HUD Strong Families: February 2023 Newsletter
Please visit www.HUD.gov/StrongFamilies for more information.
Last November, we asked what you wanted to see more of, and the answer was clear: more resources.
Our upcoming newsletters will concisely summarize relevant information and resources you need to share with your residents.
Topics will include the most voted from our previous and future polls. Did you miss the opportunity to vote, or do you want to share your work? Check out the end of this newsletter to let us know!
The 2023 Tax Season is Here: Are Your Residents Ready?
Earlier this month, we shared tax preparation services to ensure your residents are ready for the 2023 tax season.
Here are additional resources for specific populations:
- IRS Tax Information for Survivors of Domestic Abuse
- Tax Information for Students
- Reentry Mythbuster! on Federal Taxes
Resources for PHA Staff & Partners
- Healthy Together: Housing and Health Partnership Toolkit illustrates how housing and health center staff can: identify housing partners, sustain partners over time, and create a common language and goals to ensure partnership success
American Heart Health Month: Tools for Your Residents
- Distribute these ready-made questions to your residents so they can self-advocate for their heart health during their next checkup
- Share this CPR learning resource with residents and these resources for moms
- Ensure your residents know heart attack, stroke, and cardiac arrest symptoms, especially symptoms in women
- Explore this tool to view the Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) and State Digital Equity Planning Grant Programs' progress by State & Territory, program timelines, and contact information
- Are you wondering how to use BEAD monies? Read this, and join the conversation here
Connecting with Residents: Focusing on Fathers
Sign up for the Recognizing the Diversity of Fathers and Families in Child and Family Services. The webinar will cover:
- Strategies to serve Black & Latino fathers in father-specific services and alongside mothers in services for children and families
- Tips for facilitating groups for fathers
The 2023 Appropriations Bill: What's Helpful to Know?
On December 29, 2022, the President signed the 2023 appropriations bill.
The bill includes:
- $175M for Self-Sufficiency Programs
Here is the breakdown:
- Program: Family Self-Sufficiency
Amount Received: $125M
- Program: Resident Opportunity & Self-Sufficiency
Amount Received: $35M
- Program: Jobs Plus
Amount Received: $15M
So, what's next?
- Read this PDF for an overview of the programs listed above
- For a complete summary, click here, HUD information begins on page 46
- Each of the program areas listed above will publish a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) describing eligibility and program requirements. You should regularly check grants.gov and hud.gov/grants for the publication of each NOFO and application due dates.
Have questions on any of the programs? Reach out to us.
- FSS Program via email
- ROSS Program via email
- Jobs Plus Program via email
- HUD Strong Families via email
- ConnectHomeUSA via email
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Stay Tuned for Our April Newsletter!
Our April newsletter will cover Financial Literacy Month and Summer Youth Employment!