Alliance Comments on Interim CoC Rule

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Federal Policy Brief | November 23, 2012

Files: Final CoC Interim Rule Comments (PDF | 384 KB | 4 pages)

Alliance Comments on HUD’s Interim CoC Rule

The National Alliance to End Homelessness believes that the interim regulations, in general, capture the opportunity presented by the HEARTH Act, to move the HUD-funded homeless assistance system further in the direction of a solutions orientation. The Alliance submitted final comments to HUD on November 16, 2012.

The HEARTH Act is marked by four basic transformations:
• From a focus on individual programs to a focus on local systems;
• From a focus on activities to a focus on outcomes;
• From a focus on shelter to a focus on housing and prevention; and
• From a focus on transitioning to a focus on rapidly re-housing then stabilizing.

In many large and small ways, this interim regulation helps to strengthen the push in these important directions.  The result will be a system that respects the hopes of homeless people and the communities they live in – that homelessness become a brief and rare experience in every community in our country.

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