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FiscalYear2013FederalGovernmentHomelessnessBudgetFactSheet

BuildingontheprogressofOpeningDoors,PresidentObamasFiscalYear2013(FY2013)Budget ProposalincludesasignificantfundingcommitmenttoimplementOpeningDoors.ThisyearsBudget Proposalincludes$4.7billionfortargetedhomelessassistancefunding,a17%increaseoverthe previouslyenactedFiscalYear2012Budget. ThePresidentsBudgetreflectsourcommitmenttofundingwhatworks,saidUSICHExecutiveDirector BarbaraPoppe.Togetherwehavedemonstratedthatincreasedinvestmentcombinedwithstrong collaborationandimprovedtargetingleadstoreductionsinhomelessness. ThePresidentsFY2013BudgetProposalisthesecondbudgetdevelopedbyUSICHmemberagencies sincethereleaseofOpeningDoorsandisastatementoftheAdministrationscommitmentto preventingandendinghomelessnessasanationalpriority. The17%increaseintargetedhomelessassistancefundingincludesthefollowing: IncreasedstrategicinvestmentstoimplementtheHEARTHAct.$330millionincreaseforthe DepartmentofHousingandUrbanDevelopmentsHomelessAssistanceGrants,including$286 millionforthesecondyearoftherevampedEmergencySolutionsGrants(ESG). ContinuedexpansionofsupportivehousingforournationsVeteransthroughHUDVASH.An additional10,000HUDVASHvoucherscombinedwithhealthcareandsupportiveservicesto helpVeteransexithomelessness. Additionalfundingandfocusonpreventionandrapidrehousing.$200Mexpansionofthe DepartmentofVeteransAffairsSupportiveServicesforVeteranFamiliesprogrambuiltonbest practicesdevelopedacrossthecountry. NewinvestmentsthroughtheAffordableCareActtoleveragemainstreamprogramsincluding Medicaid.Additional5%increaseinDepartmentofHealthandHumanServicestargeted homelessassistanceprograms.

BycontinuingtoinvestinourHomelessAssistanceGrants($2.2billion)andHUDVASH($75million), wemovetowardrealizingthevisionofOpeningDoorstofinishthejobofendingchronicandVeterans homelessnessinsideof5yearsandsetapathtoendingfamilyandyouthhomelessnesswithinthe decade,saidHUDSecretaryShaunDonovan. InthemidstoftheworsteconomicdownturnsincetheGreatDepression,thenationsawadropin Veteranhomelessnessofnearly12percentandanoverall2.1percentdeclineinhomelessnessamong allpopulations.

Thisfactsheetservesasanoverviewofthetargetedhomelessassistanceprogramsacrossthe government. COLLABORATIVEINITIATIVE HUDVeteransAffairsSupportiveHousingProgram TheHUDVeteransAffairsSupportiveHousingprogram(HUDVASH)combinesHousingChoiceVoucher rentalassistanceforVeteransexperiencinghomelessnesswithcasemanagementandclinicalservices providedbyVA.VAprovidestheseservicesforparticipatingVeteransatVAMedicalCentersand communitybasedoutreachclinics.Todate,approximately38,000ofthesevouchershavebeenawarded toover300publichousingagenciesnationwide,with10,000vouchersyettobeawardedinfiscalyear 2012.HUDisrequestinganadditional$75million(10,000vouchers)forHUDVASHin2013. InFY2013,VAwillalsoprovide$245millionincasemanagementfunding,a21%increaseoverFY2012.

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TARGETEDHOMELESSASSISTANCEPROGRAMSBYDEPARTMENT DepartmentofEducation EducationforHomelessChildrenandYouth Toensurethatallhomelesschildrenandyouthexperiencinghomelessnesshaveequalaccesstothesame free,appropriatepubliceducationavailabletootherchildren,theEducationforHomelessChildrenand Youth Program provides assistance to States to (1) establish or designate an Office of Coordinator of EducationofHomelessChildrenandYouths;(2)developandcarryoutaStateplanfortheeducationof homeless children; and (3) make subgrants to local educational agencies to support the education of childrenexperiencinghomelessness. FY2010$65.4million FY2011$65million FY2012$65million FY2013(proposed)$65million DepartmentofHealthandHumanServices HealthCarefortheHomeless ThepurposeoftheHealthCarefortheHomelessProgramistoprovideprimaryhealthcare,substance abusetreatment,emergencycarewithreferralstohospitalsforinpatientcareservicesand/orother neededservices,outreachservicestoassistdifficulttoreachpeopleexperiencinghomelessnessin accessingcare,andassistanceinestablishingeligibilityforentitlementprogramsandhousing. FY2010$171million FY2011$215million FY2012$231million FY2013(proposed)$257million ProjectsforAssistanceinTransitionfromHomelessness ProjectsforAssistanceinTransitionfromHomelessnessisaformulagrantprogramthatprovides financialassistancetostatestosupportservicesforhomelessindividualswhohaveseriousmental illnessorcooccurringmentalillnessandsubstanceabusedisorders. FY2010$65million FY2011$65million FY2012$65million FY2013(proposed)$65million

