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2.1 Steve Berg


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2.1 Steve Berg

  1. 1. Steve Berg Vice President for Programs and Policy National Alliance to End Homelessness Federal Strategic Plan, One Year In Priorities for More Progress
  2. 2. Opening Doors: First Year Accomplishments <ul><li>Collaboration, within federal government </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration, federal/local </li></ul><ul><li>Housing resources for veterans </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted HUD homelessness dollars </li></ul><ul><li>SAMHSA Cooporative Agreements </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable Care Act implementation </li></ul><ul><li>LGBTQ youth guidance </li></ul>
  3. 3. Opening Doors: Areas of Concern <ul><li>Two key objectives where more progress will be critical in order to meet the goals of the Plan: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Provide Affordable Housing” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Increase Economic Security” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Provide Affordable Housing <ul><li>Rent subsidies, permanent – HUD-VASH, ideas for collaborative vouchers; but no sense of how many will be necessary and where they’re coming from </li></ul><ul><li>Rent subsidies, temporary – HPRP running out, new ESG requested, some enacted; but holdups on HUD release of new ESG, questions over working with Congress to get more </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable housing stock – Strong new initiatives not yet enacted </li></ul>
  5. 5. Increase Economic Security <ul><li>Veterans </li></ul><ul><li>DoL VETS </li></ul><ul><li>VA Health Services new hires to do job development and employer relations </li></ul><ul><li>TANF </li></ul><ul><li>Some engagement on coordination with HPRP </li></ul><ul><li>But – </li></ul>
  6. 6. Increase Economic Security <ul><li>No big DoL initiative to engage workforce system in ending homelessness </li></ul><ul><li>Adjust performance targets </li></ul><ul><li>Guidance/training for One Stops </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrations </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach </li></ul>
  7. 7. Find more at: <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Steve Berg </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>