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Advocacy Letters  |  March 20, 2017

The letter, available for download above, led by Representative Gwen Moore (D-WI), is being circulated in the House of Representatives requesting $2.6 billion for HUD's McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants in fiscal year (FY) 2018 and extending the sunset date of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) from 2017 to 2020. The letter is being sent to the leaders of the HUD Appropriations Subcommittee.

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Federal Policy Brief  |  March 17, 2017

President Trump released his “skinny budget,” today. The proposed cuts to programs that help poor and low-income people are enormous, and the increases small. This budget proposal starts off the Fiscal Year 2018 budget season, and there will be lots of back and forth with Congress and opportunities for you to weigh in.

The proposal was not very detailed, and there is still a lot that we don’t know. But here’s an overview of its impact on homelessness.

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Advocacy Letters  |  March 9, 2017
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Solutions Brief  |  March 3, 2017

The State of California recognizes that housing is a key component of families’ health, economic and social well-being. In order to meet this need, the state is using a rapid re-housing approach to provide housing for families experiencing homelessness and has created a new program within Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to pay for it.

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Solutions Brief  |  March 2, 2017

This brief provides guidance to communities about how they can meet these responsibilities and improve their effectiveness in ending homelessness by becoming an outcome-oriented system.

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Video  |  February 23, 2017
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Advocacy Resource  |  February 17, 2017

A chronically homeless person costs the tax payer an average of $35,578 per year. This study shows how costs on average are reduced by 49.5% when they are placed in supportive housing. Supportive housing costs on average $12,800, making the net savings roughly $4,800 per year. Congress can enact bipartisan solutions to finally end chronic homelessness by 2017. To make this happen, Congress must increase funding for HUD’s Homeless Assistance account by $414 million to $2.664 billion total, as requested by the budget.

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Fact Sheets  |  February 17, 2017

President Trump has signed Executive Order No. 13768, Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States. While little is known about its interpretation or any accompanying guidance, here is some information on how Section 9 of the order could restrict federal funding to sanctuary jurisdictions and impact their efforts to serve people experiencing homelessness.

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Other  |  February 16, 2017
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Webinar  |  February 15, 2017
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Webinar  |  February 15, 2017

Learn how two successful programs - Homefull in Dayton, OH, and Friendship Place, in Washington, DC - are able to successfully rapidly re-house households with no income.

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Solutions Brief  |  February 9, 2017

This brief examines action steps that homeless service system leaders can adopt to improve coordination by funders and the strengths and challenges associated with these strategies.

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Solutions Brief  |  February 9, 2017

This brief is designed to help Continuums of Care (CoCs) identify successful strategies to increase resources to expand RRH. The brief includes tips to build community support for this expansion and key action steps for community and homeless system leaders to increase funding for RRH.

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Solutions Brief  |  February 9, 2017

This brief describes activities that local Continuum of Care (CoC) lead agencies, those tasked by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) with developing a systemic response to homelessness, can and should take to increase capacity and improve rapid re-housing (RRH) practices and performance. CoC leaders from across the country that have successfully increased capacity and improved performance were interviewed to identify strategies they found to be effective.

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Webinar  |  February 9, 2017

Katharine Gale, of Katharine Gale Consulting, talks about critical elements of an effective homeless system, including the role of rapid re-housing.

Nichele Carver of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, discusses how her state has scaled up rapid re-housing and the impact it has had on the system.

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