Alliance Online News: Conference Registration Could Close in June


Newsletters | June 3, 2014

June 3, 2014    
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Conference Registration Could Close in June

Due to overwhelming response, the Alliance now anticipates that registration for the 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Washington, DC, will reach capacity at some point this month. If you have not yet registered for the conference, we encourage you to register as soon as possible. The regular registration rate of $550 per person is scheduled to run 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 7, but will close early if the event reaches capacity before that date. Register today to ensure your spot and to take advantage of the regular rate.

For the latest information about conference workshops, track options, and the conference schedule, please visit the Conference Agenda page of the conference website.

Reminder: Conference Cancellations
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 Monday, June 23, and will charge a $100 processing fee in addition to the $25 cancellation fee for cancellations received after that date. After Monday, July 14, no refunds for cancellations will be granted. To learn more about the cancellation policy, please visit the Cancellations page of the conference website.

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Hill Update

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Marks Up Spending Bill
This morning the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (T-HUD) Appropriations Subcommittee marked up its fiscal year (FY) 2015 spending bill for programs under its jurisdiction, including the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants program and many other low-income housing programs. The proposed legislation includes the following funding provisions:
  • $2.15 billion for the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants program, a $40 million increase from the enacted 2014 level but $261 million below the President's Budget Proposal;
  • $19.6 billion for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program's Tenant Based Rental Assistance account, a $385 million increase over the enacted 2014 level, but $483 million below the President's Budget Proposal;
    • The Section 8 allocation again this year includes $75 million for about 10,000 new joint Departments of HUD and Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) vouchers, meeting the amount requested by the President in his Budget Proposal;
  • 6.38 billion for public housing, a $100 million increase from enacted 2014 levels and $150 million below the President's Budget Proposal;
  • $3.02 billion for the Community Development Block Grants, a $10 million decrease from enacted FY 2014 levels and $220 million above the President's Budget Proposal; and
  • $950 million for HOME, a $50 million decrease from enacted FY 2014 levels and equal to the President's Budget Proposal.

The bill also flat funds the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative and Native American Housing programs. To view the T-HUD subcommittee markup bill summary, please click here. To view the webcast from the hearing, please click here.

The full Senate Appropriations Committee is scheduled to mark up this bill this Thursday, June 5, at 10:30 am ET. For further information on the full committee mark up, click here. The full House is expected to consider its version of the T-HUD bill, which would make deep cuts to many HUD programs, next week.

Senate Returns from Recess
The Senate returned from its Memorial Day recess this Monday, June 2. The House is on recess this week and will return to session next Monday, June 9.

'State of Homelessness in America 2014' Released

The Alliance has released its annual State of Homelessness report. "The State of Homelessness in America 2014" examines national and state trends in homelessness between 2012 and 2013, at-risk populations between 2011 and 2012, and the number of beds available for people experiencing homelessness in 2012 and 2013. The Alliance will continue to highlight content from the report throughout the month on the Alliance blog.

Last Week on Ending Homelessness Today

Homelessness Falls to 19 Homeless Persons per 10,000 People, At-Risk Population Remains High
By Naehblog

In this post, we highlight findings from "The State of Homelessness in America 2014" report, the fourth in a series of reports from the Alliance.

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