Department of Labor Announces $15mil in Grant Funding for Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program

DOL Announces $15M in Grant Funding Available for Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program

March 29, 2012

Today the Department of Labor announced its solicitation for grant applications (SGA) from non-profit and government service providers to implement the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program. $15 million is available for HVRP programs across the country, and DOL anticipates roughly 50 awards that will serve 9,000 Veterans. HVRP Grantees will provide veterans with occupational, classroom and on-the-job training, as well as job search and placement assistance. HVRP is the only federal program that focuses exclusively on employment of veterans who are homeless. click here for further information

Home Modification Loan Program Growing by Leaps & Bounds

Home Modification Loan Program Reaches Significant Milestone

1500 Loans Approved to Help Keep Individuals with Disabilities and Elders in their Own Homes

 

Boston, Mass., March 19, 2012 – More than 1500 no or low-interest loans have been approved to Massachusetts elders, as well as adults and families with children with disabilities to allow them to remain in their own homes, the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC) announced today.  CEDAC works in cooperation with the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) to administer the Home Modification Loan Program to provide loans of up to $30,000 for eligible homeowners to finance such things as the addition of ramps and lifts, kitchen and bathroom modifications, and the widening of doorways and floor renovations.

“This is a tremendous milestone for this Continue reading

Employment Opportunities – Lowell Public School District

For a full list, application information and contacts, click here

District Technology Positions

Apply on-line for these position(s) in the Technology Positions

Open SY12/13 Principal Positions:

Workshops for Property Owners Working with MBHP

Estate Planning & Asset Protection Workshop—Tuesday April 3, 2012 from 6 P.M.8 P.M.

Presented by Attorney Bryan MacCormack. At this session, Attorney MacCormack will discuss the following:

· How real estate owners should title property to protect both their personal assets and each property from claims of the other, while reducing income and estate/inheritance taxes; 

· Estate planning and probate;

· Asset protection and advanced estate planning techniques; Continue reading

New Housing Workshops at Community Teamwork, Inc.

We are pleased to announce the addition of two workshops to our Housing Education Continuum. All workshops offered are open to the community and not exclusive to Community Teamwork clients and staff. All workshops are conducted at the Community Teamwork Resource Center, located at 17 Kirk St. Lowell, MA and attendees must be registered in advance.

The new workshops being offered are:

Apartment Search/SMART Tenant

Utilities Education Continue reading

HUD & Veterans Aministration Issuing 10,000 VASH Vouchers

HUD, VA TO PROVIDE PERMANENT HOUSING AND SUPPORT
TO MORE THAN 10,000 HOMELESS VETS

WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki announced today that HUD will provide $72.6 million to public housing agencies in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to supply permanent housing and case management for more than 10,000 homeless veterans.

The permanent supportive housing assistance announced today is provided through HUD’s Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH), a program administered by HUD, VA, and local housing agencies to provide permanent housing with case Continue reading

Housing Consumer Education Center April Newsletter

Housing Consumer Education Center

April Newsletter

Alternative Housing Voucher Program

(From the Executive office of Housing & Community Development)

The Alternative Housing Voucher program (AHVP) provides rental vouchers to disabled applicants who are not elderly and who have been determined eligible for Chap. 667 (elderly and disabled) housing.

Eligible tenants will pay either 25% or 30% of their net income to the landlord, depending on whether or not the utilities are included in the rent, and the state’s local housing authority will pay the remainder.

Eligible applicants are those eligible under Chap. 667 elderly and disabled but who are under the age of 60. Continue reading

Home Modification Loan Program for Elderly & Disabled Hoemowners

This piece was passed onto me by the Home Modification Loan Program Coordinator here at Community Teamwork. This is one of our favorite programs to promote as the benefits in accessing this loan program, in many cases, is life changing. The overall intent of this program is to keep homeowners and their dependents in the home by making physical accommodation in the home so that a residents may live safely. Continue reading

HUD Announces Award of $201 million for New Homeless Programs

HUD announced awards today, totaling $201 million for new homeless programs, with approximately $45K of those monies landing here in Merrimack Valley (Lawrence Specifically) and about $4mill coming to Massachusetts through other communities outside of Merrimack Valley.

Here’s the full press release:

HUD AWARDS $201 MILLION FOR NEW LOCAL HOMELESS PROGRAMS
Funding to support 731 programs including 103 projects located in rural communities

WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded nearly $201 million to support 731 new local homeless programs across the country.  This funding provides critically needed emergency shelter, transitional housing and permanent support Continue reading