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Advocacy Resource  |  January 22, 2014

Sequestration is a terrible policy that includes significant, indiscriminant cuts to discretionary programs, which include virtually all targeted homelessness and affordable housing programs. This one pager provides talking points to prepare you for discussing the impacts of sequestration with your Members of Congress.

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Newsletters  |  January 21, 2014

The regular registration rate for the Alliance's 2014 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness expired on Monday, January 20, but you can still register for the conference at the late registration rate of $625 until 3 p.m. ET on Friday, February 7. The conference will take place at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans this February 18 to 19.

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Other  |  January 17, 2014

This is a handout utilized during the Rapid Re-Housing Learning Collaborative and explains the necessary activities of a best practice rapid re-housing program.

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Newsletters  |  January 14, 2014

Today the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for $600 million in homeless assistance grants for organizations that serve veteran families under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. SSVF is a housing first program designed to provide veteran families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless with permanent housing quickly, then health care and other services as needed. The funds will be split evenly between Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 and FY 2015, and subject to available appropriations.

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Advocacy Update  |  January 8, 2014

The federal funding process for fiscal year (FY) 2014 is widely expected to come to a close sometime next week. The ongoing final negotiations offer us an opportunity to make one final push for at least $2.26 billion for HUD's McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants in FY 2014.

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Solutions Brief  |  January 8, 2014

This brief highlights two successful collaboration between EveryOne Home and Alameda County Social Services Agency to end family homelessness. It describes an initiative that combined the TANF Emergency Contingency Fund and the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing (HPRP) program, and a demonstration pilot that uses federal child welfare resources and the expertise of local homeless service organizations to meet the housing needs of child welfare-involved families.

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Advocacy Update  |  January 8, 2014

This Quarterly Report includes a preview of key upcoming activities for advocates through next March, as well as a review of major developments from the last quarter. Specifically, this issue reviews: FY 2014 funding negotiations; Upcoming NOFA webinar and advocacy opportunities; State advocacy materials; Second Chance Act reauthorization; and information about joining our advocacy campaign lists. 
 

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Newsletters  |  January 7, 2014

If you plan to attend the Alliance's 2014 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans this February 18 to 19, but have not yet registered for the conference, we encourage you to register as soon as possible. You will be able to register at the regular registration rate of $500 until 3 p.m. ET on Monday, January 20.

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Webinar  |  January 2, 2014

In this recording of a webinar that originally streamed on December 17, 2013, speakers cover the major points of the FY 2013 Continuum of Care NOFA and discuss how prospective grantees should address their community's tiering and application processes

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Report  |  December 19, 2013

This document outlines the Alliance's activities and accomplishments in 2012.

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Newsletters  |  December 17, 2013

The Alliance would like to extend a warm Happy Holidays to everyone and remind you that during the Holidays the newsletter will also be on a hiatus. The Alliance newsletter will return January 7, 2014. Please enjoy your holidays with your friends and family and keep in your hearts and minds the more than 600,000 people who will be without homes on Christmas day.

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Solutions Brief  |  December 17, 2013

This paper provides an overview of the DeKalb Kids Home Collaborative, which is an example of a successful partnership forged between homeless service providers, the school system, and an employment service provider. The partnership emerged after school leaders and homeless service providers came together to help a mother and son struggling with homelessness. Their collaborative effort helped the family escape homelessness and inspired the providers to develop a formal partnership to help children avoid or quickly escape homelessness.

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Webinar  |  December 17, 2013

On Wednesday, December 11, at 3 p.m. ET, the director of the Alliance's Center for Capacity Building Norm Suchar spoke in this webinar hosted by the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) on strategies to succeed in this year's HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) program competition. In this webinar, speakers discussed how prospective grantees can successfully navigate important changes to the competition. Under this current NOFA, HUD will award $1.7 billion in funds for fiscal year (FY) 2013.

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Toolkits  |  December 16, 2013

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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Newsletters  |  December 10, 2013

Join the Alliance on Reddit and ask us a question. Nan Roman, Alliance President and CEO, will be on Reddit.com on Wednesday, December 11, at 12 p.m. ET for a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA). A Reddit AMA is a form of online interview in which members of the Reddit online community can ask the subject of the interview any question they want.

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