President Obama will be announcing the FY2015 proposed budget on March 4, 2014 and HUD, NLIHC and NAEH will hold webinars and briefings this week.
The 545 families housed represent a 52% increase in the rate of re-housing among these organizations compared to rates before the challenge.
With such a tight federal budget, programs serving the homeless should be a priority and get a portion of whatever increases happen in the budget!
Roman made the point that we are “not increasing income enough” to truly help homeless families move out of poverty and that rapid re-housing works.
1.5 million veteran households suffered from severe housing cost burden in 2011, spending more than 50% of their income on housing. In NJ 80% of ELI Veteran Households are Severely Cost burdened.