Friday News Roundup: Welcome new Alliance staff!

written by naehblog
May 21, 2010

We’re welcoming two new staff members at the Alliance this week: Kim Walker is our new Capacity Building Associate and Kate Seif is our new Assistant to the President. We’re excited to have their experience and enthusiasm in our office!

We had a visit this week from Sarah, John and James, three intrepid college students from North Carolina who are biking across the country to research Housing First initiatives and raise money for housing in their own community. We’ll be following them on their blog – and you should too.

We’re still waiting on the Federal Plan to End Homelessness, but in the meantime, check out the Homeless Law blog’s post “Five Reasons I’m Looking Forward to the Federal Plan.

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities sets the record straight about the Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) Emergency Contingency Fund, in response to claims on the YouCut website. (Pssst: The Emergency Contingency Fund is part of HR 4123, which is being discussed in the House today. if you haven’t called your Members of Congress about HR4123, do it now!)

We’ve mentioned Street Roots’ photo project, where they asked their vendors what matters most and this week, they posted this cool word cloud. What jumps out at you?

Love this editorial in the Salt Lake Tribune about how to end homelessness. They’re speaking our language:

How do you eliminate chronic homelessness? The problem seems so complex that the obvious solution is often overlooked. If you want to take people off the streets and put them on the road to a better life, you start by putting a permanent roof over their heads.

And then’s there our social media survey, part of our ongoing discussion about how to work together online to end homelessness. We want to hear from you!