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GrantsfortheBenefitofHomelessIndividuals TheGrantsfortheBenefitofHomelessIndividualsPrograminSAMHSAsCenterforSubstanceAbuse Treatmentenablescommunitiestoexpandandstrengthentheirtreatmentservicesforindividuals experiencinghomelessnesswithsubstanceabusedisorders,mentalillness,orcooccurringsubstance abusedisordersandmentalillness.HHScanawardgrantsofuptofiveyearsdurationtocommunity basedpublicornonprofitentitiestoprovideaddictionandmentalhealthservicestoindividuals experiencinghomelessness. FY2010$43million FY2011$42million FY2012$42million FY2013(proposed)$42million ServicesinSupportiveHousingGrants TheServicesinSupportiveHousingPrograminSAMHSAsCenterforMentalHealthServiceswascreated tohelppreventorreducechronichomelessnessbyfundingservicesforindividualsandfamilies experiencinghomelessnesswhilelivingwithseverementalillnessorcooccurringmentalandsubstance disorders.Theprogramaddressestheneedfortreatmentandsupportserviceprovisiontoindividuals andfamilies. FY2010$32million FY2011$33million FY2012$33million FY2013(proposed)$33million RunawayandHomelessYouthAct TheRunawayandHomelessYouthProgramfundsover740public,communityandfaithbased organizationsthroughthreegrantprogramsthatservetherunawayandhomelessyouthpopulation: BasicCenterProgram TheBasicCenterProgramestablishesorstrengthenslocallycontrolled,communityandfaith basedprogramsthataddresstheimmediateneedsofrunawayandhomelessyouthandtheir families.BasicCentersprovideyouthwithtemporaryemergencyshelter,food,clothingand referralsforhealthcare.Othertypesofassistanceprovidedtoyouthandtheirfamiliesmay includeindividual,group,andfamilycounseling,recreationprograms,andaftercareservicesfor youthoncetheyleavetheshelter.Grantscanalsobeusedforoutreachactivitiestargeting youthwhomayneedassistance.
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TransitionalLivingProgram TheTransitionalLivingProgramprovidesshelter,skillstrainingandsupportservicestohomeless youthbetweentheagesof16and22foracontinuousperiodgenerallynotexceeding540days, orinexceptionalcircumstances635days.Youthareprovidedwithstable,safeliving accommodationsandservicesthathelpthemdeveloptheskillsnecessarytomoveto independence.Livingaccommodationsmaybehostfamilyhomes,grouphomesorsupervised apartments. StreetOutreachProgram TheStreetOutreachProgramprovideseducationalandpreventionservicestorunawayand streetyouthwhohavebeensubjectto,orareatriskof,sexualexploitationorabuse.The programworkstoestablishandbuildrelationshipsbetweenstreetyouthandprogramoutreach staffinordertohelpyouthleavethestreets. FY2010$115.6million FY2011$115million FY2012$115million FY2013(proposed)$115million DepartmentofHomelandSecurity EmergencyFoodandShelterProgram TheEmergencyFoodandShelterProgramhelpsmeettheneedsofpeopleexperiencinghungeror homelessnessthroughouttheUnitedStatesanditsterritoriesbyallocatingfundsfortheprovisionof foodandshelter.TheprogramisgovernedbyaNationalBoard,chairedbyFEMA,andcomprisedof representativesfromAmericanRedCross,CatholicCharitiesUSA,NationalCounciloftheChurchesof ChristintheUSA,JewishFederationsofNorthAmerica,SalvationArmy,andUnitedWayWorldwide. FY2010$200million FY2011$120million FY2012$120million FY2013(proposed)$100million DepartmentofHousingandUrbanDevelopment In2013,HUDrequests$2.231billiontosupportprogramsdesignedtopreventandendhomelessness. Thisrepresentsanincreaseof$330millionovertheFY12enactedamount,whichwillfundthe increasedcompetitiverenewaldemandin2013inadditiontothefundingnecessarytomeetthenew HEARTHrequirementsandtocontinueimplementationofOpeningDoors.
