Alliance Online News: Alliance Seeks Data, PIT Count Submission Deadline


Newsletters | April 30, 2013

April 30, 2013    
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Alliance Seeks Data, PIT Count Submission Deadline

The Homelessness Research Institute (HRI), the research and education arm of the Alliance, needs your help as it continues to track trends in the homeless populations in communities across the country

Today is the deadline for submitting 2013 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count data to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As you submit your data to HUD, please consider contributing to HRI's efforts to document progress toward ending homelessness as well as help the Alliance update and maintain our interactive 2013 Homeless Counts Map.

Please email your data, CoC report, or a link to a media story about your PIT Count to You contribution is invaluable to the Alliance's work to prevent and end homelessness.

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Hill UpdateAppropriations Subcommittees Hold Hearings on President's FY 2014 Budget Proposal
Last Wednesday, April 24 the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education (Labor-H) Subcommittee held a hearing on proposed fiscal year (FY) 2014 appropriations for agencies, programs, and activities under its jurisdiction. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius served as the sole witness. Secretary Sebelius spoke about what HHS programs would be able to do under the President's proposed spending levels. Among other programs, she highlighted the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) mental health programs, including the Community Mental Health Services Block grant. She also spoke about the importance of protecting vulnerable populations. You can find a recorded webcast of the hearing here and written testimony here.

On Thursday, April 25, the House Labor-H Subcommittee held a similar hearing, with Secretary Sebelius again serving as the sole witness. You can find a recorded webcast of the hearing here and written testimony here

On Thursday, May 9 at 10 a.m. ET, the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Related Agencies (T-HUD) Subcommittee will hold a hearing on proposed FY 2014 funding for agencies, programs, and activities under its jurisdiction. The Commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration, Carol Galante, and the Inspector General for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, David Montoya, will serve as witnesses. Please note that the date of this hearing has changed; it was initially scheduled for Thursday, April 25.

Congress Departs for Recess
Both the House and Senate departed for recess this past weekend. They will reconvene next Monday, May 6.

National Conference Tentative Agenda Available OnlineThe Alliance has published a tentative agenda for the 2013 National Conference on Ending Homelessness on the Conference website. To view the tentative agenda, which provides titles for the Conference's more than 80 workshops, click here. Detailed descriptions for the workshop should be online within the first two weeks of May. Be sure to visit the Conference website frequently for updates.

Conference Reminders
The Alliance is still accepting applications for its scholarship and volunteer programs for the National Conference. The application deadline for the scholarship program is Monday, May 20. Only individuals who are currently experiencing homelessness or who have experienced homelessness in the past are eligible to apply. To apply for a scholarship, click here.

Individuals who are interested in volunteering at the conference can receive complimentary conference registration. To learn more about opportunities to volunteer, email the Alliance's Director of Meetings and Events, D'Arcy Klingle, at

HUD Secretary Keynotes International Homelessness Conference
HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan is schedule to deliver a keynote at the International Homelessness Research Conference in Philadelphia on June 3. Secretary Donovan is expected to discuss second term homelessness priorities. The conference will feature presenters from Australia, Canada, Europe, and will cover issues that include international homelessness prevention, key interventions being tested internationally, cost analyses of homelessness, and street outreach. The cost of the conference is $200 and online registration ends tomorrow Wednesday, May 1.

The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonpartisan, non profit organization dedicated to solving the problem of homelessness and preventing its continued growth.

2013 National Conference on Ending Homelessness
July 22-24, 2013, at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel

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