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2012 Point-In-Time Estimates of Homelessness Now Available

HUD has released the 2012 Point-In-Time Estimates of Homelessness. Click on the links below to view this information.

HUD’s annual ‘point-in-time’ estimate seeks to measure the scope of homelessness over the course of one night every January. On a single night last January, 633,782 people were homeless in the United States, largely unchanged from the year before and revealing a slight decline from 2011.

[Posted on 12/10/2022]

Directory of Disaster Response and Recovery Resources

The impact of Hurricane Sandy has affected CoCs and grantees in several states. The Directory of Disaster Response and Recovery Resources was designed specifically for HUD funded homeless assistance providers and Continuums of Care to assist with long term recovery efforts. For additional information or specific questions, please submit them to the HUD HRE Virtual Help Desk.

[Posted on 11/20/2012]

CoC Program Interim Rule Public Comment Period Has Closed

The CoC Program Interim Rule published July 31, 2012, solicited public comments through October 1, 2012. This deadline was later extended to November 16, 2012. The public comment period is now closed. HUD will review all comments submitted and use the comments to consider changes to the Final Rule.

[Posted on 11/19/2012]

Announcing HOPWA and IDIS Ask A Question on the OneCPD Resource Exchange

HUD is pleased to announce the launch of the HOPWA and IDIS Question Pools on Ask A Question (AAQ) on the OneCPD Resource Exchange. This tool enables HUD’s customers to ask policy questions online and to receive timely responses to their questions via email.

Starting today, submit your questions on Consolidated Planning (ConPlan), Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting (DRGR), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS), Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), and Title V on OneCPD Ask A Question.

For more information and instructions for asking questions, please visit the OneCPD Resource Exchange News page.

[Posted on 11/15/2012]

FY2012 CoC Program NOFA Released and Competition Webcasts Available

HUD's Office of Special Needs Assistance programs has released the FY2012 CoC Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). The CoC Program application will be open in e-snaps on November 9, 2012. The application deadline for submitting applications to HUD is 7:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time, January 18, 2013.

To help Collaborative and Project Applicants complete their applications, HUD released the FY2012 CoC Program NOFA and Application webcast and the FY2012 Budget Implications for the CoC Program Competition webcast. To view the webcasts, select the links below.

HUD strongly encourages all collaborative applicants, project applicants, project sponsors and other interested stakeholders to read the FY2012 NOFA in its entirety and view the webcasts in their entirety. Visit the FY2012 CoC Competition Training and Resources page to access HUD Guidance, training modules, FAQs, and listserv messages regarding the competition.

[Posted on 11/09/2022]

HUD Announces Launch of Fair Market Rent & Income Limits Lookup Mobile Application

This mobile application is intended for users to search Fair Market Rents and Income Limits by current location or by metropolitan area, county, zipcode and/or address. This application can be downloaded to a user's mobile device and then used to determine payment amounts and rent thresholds for HUD’s housing assistance programs, and the application can be used to discover the income limits established by HUD for households of different sizes in each location to determine eligibility for a variety of programs.

[Posted on 10/29/2012]

Announcing CPD Income Eligibility Calculator and Webinar Series

HUD is pleased to announce the launch of the CPD Income Eligibility Calculator, a new tool to help CPD grantees determine income eligibility and assistance amounts for beneficiaries of CPD programs. For more information about the tool, visit the OneCPD Resource Exchange.

Additionally, a series of webinars on how to use the tool to determine the Annual Income, Adjusted Income, and Rental Assistance for most CPD program beneficiaries is also available. The webinars will provide grantees with an overview of how the calculator works and the benefits of using it. For more information about the webinar series, visit the OneCPD Resource Exchange.

[Posted on 10/22/2012]

FY2012 CoC Registration - CoC Final Review Closed

As of 5:00 p.m. ET Thursday, October 18th, 2012 CoC Registration – CoC Review officially closed in e-snaps. Any CoC that did not confirm its CoC Registration by the October 18th deadline may not have access to the CoC Consolidated Application when the FY2012 CoC Program NOFA is published.

[Posted on 10/19/2012]

FY2012 CoC Registration CoC Review Grace Period For CoCs to Finalize Registration

As HUD is still actively working with a number of Collaborative Applicants on their registration information to ensure that all GIWs and CoC Registrations are correct, HUD has decided to offer a 1-day submission grace period on the October 17th final review deadline. All CoC reviews should be submitted no later than 5:00 pm Eastern Time (ET), Thursday, October 18, 2012. Learn more.

[Posted on 10/17/2012]

FY2012 CoC Registration Closed

CoC Registration for the FY2012 CoC Program Competition CLOSED on October 1, 2022 at 7:59:59pm EDT. After reviewing CoC Registrations, HUD will send a listserv message notifying CoCs when to log in to e-snaps and open the CoC Review.

[Posted on 10/02/2022]

Announcing Ask A Question on the OneCPD Resource Exchange

HUD is pleased to announce the launch of Ask A Question (AAQ) on the OneCPD Resource Exchange. This tool enables HUD’s customers to ask policy questions online and to receive timely responses to their questions via email.

Starting today, submit your questions on Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting (DRGR), Consolidated Planning (ConPlan), and Title V on OneCPD Ask A Question.

For more information and instructions for asking questions, please visit the OneCPD Resource Exchange News page.

[Posted on 09/27/2012]

FY2012 CoC Registration Notice Published and CoC Merger Guidance Available

On August 30, 2012, HUD published the FY2012 CoC Registration Notice that announces the availability of CoC Registration in e-snaps. HUD strongly recommends reading the CoC Program interim rule in conjunction with this Notice. The registration process described within this Notice applies only to Collaborative Applicants, also known as CoC Applicants. It does not apply to Project Applicants. The registration deadline is 7:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 1, 2022.

In addition, HUD has released the CoC Merger Discussion Guide and Financial Worksheet for the FY2012 CoC Competition. The CoC Registration broadcast is also available.

See below to view resources for FY2012 CoC Registration.

[Posted on 09/27/2012]

CoC Program Interim Rule Public Comment Period Extended!

The CoC Program interim rule published on July 31, 2022 solicited public comments through October 1, 2012. In response to requests to provide additional time to comment on this rule, HUD is extending the public comment period to November 16, 2021. Click on the link below to view this notice.

HUD will review all comments submitted and use the comments to consider changes for the Final Rule. When submitting comments, HUD strongly encourages communities to read the regulation carefully, consider any challenges or barriers that might arise when implementing this program at the local level, and include specific recommendations that will help ease the implementation burden in their comments.

[Posted on 09/26/2012]

HOPWA IDIS Webinar Series Now Available

New IDIS webinars and helpful resources are now available to help HOPWA Formula grantees implement enhancements to IDIS and HOPWA Competitive grantees transition from the Voice Response System (VRS) to IDIS. Please click on the links below to access the training pages.

[Posted on 08/22/2012]

Now Available: Comparison of ESG and HPRP Program Requirements

In developing the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program Interim Rule, HUD drew on its and grantees’ experience in administering the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) to establish policies and requirements for ESG. Now, as communities are transitioning into implementing ESG, HUD has issued a new resource to help communities understand the similarities and differences between HPRP and ESG program requirements.

This document focuses on a number of the key requirements between the two programs. Please note that it does not compare all of the requirements or go into great detail for most. Also, for ESG, it specifically focuses on the Rapid Re-Housing and Homelessness Prevention components—it does not address the Emergency Shelter or Street Outreach components, since those were not eligible activities under HPRP. For more information about any of the requirements for the Emergency Solutions Grants Program, please review the ESG Interim Rule.

[Posted on 08/22/2012]

Important Notice for All Consolidated Plan Grantees: Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan, and IDIS

HUD reminds Consolidated Plan grantees about upcoming changes in requirements regarding submitting multi-year strategies and Action Plans in IDIS. Learn more.

[Posted on 08/20/2012]

FY2012 Grant Inventory Worksheet (GIW) Resources and Guidance Now Available

HUD has released four resources to assist in the completion of the FY2012 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Grant Inventory Worksheet (GIW). HUD also released new guidance on August 21, 2012, which provides additional instructions to CoCs for determining leasing versus rental assistance and provides clarification on Unified Funding Agencies (UFAs).

NOTE: The GIW Instructions and Rental Assistance Worksheet was revised on 7/30/2012. The worksheet itself, where the current and requested grants are listed, is fully functional and correct and should be used as received. The corrections only affect the information in the Instructions tab and the Rental Assistance Worksheet.

[Posted on 08/08/2022]

FY2012 CoC Grant Inventory Worksheet (GIW) Instructions and Rental Assistance Worksheet Corrections

Please refer to the corrected version of the GIW Instructions and Rental Assistance Worksheet when completing your GIW. HUD will also email the same corrected material directly to CoC contacts who received the GIWs by Monday, July 30th.

