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News by Topic: Housing and homelessness

Sep 29, 2022 - Highlights the challenges facing rural families experiencing homelessness and for service providers. Describes the work of an administrator at a rural Ohio school, noting the role of schools in providing resources including housing assistance and health-related services. Discusses the difficulties for rural families navigating federal housing assistance programs and recognizing homelessness in rural communities. (May required subscription to view full article.)
Source: New York Times Magazine
Sep 15, 2022 - Announces over $9 million in funding to support rental assistance for Native American veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Describes the scope of the funding and offers a list of awarded tribal governments and Tribally Designated Housing Entities.
Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Sep 6, 2022 - Notice from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Housing Service announcing a new calculation of the required Lease-up Reserve for the Section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program (GRRHP). The new calculation is effective September 6, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 1, 2022 - The Census Bureau will hold a virtual public meeting of the National Advisory Committee (NAC) on September 23, 2022, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Eastern. This special session will provide an opportunity for the NAC to submit additional recommendations related to the 2020 Demographic and Housing Characteristics File (DHC) prior to the October 2022 Data Stewardship Executive Policy Committee (DSEP) meeting where the final privacy-loss budget and parameter settings will be determined for the 2020 DHC. The agenda and information on how to join the meeting will be posted on the Census Advisory Committees website.
Source: Federal Register
Aug 18, 2022 - The Census Bureau will hold a tribal consultation webinar on September 19, 2022, at 3:00-4:30 p.m. Eastern. The webinar will provide a forum for tribes to provide feedback on the 2010 Demonstration Data Product—Demographic and Housing Characteristics File (DHC). The Census Bureau is seeking comments from tribes on the DHC file to identify potentially problematic results from the application of disclosure avoidance to the 2010 demonstration data, including the identification of tables and geographies that are acceptable and unacceptable. Questions and topic suggestions for the consultation meeting must be submitted by September 12, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Aug 11, 2022 - Announces $10 million in Rural Capacity Building grants to support rural nonprofit organizations, rural local governments, and tribal nations to create affordable housing and community development projects. Offers background on the funding program and information for applicants.
Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development