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However,thisrequestdoesnotfullyfundHEARTHasauthorized,whichHUDestimateswouldcost nearly$4.4billion(includingmeetingthenew30percentpermanentsupportivehousingrequirement). TheAdministrationproposesabudgetthatfundseachofthepriorityareasidentifiedinHEARTH,butthe EmergencySolutionsGrantandRuralHousingStabilityprogramsarenotfundedatthefullyauthorized levels. TherequestedfundscanbecategorizedviatheHEARTHActauthorizedprogramsandeligibleactivities asfollows: EmergencySolutionsGrants:$286million TheEmergencySolutionsGrantProgram(ESG),implementedforthefirsttimeinFY2011,includesfunds foravarietyoflifesavingactivitiesinadditiontonewerinterventionslikerapidrehousingand homelessnesspreventionthathaveproventobesuccessfulinmanycommunitiesatpreventingand endinghomelessness.Fiscalyear2013isthefirsttimesince2009thatcommunitiesdonothavethe resourcesthatweremadeavailabletothemaspartoftheHomelessnessPreventionandRapidRe HousingProgram(HPRP),andESGwillbeanessentialcomponentofcontinuingtheprogram infrastructurethatwasstartedviaHPRP.WithoutESGfunds,manycommunitieswillendrapidre housingorhomelessnesspreventionprojectsthathadpositiveoutcomes.Infact,ESGrequiresgrantees touseatleast40percentoftheirfundsontheseactivitiessothatthesenewandsuccessfulprograms cancontinue. ContinuumofCareProgram:$1.94billion Renewalofexistingprojects:$1.91billion NewpermanentsupportivehousingandCoCplanning:$22million HomelessManagementInformationSystem:$8million TheContinuumofCareProgram(CoC)isHUDslargestandbroadesttargetedprogramtoserve individualsandfamiliesexperiencinghomelessness.Italsoprovidestheinfrastructureforthe implementationofacomprehensiveplanningapproach,datacollectionandanalysis,andperformance measurement.CoCshavethedualroleofplanningandoperatingprograms,andusingdatacollected throughHomelessManagementInformationSystems(HMIS)toinformplanningdecisionsandtrack performanceatboththeprojectandsystemslevels.EligibleactivitiesincludeCoCplanning;acquisition, rehabilitation,andnewconstructionforcapitalprojects;leasing;rentalassistance;housingoperations; HMIS;supportiveservices;andadministration. FY2010$1.865billion FY2011$1.901billion FY2012$1.901billion FY2013(proposed)$2.231billion
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DepartmentofJustice Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for the Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating ViolenceorStalkingProgram The Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, or Stalking Program focuses on a holistic, victimcentered approach to providing transitional housing services that move individuals into permanent housing. These grants support programs that provideassistancetovictimsofsexualassault,domesticviolence,datingviolence,and/orstalkingwho are in need of transitional housing, shortterm housing assistance, and related support services. Transitional housing programs may offer individualized services such as counseling, support groups, safety planning, and advocacy services as well as practical services such as licensed child care, employmentservices,transportationvouchers,telephones,andreferralstootheragencies. FY2010$18million FY2011$18million FY2012$25million FY2013(proposed)$22million DepartmentofLabor HomelessVeteransReintegrationProgram TheHomelessVeteransReintegrationProgramprovidesservicestohelpVeteransexperiencing homelessnessobtainmeaningfulemploymentandtostimulatethedevelopmentofeffectiveservice deliverysystemstoaddressthecomplexproblemsfacingVeteransexperiencinghomelessness.Itisthe onlynationwideprogramexclusivelyfocusedonhelpingVeteransexperiencinghomelessness reintegrateintotheworkforce.Fundsareawardedthroughcompetitivegrants.Theprogramalso includesfundsspecificallyforgranteesprovidingspecializedservicestofemaleVeteransexperiencing homelessnessandVeteranswithfamiliesexperiencinghomelessness.Thisspecializedfundingwas initiatedinFY2010inrecognitionofthespecialneedsofthesesubgroups. FY2010$36.3million FY2011$36million FY2012$38million FY2013(proposed)$38million

