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Rural Health
News by Topic: Housing and homelessness

Sep 15, 2020 - The Census Bureau is seeking comment on the extension of a data collection through October 31, 2020 to determine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment status, consumer spending, food security, housing, health, and to gauge the level of education disruptions. Comments are due within 30 days of this notice.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 4, 2020 - Notice from the Administration for Children and Families of the preliminary determination that funds from the FY 2019 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) are available for reallotment to States, Territories, Tribes, and Tribal Organizations that received FY 2019 direct LIHEAP grants. Includes a table with reallotment assignments by grantee name. Comments on the reallotment are due by October 5, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 3, 2020 - Notice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of a temporary order to halt evictions through December 31, 2020 to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This rule is effective on September 4, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 1, 2020 - Announcement of funding decisions from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the following programs: FY 2017 HUD Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Program; FY 2018 HUD Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Program; FY 2018 Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants; FY 2019 Section 4 Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants (Section 4); FY 2019 Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP); FY 2019 Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification Pilot Program; and FY 2018/2019 Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program — Competitive Grants.
Source: Federal Register
Aug 27, 2020 - Highlights challenges rural homeless youth face while trying to complete their schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic. Describes difficulties rural homeless, homeless families, and organizations face when trying to determine who qualifies for shelter and services.
Source: Cronkite News Arizona PBS