NOTE: The worksheet itself, where the current and requested grants are listed, is fully functional and correct and should be used as received. The corrections only affect the information in the Instructions tab and the Rental Assistance Worksheet.

[Posted on 07/30/2012]

New Grants to Help End Veterans Homelessness

Initiative Targets 42,000 Homeless and At-Risk Vets and Families

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced today the award of nearly $100 million in grants that will help approximately 42,000 homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families. The grants are going to 151 community agencies in 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

“We are committed to ending Veteran homelessness in America,” said Shinseki. “These grants will help VA and community organizations reach out and prevent at-risk Veterans from losing their homes.”

Under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program, VA is awarding grants to private non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives that provide services to very low-income Veteran families living in -- or transitioning to -- permanent housing. Those community organizations provide a range of services that promote housing stability among eligible very low income Veteran families.

Under the grants, homeless providers will offer Veterans and their family members outreach, case management, assistance in obtaining VA benefits and assistance in getting other public benefits. Community-based groups can offer temporary financial assistance on behalf of Veterans for rent payments, utility payments, security deposits and moving costs.

This is the program’s second year. Last year, VA provided about $60 million to assist 22,000 Veterans and family members.

In 2009, President Obama and Secretary Shinseki announced the federal government’s goal to end Veteran homelessness by 2015. The grants are intended to help accomplish that goal. According to the 2011 Annual Homelessness Assessment Report to Congress, homelessness among Veterans has declined 12 percent since January 2010.

Through the homeless Veterans initiative, VA committed $800 million in FY 2011 to strengthen programs that prevent and end homelessness among Veterans. VA provides a range of services to homeless Veterans, including health care, housing, job training, and education.

More information about VA’s homeless programs is available on the Internet at www.va.gov/homeless. Details about the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program are online at www.va.gov/homeless/ssvf.asp.

[Posted on 07/17/2012]

Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Interim Rule Published in Federal Register

The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009 (HEARTH Act), enacted into law on May 20, 2009, consolidates HUD’s competitive homelessness assistance grant programs into one new "Continuum of Care (CoC) Program." This interim rule focuses on regulatory implementation of the new Continuum of Care (CoC) Program, including the Continuum of Care planning process.

The interim regulation was published in the Federal Register on July 31, 2022 and will be effective August 30, 2012. Interested parties can submit comments to www.regulations.gov. The public comment period will close on October 1, 2012. CoC Program recipients and subrecipients are reminded that the final Homeless Definition is in effect for administration of the CoC Program interim rule.

To assist CoCs, stakeholders, recipients and subrecipients in the successful implementation of the new consolidated program, HUD has released a hyperlinked version of the CoC Program interim rule and an Introductory Guide to the CoC Program.

[Posted on 07/13/2012]

New HOPWA FFATA FAQs Now Available

New HOPWA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) are now available. The FAQs provide an overview of FFATA reporting requirements for HOPWA grantees

[Posted on 07/12/2021]

New IDIS Guide for HOPWA Grantees

The Office of HIV/AIDS Housing released a new guide for HOPWA Grantees, Using IDIS for HOPWA, which is a comprehensive and holistic desk guide to financial transactions and accomplishment reporting. This guide is designed to serve as the foundation for technical assistance webinars and group learning efforts for HOPWA formula and competitive grantees.

[Posted on 06/14/2012]

Check out the Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse

The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation has launched a new website, which is designed as a one-stop portal for self-sufficiency information to connect research to policy and practice. The SSRC provides high quality, timely research and evaluation on self-sufficiency, employment and family and child well-being. It has been designed to enhance collaboration and partnerships between and among researchers, policymakers, and practitioners representing cross-disciplinary areas, including asset-building, child care, child support, employment, and family formation.

[Posted on 06/05/2022]

HMIS.info Resources Relocated to the HRE

Resources from HMIS.info have been relocated to the HRE. To search for HMIS resources, type in the name or keyword of a document that you are looking for under Find a Resource.

[Posted on 05/31/2012]

HUD Announces Overhaul of Consolidated Planning Process

HUD published a press release on May 7, 2022 announcing an overhaul of the consolidated planning process through the release of the eCon Planning Suite, a set of 21st Century data and technology tools to help communities ensure that scarce federal dollars are targeted to where they are needed most and can achieve the biggest impact. The eCon Planning Suite is comprised of three components: an expanded planning database; a powerful new mapping tool, CPD Maps; and an electronic template for submitting the Consolidated Plan. HUD’s new planning tools will support place-based decision-making and promote public participation and transparency in the discussion over where federal investments ought to be made.

[Posted on 05/08/2022]

FY2011 CoC Homeless Assistance Grants Competition Debriefing Webcast

The FY2011 Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Assistance Grants Competition Debriefing webcast was held on Wednesday, April 25, 2022 (1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT). The webcast summarized the results of the FY2011 competition, including information on the areas CoCs generally did or did not perform well and provide suggestions for improvements for the FY2012 application. In anticipation of the HEARTH implementation, there was an overview of what to expect in the FY2012 competition. Select the link below to view the presentation slides.

[Posted on 04/26/2012]

HUD and VA to Provide Permanent Housing and Support to More Than 10,000 Homeless Vets

HUD published a press release announcing that it will provide $72.6 million to public housing agencies in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to supply permanent housing and case management for more than 10,000 homeless veterans.

The permanent supportive housing assistance announced is provided through HUD’s Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH), a program administered by HUD, VA, and local housing agencies to provide permanent housing with case management and other supportive services for homeless veterans across the country.

[Posted on 03/28/2012]

HUD Awards $201 million in Homeless Assistance Program New Grants

On March 13, 2012, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan awarded $201 million in new project funding to support a total of 15,261 beds and supportive services. This funding – which will be used to primarily serve persons who are homeless and disabled with permanent supportive housing - will provide housing and services for 8,700 persons in families, and 5,600 persons who are chronically homeless.

[Posted on 03/13/2012]

FY2012 Update for CoC Leadership, Grantees, and Stakeholders

Ann Oliva, Director of the Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, released an update for CoC leadership, grantees, and stakeholders regarding funding and resources for Fiscal Year 2012. This update includes information on the 2011 competition new project awards, the HEARTH Act regulations, plans to implement the HEARTH Act programs, and technical assistance resources. Please click on the link below for more information.

[Posted on 03/07/2022]

Veteran’s Homelessness Prevention Demonstration Program and Title V – Federal Surplus Property for Use to Assist the Homeless Help Desks Opened

HUD is now addressing questions related to the Veteran’s Homelessness Prevention Demonstration Program (VHPD) and the Title V Program. To submit a question on these programs, please visit the Virtual Help Desk on the HUD HRE. Select “Other Homeless Programs” as the Program/System, “Other Homeless Activities” for the Topic, and either “Veterans/HUD VASH” or “Title V” as the Sub-Topic.

HUD, in partnership with VA and DOL, implemented the Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration (VHPD). Through HUD housing assistance, VA case management services, and DOL employment counseling, this three agency partnership provides combined services for veterans who are at a high risk of becoming homeless. To access information related to homeless veterans, including HUD-VASH and Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Assistance Programs, please see www.hudhre.info/VeteransAssistance/.

Title V of the McKinney Vento Act enables eligible organizations (i.e., States, local governments, and nonprofits) to use unutilized, underutilized, excess, or surplus Federal properties as facilities that assist homeless persons. The program provides suitable/available properties (land and buildings) for use to assist the homeless. No monetary funding is provided. The properties are made available strictly on an "as is" basis. Leases—provided free of charge—last from 1 to 30 years, depending on variables such as availability. In some cases, surplus properties may be deeded to the participating organization. HUD, GSA, and HHS are the federal agencies that have the responsibility of carrying out the process.

[Posted on 02/29/2012]

Equal Access to Housing Final Rule Published

HUD published the Equal Access to Housing Final Rule the Federal Registrar on February 3, 2012. The rule went into effect on March 5, 2012. It applies to all McKinney-Vento-funded housing programs, as well as to other housing assisted or insured by HUD. The rule creates a new regulatory provision that generally prohibits considering a person’s marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity (a person’s internal sense of being male or female) in making homeless housing assistance available. Click on the link below for additional information regarding this rule.

[Posted on 02/16/2012]

CoC Profile Reports Now Available - Watch for updated reports and enhancements posted weekly

Continuums of Care can now access annual comparison reports for Point-in- Time (PIT) homelessness counts, annual Housing Inventory Counts (HIC), the Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) and Pulse on the Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX).

Throughout the month of February enhancements will include:

• Corrections to HMIS participation rates – no longer include domestic violence beds

• Improved charts and graphics

• Expanded AHAR tables and charts

• Pulse summaries and charts

• 2009 Homelessness Point-in-Time (PIT) data

To download CoC Profile reports in Excel or PDF format, persons with access to the HUD HDX may click on the Reports and CoC Profile Reports links in HDX to access updated reports.

