HUD’s releases study ‘Costs Associated with First-Time Homelessness for Families and Individuals’ which examines how much it costs to house and serve homeless individuals and families. http://bit.ly/cKMtEz.
Last month, HUD launched a ground-breaking national study of housing discrimination against members of the LGBT community in the sale and rental of housing. HUD wants to hear from community members about their views on the key areas where housing discrimination takes place and is looking for suggestions on how best to execute the study. To submit comments go to http://bit.ly/cChrSM.
In March, HUD awarded Georgia $906,867 in funding under the Housing Choice Voucher Family Self-Sufficiency Program (HCV/FSS). Local housing authorities use the funding to hire family self-sufficiency coordinators to link adults in the Housing Choice Voucher program to local organizations that provide job training, childcare, counseling, transportation and job placement. Here are some examples of where the money is going in Georgia:
Housing Authority of Columbus $45,450
Housing Authority of Newnan $17,000
Housing Authority of Savannah $136,000
Housing Authority of Augusta, $225,399
Housing Authority of Carrollton $55,892
Housing Authority 0f Brunswick $42,517
[Article contributed by Susan Reif, Housing Law Specialist Attorney for Georgia Legal Services Program]