On Wednesday, February 25 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT, CLPHA will co-host a Mainstream Voucher webinar with CSH to explore promising and best practices PHAs employ to achieve success in leasing up and supporting residents long-term in partnership with disability service providers. Click here to register for the webinar.
Special Purpose Vouchers
From 90.5 WCBE:
U.S. Housing and Urban Development officials were in Columbus Wednesday for a trio of announcements regarding the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority.
HUD Midwest Regional Administrator Joseph Galvan announced that CMHA has been awarded nearly $156,000 to help families attain self-sufficiency.
From Affordable Housing Finance:
Youths aging out of foster care have a new place to live in Vancouver, Wash.
The recently completed Caples Terrace serves young adults 18 to 24 years who might not otherwise have a place to live. It’s the first project by the Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) to target this unique population.
From ABC 10 News San Diego:
Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced today that the San Diego Housing Commission will receive nearly $4 million in federal funding to help homeless military veterans find housing.
The Housing Commission will receive a nearly $3.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program.
Today, HUD released a notice entitled “Revised Policies and Procedures for the Mainstream Voucher Program.” The notice includes new guidance on several aspects of Mainstream management, particularly admissions preference and waitlist administration.
On January 14 at 10:00 a.m. ET, the House Committees on Financial Services and Veterans Affairs will each hold hearings on critical housing assistance issues.
From The Columbian:
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., announced $2.3 million in statewide funding to house veterans through the HUD-VA Supportive Housing Program, better known as VASH, on Tuesday.
The program combines rental assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development with the Department of Veterans Affairs’ case management and clinical services. Vancouver Housing Authority was awarded $385,740 for the program, which started in 2008.
From The News Tribune:
Two local entities have partnered to help seniors and disabled residents in Tacoma gain affordable housing.
On Wednesday, Tacoma Housing Authority and Cascade Park Communities announced a partnership to help make available 145 affordable assisted-living units.
From WFXR News:
Federal funding to help homeless veterans find affordable and stable housing in our area is included in the congressional bipartisan budget deal.
The dollars will fund a partnership program between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).