Alliance Online News: 545 Families Housed During Housing Challenge


Newsletters | February 4, 2014

February 4, 2014    
    ISSUES  |  POLICY  |  SOLUTIONS  |  NEWS & EVENTS Forward Editor: Emanuel Cavallaro    
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545 Families Housed During Housing Challenge

As part of a 100 Day Rapid Re-Housing Challenge, 31 organizations working with the Alliance have housed 545 families in Virginia in just 100 days. The Alliance's capacity-building experts have been working with the organizations as part of its Learning Collaborative Initiative since October 17, 2013 in an effort to assist them in placing as many homeless families as possible in permanent housing. The 545 families housed represent a 52 percent increase in the rate of re-housing among these organizations compared to rates before the challenge.

545 Families in Virginia Now Have Homes


Hill Update

President Touches on Homelessness, Income Inequality in State of the Union
Last Tuesday, January 28, President Obama delivered the 2014 State of the Union address. In his speech, the President urged congress to address issues including income inequality, economic mobility, and skills training. It is noteworthy to mention that in his speech, the President specifically referred to homelessness as an issue that the Administration is partnering with mayors, governors, and state legislators across the country to address. He also emphasized the importance of homeownership and preventing housing crises.
Conference Reminder: Registration, Cancellation Deadlines

Registration for the Alliance's 2014 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness in New Orleans on February 18 to 19 will close 3 p.m. ET on Friday, February 7. Onsite registration will open on Monday, February 17 for $700, but availability will be limited. To ensure your place at the conference, please register before online registration closes.

If you need to cancel your registration you must submit your cancellation in writing to Alliance Development and Administrative Associate Jennifer Olney by Friday, February 15, in order to receive a refund minus a $100 processing fee and a $25 cancellation fee. The Alliance will not grant refunds for cancellations received after that deadline.

Help the Alliance Update its 2014 Homeless Counts Map

The Alliance's Homeless Research Institute (HRI) has published an interactive map of homelessness numbers collected this January as a part of the 2014 Point-In-Time (PIT) Count. To date, we have added information from one community to the map: Seattle/King County, Wash. Do you know of a media report about the release of PIT Count numbers or the release of numbers by your local Continuum of Care? Let us know. The Alliance needs your help updating the map.

Please email a link to your community's report or to a media story about your PIT Count to

Last Week on Ending Homelessness Today

Why Homeless Advocates Should be Optimistic about 2014
By Lisa Stand

Judging by early developments in 2014, those of us who are working to end chronic homelessness have reason to be optimistic. In this post, we discuss two promising developments and note the challenges advocates have ahead of them.

Check Out This Game That Shows How a Homeless Assistance System Works
By Anna Blasco

It is one thing to hear something is effective, but sometimes you need to see something to believe it. That is why in this post we are reintroducing our Homeless System Simulation Game, which simulates how a homelessness assistance system works. For those of you joining us in New Orleans for our Conference, we will be playing the Homeless System Simulation Game on Monday, February 17.

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