Alliance Online News: Conference Registration Closes Early


Newsletters | January 22, 2013

January 22, 2013    
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Conference Registration Closes Early

The Alliance would like to thank everyone who has registered for the 2013 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness. Due to overwhelming response, we have had to close registration nearly a month earlier than scheduled. Additionally, we will be unable to offer onsite registration.

If you are interested in being added to the conference registration wait list, please email the Alliance's Development and Administrative Associate Jennifer Olney directly at Should a spot become available, we will contact you to let you know and register you at the rate in effect the day you joined the wait list:

  • Registrants added to the list on or before 3 p.m. ET on Monday, January 28, will be charged the regular rate of $475.
  • Registrants added to the list on between 3:15 p.m. EST on Monday, January 28, and 3 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 14 will be charged the late rate of $625.

Should you need to cancel your conference registration, please note that the Alliance will charge a $25 cancellation fee for cancellations received in writing on or prior to tomorrow, Wednesday, January 23, and will charge a $100 processing fee in addition to the $25 cancellation fee for cancellations received after that date. After Friday, February 15 no refunds for cancellations will be granted.

All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to Jennifer Olney. To save money, please be sure to submit your conference cancellations in writing before these deadlines.

Conference information


Hill Update

House GOP Appropriations Placements Announced
Last Tuesday, January 15, the Republican House Appropriations subcommittee placements for the 113th Congress were announced. Of particular importance to homeless advocates, Tom Latham (R-IA) will remain the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee. Also of consequence to homeless advocates, Jack Kingston (R-GA) will replace retired Denny Rehberg (R-MT) as the Chairman of the Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee. The full list of House GOP Appropriations members for the 113th Congress can be found
here. The Democrats have not yet announced their committee placements.

President Obama Sworn in for Second Term
On Sunday, January 20, President Barack Obama was officially sworn in for his second term in office by Supreme Court Justice John G. Roberts Jr. at the White House. Yesterday, Monday, January 21, the President repeated the oath of office at the Capitol for the public inaugural ceremony.

Senate Reconvenes
The Senate reconvened today, Tuesday, January 22. In the upcoming weeks, Members of Congress will work on various important impending issues, including addressing the approaching debt ceiling. Yesterday, Monday, January 21, House Republicans detailed their plan for a short-term debt limit suspension; this legislation is expected to reach the House floor on Wednesday. The plan would suspend the government's borrowing limit until May 18, when the current 16.4 trillion debt ceiling would be automatically increased to cover additional debt accrued in the interim.

The Alliances Seeks Input on States

With state legislative sessions getting under way, state officials will be discussing many issues that could affect homeless assistance as they set their budgets for the coming year. The Alliance is seeking information about state policymaking that could have implications for ending homelessness. Hot topics include Medicaid benefits and behavioral health services; help for poor and low-income families; and housing finance strategies for low-income and disabled people.

You can contribute to the Alliance's real-time understanding of opportunities in states this year by sharing your own knowledge about action in your state, e.g., links to proposed budgets, white papers, news features, by email to Lisa Stand at

New Alliance Resource on Family Homelessness

The Alliance has published on its website a profile that examines a rapid rehousing program in Utah that has returned more than 1,000 formerly homeless families to permanent housing. Supported by Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) resources, the program is a partnership between a homeless service provider, The Road Home, and the Utah Department of Workforce Services, the state agency that administers TANF and Workforce Investment Act (WIA) programs.

California Releases Plan to End Youth Homelessness

On Tuesday, January 8, CA Research Bureau released, "More Than a Roof: How California Can End Youth Homelessness," a statewide action plan to address youth homelessness. Championed by State Senator Carol Lui and developed by the CA Homeless Youth Project with input from a number of service providers, public agencies, philanthropic groups, and elected officials, the plan identifies ten subject areas, including prevention, education, employment, supportive services, and also sets specific goals and action steps that should be taken to end youth homelessness.
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 Family and Youth
February 21-22, 2013 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel

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