HUD Publishes Notices CPD-17-10 and CPD-17-11

 

Notice CPD-17-10: Sub-awarding Emergency Solutions Grants Program Funds to Public Housing Agencies and Local Redevelopment Authorities

This Notice provides guidance on how Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program funds can be sub-awarded to Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and Local Redevelopment Authorities (LRAs) following the recent amendment to section 414(c) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (McKinney-Vento Act) (42 U.S.C. 11373(c)).

View Notice CPD-17-10: Sub-awarding Emergency Solutions Grants Program Funds to Public Housing Agencies and Local Redevelopment Authorities.

Notice CPD-17-11: Determining a Program Participant’s Rent Contribution, Occupancy Charge or Utility Reimbursement in the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program when the Program Participant is Responsible for the Utilities

This Notice clarifies HUD’s expectation that recipients and subrecipients will consider reasonable monthly utility costs when calculating rent contributions or occupancy charges for program participants who are responsible for paying their own utilities. For the purpose of this notice, “utilities” exclude telephone but include gas, oil, electric, sewage, water, and trash removal.

This notice applies to recipients and subrecipients that are providing Transitional Housing (TH), Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH), and Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) funded through the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program (24 CFR part 578). Specifically, this notice applies to TH, PSH, and RRH projects in which some or all of the costs of utilities are the responsibility of the program participant.

View Notice CPD-17-11: Determining a Program Participant’s Rent Contribution, Occupancy Charge or Utility Reimbursement in the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program when the Program Participant is Responsible for the Utilities .

HWR Scholarship Opportunities Sponsored by DCED for Balance of State Communities

We are pleased to announce the PA Department of Community and Economic Development will provide scholarships to members working for organizations and agencies that serve the PA CoC Balance of State counties working to prevent and end homelessness. The Balance of State covers 53 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.  This includes 33 counties that are part of the Eastern PA CoC and 20 counties in the Western PA CoC.  Click here to see counties included.

Apply today for a scholarship to join nearly 800 housing professionals as we network with our peers and learn the latest news in best practices in the housing industry.  We again open the conference with affinity lunches followed by a day full of sessions and then finish with affinity dinners.

Please click here to access the application.

Once approved we will forward you the registration link. The deadline for consideration is Friday, October 27th.

Visit our updated HWR conference website for complete program information and to learn more.

Special Homelessness Session Highlights:

  • Homeless Affinity Day featuring a lunch panel on Coordinated Entry as well as dinner panel addressing Ending Family and Youth Homelessness
  • Workshop Sessions on Collaborations to Improve Outcomes for Homeless Youth, Housing First, Rapid Rehousing, Landlord Engagement, and more…

Please feel free to call the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania at 215-576-7044 if you have any questions.

PA DCED HOME Application Kit Webinar

A webinar will be conducted by DCED’s HOME Program staff, specific to the new DCED HOME Application Kit, on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 1:30pm.

Grantees must register for this online webinar using the information provided below. The webinar is mandatory for any municipal applicant/grantee planning to apply to DCED for the next available round of DCED HOME funding.

Dates for the release of the HOME application kit, application submission deadlines and other HOME application requirements will be shared during this mandatory DCED HOME Application webinar.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your HOME Program Grant Manager.

Topic: HOME Application Kit Webinar
Host: DCED, Center for Community Development Operations
Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 1:30pm EDT
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To register for the online event
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1. Go to https://copa.webex.com/copa/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb7eb86b9ee231887b208fb9c9b4d57c3

  1. Click “Register”.
  2. On the registration form, enter your information and then click “Submit”.Once the host approves your registration, you will receive a confirmation email message with instructions on how to join the event.
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    For assistance
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    You can contact Jon Cherry at:
    jcherry@pa.gov

Centers for Community Development Operations and Compliance, Monitoring and Training
PA Department of Community & Economic Development

Commonwealth Keystone Building

400 North Street, 4th Floor | Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225

Phone: 717-787-5327

dced.pa.gov | www.visitPA.com

2017 Emergency Solutions Grant Application is Now Closed as of 10/24/2017

The FY2017 PA DCED ESG Application is now closed. The application submission deadline was October 24, 2017.  For future grants, please visit the DCED website to apply @ https://dced.pa.gov/programs/emergency-solutions-grant-esg/

or click here to apply.  

The application webinar held on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 will be made available shortly for review @ http://www.pennsylvaniacoc.org/esg under the webinar section.