The CoC Profile Reports have been designed to assist CoC Leads in completing the CoC Check-up process. Please go to the CoC Check-up Resource page on the HUDHRE for more information about next steps in analyzing results from the CoC Check-up.

[Posted on 02/14/2012]

Video Message from HUD Secretary about ESG

Secretary Donovan recently issued a video message directed to Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) recipients and subrecipients, Continuums of Care (CoCs), and other organizations partnering with HUD to end homelessness. In addition to highlighting success in carrying out the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP), he is calling on ESG recipients to:

1) Invest an unprecedented percentage of funding in rapid re-housing: We’ve learned from HPRP that rapid re-housing programs make the biggest impact on homelessness and should be given the highest priority under ESG.

2) Collaborate with CoCs: Keep planning smarter. Better coordination creates better results for homeless families and the American taxpayer.

3) Focus on results and collecting quality data in the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS): This data is essential to measuring what works and what doesn’t. Accurate HMIS data will also enable us to gain a more informed understanding of the problems of homelessness in our communities.

[Posted on 02/08/2022]

Notice on Limitation on Use of Funds to Serve Persons Defined as Homeless Under Other Federal Laws Published

On January 17th, HUD published the Notice on Limitation on Use of Funds to Serve Persons Defined as Homeless Under Other Federal Laws, which is only applicable to those recipients whose approved FY2011 applications (new or renewal) proposed to serve families with children and/or unaccompanied youth. This Notice provides guidance to Continuums of Care (CoC) and recipients of Supportive Housing Program (SHP) and Shelter Plus Care (S+C) program competitive grant funds in FY2011, regarding the limitations imposed in Section 422(j) of the McKinney-Vento Act, as amended by the HEARTH Act. This Notice provides further clarification on information in the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Questions and Answers: A Supplement to the FY2011 CoC Homeless Assistance NOFA and Application.

[Posted on 02/08/2022]

Status Reports on HPRP Spending Updated 1/16/2012

The HPRP program requires, by statute, that grantees to expend 100% of their award funds within three years of the date that HUD signed the grant agreement. The Status Reports on HPRP Spending list all of the HPRP grantees, their current expenditure rates as measured by draw-downs of funds from HUD's Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS), and projections as to whether each grantee will meet the requirement, based on the most recent 12 weeks of draws. The Status Reports on HPRP Spending are presented in three sorts which you may view from the links below. These reports were updated on January 16, 2022 and are also posted to the HPRP HUD Issued Guidance Page.

[Posted on 01/25/2012]

ESG Notice of FY 2011 Substantial Amendment Process Posted

To clarify certain requirements of the interim rule for the Emergency Solutions Grants program and Consolidated Plan conforming amendments (Interim Rule), HUD has issued the Notice of the FY 2011 Substantial Amendment Process and Other Related Information for Recipients of Emergency Solutions Grants Program Funds. This Notice advises the public of the award amounts and spending restrictions on the second allocation of FY 2011 Emergency Solutions Grants funding. To receive funds from the second allocation, recipients must prepare a substantial amendment to their Program Year 2011 Consolidated Annual Action Plan. The Notice explains the requirements of this substantial amendment, while highlighting relevant changes under the Interim Rule and providing guidance on critical decisions to be made during the planning process.

[Posted on 01/23/2012]

CoC Check-up: Next Steps

The CoC Check-up Self-Assessment Tool closed on January 20, 2012. CoC Leads may now enter the CoC Lead Portal to begin Stage 2. For more information about the CoC Check-up process, click on the link below.

CoC Check-up Resource page

[Posted on 01/23/2012]

Homeless Definition Virtual Help Desk Now Open

HUD has opened the CoC Policy Virtual Help Desk to address questions about the new Definition of Homeless Rule. To submit a question on the requirements set forth in these regulations, please visit the Virtual Help Desk on the HUD HRE. Select “CoC Policy” as the Program/System and for both the Topic and Sub-Topic select “Homeless Definition.”

On January 4, 2022 the final Definition of Homeless Rule, published in the Federal Register, went into effect. The Definition of Homeless Final Rule applies to ESG recipients, as well as SHP and S+C grantees that receive funding through the FY 2011 CoC Competition.

To access the documents on other HEARTH related information, including archived training materials and a schedule of upcoming trainings, please see www.hudhre.info/hearth.

[Posted on 01/13/2012]

Status Reports on HPRP Spending Updated12/19/11

The HPRP program requires, by statute, that grantees to expend 100% of their award funds within three years of the date that HUD signed the grant agreement. The Status Reports on HPRP Spending list all of the HPRP grantees, their current expenditure rates as measured by draw-downs of funds from HUD's Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS), and projections as to whether each grantee will meet the requirement, based on the most recent 12 weeks of draws. The Status Reports on HPRP Spending are presented in three sorts which you may view from the links below. These reports were updated on December 19, 2021 and are also posted to the HPRP HUD Issued Guidance Page.

[Posted on 01/09/2022]

HUD Awards $1.47 Billion in Homeless Assistance Program Renewal Grants

On December 20, 2011, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan awarded $1.47 billion to renew funding to more than 7,100 local homeless programs operating across the country. This funding will ensure that housing and service programs remain operating in 2012, which is essential to the Obama Administration’s strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness.

[Posted on 12/20/2011]

2011 PIT Data Released

Yesterday, HUD released the 2011 Point-in-Time Estimates of Homelessness which showed a 2.1% decrease in homelessness from 2010. The PIT estimates offer a snap shot of homelessness on a single night during the end of January. The full report can be accessed at the link below. National and community estimates, as well as data specifically for veterans, were released and can also be found at the link listed below.

[Posted on 12/14/2011]

Proposed Rule for HMIS Requirements Published

On December 9, 2011, HUD continued its process of implementing the HEARTH Act by publishing the proposed rule for HMIS Requirements. The HEARTH Act required HUD to establish standards related to HMIS, including standards related to encryption of the data collected and the rights of persons receiving services under the McKinney-Vento Act. For more information and to read the proposed rule, click on the link below.

Proposed Rule for HMIS Requirements

Interested parties should submit comments to www.regulations.gov by February 7, 2012. Note, this rule is being published for public comment and not for effect.

[Posted on 12/13/2011]

Emergency Solutions Grants Program and Homeless Definition Regulations Posted

The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009 (HEARTH Act), enacted into law on May 20, 2009, revises the Emergency Shelter Grants program and renames this program the Emergency Solutions Grants program. HUD has posted the following:

  • Interim regulation for the new Emergency Solutions Grants program and the corresponding amendments to the Consolidated Plan regulations. The interim regulation was published in the Federal Register on December 5th and will be effective 30 days after publication. HUD Resource
  • Second allocation amounts for the FY2011 ESG funds HUD Resource
  • Homeless Definition Final Rule, which recipients and subrecipients will need to review and implement in order to implement the ESG program. HUD Resource
  • [Posted on 11/15/2011]

    CoC Check-up Open!

    The CoC Check-up Self-Assessment tool opened on November 10, 2021 and will close at 11:00pm on January 13, 2012. CoC Leads can access the online tool through the CoC Lead portal. For information about the CoC Check-up process, click on the link below.

    [Posted on 11/10/2022]

    Veterans Homelessness: A Supplemental Report to the 2010 AHAR Report

    HUD and VA published the second annual supplemental report which analyzes the extent and nature of homelessness among American veterans. According to the report, approximately 76,329 veterans were homeless on a single night in January 2010 while 144,842 veterans spent at least one night in a shelter during that year.

    [Posted on 10/28/2011]

    Status Reports on HPRP Spending Updated 10/17/11

    The HPRP program requires, by statute, that grantees to expend 100% of their award funds within three years of the date that HUD signed the grant agreement. The Status Reports on HPRP Spending list all of the HPRP grantees, their current expenditure rates as measured by draw-downs of funds from HUD's Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS), and projections as to whether each grantee will meet the requirement, based on the most recent 12 weeks of draws. The Status Reports on HPRP Spending are presented in three sorts which you may view from the links below. These reports were updated on October 17, 2022 and are also posted to the HPRP HUD Issued Guidance Page.

    [Posted on 10/25/2011]

    Promoting Partnerships to Utilize Housing as a Platform for Improving Quality of Life

    HUD's Offices of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) and Community Planning and Development (CPD) have jointly published the Promoting Partnerships to Utilize Housing as a Platform for Improving Quality of Life Notice encouraging public housing agencies (PHAs) and state and local grant recipients to forge partnerships with public and private agencies to promote HUD-assisted resident connections to health care, education, employment, and other social services. Notice PIH-2011-51/CPD 2011-09 cites Goal 3 of HUD's Strategic Plan 2010-2015, which views housing as a platform for improving the quality of life for HUD-assisted residents.

    [Posted on 09/29/2011]

    HPRP Success Stories

    To highlight the success of families and individuals helped through HPRP and the promising practices of HPRP communities HUD has posted success stories on the HRE website. Read HPRP Promising Practices and Success Stories here.

