Historic Funding Opportunity to Address Unsheltered Homelessness as a Social Determinant of Health in Rural Communities

Date: June 29, 2022

Join the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy on Thursday, June 30 at 2:00 PM ET to learn more about new federal funding that links housing to health care for at-risk individuals and families. The Initiative for Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness is the first of its kind from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), investing $322 million in HUD’s Continuum of Care Program, with $54 million set aside for projects in rural areas. The primary objective is collaboration among housing authorities, local health care organizations, and those providing support for issues that often lead to homelessness – such as domestic violence, youth trauma, and substance use disorder.

During this session for rural health providers, listeners will learn about a program model in rural Vermont that helps individuals maintain their housing through long-term mental health services and psycho-social support. An expert from HUD will also explain how rural providers can connect with the grantees who will receive this funding through its Continuum

Webinar Date: June 30, 202

Time: 11:00 AM Pacific, 12:00 PM Mountain, 1:00 PM Central, 2:00  PM Eastern

Register to join at the Rural Health Information Hub*.

*Note that this is a separate session from HUD’s Kick-Off Webinars on June 28 and 29.  More information about these can be found on HUD’s Notice of Funding Opportunity page for this program.