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News by Topic: Housing and homelessness

A Tale of Two Housing Crises, Rural and Urban
Feb 5, 2018 - Discusses the housing crises faced by Native Americans in both cities and rural areas and the lack of attention this specific demographic receives when this issue is being addressed. Touches on the historical context and complications that contribute to these concerns in rural and urban areas.
Source: High Country News
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HUD Grants $243 Million to Help U.S. Virgin Islands Recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria
Feb 2, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $242.7 million through the Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery Program to help the U.S. Virgin Islands recover from recent hurricanes. This funding will support long-term economic, infrastructure, and housing recovery.
Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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HUD Awards $1.5 Billion to Help Puerto Rico Recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria
Feb 1, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded more than $1.5 billion through HUD's Community Development Block Grant -- Disaster Recovery Program to support long-term recovery of housing and local businesses Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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SAMHSA: Advisory Committee for Women's Services (ACWS); Notice of Meeting Federal Register
Feb 1, 2018 - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Advisory Committee for Women’s Services (ACWS) will hold an open meeting on February 14, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Eastern at SAMHSA's main office in Rockville, Maryland. The meeting will include a discussion on assessing SAMHSA's current strategies related to women with behavioral health needs who are either in the criminal justice system or experiencing homelessness. Additionally, the ACWS will be speaking with the Assistant Secretary of Mental Health and Substance Abuse regarding priorities and directions for behavioral health services and access for women and children. The meeting may be attended in person or via telephone, and pre-registration is requested.
Source: Federal Register
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A New Study on Redesigning Care for Vulnerable Patient Populations
Jan 29, 2018 - Blog post from the American Hospital Association (AHA) discussing an upcoming study, lead by their Health Research and Education Trust, that will identify factors that lead to performance improvement in safety-net hospitals, build an evidence base for redesigning care for vulnerable populations, and inform policy decisions that affect safety-net organizations.
Source: American Hospital Association Blog
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HUD Secretary Ben Carson Pledges More Resources For Rural Poverty
Jan 24, 2018 - Highlights comments made by Ben Carson, the Secretary for Housing and Urban Development, at the 5th Annual Hunger and Homelessness Summit in Wisconsin, with a focus on mental illness and drug additions. Also discusses the disparity in funding opportunities for rural areas as opposed to urban areas and the relative costs to taxpayers for housing homeless people compared to how much emergency room care and extra policing cost when these people are left homeless.
Source: Wisconsin Public Radio
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SAMHSA Is Accepting Applications for up to $52 Million in Grants to Treat People Affected by Homelessness, Mental Health Disorders
Jan 24, 2018 - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for up to $52 million in grants to help local service providers offer behavioral health and recovery support services to people experiencing homelessness. Up to 16 grants will be awarded under SAMHSA's Treatment for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness program.
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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