    Use the HPRP Promising Practices and Success Stories Template to submit an example of how your organization has used HPRP to effect change in your community.

    [Posted on 09/22/2011]

    FY2011 CoC NOFA and Technical Correction Memo Released

    HUD's Office of Special Needs Assistance programs has released the FY2011 CoC Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). The CoC application will be open for 60 days from the opening of e-snaps on August 30, 2011. It is due on October 28, 2011. HUD strongly encourages all CoC lead agency contacts, applicants, project sponsors and other interested stakeholders to read the 2011 NOFA in its entirety. The FY2011 CoC NOFA Technical Correction memo clarifies the language in the third sentence of the introduction paragraph for Section III.C. Renewal Eligibility. The deadline for the submission of applications remains October 28, 2021 at 7:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Visit the FY2011 CoC Competition Training and Resources page to access HUD Guidance, training modules, FAQs and listserv messages regarding the NOFA.

    [Posted on 09/02/2022]

    FY2011 CoC NOFA and Application Webcast and Presentation Slides Available

    Both the FY2011 CoC NOFA and Application Webcast and Presentation Slides are now available. The webcast presentation slides include information on the FY2011 CoC NOFA and the e-snaps application process. Programs covered by the NOFA are the Supportive Housing Program, Shelter Plus Care, and the Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation for Single Room Occupancy program. The Webcast presentation slides are accompanied by a recording of the Webcast. To access the Webcast, click on the appropriate link below and search by date using the small left arrows to locate the webcast titled "Continuum of Care NOFA" and dated August 23, 2011.

    [Posted on 08/31/2011]

    HPRP: Policy Update and New Resources

    Policy Update: HUD has updated the frequently asked question (FAQ) related to leases and the use of oral leases. This change allows oral leases for rental arrears as long as the oral lease is enforceable under state law, and there is sufficient documentation in place to prove that the HPRP program participant resides in the rental unit and owes the arrears. Read the full FAQ here.

    In order to ensure that HUD guidance is consistent with this policy revision, HUD has revised the HPRP Eligibility Determination and Documentation Guidance.

    New Resources: In an effort to provide additional guidance to grantees on how to monitor HPRP subgrantees, HUD is making available two new resources - one for grantees to use when monitoring, and one for grantees and providers to use in ensuring their case files are complete: HPRP Grantee Monitoring Toolkit and HPRP Procedures & Documentation Assessment. These tools are also posted to the HPRP Tools & TA Resources page.

    [Posted on 08/23/2011]

    First Quarter 2011 Homelessness Pulse Report Released!

    HUD has released the First Quarter 2011 Homelessness Pulse Report. The Q1 2011 Pulse report uses information from 23 Continuums of Care, representing 361 counties and 422 cities, that submitted data on homeless persons sheltered in their communities. This report presents the quarterly Point-in-Time (PIT) counts of sheltered homeless persons, compares the most recent quarterly PIT estimate to previous estimates to gauge whether sheltered homelessness has changed and presents the counts of persons who were not previously homeless but became "newly" sheltered at any point throughout the quarter. View this report by clicking on the link below:
    [Posted on 08/12/2021]

    June 28 HOPWA Webinar: Best Practices in Family and Young Adult Housing

    HOPWA grantees and project sponsors are invited to register for the live HOPWA eLearning webinar on Best Practices in Family and Young Adult Housing. The Webinar will be held on June 28 at 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

    Topics for the webinar include:

    The differing service needs and considerations for families with children, including schooling, parenting, pediatric mental health, and parental disclosure.

    Creating effective housing and services for young adults to help them become successful in their tenancies as they move towards increasing independence.

    To register, visit the link below.

    [Posted on 06/27/2011]

    FY2011 CoC Registration Notice

    On June 27, 2022 HUD published a revised Notice that announces the availability of the CoC registration process in e-snaps and provides applicants important information about the CoC planning process as well as the major changes that HUD will make to the FY2011 CoC Homeless Assistance competition.

    [Posted on 06/23/2011]

    New CoC APR Live on e-snaps; Guidebook Now Available

    The new CoC Annual Performance Report (APR) is live in e-snaps for Supportive Housing Program (SHP), Shelter Plus Care (S+C) and Section 8 Mod Rehab grants expiring June 1, 2022 or later. The new CoC APR is available under the e-snaps Funding Opportunity: CoC Full Annual Performance Report. A CoC APR Guidebook, which walks grantees through the submission process for the CoC Full APR, is available through the link below.

    SHP, S+C and SRO grants that expire between June 1, 2022 and May 31, 2022 must submit a Transition APR (TAPR) under the e-snaps Funding Opportunity: CoC Annual Performance Report.

    [Posted on 06/17/2011]

    Upcoming HPRP Webinar: Ramping Down HPRP

    Many grantees are beginning to ramp-down HPRP and planning for grant close-out. This webinar will present key issues and strategies for grantees to consider as they enter the final stages of HPRP, including planning a smooth and orderly close-out with subgrantees and for the grant overall; tapering off services and housing supports in a manner that ensure participants successfully transition off of HPRP and maintain housing; and Identifying HPRP-funded activities that have had the greatest impact and are a priority for continuing via other funding opportunities.

    Click on a date below for more information. (Note new time for July 11th)

    [Posted on 06/16/2011]

    New HPRP Resource: IDIS Online Reports – Tools for Financial Management

    As with all ARRA funds, HPRP grantees and subgrantees are required to spend funds quickly. HUD's Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS) Online, provides tools for monitoring and reporting financial information at the grant, organization, activity, and financial transaction levels to ensure that funds are being spent in a proper and timely manner.

    This document is intended to help grantees use IDIS reports to monitor and evaluate their HPRP financial and program performance. It is designed for users who have at least a basic understanding of IDIS.

    [Posted on 06/14/2011]

    HUD Releases the 2010 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) & HPRP Year 1 Summary

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued the 2010 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) today. According to its latest national homeless assessment, the number of homeless persons in the U.S. held steady between 2009 and 2010, despite the economic downturn. For the first time, HUD's annual report reveals how the Recovery Act's Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) helped to mitigate homelessness in America, assisting nearly 700,000 persons in the first year of the program.

    HUD also released the an accompanying report, the HPRP Year 1 Summary, which is intended to provide a national summary of the first year of HPRP from the initial implementation in summer/fall 2009 through September 2010. The data comes from two sources: QPRs and the Year 1 APR.

    [Posted on 06/13/2011]

    HPRP Webinar Materials Posted for May Webinars

    The presentation slides and webinar recordings from the HPRP Areas of Common Monitoring Findings and Concerns (May 17 & 19) and the HUD's Year 1 HPRP APR Lessons Learned and Next Steps (May 24 & 26) webinars are now posted on the HRE under the Training Materials section of HPRP's HUD Issued Guidance tab.

    HPRP Areas of Common Monitoring Findings and Concerns: The goals of the webinar were to prepare grantees for monitoring, to ensure proper subgrantee monitoring, and to answer grantee and subgrantee questions about HPRP monitoring. The intended audience was HPRP grantees and subgrantees.

    HUD's Year 1 HPRP APR: Lessons Learned and Next Steps: This webinar reviewed lessons learned from the APR submission process and to inform grantees submissions of the HPRP APR in Years 2 and 3. Topics included common errors on APR questions, common issues with HMIS affecting APR data, suggestions for reducing errors and improving the quality of the data submitted to HUD, a review of some of the commonly misunderstood reporting concepts, and some national outcomes from the first year of HPRP.

    [Posted on 06/10/2022]

    2010 CoC Debriefing Broadcast Slides Now Available

    HUD held a satellite broadcast on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 to provide CoCs with an overview of the 2010 CoC Homeless Assistance Programs competition. The broadcast highlights lessons learned in 2010, provides an overview of the 2010 CoC Coverage Maps and Rural Selection Priority, provides a "refresher" course on PPRN and HHN and provides information regarding the 2011 competition. You may view the 2010 presentation slides and recorded webcast by clicking on the links below:

    (To view the Webcast you may need to download RealPlayer which is available at http://www.hud.gov/webcasts/realinst.cfm.)

    [Posted on 05/17/2011]

    HPRP Reporting Deadline for Submitting a Final QPR in e-snaps Extended to May 9th

    The deadline for submitting the Final Q7 QPR in e-snaps has been extended to May 9th. e-snaps will remain open for the final submission of quarterly reporting on the grant period from January 1, 2022 March 31, 2022 until May 9th. A cumulative cheat sheet for all HPRP reporting deadlines including preliminary deadlines, extensions, and final due dates for QPRs and APRs in both FederalReporting.gov and e-snaps is available. Click on the link below to access it.

