Fw: HUD Continuum of Care Wins another National Award

H. C. Covington -- I CAN America (icanamerica@email.msn.com)
Sun, 24 Oct 1999 13:38:10 -0400

Subject: HUD Continuum of Care Wins another National Award

WASHINGTON - The nation's top 10 innovative government programs were named
on October 14, each winning $100,000 to promote the replication and
expansion of their work. The programs range from a tribal government's
efforts to rehabilitate spouse abusers to a nationwide network that uses the
latest technology to identify and stop the source of food-borne illness.

Below are the ten winning programs, but the Number 1 project was the process
developed by HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo and the SNAPS Homeless Assistance

Continuum of Care, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development



-- HUD gives communities incentives to collaborate in their efforts to help
the homeless become self-sufficient. This program has also won Vice
President Gore's Hammer Award.

Write or call Secretary Cuomo or the HUD office below and share your
appreciation for the tools HUD has given us to use out in the country,
particularly in the rural and small town areas, through the Community of Care
process.  There has been no process since 1987 that has produced as much in
outcome based results for the homeless than the CoC.  We salute those of you
that have used it well to help restore lives, families and communities.

Contact:  Fred Karnas
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Development
Office of Community Planning & Development
U.S. Dept of Housing & Urban Development
451 Seventh St. SW, Rm. 7204
Washington, DC 20410
Phone: (202) 708-1506 Fax:     (202) 401-0805

H. C.  Covington - I CAN America
Management  &  Resource  Consultants
Homeless & Housing Resource Center
P.O. Drawer 3444 - Lafayette, LA 70502
icanamerica@msn.com  (318) 781-0216

The TOP TEN projects below won out of over 1,600 submissions:

Ten federal, state, and local programs that exemplify new models of government
working effectively to produce results for people were named winners of the 1999
Innovations in American Government Awards. Each winner will receive $100,000
from the Ford Foundation.

Continuum of Care
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Behavioral Health System
City of Philadelphia, PA Cangleska, Inc.

Oglala Sioux Tribe
Electronic Bond Bidding Initiative

City of Pittsburgh, PA Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Program
City of New York, NY

Rehabilitation Subcode
State of New Jersey

Texas School Performance Review
State of Texas

Toxics Use Reduction Program
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 Wisconsin Works
State of Wisconsin