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Conference Presentation  |  August 5, 2014

The Alliance's 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness ended on Thursday, July 31. For attendees and those unable to make our conference, presentation materials from select workshops are available here.

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Newsletters  |  August 5, 2014

The Alliance would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to First Lady Michelle Obama, Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, and all other speakers, volunteers, and staff who worked so hard to make last week's 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness the Alliance's most successful conference ever.

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Newsletters  |  July 29, 2014

The Alliance is pleased and honored to announce that as part of the Joining Forces initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at our 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness on Thursday, July 31. Mrs. Obama will speak about the Administration's commitment to ending veteran homelessness by the end of 2015, including the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness.

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Press Releases  |  July 28, 2014

First Lady Michelle Obama will speak about the Administration’s commitment to ending veteran homelessness on Thursday, July 31, the third day of the 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel. The largest event of its kind, the conference will draw more than 1,600 people from across the country, including federal and local officials, homeless advocates, and others working on the front lines of the fight to end homelessness in the U.S.

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Other  |  July 24, 2014
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Newsletters  |  July 22, 2014

The Alliance would like to remind conference attendees and speakers that we have extended the plenary on the third and final day of the 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness, Thursday, July 31. It is now scheduled to last from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET.

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Newsletters  |  July 15, 2014

The Alliance is proud to announce that former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, whose nomination for the position of secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was recently confirmed by the Senate, will speak at the Alliance's 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness.

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Newsletters  |  July 8, 2014

On the second day of the Alliance's 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel in Washington, DC, conference attendees will have a chance to attend a free screening of "Lost Angels," a documentary film about life on Skid Row.

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Other  |  July 7, 2014

This resource is meant for mayors who have signed on to the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness by 2015. It lays out the five key tasks that mayors should undertake to achieve the goal of ending homelessness in their cities, and provides numerous links to helpful resources on the Alliance website and elsewhere.

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Advocacy Update  |  July 2, 2014

This Quarterly Report includes a preview of key upcoming activities for advocates, as well as a review of major developments from the last quarter. Specifically, this issue provides a McKinney-Vento Funding Update, a Veterans Funding Update, and provides information on the upcoming Policy Update Webinar and Capitol Hill Day 2014, as well as Opening Doors' Open Feedback Period.

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Newsletters  |  July 1, 2014

The Alliance has published "A Research Agenda for Ending Homelessness," a resource intended to inform government agencies and funders about pressing unanswered research questions on homelessness and interventions designed to end homelessness.

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Newsletters  |  June 24, 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released an annual report for the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program that lauds the effectiveness of the program and details its achievements. Calling SSVF "the first and only VA program that provides services to veterans and their families," the report notes that during the program's first two years it served nearly 100,000 veterans and their family members, and 85 percent of those exiting the program had permanent housing

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Federal Policy Brief  |  June 24, 2014

On June 13, the Alliance submitted comments on the proposed regulations by Administration for Children and Families (ACF) for the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) programs. The comments strongly encouraged ACF to promote RHYA programs’ coordination with other systems of care by joining local Continuums of Care and including youth in local Point-in-Time (PIT) counts, among others.

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Federal Policy Brief  |  June 24, 2014

On June 23, the Alliance submitted comments on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposed rule for the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. The proposed rule largely aligns the definitions, data collection, and reporting requirements with rapid re-housing programs within the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which will ultimately lead to an SSVF program that is well integrated within the Continuum of Care.

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Newsletters  |  June 17, 2014

At a press conference on Wednesday, June 11, the 100,000 Homes campaign announced that the movement had housed its 100,000th highly vulnerable homeless person. A national movement coordinated by New York-based nonprofit, Community Solutions, the campaign set the goal in 2010 of housing 100,000 people and reached it in less than four years' time.

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