    [Posted on 05/05/2022]

    Case Study of VASH PLUS Implementation in Washington, D.C. Now Available

    The D.C. VASH Plus program model demonstrates how a community can succeed in effective use of the HUD-VASH program in housing vulnerable homeless clients when committed partners work together to use existing resources in innovative ways. Among the many lessons learned, this model underscores the importance of:

    Engaging key community partners (the VA, CoC, and PHA) in a pro-active partnership;

    Using flexible case management services and resources in a community system; and

    Creating an inventory of housing options for prospective voucher recipients.

    [Posted on 05/04/2022]

    Upcoming HPRP Webinars - Monitoring Findings - APR Lessons Learned - Ramping Down HPRP

    HUD will be hosting several webinars in May. Click on a date below for for more information.

    HPRP Areas of Common Monitoring Findings and Concerns

    The goals of the webinar are to prepare grantees for monitoring, to ensure proper subgrantee monitoring, and to answer grantee and subgrantee questions about HPRP monitoring. HPRP grantees and subgrantees should attend the webinar.

    Tuesday May 17th at 3:30 PM EDT

    Thursday May 19th at 11:00 AM EDT

    HUD's Year 1 HPRP APR: Lessons Learned and Next Steps

    This webinar is intended to review lessons learned from the APR submission process and to inform grantees submissions of the HPRP APR in Years 2 and 3. Topics will include common errors on APR questions, common issues with HMIS affecting APR data, suggestions for reducing errors and improving the quality of the data submitted to HUD, a review of some of the commonly misunderstood reporting concepts, and some national outcomes from the first year of HPRP.

    Tuesday May 24th at 11:30 AM EDT

    Thursday May 26th at 3:30 PM EDT

    Ramping Down HPRP

    Many grantees are beginning to ramp-down HPRP and planning for grant close-out. This webinar will present key issues and strategies for grantees to consider as they enter the final stages of HPRP, including planning a smooth and orderly close-out with subgrantees and for the grant overall; tapering off services and housing supports in a manner that ensure participants successfully transition off of HPRP and maintain housing; and Identifying HPRP-funded activities that have had the greatest impact and are a priority for continuing via other funding opportunities.

    Dates and times to be announced.

    [Posted on 04/27/2011]

    *New Dates* Upcoming HPRP Webinar: HPRP Areas of Common Monitoring Findings and Concerns

    This webinar will highlight some of the most common concerns and issues that arise during HPRP grantee monitoring. The goals of the webinar are to prepare grantees for monitoring, to ensure proper subgrantee monitoring, and to answer grantee and subgrantee questions about HPRP monitoring.

    Audience: HPRP Grantees and Subgrantees

    Click on a date below for more information. *Note: These webinars have been rescheduled from original dates (May 3rd & May 5th).*

    [Posted on 04/22/2011]

    HPRP Reporting Periods and Deadlines

    A cumulative cheat sheet for all HPRP reporting deadlines including preliminary deadlines, extensions, and final due dates for both FederalReporting.gov and e-snaps QPRs and APRs is now available. Click on the link below to access it.

    As a reminder, 7th HPRP quarterly reporting period began on Friday, April 1st. FederalReporting.gov and e-snaps are both open for quarterly reporting on the grant period from January 1, 2022 March 31, 2011. The statutory deadline for submitting both reports is April 10th, 2011; however, note that both FederalReporting.gov and e-snaps will remain open for reporting until April 14th at midnight ET, and reports will not be flagged as late.

    [Posted on 04/04/2022]

    HPRP Webinar Materials Available for IDIS Online: A Tool for HPRP Financial Management

    The presentation slides and webinar recording from the webinars held on March 2 & 3 are now posted to on the HRE on the HUD Issued Guidance tab under Training Materials.

    This webinar detailed specific IDIS reports, provided examples of how IDIS can be used for HPRP program management and financial analysis, and showed grantees how to use the reports to monitor progress towards 60% and 100% expenditure requirements.

    This webinar was intended for (1) HPRP program staff who want to learn how to use IDIS reports most effectively; (2) Financial staff from HPRP grantees that want to understand how the financial information in IDIS affects program management, (3) Other individuals who want to learn more about the analysis capabilities that IDIS can provide for HPRP.

    [Posted on 04/04/2022]

    Status Reports on HPRP Spending Updated 3/28/11

    The HPRP program requires, by statute, that grantees to expend 60% of their award funds within two years of the date that HUD signed the grant agreement. The Status Reports on HPRP Spending list all of the HPRP grantees, their current expenditure rates as measured by draw-downs of funds from HUD's Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS), and projections as to whether each grantee will meet the requirement, based on the most recent 12 weeks of draws. The Status Reports on HPRP Spending are presented in three sorts which you may view from the links below. These reports were updated on March 28, 2011. (View archived reports on the HPRP HUD Issued Guidance Page)

    [Posted on 03/31/2011]

    Deadline for and Resources for Submitting 2011 HIC and PIT Data

    All 2011 Housing Inventory Counts (HIC) and 2011 Point-in-Time (PIT) data must be submitted via HUD's Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX) web portal by Tuesday, May 31, 2011. To view and download HDX resources and the 2011 HIC Instruction and Guidance Document, click the HDX Resources link on the HDX homepage. The HDX will be accessible during different time periods for the submission of these data:

    1. Housing Inventory Count Data: Communities will have from April 1, 2022 to May 31, 2022 to enter their 2011 HIC data into the HDX.

    2. Point-in-Time Count Data: Communities will have from May 1, 2022 to May 31, 2022 to enter their 2011 PIT data into the HDX.

    [Posted on 03/30/2011]

    New HMIS Budgeting and Staffing Toolkit Available

    HUD has recently produced a toolkit to assist CoC and HMIS leadership in planning for sustainable HMIS implementation. This toolkit provides:

    - An overview of eligible HMIS activities

    - An analysis of a variety of HMIS funding strategies and staffing models

    - An Excel-based HMIS Budgeting Analysis Tool to assist communities in identifying funds needed to support successful HMIS implementation

    - An Excel-based HMIS Staffing Effort Analysis Tool to assist communities in identifying staffing needed to support successful HMIS implementation

    [Posted on 03/30/2011]

    HPRP Documentation Checklists Available

    These checklist templates include case file documentation related to HPRP initial eligibility determination/redetermination, financial assistance and housing unit documentation requirements. The checklists may be used as a tool to ensure HPRP participant case files include documentation consistent with HUD requirements and guidance.

    Note: the version of the HPRP Documentation Checklist Template Financial Assistance & Housing Unit previously posted on the website on 3/18/2011 had a minor error related to the allowable term of assistance for motel/hotel.

    [Posted on 03/28/2011]

    Upcoming HPRP Webinar: IDIS Online - A Tool for HPRP Financial Management

    On Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 3 p.m. (EST), and again on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. (EST), HUD will host a webinar for HPRP grantees on utilizing IDIS Online as a tool for HPRP Financial Management. Designed for both HPRP program and financial staff, the webinar will:

    - Detail specific IDIS reports

    - Provide examples of how IDIS can be used for HPRP program management and financial analysis

    - Show grantees how to use the reports to monitor progress towards 60% and 100% expenditure requirements

    Audience: (1) HPRP program staff who want to learn how to use IDIS reports most effectively; (2) Financial staff from HPRP grantees that want to understand how the financial information in IDIS affects program management, (3) Other individuals who want to learn more about the analysis capabilities that IDIS can provide for HPRP. A basic understanding of HPRP and IDIS is recommended for this webinar, as HUD will not be providing basic instruction on how to use IDIS for HPRP.

    Click on a date below for more information.

    [Posted on 02/15/2011]

    Status Reports on HPRP Spending Updated

    The HPRP program requires, by statute, that grantees to expend 60% of their award funds within two years of the date that HUD signed the grant agreement. The Status Reports on HPRP Spending list all of the HPRP grantees, their current expenditure rates as measured by draw-downs of funds from HUD's Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS), and projections as to whether each grantee will meet the requirement, based on the most recent 12 weeks of draws. The Status Reports on HPRP Spending are presented in three sorts which you may view from the links below. These reports were updated on January 17, 2011.

    [Posted on 01/27/2011]

    Veterans Homelessness: Supplemental 2009 AHAR

    For the first time ever, HUD and VA published the most authoritative analysis of the extent and nature of homelessness among American veterans. According to the report, nearly 76,000 veterans were homeless on a given night in 2009 while roughly 136,000 veterans spent at least one night in a shelter during that year.

    [Posted on 01/25/2011]

    HUD posts FAQs for 2011 Point in Time and Housing Inventory Count

    To view FAQs for the 2011 Point in Time and Housing Inventory Count, visit the first link below. For more information on the PIT and HIC, visit the second link below.

    [Posted on 01/25/2011]

    Obama Administration Awards $1.41 Billion in Homeless Assistance Program Renewal Grants

    HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded $1.41 billion in funding to keep nearly 7,000 local homeless assistance programs operating in the coming year. The grants announced today form a critical foundation for the Obama Administration's Opening Doors strategy, the nation's first comprehensive plan to prevent and end homelessness. For a local summary of the grants announced today, visit the first link below. To view the press release, visit the second link below.

