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Other  |  June 26, 2014

This document is intended to inform government agencies, philanthropic organizations, and other funders about outstanding research questions on homeless populations and subpopulations and interventions designed to end homelessness. The agenda does not represent an exhaustive list of unanswered questions, but instead focuses on the most pressing unanswered research questions immediately relevant to policy and program development.

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Toolkits  |  May 16, 2014

The Alliance developed this assessment tool to help communities prioritize and assess the needs people experiencing homelessness may have for emergency shelter, transitional housing, rapid re-housing, and permanent supportive housing. The tool provides a pre-screening section, prevention and diversion questions, and other methods for prioritizing consumers' needs for various services.

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Webinar  |  February 25, 2014

This page includes information about the federal budget briefing webinar, which was hosted by Alliance staff, along with a variety of materials to help you better understand the President's Budget Proposal and upcoming advocacy opportunities.

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Newsletters  |  September 30, 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it would award an additional "surge" of $207 million in funding for a program that serves homeless and at-risk veterans and families. VA had already announced in August that the program, the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program, would receive $300 million to serve 115,000 veterans and their families. The additional $207 million in funding will be distributed among organizations in 56 high-need communities.

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Toolkits  |  September 29, 2014

The Community Alliance for the Homelessness in Memphis, TN has developed the following tools, including policies and procedures for program eligibility and performance, and a scorecard to measure performance and rank projects within their continuum of care

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Other  |  September 25, 2014

This Support Map template can be used to help households in rapid re-housing identify their support network. 

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Webinar  |  September 23, 2014

In this recording of a webinar, "Prepare for the 2015 Point In Time Count  Enumerating Unsheltered Youth," which originally streamed Sept. 23, 2014, speakers discuss effective strategies for including youth in the upcoming 2015 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count. It covers everything from useful planning tactics, guidance from HUD on conducting reliable unsheltered counts of homeless youth, to PIT Count implementation. During the webinar, leaders from communities that span urban, suburban, and rural areas will share their most effective PIT Count strategies.

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Newsletters  |  September 23, 2014

Over the 2012-2013 school year, 1.3 million school children experienced homelessness as defined by the Department of Education, according to statistics released Monday, Sept. 22. About 230,000 school children's primary nighttime residence was an emergency shelter or an unsheltered location. The vast majority of identified students (75 percent) were living in doubled-up situations. An estimated 76,000 were unaccompanied by family.

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Newsletters  |  September 16, 2014

The Department of Housing and Urban Development today released the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for $1.83 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2014 funds for the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program, which funds efforts by nonprofits and state and local governments to end homelessness. The funds are being made available under the FY 2013 - FY 2014 CoC Program Competition. The submission deadline is Thursday, Oct. 30 by 7:59:59 p.m. ET.

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Other  |  September 10, 2014

This sample form, shared with the permission of Northern Virginia Family Service, is a sample agreement between a tenant and landlord in the case of a shared housing arrangement. 

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Toolkits  |  September 10, 2014

This toolkit is designed to provide sample materials organizations and rapid re-housing program staff can use as a part of rapid re-housing. 

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Other  |  September 10, 2014

This tool provides clients with a way to summarize, in their own words, the lease violations that could result in eviction.  However, it's recommended that clients consult with someone qualified (i.e., their housing advocate or case manager) to help them interpret the lease language.  Many housing advocates have found this to be a particularly important exercise for clients.  They have found that a number of problems can be prevented simply by making sure clients understand the rules.

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Other  |  September 10, 2014

This tool can be used to help rapid re-housing clients compare different units.

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Other  |  September 10, 2014

This tool, developed by Advocates for Human Potential, Inc,  can be used to help clients in considering if having a housemate would be a good option from them. 

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Other  |  September 10, 2014

This is an example of a new job description for a provider who shifts from a typical scattered site transitional housing model to a rapid re-housing/transition-in-place model. It has been adapted from job descriptions created by Community Rebuilders (Grand Rapids, MI), and Tabor Community Services (Lancaster, PA).

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