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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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Other  |  June 10, 2014
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Newsletters  |  June 10, 2014

Last week, first lady Michelle Obama kicked off the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness initiative, enlisting the support of more than 80 state and local officials in the Administration's effort to end homelessness among veterans by the end of 2015.

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Other  |  June 3, 2014
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Newsletters  |  June 3, 2014

Due to overwhelming response, the Alliance now anticipates that registration for the 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Washington, DC, will reach capacity at some point this month. If you have not yet registered for the conference, we encourage you to register as soon as possible.

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Report  |  May 27, 2014

The State of Homelessness in America 2014 is the fourth in a series of reports that chart progress in ending homelessness in the United States. It examines trends in homelessness between 2012 and 2013, trends in populations at-risk of homelessness from 2011 to 2012, trends in assistance available to persons experiencing homelessness, and establishes a baseline from which to measure changes in the homeless assistance system enacted by the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act.

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Newsletters  |  May 27, 2014

The Alliance will release its "State of Homelessness 2014," on Wednesday, May 28. The report, which will be available on the Alliance website, is the fourth in the series of annual reports examining national and state trends in homelessness. "State of Homelessness 2014" will cover trends in homelessness between 2012 and 2013, at-risk populations between 2011 and 2012, and the number of beds available for people experiencing homelessness in 2012 and 2013.

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Newsletters  |  May 20, 2014

The Alliance is proud to announce that New Jersey Senator Cory A. Booker will deliver a keynote address on Wednesday, July 30 at the luncheon plenary on the second day of the Alliance's 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness. The conference will take place at the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel from July 29 to 31.

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Toolkits  |  May 19, 2014

This tool is meant to help communities determine, in conjunction with the Comprehensive Assessment Tool, which households should be prioritized for services. Each intervention tab on this worksheets lists the maximum number of households that should be on each list at one time (communities may modify these numbers). The goal of this tool is to keep waiting lists for services short, 4 weeks at maximum.

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Newsletters  |  May 13, 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs is proposing a new rule that would require that grantees under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program provide permanent housing assistance to eligible veteran families who would likely become homeless without it.

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Other  |  May 7, 2014

Communities that are successful at ending homelessness often have a clearly identified leader for ending homelessness. This person acts as a champion, promoter, and coordinator of the various programs and key stakeholders. Ideally this person would report directly to the Mayor and have authority to make decisions and implement changes. Below is a sample a job description for this position.

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