Today the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the launch of the Housing and Services Resource Center (HSRC). The HSRC is the product of a partnership between HHS, as led by the Administration for Community Living, and HUD that builds on President Biden’s Executive Order to advance equity through the federal government. The HHS/HUD partnership aims to “make community living a reality for all” through efforts to improve home and community-based services and expand access to accessible, affordable housing.
The HSRC is intended to provide an all-inclusive landing page for professionals to streamline access to federal resources and information and foster collaboration and partnerships. The goals of the new resource center are to “learn about how to develop and expand partnerships, quickly find tools designed for community collaborations, increase knowledge to support people with disabilities, older adults, and people experiencing homelessness to get and/or keep affordable and accessible housing and voluntary services, and discover innovative models and strategies.”
The HSRC also seeks to facilitate state and local partnerships to leverage new housing and service resources available through the American Rescue Plan and ultimately through the Build Back Better Act if Congress passes the legislation.