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Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency | Building Your Financial House – Readine$$ for Reentry

To address the need of incarcerated veterans to improve their financial readiness for reentry and reduce the likelihood of recidivism, PHFA adapted the in-house financial education program, Building Your Financial House (BYFH), for delivery in the state correctional institutions. Participants reported tangible financial actions, improvement of money attitudes, and lower re-arrests. Inmate veterans with long-term sentences have been trained and are replicating BYFH as part of reentry services.

New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency | Special Needs Housing Subsidy Loan Program

The Special Needs Housing Subsidy Loan Program is a $50 million initiative by the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency to create supportive housing for a wide range of special needs populations and enable them to live independently in communities of their choice. It is the agency’s first major new funding source in seven years to provide supportive affordable housing opportunities. The program will provide 400 apartments for some of the most vulnerable members of our communities.

MassHousing | Housing Protections for Domestic Violence Survivors

MassHousing has undertaken a broad VAWA initiative to assist all Agency customers – owners and agents – in implementing HUD’s VAWA guidance and other best practices to assist survivors of domestic violence.

Georgia Department of Community Affairs/Georgia Housing and Finance Authority | Reentry Partnership Housing

The purpose of the Reentry Partnership Housing (RPH) program is to provide short-term housing assistance for up to 6 months to help stabilize a person's reentry process. The target populations are individuals who would remain in prison after reaching their parole date without a valid residence plan. Reentry Partnership Housing (RPH) can also assist with housing for those individuals under supervision with either the Georgia Department of Community Supervision or Georgia's Accountability Courts.

Delaware State Housing Authority | Providing Stable Housing to Prevent Gun Violence

In 2019, Delaware officials launched a Group Violence Intervention (GVI) program intended to help high-risk individuals avoid involvement in the criminal justice system. Early on, one of the key factors identified as an obstacle to success in the program was the inability to find stable, affordable housing. To address this challenge, DSHA began providing housing vouchers for GVI participants, giving them a safe place to call home and much-needed stability that many had never experienced before.

New York City Housing Development Corporation | Employing the Senior Affordable Rental Apartments Program to Protect Low-Income LGBTQ+ Elders from Homelessness

The Senior Affordable Rental Apartments (SARA) program allows for the creative use of low-cost capital in leveraging public-private funds and tax incentives in order to create comprehensive, safe, long-term affordable housing for our most vulnerable senior households, incorporating onsite social services and innovative sustainable design features that foster both independence and sense of community in a healthy and supported living environment.

Nevada Housing Division | It Takes a Village to Create a Village

In 2018, the Community Foundation of Western Nevada, the Nevada Housing Division (NHD) and other governmental entities, businesses and non-profit organizations came together to create the Village on Sage Street, a dorm-style bridge housing community located between 4th Street and the railroad tracks east of downtown Reno. The community will hold up to 216 community members struggling with homelessness, providing them with a safe, secure place to live while they work toward permanent housing.

MassHousing | HUB Boston – Outreach Solutions

The HUB model brings together local law enforcement and community organizations to address housing, health care, substance abuse and mental health issues, to mitigate risk within 24 - 48 hours and to connect individuals and families with local services.

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development | Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Homelessness Solutions – Homelessness Rate Reduction & COVID-19 Response

Created by consolidating multiple programs, the State of Maryland’s Homelessness Solutions Program administers federal and state resources to local service providers. Under the restructured program, access to funding was streamlined and its eligible uses were expanded which significantly contributed to a 9.5% decrease in homelessness in Maryland since 2017. The program also encourages strong cooperation with local partners, which proved important in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Florida Housing Finance Corporation: One Family, One Year, One Home | Tenant Based Rental Assistance for Homeless Families with School Age Children

Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) developed the One Family, One Year, One Home model to ease the obstacles that homeless children and families are forced to endure. In collaboration with local partners, Florida Housing dedicated resources to assist homeless households with school aged children access rental housing paired with supportive services. Innovative and effective, this model shows increases in school attendance and promotion as well as housing and income stability.