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Interactive Tool  |  December 14, 2015

The majority of those who experience homelessness live in metropolitan areas. This interactive graph is intended to provide a glimpse at how those numbers break down by major metropolitan area.

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Report  |  December 7, 2015

This document outlines the Alliance's activities and accomplishments in 2014.

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Other  |  December 7, 2015

This is the scholarship application for the Alliance's 2016 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness. Only individuals who are currently experiencing homelessness or who have experienced homelessness in the past are eligible to apply. The deadline to submit an application is Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016.

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Other  |  December 3, 2015

The Alliance and Homeless Link in the UK have partnered to offer homeless assistance professionals the opportunity to learn best practices from their counterparts overseas through a Transatlantic Practice Exchange program. The Exchange, which is funded by the Oak Foundation, aims to develop future leaders in the homelessness sector and establish transatlantic best practice connections.

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Other  |  December 1, 2015

This resource, developed by consultant Carol Wilkins, is meant to help service providers and other stakeholders compare services delivered in supportive housing with services Medicaid can likely reimburse. This process of comparison is known as a “crosswalk” activity.

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Advocacy Resource  |  November 30, 2015

These talking points are meant to help advocates explain to their members of Congress the purpose of legislation that will prevent eligibility changes for certain housing assistance programs that serve homeless veterans.

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Fact Sheets  |  November 19, 2015

Is homelessness in the U.S. increasing or decreasing? There appear to be conflicting answers to that question. This is due to variations in the types of people counted, the data sources used, and methodologies used to collect data. This resource explains trends in homelessness as well as the various data sources for and limitations on data collected on homelessness.

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Other  |  November 17, 2015

Form 990 submitted to the IRS by the National Alliance to End Homelessness for 2014. The 990 is submitted to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by nonprofit organizations and provides information on the filing organization's mission, programs, and finances.

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Advocacy Resource  |  November 16, 2015

These sample letters as guides for contacting your Senators and Representatives urging them to provide $2.480 billion for the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD)'s McKinney-Vento programs in fiscal year (FY) 2016. 

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Best Practice  |  November 16, 2015

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), working with national organizations, have announced an exciting, new opportunity for states to enhance collaboration between health and housing agencies to successfully maximize the reach and impact of supportive housing.

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Webinar  |  November 6, 2015

This video is a recording of a webinar that originally streamed  Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, on improved employment services for homeless job seekers. During the webinar, speakers discussed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and introduced a WIOA Implementation Toolkit.

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Advocacy Resource  |  November 6, 2015

Congress can enact bipartisan solutions to finally end chronic homelessness by 2017. To make this happen, Congress must increase funding for HUD’s Homeless Assistance account by $345 million to $2.48 billion total, as requested by the budget.  This will allow us to replicate the success we’ve already seen in communities that are declaring an end to veteran homelessness, where modest Congressional investments have the country on the verge of solving this problem.

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Advocacy Resource  |  November 6, 2015

A chronically homeless person costs the tax payer an average of $35,578 per year. This study shows how costs on average are reduced by 49.5% when they are placed in supportive housing. Supportive housing costs on average $12,800, making the net savings roughly $4,800 per year. Congress can enact bipartisan solutions to finally end chronic homelessness by 2017. To make this happen, Congress must increase funding for HUD’s Homeless Assistance account by $414 million to $2.664 billion total, as requested by the budget.

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Advocacy Resource  |  November 3, 2015

There are three key things Congress should do in the final FY 2016 funding bill for homelessness and housing programs to capitalize on the opportunity the budget deal presents. These are talking points for advocates to use during National Call-In week. 

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Webinar  |  October 21, 2015

This video is a recording of a webinar that originally streamed on Tuesday, Oct. 20, on the transformation of the family homeless system in Spokane, Wash. In the webinar, speakers discussed the policy shifts that Spokane has made, how the city altered the role of transitional housing programs, and the impact these changes have had on family homelessness.

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