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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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Other  |  October 15, 2015

This resource is meant for mayors who have signed on to the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness by 2015. It lays out the five key tasks that mayors should undertake to achieve the goal of ending homelessness in their cities, and provides numerous links to helpful resources on the Alliance website and elsewhere.

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Other  |  October 14, 2015

This page is a collection of resources, tool kits, blog posts and more that can help your community reach its goal of housing its homeless veterans.

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Other  |  October 7, 2015

This is a list developed by rapid re-housing providers of potential landlord recruitment strategies. 

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Other  |  October 2, 2015

This page collects resources for Continuums of Care responding to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Continuum of Care (CoC) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).

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Interactive Tool  |  September 24, 2015

This excel spreadsheet is a tool to spark community discussions about 2015 NOFA and CoC performance. It outlines each area CoCs will be scored on as a part of the consolidated application and allows them to estimate how many points they will receive in each category. The tool is also meant to encourage awareness for CoC leadership, CoC Boards, and all CoC-funded projects regarding the importance of having a performance-based review and ranking process for all projects that includes reallocation, making progress on the goals in Opening Doors and HUD’s policy priorities, and strengthening system-wide CoC coordination and engagement.  These points are summarized in charts and graphs. The spreadsheet is designed to be easily printed and shared if communities are simply looking for a summary of points to share.

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Research Brief  |  September 21, 2015

This data snapshot provides an overview of 2015 research into the effectiveness of rapid re-housing, including data from the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Short-term Impacts from the Family Options Study and the Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) FY 2014 Annual Report.

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Webinar  |  September 10, 2015

Coordinated entry, done right, involves a re-examination of a community’s entire homelessness system. In this recording of a webinar that originally streamed Sept. 9, 2015, speakers provide an overview of coordinated entry, as well as the critical components: access, diversion, assessment and prioritization, and referral. This webinar recording is meant for communities just getting started with coordinated entry, as well as those working to improve existing strategies.

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Advocacy Resource  |  September 9, 2015

The Alliance has crafted this brief guide to facilitate meaningful discussions about the frank depiction of life on the streets in the 2015 Richard Gere film "Time Out of Mind." The purpose of such a discussion is to raise awareness among members of your community about the issue of chronical homelessness and encourage actions that will lead to positive change.

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Advocacy Resource  |  August 21, 2015

This resource is a sign-on letter that the Alliance is circulated to encourage Chairpersons of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees and Labor, Health and Human Services Subcommittees to spare critical SAMHSA homeless programs, particularly the PATH program, from harmful funding cuts. This is the final letter

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