Monday, July 25, 2011

Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program

The Jackson Office of Public Housing and Community and Planning Development Office held a HUD-VASH meeting on January 13, 2011. This meeting was hosted in Hattiesburg, Mississippi at the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII Office that is a HUD-VASH Administering Public Housing Authority. The purpose of this meeting was to meet with VA HUD-VASH Coordinators and PHAs while introducing Rapid Re-Housing Agencies and Continuum of Care Providers. There were approximately 20 participants that represented various agencies that would better help serve the homeless veteran population. The Jackson HUD Community and Planning Development Department Director Linda Tynes explained to the group that her office funds the Mississippi Development Authority, who then provides funding for the Continuum of Care Providers or the Rapid Re-Housing Program.

The Rapid Re-housing Program is applicable to the HUD-VASH program because this would provide eligible veterans with necessary funding for their security deposits and utility allowances. Also, the VA staff members explained the VA's Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program which is offered annually (as funding permits) by the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care for Homeless Veterans Programs to fund community agencies providing services to homeless Veterans. The purpose is to promote the development and provision of supportive housing and/or supportive services with the goal of helping homeless Veterans achieve residential stability, increase their skill levels and/or income, and obtain greater self-determination. This program provides these services for up to 24

Southeast/Region IV PIH Network Quality of Life Conference

The Southeast/Region IV PIH Network is hosting a quality of life conference for HUD staff, public housing authorities, Self Sufficiency Coordinators, ROSS Coordinators, and executive directors should attend. Participants will hear from organizations that are working with the Department of Labor programs, Department of Education, Health, and Wellness Opportunities, PHA case studies and successes, and expansion of technology for public housing residents. Hotel reservations may be made by calling the following number and using the conference code of HUDHUDA: 800-285-0398 or make online room reservations using the below link through June 28, 2011.

Southeast Regional Housing Choice Voucher Utilization Training

Public Housing Authorities will learn how to maximize their Housing Choice Voucher Program. PIC, VMS, and the 2 Year Utilization Tool will be training focus areas.

Region IV, Southeast Network Energy Conference

The Region IV/Southeast Office of Public and Indian Housing Network, in conjunction with Local Initiative Support Coalition (LISC) and Enterprise Community Partners (ECP), is hosting an energy conference for public housing authorities, energy conservation organizations, and affordable housing industry partners. The Energy Conference will focus on conservation methods, energy efficient retro fit and new construction technologies, energy performance contracting, financing energy activities, and energy conservation through resident and management activities. Participants will learn details on "going green," as well as how to strategically plan for developing sustainable communities. Hotel reservations may be made during the period: April 4 - May 16, 2011 Booking Code: 8359 or HUD Energy Conference. Online Booking is sold out please call the below reservation line for room reservations.
Perdido Beach Hotel
Reservations Number: 800-634-8001

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

$80 Million Conference Call

The conference call with HCV PHAs to discuss the new $80 Million in HCV funding will be held Friday, September 11, 2009 at 10 CST. Please bring your questions and concerns to the call. We anticipate there will be a good deal of discussion on the waitlist and preference issue.

Participant Code: 3279332368
Dial in number 1-800-516-9896

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

MAHRO/HUD Occupancy Workshop

Attention Everyone,

There will be a MAHRO/HUD Occupancy Workshop on July 29-30, 2009.
Embassy Suites
200 Township Place
Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157