    [Posted on 01/18/2011]

    VA HMIS Participation Announcement

    In June of 2010 the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released a Strategic Plan that identified thirteen major initiatives, one of which is the Elimination of Veteran Homelessness. This major initiative promotes the use of robust management systems to monitor outcomes for individual Veterans as well as the outcomes of programs that serve homeless Veterans. This initiative is consistent with the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) Federal Strategic Plan and also coincides with HUD's Strategic Planning efforts. As a result of this federal strategic direction and coordination, VA-funded homeless assistance providers will begin participating in the local HMIS within each CoC.

    [Posted on 01/12/2021]

    Upcoming HPRP Webinar for HMIS Vendors

    On Monday, January 10th and Friday, January 14th, HUD and National TA provider staff will host a conference call to answer questions for HMIS vendors about: the HPRP APR, HPRP Programming Specifications, the APR Generation Tool, and the APR Aggregation Tool.

    HUD is providing this conference call for vendors so that they have the information required to ensure that their HMIS applications correctly generate the HPRP APR. The conference calls are limited to HMIS vendors and are designed to provide a less formal way to answer vendors questions immediately, because the deadline for HPRP grantees to submit the HPRP APR is January 19th. This is also an opportunity for a discussion with HUD HPRP staff, TA providers, and other vendors about the HPRP APR.

    *Note: This call is intended for HMIS vendors and communities that are working on programming and aggregating data for the HPRP APR*

    Registration is required to participate on the call. To maximize the value of the call, please provide your questions when registering. Please click on a date below for more information:

    [Posted on 01/06/2022]

    APR Generation and Aggregation Tools Available

    The APR Generation and Aggregation Tools are available for HPRP grantees. See below for more information about each tool:

    APR Generation Tool (revised 12/21/10): The APR Generation Tool can be used by grantees whose HMIS has not yet been programmed to generate an APR. This tool is a resource for vendors and communities to help them develop the CoC APRs and HPRP APRs. The tool is specifically for the HPRP APR. The Report Generation Tool can be used to understand the programming specifications in depth and as an option for programming the HMIS to generate an APR

    APR Aggregation Tool (revised 12/27/10): The APR Aggregation tool can be used be grantees able to generate an APR from HMIS. The tool is a set of Excel files that will enable an HPRP grantee to aggregate HPRP APRs from multiple subgrantees, so that the grantee can submit the data in a single HPRP APR to HUD. The tool works simply by having a separate Excel file completed for each HPRP APR and then using a pre-programmed Total File, which will total the information from each separate Excel file into a master APR, without the grantee having to do manual calculations.

    These tools are designed to help HPRP grantees meet the revised January 19, 2022 deadline to submit the HPRP APR.

    Webinars related to these tools are available on the HUD-Issued Guidance Page under Training Materials.

    [Posted on 01/06/2022]

    Upcoming HPRP Webinars

    HUD presents 2 webinars this week. This Thursday December 16, 2021 at 3:30 PM EST, the HPRP: Strategies for Achieving Performance and Spending Goals Webinar will focus on approaches to achieving HPRP performance and spending goals. Presenters will review examples of expenditure and performance analysis methods, as well as strategies to improve HPRP performance and utilization.

    On Friday, December 17, 2021 at 1 PM EST, HUD will host the HPRP APR Reporting Tool Webinar for HPRP grantees on two recently released HPRP reporting tools the APR Aggregation Tool and the APR Generation Tool. The webinar will explain the purpose of each tool, when it is appropriate to use the tools, and how to use the tools. These tools are not required; HUD is making them available to assist grantees in generating the HPRP APR.

    Please click on a date below for additional information:

    [Posted on 12/14/2010]

    HPRP APR Guidebook Now Available

    The HPRP APR Guidebook has been posted. It provides context about the APR, instructions for logging in and accessing the APR, and step-by-step explanations for each question contained in the APR. Grantees are encouraged to review this guide before they begin entering data into the APR.

    [Posted on 12/07/2022]

    HPRP Financial Management: Strategies for Accelerating Expenditure Rates

    This document is designed to help HPRP grantees meet the spending requirements set forth in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act legislation. It contains a variety of financial management strategies that grantees and subgrantees can use to help accelerate program expenditure rates and avoid recapture of unspent funds.

    [Posted on 12/07/2022]

    APR Report Generation Tool Now Available

    The APR Report Generation Tool has been developed as a resource for HMIS solution providers and communities to help them generate the HPRP APR and in the future will support production of SHP, Shelter Plus Care, and Section 8 SRO APRs. Version 1 of the tool takes a CSV export of HMIS data on clients served with an HPRP grant, and then produces the HPRP APR with that client-level data. The tool is designed to help HPRP grantees meet the revised January 19, 2022 deadline to submit the HPRP APR. The tool is only needed if the HPRP APR has not been programmed within the CoC's HMIS.

    In order to use the APR Report Generation Tool, HPRP grantees must ensure that their HMIS can produce a data extract for all clients served with an HPRP grant in the HUD CSV 3.02 format. If HPRP grantees are unsure about their HMIS compliance with the 3.02 format, then they must contact their HMIS vendor directly for more information.

    [Posted on 12/02/2022]

    Status Reports on HPRP Spending

    The HPRP program requires, by statute, that grantees to expend 60% of their award funds within two years of the date that HUD signed the grant agreement. The Status Reports on HPRP Spending list all of the HPRP grantees, their current expenditure rates as measured by draw-downs of funds from HUD's Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS), and projections as to whether each grantee will meet the requirement, based on the most recent 12 weeks of draws. The Status Reports on HPRP Spending are presented in three sorts which you may view from the links below.

    [Posted on 11/22/2010]

    Upcoming HPRP Webinars

    HUD presents the HPRP: Strategies for Achieving Performance and Spending Goals Webinar. This webinar will focus on approaches to achieving HPRP performance and spending goals. Presenters will review examples of expenditure and performance analysis methods, as well as strategies to improve HPRP performance and utilization.

    Due to technical difficulties, the event scheduled for Tuesday December 7, 2021 was cancelled. In addition to the previously scheduled Thursday December 9, 2021 webinar, an additional webinar has been scheduled for Thursday December 16, 2010. (NOTE: If you previously registered for the webinar scheduled on Thursday December 9, 2010, you MUST re-register.)

    Please click on a date below for additional information:

    [Posted on 11/15/2010]

    HEARTH Conference Materials Now Available

    Materials from the HEARTH Conferences held in Denver and Atlanta are now available under the HEARTH Quick Link on the HRE. The conference materials include presentations and handouts from each of the sessions and have been organized according to their topic area. Please click on the link below to access the materials:

    [Posted on 11/09/2022]

    AHAR Webinar Presentation Slides Now Available

    Presentation slides are now available for the AHAR 101 Webinar and the AHAR Webinar for Experienced Communities.

    [Posted on 10/28/2010]

    Introductory Guide to the Annual Homeless Assessment Report Available

    The AHAR data collection period is underway and all communities must submit at least an initial draft of their data by November 30. To assist new communities and new staff persons with the AHAR reporting process, HUD has released a new resource: An Introductory Guide to the Annual Homeless Assessment Report which is available via the link below. This guide covers the criteria and reporting requirements for participating in the AHAR, the process for entering and submitting the AHAR data via HUD's Homelessness Data Exchange (www.hudhdx.info), and includes a list of additional AHAR resources.

    [Posted on 10/28/2010]

    HMIS and ESG: Preparing Communities for Expanded ESG Participation Broadcast Slides Available

    On October 20, 2022 HUD held a satellite broadcast to prepare communities for the implementation of new HMIS requirements for the new Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG). The broadcast presentation slides are available through the link below.

    [Posted on 10/20/2010]

    HPRP APR Webinar Presentation and Recording Available

    The presentation slides and video recording from the HPRP APR Webinars are available by clicking on the links below. The HPRP APR webinar explained how to complete the HPRP APR, walked participants through key concepts and questions found in the HPRP APR, and reviewed the reporting requirements and deadlines for the report.

    Webinar materials are also posted to the APR and HPRP HUD-Issued Guidance pages.

    [Posted on 10/19/2010]

    Fifth Quarterly Homelessness Pulse Project Report

    HUD is now pleased to announce the Fifth Quarterly Pulse Report. This report compares data from the end of March 2010 with information from four previous quarters in 2009. This report also updates a set of indicators of local economic and social conditions providing context for the trends in homelessness within each community. The economic indicators are intended to give a sense of changing conditions in the participating areas.

    View previous PULSE reports:

    First Quarterly Report (July 2009)

    Second Quarterly Report (September 2009)

    Third Quarterly Report (January 2010)

    Fourth Quarterly Report (May 2010)

    [Posted on 10/18/2010]

    2010 CoC NOFA Technical Correction Released

    The Technical Correction memo details changes made to Appendix A of the FY2010 CoC NOFA, the List of Counties Defined as Rural for the FY2010 Selection Criteria. Six counties have been added to Appendix A and five counties have been removed. This correction does not change the submission deadline. The deadline for the submission of applications remains November 18, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time. To review the 2010 CoC NOFA Technical Correction, please click on the link below.

