Friday news roundup 12/12/14
Last night the U.S. House of Representatives passed an omnibus appropriations bill (H.R. 83) that will provide funding for HUD and several other departments of the federal government through September 30, 2015. The Senate began consideration of the bill today and is expected to approve it by tomorrow, when the current continuing resolution expires.
Late yesterday HUD posted a contingency plan to provide guidance for PHAs in the event of a lapse in appropriations. You can download it as a Word document or a PDF, but it's not likely that the plan will be needed now.
Jacobin: An inadequate estimate of the scope of homelessness
NHC: Progress in ending veterans homelessness
NLHA: Scholarship program for residents of federally assisted rental housing or HCV recipients
NLIHC: Report shows child homelessness at an all-time high
Rooflines: Vouchers are helping children avoid concentrated poverty
Rooflines: Moving from debate to productive dialogue
Washington Post: Affordable housing design doesn't have to be boring