Wednesday, September 5, 2012

HUD Offers First Chance To Comment On Homeless Housing Funding Formula In Twenty-Five Years

Deadline for Public Comment is October 1, 2012

With the recent issuance of the HEARTH Act regulations and the request for comments, came an opportunity to also comment on whether or not the funding formula for homeless housing should be changed and if so, what should be included in a new formula. We urge you to join us and submit comments by the deadline of October 1, 2012. (Click here for a sample letter)

While passing the HEARTH Act, Congress asked the US Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) to consider changing the formula used to determine distribution of Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Continuum of Care funding provided to communities across the country. At that time, United Way of Greater Los Angeles convened a work group to address the issue. They also conducted research that identified more appropriate factors to be included in the formula. (More...)

PLEASE let HUD know that the existing formula penalizes communities like Los Angeles because it is based on factors that do not directly correlate with the causes of homelessness.

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