NJCounts 2016 found a 12.4% statewide decrease from 2015 in homelessness. The un-sheltered homeless population increased by 48% from 2015.
The National Housing Trust Fund exists to create and maintain rental homes that are affordable and available to the lowest income households in America.
Continuums of Care (CoC) have new flexibility as a result of regulation changes made by the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The Lead-Safe Homes, Lead-Free Kids Toolkit plans to address lead hazards in HUD-assisted housing through changes to HUD programs and legislative proposals.
Housing counseling is instrumental in helping individuals in NJ, which leads the nation in foreclosures, to help homeowners and renters stay in their homes.
Affordable housing programs could be eliminated or consolidated into a state block grant if a welfare reform bill sponsored by Senator Mike Lee is approved.
HUD has developed a sample national Housing Trust Fund (HTF) Allocation Plan form, called Housing Trust Fund Allocation Plan Guide 2016.
NLIHC strongly encourages states to establish rents at 30% of a household’s income for the HTF so that ELI households are not cost-burdened.
The Senate has agreed to negotiate with the House the HUD Budget but the current stalemate in Washington makes it unlikely it will be approved this year.
The subcommittee included $2.487B for McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants, a $237M increase over FY 2016 funding, but $177M below proposed FY 2017 level