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Money Follows the Person Program: New Resources Available to State Medicaid Programs to Help with Housing People Transitioning Out of Institutional Settings

4.28.22

HUD recently sent the following announcement to PHAs regarding new resources that can help PHAs and State Medicaid Agencies house seniors and persons with disabilities:

Housing Authority of Washington County Joins House America with a Focus on Braiding Regional and Federal Funding to Reduce Homelessness

4.6.22

The Housing Authority of Washington County, a new CLPHA member and a Department of Washington County, Oregon, recently joined HUD’s House America through proclamation of the County Board of Commissioners. HAWC, which also recently joined the Moving to Work (MTW) program, is aggressively working to reduce homelessness in its jurisdiction. A recent voter-approved Supportive Housing Services (SHS) measure is bringing $200 million a year to the region to reduce homelessness. The measure is in place for ten years.

Grants boost two affordable housing projects in Vancouver (Vancouver Housing Authority)

2.23.22

From Clark County Today:

Two affordable housing projects – one nearing completion and one in the planning stages –recently received grants from the Washington State Department of Commerce. 

The city of Vancouver received $1,059,085 for Laurel Manor and $161,907 for The Meridian to cover sewer, water or stormwater improvements and/or waive system development charges. 

Two CLPHA Members Awarded Additional Funding to Keep Foster Youth Housed

12.17.21

On December 17, HUD announced 26 PHAs are receiving over $1 million in additional funding to provide housing assistance to youth who are aging out of foster care and are homeless or at risk of homelessness through the Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Initiative. This latest round of funding is in addition to the $14 million in FYI funding that HUD awarded to

Harriet's Hope gets $1 million federal funding to support Columbus-area affordable housing for human trafficking survivors (Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority)

12.15.21

From the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority's press release:

Harriet’s Hope, a $13 million affordable housing community planned to open on the city’s west side, has received a $1 million federal grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) of Cincinnati’s Affordable Housing Program (AHP) that represents a major financial boost to help advance the project from its current blueprint phase to eventual groundbreaking, the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) announced today.

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