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January 15, 2019 | Vol. 2, Ed. 2


Housing First | HUD Project-based Funding

The Iowa City Housing Authority (ICHA) is partnering with Shelter House by providing ongoing financial assistance to Cross Park Place, converting 24 of the ICHA's 1,215 tenant-based vouchers to project-based vouchers. This housing subsidy is paid to the landlord directly by the ICHA on behalf of the tenants. The tenants then pay the difference between the actual rent charged by Cross Park Place and the amount subsidized by the project-based voucher. All funding is provided by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development....

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Making Sure Everyone Counts | 2019 Point-in-Time Count

The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. HUD requires that Continuums of Care (CoCs) conduct an annual count of homeless persons who are sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and Safe Havens on a single night. CoCs also must conduct a count of unsheltered homeless persons every other year (odd numbered years). Each count is planned, coordinated, and carried out locally. The Housing Inventory Count (HIC) is a point-in-time inventory of provider programs within a CoC that provide beds and units dedicated to serve persons who are homeless, categorized by five Program Types: Emergency Shelter; Transitional Housing; Rapid Re-housing; Safe Haven; and Permanent Supportive Housing....

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Get Ready! | Shelter House Annual Book Sale

Check it Out! Our annual Shelter House Book Sale will be held on March 30, 10:30am – 4pm and March 31, 12pm – 4pm at the Johnson County Fairgrounds, Bldg. C. Dedicated book worms can purchase Early Entry passes for admission to the Book Sale before the general public. Passes are $10 and early entry opens March 30 at 10am. We'll begin accepting book sale donations February 24...

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  • January 27, 1pm-5pm: Hatchet Jack's Shelter House give back - 50% of registrations will benefit Shelter House
  • Last Sunday of the Month: Eat @ Saigon's Corner. Enjoy delicious Vietnamese cuisine while supporting Shelter House

Shelter House
PO Box 3146
Iowa City, Iowa 52244-3146
(319) 351-0326



About Shelter House 
Much more than a roof and a bed
. Since 1983, Shelter House has provided safe shelter and helped people improve the quality of their lives as they move beyond homelessness. We offer a robust continuum of programs and supports focusing on emergency, stabilization, and long-term interventions in the areas of housing, employment, and mental health recovery. In so doing, we help hundreds of men, women and children each year to get back on their feet. For more information about Shelter House, visit https://shelterhouseiowa.org/


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