At the State House, Housing Action NH and our coalition members have been actively supporting the reauthorization of the NH Health Protection Program and advocating for supportive housing for those with substance use disorders.
Good news came from the Obama Administration, which just proposed unprecedented new funding to help end family homelessness. In Congress, housing advocates cheered the unanimous passage of the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA). HOTMA contains important efficiencies for federal housing programs.
Click here to read our February 2016 Update for details on these topics and more.
The Community Development Finance Authority, NH Housing, and the Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services/NH DHHS, in conjunction with the New Hampshire Housing and Community Development Planning Council, has drafted a 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan and a 2016 Action Plan for the proposed use of HUD funds to address community development, housing and homeless needs.
The Consolidated Plan identifies priority needs in these areas, while the Action Plan establishes the how those priorities will be addressed with HUD resources granted to the state in 2016.
The public comment period is open now through October 28 on the draft 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan and draft 2016 Action Plan. Access drafts by clicking here. Comments may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
President Obama last week nominated HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan as the new Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The President also nominated San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro to take over leadership of HUD. Senate confirmation is required for OMB Director as well as for Cabinet Secretaries.