Alliance Online News: Family and Youth Conference Registration Opens, Website Goes Live


Newsletters | October 16, 2012

October 16, 2012    
    ISSUES  |  POLICY  |  SOLUTIONS  |  NEWS & EVENTS Forward Editor: Emanuel Cavallaro    
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2013 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness Website and Online Registration Now Open

The Alliance is proud to announce that the website and online registration for the 2013 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness are now open. The conference will cover topics such as developing a coordinated assessment process, retooling transitional housing, rapid re-housing strategies, family intervention, strategies to end youth homelessness, and federal policy goals for the new Congress. The conference will be held at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle, WA, from February 21 to 22.

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HUD Releases Guidance for 2013 PIT Count

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently released "2013 Housing Inventory Count and Point-in-Time Count of Homeless Persons: Data Collection Guidance" that will help communities plan and implement their 2013 counts of people experiencing homelessness. In the document, HUD outlines changes to the 2013 point-in-time (PIT) count such as the requirement that Continuums of Care (CoCs) report on the number of youth under the age of 18, and youth 18 to 24. CoCs will also be required to report on the number of female veterans. HUD encourages CoCs and staff to use this guide as a reference to ensure all required data is captured.

Webinar: Youth Targeted PIT Counts: What You Need to Know

On Thursday, October 18 at 1:30 p.m. ET, the Alliance will host a webinar titled, "Youth Targeted Point-in-Time Counts: What You Need to Know," which will feature Peter Connery of Applied Survey Research. The webinar, which is part of an overall effort by the Alliance and its partners to provide communities with resources for counting youth in January 2013, will cover the enumeration of transition age youth, the importance of developing key partnerships, the process of counting, and altering the model for rural communities.

Alliance Participates in CFC Fairs

The Alliance will participate in two Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) charity fairs this week. On Wednesday, October 17, we will be at FBI Headquarters beginning at 11 a.m. On Thursday, October 18, we will be at the Peace Corps from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

We ask that federal employees consider contributing to the Alliance through the CFC using the Alliance's CFC number, 10022.

Webinar: Tips and Tools to Improve Housing/Health Care Integration

On Thursday, November 1, 3 p.m. ET, the Alliance and 100,000 Homes will host "Tips & Tools to Improve Housing/Health Care Integration." This webinar will introduce the basics of health care changes under the Affordable Care Act, and explore how communities can respond in order to help the most vulnerable people experiencing homelessness. Speakers will suggest ways to improve service coordination while also improving homeless assistance systems.

Three Presentations from the August 2012 NAWRS Conference

The Alliance has published three presentations addressing family homelessness from the 2012 National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics conference. They include:
  • "Targeting Homelessness Prevention," by Seth Diamond, New York City Commissioner of Homeless Services, which reviewed findings from the first experimental study of a homeless prevention program;
  • "Partnerships with TANF and Homeless Providers," by Helen Thatchers, Program Design and Implementation Manager with Utah Department of Workforce Services, which discussed how the goals of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) agency administrators align with the goal of ending family homelessness, and provided an overview of how the Utah Department of Workforce Services uses TANF resources to support homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing efforts; and
  • "How Data Are Informing Interventions and Improving Assistance to Homeless TANF Families," by Babette Roberts, Director of Washington Department of Social and Health Services, which explored how TANF and HMIS data can be used to improve services to at-risk and homeless families.
The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonpartisan, non profit organization dedicated to solving the problem of homelessness and preventing its continued growth.

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