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Newsletters | July 1, 2014

July 1, 2014    
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Alliance Publishes 'Research Agenda for Ending Homelessness'

The Alliance has published "A Research Agenda for Ending Homelessness," a resource intended to inform government agencies and funders about pressing unanswered research questions on homelessness and interventions designed to end homelessness. The agenda should help funders, both private and public, develop research that will help make policy and practice more effective. The Alliance's Homeless Research Institute (HRI) developed the agenda with the Alliance's Research Council, a group of leading academic and policy researchers.

The research agenda is divided into three categories:

  • The Scope and Demographics of Homelessness;
  • The Efficacy of Interventions; and
  • System Planning and Infrastructure.

Read the Research Agenda


Hill Update

Senate Banking Committee Approves HUD, FHFA Nominees
Last Wednesday, June 25, the Senate Banking Committee approved (16-6) and reported out the nominations of San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro for the position of secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Laura Wertheimer for the position of inspector general of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Both nominations now await the action of the full Senate.

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Congressional Homelessness Caucus Holds Briefing on Violence against Homeless People
On Wednesday, June 25, the Congressional Homelessness Caucus and the office of Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) jointly sponsored a briefing on violence against people experiencing homelessness. The briefing was meant to raise awareness and build support for H.R. 1136, the Violence Against the Homeless Accountability Act of 2013. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) proposed the legislation, which would amend the Hate Crime Statistics Act to include crimes against the homeless in the crime data collected by the attorney general.

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Congress Departs for Recess
The House departed for recess when session adjourned last Thursday, June 26, and the Senate departed yesterday, June 30 for the Fourth of July holiday. The Senate will resume session on Monday July 7, and the House will resume session on Tuesday, July 8.


Job Opportunities at the Alliance

The Alliance is currently seeking qualified applicants for several open positions on the Alliance staff. For qualifications and information on how to apply, see the job opportunities page of the Alliance website. Positions include:

Conference Reminder: Overflow Hotel, Information Table Deadline

Rooms at the second overflow hotel for the Alliance's 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness are going quickly. The hotel, The Mayflower Renaissance Washington DC Hotel, located at 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, is currently offering a special attendee rate of $189. Conference attendees can make reservations on the Marriott website. Be sure to book your room as soon as possible as the room block has limited availability and will close Tuesday, July 7.

Information Table Purchase Deadline
The deadline to purchase an information table is Thursday, July 10. To receive a purchase form, please email the Alliance's Conference Associate Jaime Colman.

Last Week on Ending Homelessness Today

Here's What We Hope the New HUD Secretary Will Do
By Steve Berg

Julián Castro, mayor of San Antonio, has been appointed to become the new HUD Secretary. In this post we provide a list of some of the ways we hope he will further the progress HUD has already made in reducing the number of people experiencing homelessness.

Attention Advocates: Here's Your Chance to Talk to Congress!
By Kate Seif

Every July the Alliance holds Capitol Hill Day in conjunction with our National Conference on Ending Homelessness here in Washington, DC. In this post, we look at how conference attendees can take advantage of the event to meet with their member of congress or their staffers.

Attention Funders: Don't Miss the 2nd Annual Funders Institute this July
By Bevin Shagoury

In this post, guest blogger Bevin Shagoury of Funders Together blogs about this year's first Funders Institute, which will take place in conjunction with the Alliance's national conference. The event is a chance for funders to learn from each other and make connections.

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