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Webinar  |  March 9, 2016

A joint webinar about Homelessness as a State of Emergency (SOE) by the Alliance, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, and the US Interagency Council on Homelessness. Local decision makers and service providers talk about implementing SOE declarations and the impact on local policies and service delivery.

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Advocacy Letters  |  March 2, 2016

The letter, available for download above, led by Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), is circulating in the Senate in support of $2.664 billion for HUD's McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants, as well as $20.854 billion for HUD's Section 8 Tenant-Based Rental Assistance program, in fiscal year (FY) 2017. The letter was sent to the leaders of the HUD Appropriations Subcommittee.

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Advocacy Letters  |  March 2, 2016

The letter, available for download above, led by Representative Gwen Moore (D-WI), is circulating in the House of Representatives in support of the President's request of $2.664 billion for HUD's McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants in fiscal year (FY) 2017. The letter will be sent to the leaders of the HUD Appropriations Subcommittee. 

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Advocacy Resource  |  March 1, 2016

Use these sample letters as templates when sending a letter to your Members of Congress urging them to provide $2.664 billion for HUD's McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance program and $20.854 billion for HUD's Section 8 Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program. 

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Toolkits  |  March 1, 2016

The National Governers Association released this guide which gives governors and their criminal justice policy advisors the critical information they need to implement effective policies and programs in areas such as institutional corrections, parole and probation and juvenile justice.

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Solutions Brief  |  March 1, 2016

HUD has released guidance to private landlords and public housing authorities that using criminal records to deny people housing can violate the Fair Housing Act if it has disproportionate impact on people based on color or national origin.

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Conference Presentation  |  February 26, 2016
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Webinar  |  February 22, 2016

Reallocating transitional housing to rapid re-housing isn’t easy, but the impact of doing so can be powerful. 

This webinar examines how Pierce County, Washington transformed its homeless system using rapid re-housing. 

 

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Solutions Brief  |  February 15, 2016

Rapid re-housing is an intervention designed to help individuals and families to quickly exit homelessness, return to housing in the community, and not become homeless again in the near term.  

This document provides details on performance benchmarks that would qualify a program as effective. These benchmarks are accompanied by qualitative program standards for each of the rapid re-housing core components that are likely to help a program meet the performance benchmarks. Lastly, this document include a section on program philosophy and design standards that provide more guidance on the broader role a rapid re-housing program should play in ending homelessness.

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Webinar  |  February 11, 2016
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Advocacy Letters  |  February 10, 2016

This webinar, conducted by the Alliance's policy team, is focused on the President’s fiscal year (FY) 2017 Budget Proposal and provides a brief overview of the federal budget and appropriations process, as well as an analysis of the Administration’s proposed funding levels for key homelessness and affordable housing programs.

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Report  |  February 6, 2016

In 2015, largely due to increases in their unsheltered homeless population, three communities, Seattle/King County, WA, Portland, OR, and the State of Hawaii officially declared a homelessness state of emergency (SOE); Los Angeles has also stated its intent to declare.   This brief will describe the homelessness SOEs that have been declared since October 2015, note the national implications, and reflect on how other communities should view SOEs. 

 

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Report  |  February 6, 2016

The Practice Knowledge Project is a series that explores the approaches most likely to success in reducing the number of homeless youth per  the insights of experienced practitioners in the field.

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Webinar  |  February 5, 2016
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Other  |  February 3, 2016

Based on the Information Collection Request (ICR) for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) State Unified and Combined Plans, plan strategies must prioritize high-vulnerability populations including 'public assistance recipients, other low-income individuals, or individuals who are basic-skills deficient.

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