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S. 896 HEARTH Act of 2009

Date Published: May 2009

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On May 20, 2009, the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act of 2009 was signed. The HEARTH Act amends and reauthorizes the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act with substantial changes, including:

  • A consolidation of HUD's competitive grant programs;
  • The creation of a Rural Housing Stability Assistance Program;
  • A change in HUD's definition of homelessness and chronic homelessness;
  • A simplified match requirement;
  • An increase in prevention resources; and,
  • An increase in emphasis on performance.

Note - The HEARTH Act begins on page 32 of the PDF.

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Tags: CoC ESG HMIS Homelessness Prevention and Assistance - Addressing Community Needs Program Requirements - Eligible Activities/Uses RHSP
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  • HUD
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