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Newsletters  |  January 6, 2015

With just 100 slots left for conference attendees, the Alliance now anticipates that registration for the 2015 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness in San Diego will soon reach capacity. If you have not yet registered for the conference, we encourage you to register as soon as possible. The regular registration rate of $525 per person is scheduled to run to 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jan. 14, but will close early if the event reaches capacity before that date.

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Newsletters  |  December 23, 2014

Earlier this month, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to begin allocating funds to the Housing Trust Fund and the Capital Magnet Fund, affordable housing programs meant to increase and preserve the nation's stock of affordable housing for low-income households. The contributions by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to these programs had been temporarily suspended on the basis that allocating funds to the programs would contribute to their financial instability.

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Webinar  |  December 17, 2014

In these three recordings of the Alliance's "Prepare for the 2015 Point-in-Time Count" webinars, speakers discuss planning and implementing an unsheltered Point-in-Time Count, effective strategies for counting unsheltered youth, and finding and training volunteers to conduct a count.

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Newsletters  |  December 16, 2014

Starting in January 2015, the Alliance will begin distributing a new newsletter, "Rapid Re-Housing Update," which will focus exclusively on the housing intervention of rapid re-housing. This newsletter will provide readers with the most up-to-date information on rapid re-housing, including new reports, briefs, and studies as well as updates on Alliance events and activities.

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Other  |  December 15, 2014

This page provides information about the Transatlantic Practice Exchange, which provided an opportunity for UK and US professionals in the homeless assistance field to spend up to two weeks in the spring of 2014 with an organization ‘across the pond’ to learn about innovative interventions that were not being implemented in their home communities. You can find participants' compiled reports detailing what they learned through their experiences here.

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Conference Presentation  |  December 15, 2014

Conference presentations from 1.8 Transatlantic Practice Exchange: Lessons from Across the Pond at the 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness.

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Webinar  |  December 10, 2014

This video is a recording of the first webinar in a series looking at "The Core Components of Rapid Re-Housing," guidance for rapid re-housing programs developed by the Alliance with the cooperation of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness. The webinar, which originally streamed on Dec. 9, 2014, looks at the first component: housing identification.

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Newsletters  |  December 9, 2014

The Obama administration and two federal agencies on Monday announced $13.5 million in funding for housing assistance aimed at helping 1,984 homeless veterans. The assistance will come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers coupled with Department of Veterans Affairs case management under the Department of Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) voucher program.

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Advocacy Resource  |  December 8, 2014

This brief describes needed legislative activity around the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) homeless veteran programs in the upcoming 114th Congress. The Alliance and its national partners will be advocating for these changes to improve the effectiveness of VA’s efforts to end veteran homelessness.

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Other  |  December 5, 2014

Form 990 submitted to the IRS by the National Alliance to End Homelessness for 2013. 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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Newsletters  |  December 2, 2014

The Alliance has published the first in a series of briefs that are meant to provide community leaders and rapid re-housing providers information on how to take advantage of federal programs to fund rapid re-housing. Each brief will cover essential information on the funding source, the ways in which providers can use it to support rapid re-housing, and examples of communities that have successfully done so.

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Newsletters  |  November 25, 2014

The Alliance is currently accepting applications for its scholarship program for our 2014 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness, which will take place at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, Feb. 18 to 20. The deadline to submit an application for the scholarship program is Wednesday, Dec. 3.

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Solutions Brief  |  November 25, 2014

This brief is the first in a series providing community leaders and rapid re-housing providers with information on how they can use different federal programs to fund rapid re-housing. Each brief contains information on the funding source, ways it can be used to support rapid re-housing, and examples of communities that have successfully done so.

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Advocacy Update  |  November 20, 2014

This Quarterly Report includes an overview of current activities for advocates, as well as a review of major developments from the last quarter. Specifically, this issue provides an update on McKinney-Vento appropriations and our current Letter Writing Campaign, quarter three advocacy results, and a 2014 Capitol Hill Day Review. 

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Newsletters  |  November 18, 2014

The Alliance has published a toolkit, "Rapid Re-Housing Tools," that provides sample materials to assist rapid re-housing providers and rapid re-housing program staff. The Alliance is asking experienced rapid re-housing providers to submit materials for inclusion in the toolkit. Currently, it includes landlord marketing materials, a housing specialist job description, and materials meant to help housing provider clients consider their potential housing options and understand leases.

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