    [Posted on 10/18/2010]

    2010 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) Webinars

    The AHAR research team will host a series of webinars this week to help communities prepare for the start of the 2010 AHAR data collection period.

    For more information on the AHAR webinars, including when the webinars will be offered and how to register, refer to the listserv announcement below.

    [Posted on 10/05/2022]

    2010 CoC NOFA Released!

    HUD's Office of Special Needs Assistance programs has released the 2010 CoC Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). The CoC application will be open for 60 days from the opening of e-snaps. It is due on November 18, 2010. HUD strongly encourages all CoC lead agency contacts, applicants, project sponsors and other interested stakeholders to read the 2010 NOFA in its entirety. Visit the e-snaps Training and Resources page to access HUD Guidance, training modules, FAQs and listserv messages regarding the NOFA.

    HUD previously recorded a Webcast on the 2010 Continuum of Care (CoC) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). The Webcast includes information on the 2010 CoC NOFA and the e-snaps application process. Programs covered by the NOFA are the Supportive Housing Program, Shelter Plus Care, and the Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation for Single Room Occupancy program. To view the 2010 CoC NOFA Webcast and presentation slides, please click on the appropriate links below.

    (To view the Webcast you may need to download RealPlayer which is available at http://www.hud.gov/webcasts/realinst.cfm.)

    [Posted on 09/20/2010]

    CoC APR and HPRP APR Programming Specifications, and HPRP APR Questions Available

    The CoC APR Programming Specifications, HPRP APR Programming Specifications, and HPRP APR Questions are now available through the links below.

    The CoC APR Programming Specifications are being provided to support and guide HMIS software providers as they embark on generating the HUD Annual Performance Report (APR) for homeless programs.

    The HPRP APR Programming Specifications are meant to convey the business rules required to create the HPRP APR. It is a companion document to the full CoC APR Programming Specifications. The HPRP APR Programming Specifications only describes HPRP-specific questions on the HUD APR and HPRP variations of the CoC APR questions. Readers will need to review the full CoC APR Specifications in order to produce the HPRP APR. There will be no detailed programming instructions in this document for HPRP APR questions which mirror the CoC APR questions.

    The HPRP APR Questions Template document is a template designed to assist grantees required to complete the HPRP APR. It is a model of the data collected in e-snaps. It is not intended to replace electronic data collection in e-snaps.

    [Posted on 09/17/2010]

    Transition APR Interactive Tutorial Available

    The Transition Annual Performance Report (TAPR) interactive tutorial is now available through the link below. Completion of the Transition APR is limited to those with projects funded by SHP, Shelter Plus Care, OR Section 8 SRO grants with an operating year end date between July 1, 2022 and May 31, 2011. The objectives of this tutorial are to explain the rationale for the Transition APR, provide an overview of it, and show the steps required to complete the Transition APR, including how to login to e-snaps and how to pull necessary information from the HUD-40118 form.

    If you would like to view a text only version of this training module, please visit the APR HUD-Issued Guidance and Training page through the link below.

    [Posted on 09/08/2022]

    2009 CoC Debriefing Broadcast Slides Available

    HUD held a satellite broadcast on Friday, August 13, 2022 to provide CoCs with an overview of the 2009 CoC Homeless Assistance Programs competition, to highlight lessons learned in 2009, and to provide an overview of PPRN and HHN. If you missed the Webcast, you can view it now as well as the presentation slides by clicking on the links below.

    (To view the Webcast you may need to download RealPlayer which is available at http://www.hud.gov/webcasts/realinst.cfm.)

    [Posted on 08/13/2010]

    Data Quality Toolkit Resources Available

    The Toolkit for Developing a CoC Data Quality Plan provides Continuums of Care (CoCs), Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) lead agencies, and homeless service providers with guidance and tools needed to develop a community-level HMIS data quality plan. The guidance and tools provided in this document will assist in the development of a data quality plan and protocols for ongoing data quality monitoring that meets requirements set forth by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

    The Data Quality Monitoring Tool provides a methodology for developing a data quality monitoring plan, and includes program level data quality reports for each program type, a tab for inserting the completeness benchmarks identified by the CoC and outlined in the data quality plan, and a Monthly DO Progress Report.

    [Posted on 08/05/2022]

    Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration Program (VHPD) Announced!

    On July 22, 2010, HUD, in collaboration with the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Labor, announced a three-year $15 million initiative to address the prevention of homelessness among our nation's veterans. Read press release.

    Under the new Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration Program (VHPD), existing HUD grantees or Continuums of Care located near the following military installations will each receive $2 million: MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida; Camp Pendleton in San Diego, California; Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas; Fort Drum in Watertown, New York; and Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, Washington. In addition, VA medical centers in the following areas will each receive $1 million: Tampa, San Diego, Dallas, Syracuse, New York; and American Lake in Washington.

    The demonstration is similar in design to HUD's Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) and is intended to address the financial and supportive services needs of veterans and their families who may be at-risk of homelessness, or experiencing short-term homelessness. Veterans from the wars in Iraq and/or Afghanistan, and veterans serving in the National Guard and Reserve are among the group targeted for the demonstration.

    [Posted on 07/22/2010]

    e-snaps APR Guidebooks Available!

    The e-snaps Transition APR Guidebook for CoC Grant-Funded Programs is intended to assist with the data entry into e-snaps for all Supportive Housing Program (SHP), Shelter Plus Care (S+C) and SRO grant types, with the exception of SHP grants for dedicated HMIS Dedicated Projects. You should refer to this guidebook after your data is extracted from HMIS or a comparable database and you are ready to enter data into e-snaps.

    The e-snaps APR Guidebook for HMIS Dedicated Projects is intended to assist with the data entry into e-snaps for HMIS dedicated projects funded under the Supportive Housing Program (SHP), and will only review those questions required for HMIS dedicated projects.

    Should you need assistance accessing these materials, please contact the HRE.

    [Posted on 07/20/2010]

    HUD’s HMIS-HEARTH Conference - Online Registration Open!

    Each conference will focus on HMIS implementation, and the important changes made to HUD's McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Programs by the 2009 HEARTH Act. Attendees will learn how the HEARTH Act amendments may affect local planning and future program operations and what steps should be taken to prepare for the transition to new requirements. Attendees will also have an opportunity to learn about requirements for electronic reporting on homeless programs in a hands-on environment.

    HUD strongly encourages CoC leaders, HMIS administrators and ESG and HPRP grantees to attend one of the conferences. Attendees may register for only one conference.

    There is no registration fee for the conference, however, attendees are responsible for travel and other expenses associated with attendance. Scholarships are available to assist Continuums of Care (CoCs) defray these expenses and registrants can request scholarship application materials through the registration website.

    Registration will close four weeks prior to each conference. On-site registration is not permitted. Attendance is limited to 750 persons at each conference.

    [Posted on 07/08/2022]

    2009 CoC New Projects Announced

    HUD announces nearly $190 million for 550 new projects to create needed housing and services to homeless persons and families.

    [Posted on 07/07/2022]

    USICH Releases Federal Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness

    The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) released a new federal strategic plan geared toward preventing and ending homelessness today. The Secretaries of the Departments of Housing and Urban Development, Health and Human Services, Labor, and Veterans Affairs unveiled Opening Doors: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness together at a White House ceremony on June 22, 2010. The plan, the first comprehensive federal plan developed to prevent and end homelessness, borrows heavily from the principles used in many community plans with similar goals. View the complete strategic plan from the link below.

    [Posted on 06/24/2010]

    5th Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR)

    On June 17, 2022 HUD released the corrected 2009 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress, a national study that explores changes in the extent and nature of homelessness nationwide. The fifth in a series of annual reports about homelessness in the United States, the 2009 AHAR for the first time, captures a large portion of the economic crisis in its reporting period. It provides real evidence that the economic downturn is impacting the housing stability of low-income and vulnerable Americans as we see a rise in family homelessness for the second consecutive year.

    By adding data on sheltered homeless people for another full year, this year's report builds on last year's, allowing for a comparative analysis of homelessness that spans three years 2007, 2008, and 2009. View the full report from the link below.

    [Posted on 06/16/2010]

    HPRP Income Limit Comparison Chart for 2009 and 2010 Available

    HUD has prepared a table listing the change in the HPRP income limit (i.e., 50% AMI) for a household of four between 2009 and 2010. To download the comparison table, click here. Please note that if the AMI limit shows an increase on this chart, that means it increased for all household sizes; if it decreased on this chart, that means it decreased for all household sizes. A complete listing of all income limits for all household sizes is available here.

    [Posted on 06/10/2022]

    HPRP Webinar Materials Posted!

