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Newsletters  |  November 19, 2014

The Alliance has published a toolkit, "Rapid Re-Housing Tools," that provides sample materials to assist rapid re-housing providers and rapid re-housing program staff. The Alliance is asking experienced rapid re-housing providers to submit materials for inclusion in the toolkit. Currently, it includes landlord marketing materials, a housing specialist job description, and materials meant to help housing provider clients consider their potential housing options and understand leases.

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Federal Policy Brief  |  November 17, 2014

The new approach to homelessness, adopted in many communities and backed by Republicans and Democrats in Congress and the past two Administrations, has already shown remarkable results. In the four years after annual point-in-time counts of homeless people began in early 2005, the number of Americans homeless on a given night dropped from 763,000 people to 643,000, a decrease of 16 percent. Perhaps even more remarkable, during the following period of economic difficulty homelessness continued to decline, albeit more slowly, even as unemployment skyrocketed over 10 percent and more Americans had trouble affording their own housing.

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Federal Policy Brief  |  November 17, 2014

This policy brief provides information about the extent and consequences of chronic homelessness, and provides an overview of permanent supportive housing. It explains why this is the year to end chronic homelessness in America, and what HUD needs from Congress to do so.

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Newsletters  |  November 12, 2014

In the last three years, 15 of the country's largest metropolitan areas, including New York and New Orleans, have cut their numbers of veterans experiencing homelessness by more than 50 percent. As part of the Alliance's Never Another Homeless Veteran campaign, the Alliance recognized the cities of New York and New Orleans and other communities at our 2014 Annual Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 5, for achieving these historic reductions in veteran homelessness.

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Advocacy Update  |  November 6, 2014

To ensure that the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants receive the Administration's proposed $301 million increase to $2.406 billion, which would allow us to end chronic homelessness by the end of 2016, Members of Congress will need to hear from YOU about how important these programs are in their states and districts. Please draft letters to your Members of Congress TODAY, and send them starting next Wednesday, November 12!

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Webinar  |  November 4, 2014

In this recording of a webinar, " Prepare for the 2015 Point-in-Time Count: Unsheltered Count 101," which originally streamed Nov. 3, 2014, speakers discuss the basics of planning and implementing an unsheltered Point-in-Time (PIT) Count. William Snow of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides guidance on federal regulations, and leaders from the Continuums of Care (CoCs) in Las Vegas and Winston-Salem, N.C., share their most effective unsheltered PIT Count strategies.

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Advocacy Resource  |  November 4, 2014

Use these sample letters as templates when sending a letter to your Members of Congress urging them to provide 2.406 billion for HUD's McKinney-Vento programs in order to end chronic homelessness by the end of 2016!

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Newsletters  |  November 4, 2014

Early registration for the Alliance's 2015 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness, which will take place at Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina February 19 to 20, will close at 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Nov. 12. At that time, the early registration rate of $450 per person will expire, and the registration fee will increase to the regular rate of $525.

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Newsletters  |  October 28, 2014

The Alliance is currently accepting applications for its scholarship and volunteer programs for the 2015 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness, which will take place at Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina February 19 to 20. The deadline to submit an application for the scholarship program is Wednesday, December 3.

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Online Training  |  October 27, 2014

The Alliance has developed a series of 10 to 15 minute modules on the key elements of rapid re-housing. 

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Conference Presentation  |  October 24, 2014

Conference presentations from 2.2 Systemic Responses to Youth Homelessness

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Conference Presentation  |  October 24, 2014

Conference presentations from 4.13 The Role of HUD Multifamily Housing Programs in Ending Homelessness

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Newsletters  |  October 21, 2014

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a brief explaining the impact that connecting veterans to Social Security Administration (SSA) benefits can have on veteran homelessness. According to the brief, "Connecting Veterans to Social Security Disability Benefits: A Key Component in Ending Veteran Homelessness," providing outreach to veterans about SSA benefits and assisting them with the application process can increase their incomes and housing stability.

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Report  |  October 16, 2014

This document outlines the Alliance's activities and accomplishments in 2013.

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Newsletters  |  October 14, 2014

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) recently released two new reports on utilizing Medicaid for people experiencing homelessness. The first report describes opportunities for states to use Medicaid to support the health and behavioral health services needed by people experiencing chronic homelessness.

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