis Response Systems

This publication from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) examines how police officers, emergency workers, housing officials, judges, case workers, doctors, and nurses can contribute to solving the problem of “frequent utilizers”—those who cycle in and out of jails, hospitals, shelters, and other social service programs at a high rate. Frequent utilizers are unique …

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Request for Proposals: William G. McGowan Grants for Projects That Address Homelessness

The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund has issued a request for proposals for projects that proactively address the problems faced by homeless individuals. The fund will award grants for initiatives that seek to correct, and ultimately eradicate, the circumstances contributing to the condition of homelessness. Programs must include education or job training, placement, and retention as well as …

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Apply Now: Assertive Community Treatment Program

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for the FY 2018 Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program. The purpose of the funding is to establish or expand and maintain ACT programs for individuals with a serious mental illness, as well as to improve behavioral health outcomes for people by using …

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