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News by Topic: Housing and homelessness

Jul 2, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $15 million to Tribes across the Nation as part of HUD's Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Imminent Threat program. The program provides funding to help Tribes respond to COVID-19, including supporting projects to improve and provide housing.
Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Jun 15, 2020 - Daily Yonder, the Rural Assembly, and the Housing Assistance Council co-hosted a second livestream discussion on COVID-19 and its effects on rural housing. Focuses on policy to address rural housing challenges during the pandemic.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Jun 8, 2020 - The Daily Yonder and the Rural Assembly are hosting a livestream on June 9, 2020 to discuss rural housing challenges and opportunities that have emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic. The panel includes experts on homeownership and rental housing, community development, rural data, and rural poverty.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Jun 3, 2020 - The Census Bureau is seeking comment on the extension of a data collection through July 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 by August 3, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
May 29, 2020 - Announcement of a funding opportunity for the Capital Magnet Fund, sponsored by the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund to provide financial assistance grants to CDFIs and other qualified nonprofit organizations that develop and manage affordable housing for low-income families. Applications are due in Grants.gov by June 26, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
May 20, 2020 - Features the Downtown Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in St. Joseph, Missouri that primarily serves the community's homeless population. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the clinic cares for all residents to keep patients out of its one emergency room and prepares to offer more services, such as video appointments.
Source: Direct Relief
May 19, 2020 - The Census Bureau is seeking comment on a new information collection 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 by July 20, 2020.
Source: Federal Register