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Newsletters  |  October 7, 2014

Early registration has opened for the Alliance's 2015 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness, which will take place at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina from Feb. 19 to 20, 2015, with early check-in on Feb. 18, 2015. The Alliance encourages you to register early to ensure your spot and take advantage of the early rate of $450, which ends on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 3 p.m. ET, when the regular registration rate of $525 per person will begin.

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Toolkits  |  October 2, 2014

This page offers resources for those advocates planning to engage their Members of Congress through hosting them for a site visit, conducting in-district meetings, or attending public campaign events over the congressional recess through the November election.

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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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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.

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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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