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Newsletters | June 13, 2013

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Conference Registration Filling Quickly

Due to overwhelming response, the Alliance now anticipates that registration for the 2013 National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Washington, DC, originally scheduled to run to July 10, 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, June 26, 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.

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 17, and will charge a $100 processing fee in addition to the $25 cancellation fee for cancellations received after that date. After Monday, July 8, no refunds for cancellations will be granted. To learn more about the cancellation policy, please visit the Cancellations page of the conference website.

Conference Accommodations
Sleeping rooms at the conference hotel, Renaissance Washington, DC, Hotel have sold out, but the Alliance has secured overflow sleeping rooms at nearby hotels. To learn more about the overflow options, please visit the regularly updated Hotel Information page of the conference website.

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Hill Update

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Proposed FY 2014 Appropriations
On Tuesday, June 4, at 2:30 p.m. ET, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (T-HUD) Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee held a hearing on proposed fiscal year (FY) 2014 funding for agencies, programs, and activities under its jurisdiction. The hearing focused on how the President's FY 2014 budget proposal will help to support the recovery of the housing market and grow the economy. Carol Galante, Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner for HUD, mentioned the importance of housing counseling to help prevent evictions and homelessness and help move people from homelessness to a more stable housing situation in her testimony. To view the webcast of the hearing, please click
here.

House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee Marks Up FY 2014 Appropriations Bill
On Wednesday, June 5, at 9:30 a.m. ET, the House Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Subcommittee marked up its FY 2014 appropriations bill. The legislation provides for $1.01 billion for the Section 521 Rural Rental Assistance program in FY 2014. This would represent a 12 percent increase compared to the FY 2013 funding level, but is still just below the amount proposed in the President's FY 2014 budget request to Congress. To read the draft Subcommittee bill, please click here. To view a webcast of the subcommittee mark up, please click here. The full Appropriations Committee is expected to mark up the bill this Thursday, June 13 at 10 a.m. ET. A webcast of the full committee markup will be available here.

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Proposed Fiscal 2014 Appropriations
On Thursday, June 6, at 10:45 a.m. ET, the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (Labor-H) Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee held a hearing on proposed FY 2014 appropriations for agencies, programs, and activities under its jurisdiction. The Acting Secretary of Labor, Seth D. Harris, focused on beneficial employment and worker protection programs included in the President's FY 2014 budget proposal in his testimony. To view the webcast of the hearing, please click here.

Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing on Sex Trafficking and Exploitation
On Tuesday, June 11, at 10 a.m. ET, the Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on sex trafficking and exploitation in the United States and the role of child welfare agencies. Those serving as witnesses will include Asia Graves, the Maryland Outreach Services Coordinator and Survivor Advocate at Fair Girls; Susan Goldfarb, the Executive Director of the Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County; Michelle Guyman, the Probation Director of the Los Angeles County Probation Department: Innocence Lost LA Task Force; and Joette Katz, the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families. For more information about the hearing, click here.

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Medicaid Reform
On Wednesday, June 12, at 10 a.m. ET, the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing titled "The Need for Medicaid Reform: A State Perspective." The hearing will build on the Committee's efforts to review current weaknesses in the Medicaid program and identify possible reforms. For more information about the hearing, including a background memorandum, click here.

HUD Releases Guidance on Providers' Role in Helping Disabled Individuals

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued guidance that clarifies how housing providers can support state and local efforts to increase integrated housing options for disabled individuals who are at risk of entering institutions, nursing homes, and other segregated settings.

The guidance specifically addresses the role of housing in furthering the goals of the collection of federal laws and court rulings known as Olmstead that protect people with disabilities from discrimination and prohibit all public programs, state programs included, from segregating people with disabilities from the rest of society.

The guidance further explains how grantees and program administrators can support Olmstead implementation. It also discusses other federal housing rules that affect how people with disabilities can access appropriate housing.
Last Week on Ending Homelessness Today

Communities Reduce Veteran Homelessness by a Third
By Steve Berg

The Alliance has been tracking progress toward the Administration's goal of ending veteran homelessness by 2015. In this post, we take a look at some results from the nationwide Point-In-Time Counts that took place in January 2013 and discuss what we will need to do to meet the that goal.

NCHV Conference: Facing a Steep Climb
By Ian Lisman

In this post, we take discuss the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans annual conference in Washington, DC, where leaders convened to discuss our progress on a national level toward ending veteran homeless and shed some light on the challenges that service providers face on the front lines.

Field Notes: How to Plan a Learning Collaborative - Step Three
By Anna Blasco

This blog post, the third in a series from the Alliance on designing a Learning Collaborative for your community, looks at measuring progress toward your goal of improving how organizations provide homelessness assistance, resulting in fewer people experiencing homelessness in your community.

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