    Access materials from the HPRP Webinar Series on the HPRP HUD Issued Guidance page. Scroll down to HUD Training Materials. Materials, including presentation slides and webinar recordings, will be posted as they become available. Webinar topics include: HPRP 101, Determining and Documenting Participant Eligibility, Quarterly Reporting, HMIS, Managing and Monitoring Subgrantees, Inspection Requirements, Financial Management, and Beyond the Basics. Visit the Training Calendar to see when the next HPRP Webinar is being held.

    [Posted on 06/02/2022]

    Fourth Quarterly Homelessness Pulse Project Report

    HUD has partnered with 9 Continuums of Care (CoCs) nationwide to collect more timely data on sheltered homelessness. In July 2009, HUD released the First Quarterly Homelessness Pulse Project Report. This report introduced the participating sites, with a brief summary on how they were selected; presented the annual point-in-time (PIT) counts of sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals and families, gathered in the last week of January 2009; compared these 2009 PIT counts to the 2008 PIT counts for the same CoCs; and examined the quarterly PIT counts collected by the CoCs at the end of March 2009.

    In September 2009, HUD released the Second Quarterly Report. The second report provides updates to the March 2009 PIT counts reported previously; examines the quarterly PIT counts collected by the CoCs at the end of June 2009 and compares them to the March 2009 counts; presents the first data collected on new clients in the participating CoCs, between March and June 2009; and conveys some qualitative observations from the CoCs.

    In January 2010, HUD released the Third Quarterly Report. This report examines the quarterly PIT counts collected by CoCs at the end of September 2009 and compares them to the June and March counts; presents the quarterly count of new clients served in the participating CoCs between July and September 2009; and presents for the first time a set of indicators of local economic and social conditions.

    HUD is now pleased to announce the Fourth Quarterly Report (linked to below). This report compares data from the end of December 2009 with information from previous quarters in 2009. This report also updates a set of indicators of local economic and social conditions providing context for the trends in homelessness within each community. The economic indicators are intended to give a sense of changing conditions in the participating areas.

    [Posted on 05/24/2010]

    PD&R Homelessness Forum Now Live!

    HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) has launched a Homelessness forum on HUDUser.org. Use this forum to share your thoughts and best practices, and to continue the discussion on bridging the gap between homelessness research and policy.

    [Posted on 05/21/2010]

    HUD Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX) Announcement

    Data collected for the 2010 Housing Inventory and Point-in-Time Counts should be submitted by May 31, 2022 on the HDX.

    For more information on HDX including how to register and upcoming training opportunities, refer to the listserv announcement linked to below.

    [Posted on 04/28/2010]

    Proposed Rule on the Definition of Homelessness

    On April 20, 2010, HUD published the proposed rule for the definition of homelessness. The publication of the proposed rule commences HUD's regulatory process of the implementation of the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009 (HEARTH Act), enacted into law on May 20, 2009. This proposed rule only addresses the definition of the following terms: homeless, homeless individual, homeless person, and homeless individual with a disability.

    The proposed rule clarifies that individuals and families may qualify as homeless under four possible categories, corresponding to the broad categories established by the statutory language of the definition in section 103 of the McKinney-Vento Act as amended by the HEARTH Act. Comments on this proposed rule will be accepted at www.regulations.gov until June 21, 2010.

    [Posted on 04/20/2010]

    New APR Requirements and Transition Period Guidelines

    Effective July 1, 2010, HUD will replace the current Annual Progress Report (APR, HUD-40118) with a new electronic report, the Annual Performance Report (APR). The new APR must be submitted via HUD's electronic grants management system for homeless assistance programs, e-snaps. HUD expects the new APR to be available in e-snaps in June 2010, well in advance of all reporting deadlines for the new APR. For more information, please review the APR Requirements and Transition document linked to below.

    [Posted on 04/19/2010]

    Permanent Supportive Housing in the 2010 AHAR

    The 2010 AHAR, which covers the period from October 1, 2022 to September 30, 2010, will include data on individuals and persons in families in Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH). Information on persons served in PSH will be collected simultaneously with the data from persons in emergency shelters and transitional housing. Data collection for the 2010 AHAR will begin on October 1, 2010.

    The PSH reporting requirements are similar to those for transitional housing and include separate reporting categories for individuals (PSH-IND) and persons in families (PSH-FAM). The PSH reporting requirements are available below:

    [Posted on 03/30/2010]

    Final HMIS Data Standards Released

    The final revised HMIS Data Standards have now been released. These final Standards reflect the public comments that HUD received on a set of draft Data Standards, which were released in July 2009. The new HMIS Data Standards incorporate the interim Data Standards for the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) published in June 2009, and replace Sections 2 (Universal Data Elements) and Section 3 (Program-Specific Data Elements) of the 2004 HMIS Data and Technical Standards. All other sections of the 2004 notice, such as the privacy and security standards, remain in effect.

    Additionally, HUD has developed a Worksheet that compares the Revised Standards with the Standards released in 2004. You may view this Worksheet from the second link below.

    [Posted on 03/29/2010]

    HPRP Documents Revised!

    HPRP grantees and subgrantees are advised that HUD has revised the following two documents:

    Eligibility Determination and Documentation Standards

    Staff Certification of Eligibility for HPRP Assistance (formerly known as Staff Affidavit)

    Note: The Staff Certification form will replace the Staff Affidavit as of May 1, 2010. Grantees can begin using this new form any time before that date, but as of May 1st, the Staff Affidavit should no longer be used. Grantees and subgrantees do not need to replace existing Staff Affidavit forms currently maintained in program participant files.

    [Posted on 03/22/2010]

    Obama Administration Awards $1.4 billion in Homeless Renewal Grants

    The Obama Administration today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is renewing grant funding needed to keep thousands of local homeless assistance programs operating. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan said a total of nearly $1.4 billion will help an unprecedented 6,400 programs to continue offering critically needed housing and services to homeless persons and families.

    The grants announced today are being awarded through HUD's Continuum of Care programs. For the first time ever, HUD is quickly providing renewal grants to local programs to prevent any interruption in federal assistance and will announce funding to new projects in early 2010. For a local summary of the grants announced today, visit HUD's website.

    [Posted on 12/23/2009]

    HPRP Page Reorganized!

    The HPRP Page on the HRE has been redesigned to organize and accommodate the growing number of resources available to assist grantees in implementing programs. When you go to the HPRP quick link page, you will notice that the material is now organized under four tabs: 1) HUD-Issued Guidance; 2) Data Collection and Reporting; 3) Tools and TA Resources; and 4) FAQs and Virtual Help Desk. If you are having difficulty locating a document, please contact us via the HRE Feedback Form and we will be happy to assist.

    [Posted on 11/13/2009]

    Homelessness Pulse Project: Third Quarterly Report

    HUD has partnered with 9 Continuums of Care (CoCs) nationwide to collect more timely data on sheltered homelessness. In July 2009, HUD released the First Quarterly Homelessness Pulse Project Report. This report introduced the participating sites, with a brief summary on how they were selected; presented the annual point-in-time (PIT) counts of sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals and families, gathered in the last week of January 2009; compared these 2009 PIT counts to the 2008 PIT counts for the same CoCs; and examined the quarterly PIT counts collected by the CoCs at the end of March 2009.

    In September 2009, HUD released the Second Quarterly Report. The second report provides updates to the March 2009 PIT counts reported previously; examines the quarterly PIT counts collected by the CoCs at the end of June 2009 and compares them to the March 2009 counts; presents the first data collected on new clients in the participating CoCs, between March and June 2009; and conveys some qualitative observations from the CoCs.

    HUD is now pleased to announce the release of the Third Quarterly Report (available from the link below). This report examines the quarterly PIT counts collected by CoCs at the end of September 2009 and compares them to the June and March counts; presents the quarterly count of new clients served in the participating CoCs between July and September 2009; and presents for the first time a set of indicators of local economic and social conditions.

    [Posted on 10/21/2009]

    Directory of Disaster Response and Recovery Resources for CoCs

    The Directory of Disaster Response and Recovery Resources is written specifically with the unique strengths and needs of CoCs in mind. The Directory provides CoCs an overview of key disaster planning and preparedness information, an overview of the Federal response and recovery process, an inventory of resources that may be available to aid both CoC organizations and consumers, and also encourages coordination between the CoC and disaster organizations in all phases of disaster management. Highlights for organizations include information on grant re-programming, low interest disaster loans, and public assistance grants for debris removal and rebuilding; highlights for individuals include housing assistance, low interest disaster loans, individual assistance grants that can be used to replace personal property, disaster unemployment, and disaster specific food assistance. Throughout the Directory, readers are encouraged to utilize existing resources such as Information and Referral or 2-1-1, local Offices of Emergency Management/Services, the National and State Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD), FEMA, and the new Federal Disaster Assistance Website to stay informed of disaster events and resources.

    [Posted on 10/14/2009]