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DepartmentofVeteransAffairs TheproposedVAbudgetforFY2013containsnearly$1.4billionforprogramsthatpreventorend homelessnessamongVeterans.Thisisanincreaseof33percent,or$333million,overthe2012level, continuingVAssteadyprogresstowardendingVeteranhomelessnessby2015. Inthepastyear,thenumberofVeteransexperiencinghomelessnessonagivennighthasdeclinedfrom 76,300in2010toabout67,500in2011.Byemphasizingrescueandprevention,thebudgetrequest envisionsdrivingdownthenumbersto35,000bytheendoffiscalyear2013.Somespecificefforts fundedinthenewbudgetarethefollowing: $21milliontoprovide200coordinatorswhowillhelpVeteransexperiencinghomelessnesswith disabilityclaims,housingproblems,jobandvocationalopportunities,andproblemswiththecourts; Providegrantsandperdiempaymentstocommunitybasedorganizationsofferingtransitionalhousing to32,000homelessVeterans. SupportiveServicesforVeteranFamilies SupportiveServicesforVeteranFamilies(SSVF)providessupportiveservicestoverylowincomeVeteran familiesinortransitioningtopermanenthousing.Fundsareprovidedthroughgrantstoprivatenon profitorganizationsandconsumercooperativesthatwillassistverylowincomeVeteransfamiliesby providingarangeofsupportiveservicesdesignedtopromotehousingstability.ThroughtheSSVF Program,VAaimstorapidlyrehouseVeteransfamilieswhobecomehomelesstherebyimproving housingstabilityforverylowincomeVeteransfamilies. FY2010$20million FY2011$61million FY2012$100million FY2013(proposed)$300million HomelessProvidersGrantandPerDiemProgram VA'sHomelessProvidersGrantandPerDiemProgramfundscommunityagenciesprovidingservicesto Veteransexperiencinghomelessness.Thepurposeistopromotethedevelopmentandprovisionof supportivehousingand/orsupportiveserviceswiththegoalofhelpinghomelessVeteransachieve residentialstability,increasetheirskilllevelsand/orincome,andobtaingreaterselfdetermination. FY2010$175.3million FY2011$172million FY2012$224million FY2013(proposed)$235million
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TheDomiciliaryCareforHomelessVeteransProgram TheDomiciliaryCareforHomelessVeteransProgramprovides24hoursperday,7daysperweek structuredandsupportiveresidentialrehabilitationandtreatmentservicesforeconomically disadvantagedVeteransandVeteransexperiencinghomelessness.Theprogramprovidesrehabilitation andtreatmenttoapproximately6,000Veteransexperiencinghomelessnesswithhealthproblemseach year. FY2010$119million FY2011$219million FY2012$201million FY2013(proposed)$215million HealthcareforHomelessVeteransProgram ThecoremissionoftheHealthcareforHomelessVeteransProgram(HCHV)isprimarilytoperform outreach,providebyVAsocialworkersandothermentalhealthclinicians,toidentifyVeterans experiencinghomelessnesswhoareeligibleforVAservicesandassisttheseVeteransinaccessing appropriatehealthcareandbenefits.ThemaingoalofoutreachistoconnectVeteransexperiencing homelessnesswithneededservicesthatwillendtheirhomelessness.HCHValsoprovidesresidential treatmentthroughcontractswithcommunityprovidersandlongertermcasemanagementthroughthe HCHVSupportedHousingprogram. FY2010$83million FY2011$140million FY2012$135million FY2013(proposed)$196million TheJusticeOutreach,HomelessnessPrevention:HealthcareforReentryVeterans(HCRV,prison outreach)andVeteransJusticeOutreach(VJO,lawenforcement,jailandcourtoutreach) JusticeOutreachaddressesthejusticeinvolvementcontinuumfromfirstcontactwithlawenforcement throughreleasefromprisonorjail.VeteransJusticeOutreachisdesignedtohelpjusticeinvolved Veteransavoidtheunnecessarycriminalizationofmentalillnessandextendedincarcerationbyensuring thateligibleVeteranshavetimelyaccesstoVeteransHealthAdministrationmentalhealthand substanceabuseserviceswhenclinicallyindicated,andotherVAservicesandbenefitsasappropriate. HealthCareforReentryVeteransassistsVeteransreleasedfromprisontoreadjusttocommunitylife throughaccesstocommunityreintegration,health,andsocialservicesprovidedthroughVAand communityservices.
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FY2010$6million FY2011$14million FY2012$22million FY2013(proposed)$21million UnitedStatesInteragencyCouncilonHomelessness ThePresidentsFY2013BudgetProposalincludesanincreaseinfundingforUSICHtohireanadditional regionalcoordinatorandanadditionalstaffmembertosupporttheagencysmission.Therequest providesthenecessaryresourcestomakethekindofprogressandimpactthatisnecessarytoreachthe goalsinOpeningDoors. InFY2012,USICHwasgrantedbudgetaryauthoritytodirectlyhirefiveregionalstaffandofficiallyend thepracticeofHUDdetailingregionalcoordinatorstoUSICH.RegionalstaffconsistsofoneDirector, NationalEngagementandFieldOperations,whosupervisesandcoordinatestheworkoffourRegional Coordinators(RCs).TheseRCswillserveinstrumentalrolesinimplementingOpeningDoorsby encouragingstateandlocalcoordinationthroughthedevelopmentoflocalplanstoend homelessnessandstateinteragencycouncilsandbyensuringfocusonprovenandtargeted strategiesandeffectivesupportandtechnicalassistancetocommunitiesacrosstheUnitedStates. RCswillserveasleadersindevelopingintercommunitycollaborations. FY2010$2.5million FY2011$2.7million FY2012$3.3million FY2013(proposed)$3.6million

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