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17 things CHS heard at the Seattle Housing Gap meeting

The <b>Progressive Revenue Task Force</b> charged with finding new source of funding to help address Seattle’s homelessness crisis is weeks away from …

Homelessness

More than 1,000 ideas submitted for Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks and Streets

After wrapping up idea collection for this year’s Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks & Streets, two things are strikingly clear:• <b>You all have a lot of</b> …

Extreme Sports

Enabling Sustainable Investment in Social Interventions: A Review of Medicaid Managed Care Rate-Setting Tools

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Health Care

Helping families before they become homeless

When Myisha Rawlings returned home last summer after giving birth to her son, Carter, she was greeted not with balloons and casseroles but with an eviction notice.<p>Rawlings, 27 and single, had to stop working as a mail carrier when she was seven months pregnant because the work was too strenuous, …

Homelessness

Denver’s plan to subsidize apartments for lower-income renters faces questions, internal review

Denver has a plan to help renters afford apartments around the city.In the six months since it was announced, the new LIVE program has been hailed as …

Housing

Community planning and resiliency expert encourages being purposeful and prepared during hurricane rebuilding

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Houston has an opportunity to leverage its unique characteristics to build not only a more resilient, but …

Extreme Weather

Real Estate - 100,000 apartment units are coming — now what?

100,000 apartment units are coming — now what?<p><i>With over 4.5 million square feet of signed office leases in Seattle and Bellevue, the resulting new</i> …

Real Estate

Sleeping in buses and bin sheds: Britain's homeless children

Our latest film follows destitute families turned away by local authorities and forced to spend nights wherever they can find shelter<p>Hello,<p>Today, we’ve launched the third film of the series, Britain’s homeless children, which focuses on the scandal that children are sleeping rough in 21st-century …

Advocacy Actions

You + Advocacy Actions = Powerful Change!<br>The following list of online actions need your advocacy.<p>Either by phone or or by taking action on the …

Personal Finance

HUD.gov / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

HUD No. 18-015<br>HUD Public Affairs<br>(202) 708-0685<p><b>FOR RELEASE</b><br>Tuesday<br>February 20, 2018<p><b>HUD AWARDS $35 MILLION TO PROMOTE JOBS, SELF-SUFFICIENCY FOR PUBLIC</b> …

Housing

Housing Development Consortium

<b>HB 2444 is a technical fix with a big impact.</b> If passed, it would protect non-profit sponsors of LIHTC properties across the state and ensure that …

Nonprofits

This program helps homeless families get off Elk Grove streets. Can it work elsewhere?

When a woman knocked on the window of Jenna LeClerc’s 1988 Chevy cargo van two years ago, LeClerc didn’t know the brief encounter would alter the …

Housing

‘Single greatest threat’ to economy needs $1.5 billion fix, mayors tell Jerry Brown

Mayors representing California’s 11 largest cities want Gov. Jerry Brown to increase state spending to combat homelessness, a deadly crisis they say …

California

From the Field: Alabama Advocates Campaign for Housing and Transportation Trust Funds: National Low Income Housing Coalition

Alabama Arise, an NLIHC state partner, hosted its annual Legislative Day at the State House in Montgomery, AL, on February 6. The group gathered …

Housing

HUD Implements $5 Million FY17 Set-Aside for Tenant Protection Vouchers: National Low Income Housing Coalition

HUD issued a Notice implementing the use of the $5 million set-aside in the FY17 Appropriations Act for tenant protection vouchers (TPVs) for low …

Housing

FHO

As members of Funders for Housing and Opportunity, nine leading foundations are working together to ensure stable housing in thriving communities for …

Housing

Stewart Milne to appeal decision to reject plans for 142 homes in Stonehaven

The proposed new layout for Carron Den<p>A decision by councillors to turn down an application to build 142 homes in Stonehaven has been appealed to the</b> …

Housing

Trump’s Historic Medicaid Shift Goes Beyond Work Requirements

<i>This article was originally published by Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts and was written by Michael Ollove.</i><p>Requiring …

Health Care

Houston coalition for equitable recovery advocates more resources for low-income survivors in comments to Texas officials

Posted on February 19, 2018<p>Harvey Recovery<p>A Houston-based coalition advocating an equitable recovery for vulnerable survivors of Hurricane Harvey is …

Extreme Weather

Winners of tiny house competition pack comfort and functionality into 269 square feet

Modular building company Ryterna modul recently announced the winners of their Architectural Challenge 2018 competition. Participants were tasked …

Tiny House Movement

L.A. County's homeless problem is worsening despite billions from tax measures

Los Angeles County's homeless population is increasing faster than the supply of new housing, even with the addition of thousands of beds in the last two years and millions of dollars beginning to flow in from two ballot measures targeting the crisis, according to a long-awaited report by the …

Homelessness

Overcoming homelessness with an internship and opportunity

A non-profit that helps low-income young people find meaningful careers is looking for its next batch of recruits.<p>“I came into the program with …

Nonprofits

Disability Activists Crash Congress To Stop Bill Undermining Their Civil Rights

Anita Cameron remembers the Capitol Crawl like it was yesterday. It was the spring of 1990, and Congress was dragging its feet toward a vote on the …

Rights & Freedoms

Diamond Cabaret strip club says it’s the ‘cherry on top’ of downtown Denver

Outside the Diamond Cabaret, Feb. 15, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)The Diamond Cabaret is a downtown goer’s best friend, according to the owner of …

Denver

Washington State Legislature

2017 REGULAR SESSION<p>2017 1ST SPECIAL SESSION<p>2017 2ND SPECIAL SESSION<p>2017 3RD SPECIAL SESSION<p>2018 REGULAR SESSION<p>IN THE HOUSE

Houses

Behind one homeless death lies a broader picture of despair and deprivation

The death of a man in Westminster proves all such deaths are equally sad in a society where aspiration has become a luxury<p>It has been revealed that the homeless man who died in Westminster, near where politicians walk every day, used to do some modelling.<p>To an extent – so what? Yes, it’s an …

Housing

They had $20M to buy their own mobile home park in Aurora. It wasn’t enough. Now they’re suing.

Denver Meadows, Aurora. Feb. 15, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)More than 300 people in Aurora have lived for nearly two years with the knowledge …

Housing

Home « Compass Housing Alliance

<b>Catch Up on the Compass Blog</b><p>Read the latest news on Compass Housing Alliance programs and learn more about our community partnerships.<p>2017 …

Housing

director on Capitol Hill

Posted on October 9, 2017February 15, 2018<p>Harvey Recovery<p>Chrishelle Palay, Texas Housers Houston co-director, was a panelist in a Washington Capitol …

Extreme Weather

Charity says claim sleeping homeless woman had bucket of water thrown on her is 'untrue'

A homeless charity investigating claims that a homeless woman had a bucket of water thrown over her has said the allegations are not true.<p>A local …

Homelessness