Alliance Online News: HUD Extends CoC Interim Rule Comment Period


Newsletters | October 2, 2012

October 2, 2012    
    ISSUES  |  POLICY  |  SOLUTIONS  |  NEWS & EVENTS Forward Editor: Emanuel Cavallaro    
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HUD Extends CoC Interim Rule Comment Period

Last Friday, September 28, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced in the Federal Register that it was extending the public comment period for the interim Continuum of Care (CoC) rule to Friday, November 16, an additional six weeks. The comment period was originally set to close yesterday, October 1. The interim rule was originally published in the Federal Register on July 31 and took effect on August 30.

The Alliance strongly encourages its partners to submit comments on the interim CoC rule. You can use the Alliance's draft comments, found here, to assist you in crafting your own. In addition, we appreciate your continued feedback on our comments and your thoughts on the interim rule. Please contact Kate Seif, Policy Outreach Coordinator at the Alliance, with your suggestions or concerns.

Notice of Extension


Hill Update

The House and Senate are currently in recess. We will resume Hill Updates upon their return to Washington, DC, following the November elections.
Webinar on Ending Homelessness among Veterans

On Wednesday, October 3, at 3 p.m. ET, Ian Lisman, program and policy analyst for the Alliance, will co-host a webinar on veteran homelessness. The webinar is open to anyone who would like to register.

Lisman will join Baylee Crone, technical assistance director for the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, in "Finding Community Solutions to Serving the Military Community Part 1: Housing." This webinar will cover how experts are approaching homelessness among veterans, how communities and individuals can address the issue, and project ideas around this topic for the 2013 Martin Luther King Day of Service.

Webinar on Including Youth in PIT Counts

On Thursday, October 4, at 1:30 p.m. ET the Alliance and three of its partners will host a webinar, "It's a Data Driven World: Making the Most of the 2013 Youth-Inclusive PIT Count" highlighting three communities that have successfully performed targeted youth counts.

The Alliance is partnering with the National Network for Youth, the John Burton Foundation for Children without Homes, and the DC Alliance of Youth Advocates to host the webinar, which will inform youth providers, advocates, and allies about how to partner with CoCs to ensure a successful count, as well as provide concrete strategies for CoCs regarding promising practices and methodologies, and show how to incorporate them into the youth-inclusive Point-In-Time (PIT) count in 2013. The webinar also will provide guidance on how to incorporate school data into PIT counts, as well as effective strategies for counting youth in rural communities.
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