HHS awards $2.1M to bolster supportive services for families living in affordable housing; awards 11 new grants totaling nearly $4 million for runaway and homeless youth prevention.The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra was named chair of the U.S.
“We are pleased to continue our partnership with HHS as Secretary Xavier Becerra assumes the chairmanship of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness. Today’s announcement of the Housing and Services Partnership Accelerator is just one example of how HUD and HHS work together to address the needs of people who are experiencing or are at risk of experiencing homelessness,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “HUD is proud to partner with the U.S.
The Accelerator will also offer participating states an opportunity to share lessons learned and promising practices for improving collaboration and coordination to optimize resources, cover resource gaps, align state and local policies, and to deliver more integrated and seamless services. headtopics.com
Participating teams will include representatives from state Medicaid agencies, as well as state and community organizations focused on homelessness and housing (such asand Public Housing Authorities), disability and aging, mental health and substance use, public health and more. Applications are due December 1, 2023.
Services Demonstration (AHSSD) program, a new federal pilot program within the Office of Community Services, aimed at strengthening and enhancing wraparound and supportive services available to residents in affordable housing. headtopics.com
AHSSD funding will help build and strengthen the capacity of owners and operators of affordable housing to provide wraparound supportive services to residents. AHSSD grant recipients will use their award to enhance a variety of supportive services including onsite child care, financial literacy and coaching, GED preparation classes, transportation assistance, early childhood and youth programs and mental health services.