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By ARTHUR ALLEN and LORRAINE WOELLERT
12/06/2017 05:49 PM EST Updated 12/07/2017 11:52 AM EST
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin has killed a plan to shift money from a major homelessness program in response to a wave of protest from veterans' advocates, who said the move would aggravate conditions for chronically ill and vulnerable vets.
Advocates for veterans, state officials and even officials from HUD, which co-sponsors the $460 million program, had attacked the decision, saying the service has helped dramatically reduce homelessness among veterans. After POLITICO published a story about their anger, Shulkin reversed course late Wednesday.
"There will be absolutely no change in the funding to support our homeless program," he said in a news release, adding that the money would not be shifted to the Choice program, which enables veterans to get health care outside the VA system.
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The Acquisition and Revitalization Program ("ARP") will stabilize neighborhoods and communities by strategically targeting blighted residential and commercial properties and vacant lots in need of redevelopment.
ARP provides an incentive to qualified developers to purchase and redevelop blighted properties in Rhode Island. Financing is available to non- and for-profit developers, municipalities and public housing authorities. Eligible properties include residential, commercial and vacant lots located in Rhode Island that are determined to be blighted and that are part of a revitalization plan or strategy.
Funding Announcement (click here)
Summary Guidelines (click here)
Program Review Criteria (click here)
ARP Application (click here)
ARP Proforma (click here)
For questions regarding the program, please contact Eric Alexander, Assistant Director of Development, at email@example.com or Belinda Lill, Program Coordinator/Ancillary Financing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 23, 2018 09:00PM
By Ryan Blessing, Sun staff writer
CHARLESTOWN — The planning commission has approved a plan that would lead to the construction of lease-based low and moderate income housing off of Shannock Road.
The Charlestown Planning Commission approved the Shannock Village Cottages project at its April 18 meeting. Four buildings will house the 11 units of housing on a 4.7-acre parcel off 1639 Shannock Road.
The plan is consistent with the town’s affordable housing plan, according to Town Planner Jane Weidman.
“The town appreciates the hard work and efforts that went into designing and securing funding for this project, which we believe will result in a development that the community will be proud of,” she said.
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van Beuren Charitable Foundation (vBCF) is a Rhode Island-based private family foundation dedicated to investing in the quality of life and quality of place on Aquidneck Island and surrounding communities. Guided by a Board of Directors comprised of van Beuren family members who have deep familiarity with the community, vBCF invests its grants across four portfolios that support Healthy Lifestyles for all residents, Strong Starts for children and youth, Community Prosperity generated by economic opportunity and planning for the future, and Excellence in the Commons - those shared landscapes and built environments critical to quality of life and quality of place.
In 2016, vBCF adopted a strategic framework that intentionally seeks connectivity between its priority program areas, supports learning and adaption, and increases emphasis on impact. As a place-based funder, the spirit of partnership with our grant partners is critical to our success.
Since its founding in 1986 by John A. and Hope H. van Beuren, the Foundation has made almost $100 million in grants and is one of the largest private foundations in Rhode Island. Its grantmaking and operations are guided by the core values of the van Beuren family: integrity, community, collaboration, leadership and innovation. The Foundation’s assets have grown from $100 million 2009 to $220 million in 2018. The Foundation is staffed by a small, dedicated team of professionals in a supportive, high performing culture that values collaboration, continuous improvement, and collegiality.
For more information on the van Beuren Charitable Foundation, please visit: www.vbcfoundation.org
The Positions and Context
In support of the connected portfolio approach, the grantmaking team operates primarily as generalists, working across the four portfolios. Each member of the team has their own unique experience and skills that they bring to bear in support of the whole team. The types of grants the foundation makes range from operating support, project/program, capital, and occasionally loans. The foundation’s grants support planning, implementation, and learning from the work. Because the foundation seeks to have an impact at the community level, we encourage and support collaboration when appropriate.
The work of vBCF is currently supported by a program officer (recently vacated), a grants and business manager, and a grants administrative assistant. We seek to fill the vacant program officer position and a newly created program officer position. The program officers report to the Executive Director, who also carries grants across the various portfolios. The program officers will help build and manage the grants pipeline, maintain communications with our grant partners, and articulate to our board and external partners what we learn from the initiatives we support.
van Beuren Charitable Foundation is guided by the strategic thinking and coaching of an engaged an knowledgeable board of directors.
The program officer responsibilities span planning and strategy, grantmaking, and relationships/leadership.
1. Work with the Executive Director and the grants team to coordinate the Foundation’s competitive grantmaking process and grants monitoring.
2. Work closely with community organizations, local leaders and other funders to identify opportunities for further investment, technical assistance and collaboration as they relate to the Foundation’s mission, funding priorities and interests.
Important Skills and Qualifications
Collaboration and Communication Skills
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
Compensation and Benefits
The Foundation offers competitive compensation, commensurate with experience, and an excellent benefits package. vBCF employment decisions are based on merit and business needs.
To apply please send PDF cover letter and resume to email@example.com with “PROGRAM OFFICER (Last Name)” in the subject line. Only applications submitted to this address will be considered. Applications will be treated in a confidential manner and considered on a rolling basis, with applications due no later than January 25, 2019.
What’s New for the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition
The list below highlights some important information regarding new concepts CoCs should consider while planning for the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition. This list is not exhaustive and additional details are in the NOFA.
HUD has posted, or will post, additional guidance regarding the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition that includes, but is not limited to:
Available in the coming weeks:
- CoC Application
- CoC Priority Listing
- Project Applications
See the e-snaps: CoC Program Applications and Grants Management System and the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition: Funding Availability pages on the HUD Exchange for a complete listing of information and guidance.
If you have questions pertaining to e-snaps technical issues or the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition, submit your questions to the e-snaps Ask A Question (AAQ) portal. To submit a question to the e-snaps AAQ portal, select “e-snaps” from the “My question is related to” dropdown list on Step 2 of the question submission process.
If you have questions related to the CoC Program interim rule or a policy related question, submit your questions to the CoC Program AAQ portal. To submit a question to the CoC AAQ portal, select “CoC: Continuum of Care Program” from the “My question is related to” dropdown list on Step 2 of the question submission process.
If you are aware or suspect that the Collaborative Applicant for your CoC is not currently receiving these listserv messages, please forward the following link so the Collaborative Applicant can register to receive listserv messages as this is the only form HUD uses to communicate CoC Program information to the public: https://www.hudexchange.info/mailinglist/.
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Application Deadline: 5 p.m. on Friday August 24, 2018
Non-profit and for-profit organizations, public housing authorities, cities and towns, faith-based organizations and community housing development organizations are eligible to apply. Applicants may submit more than one proposal.
A committee comprised of RIHousing staff and external partners will review all submissions.
Proposals will be ranked based upon the following criteria:
Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 24, 2018. One original and two hard copies must be submitted to RIHousing, 44 Washington Street, Providence, R.I. 02903, Attn. Carol Ventura, Deputy Director. In addition, one electronic copy of the proposal must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated 03/05/2019 01:22 PM EST
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said he will leave office at the end of President Donald Trump’s first term, saying he could have a greater impact in the private sector.
“I will certainly finish out this term,” Carson told Newsmax TV’s John Gizzi in an interview on Monday night.
Pressed on whether he would be interested in serving during a second Trump term, Carson responded, “I would be interested in returning to the private sector, because I think you have just as much influence — maybe more — there.”
He released a statement late Monday in response to questions about his comments, saying he “always stand[s] ready to serve this great President and the United States of America.”
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