Alliance Online News: Senator Cory Booker to Deliver Keynote at National Conference


Newsletters | May 20, 2014

May 20, 2014    
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Senator Cory Booker to Deliver Keynote at National Conference

The Alliance is proud to announce that New Jersey Senator Cory A. Booker will deliver a keynote address on Wednesday, July 30 at the luncheon plenary on the second day of the Alliance's 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness. The conference will take place at the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel from July 29 to 31.

New Jersey's first ever African American senator, Senator Booker previously served as mayor of Newark, N.J., during which time he worked with New Jersey's Essex County and the Corporation for Supportive Housing to develop the Essex-Newark Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness.

Conference Reminder: Scholarship Deadline Approaching
The Alliance is still accepting applications for its scholarship and volunteer programs for its DC Conference. Only individuals who are currently experiencing homelessness or who have experienced homelessness in the past are eligible to apply. The deadline to submit an application is Tuesday, May 27. More information about the scholarship program and the application process is available on the scholarships page of the conference website.

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Hill Update

House Appropriations Committee to Mark Up Appropriations Bill
This Wednesday, May 21, at 10 am ET, the full House Appropriations Committee will mark up their FY 2015 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) spending bill. For more information on the subcommittee's version of the bill, which would flat fund the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants program and cut funding from many other HUD programs, view the
press release from the hearing or here to view the subcommittee's draft text of the legislation.

The Senate will likely determine its 302(b) allocations (the amount of funding each appropriations subcommittee has to spend on programs under its purview) as soon as this Thursday, May 22, which will kick off the mark up process for most Senate appropriations subcommittees' spending bills.

House Returns from Recess
The House returned from their recess this Monday, May 19. The House will depart for recess for the Memorial Day holiday when session adjourns this Thursday, May 22 and will return next Wednesday, May 28. The Senate will depart when session adjourns this Friday, May 23, and will return on Monday, June 2.

Media: San Antonio Mayor Tapped for Role of HUD Secretary

According to numerous media reports, President Obama has selected San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro for the position of Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Should his appointment be confirmed by the Senate, Castro will take over for current HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, whom Democratic officials expect the President to nominate for the role of Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. This reshuffling of the cabinet has yet to be confirmed or announced by the President or White House Officials.

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Webinar: Building Systems to End Family Homelessness

On Thursday, May 22, at 1 p.m., the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness will host a webinar on ending family homelessness. During the webinar, "Family Connection: Building Systems to End Family Homelessness," speakers will provide an overview of family homelessness, the federal vision of an end to homelessness among families, and the key areas of action. The webinar is the first in a series designed to help communities implement an effective housing crisis response system for families.

Last Week on Ending Homelessness Today

Is Congress Providing Enough Funding to Fight Homelessness?
By Steve Berg

The impact of Congress's decision to underfund HUD's homelessness programs in Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 won't be good for the people served by those programs. And while homeless programs won't face downsizing in FY 2014, their prospects in FY 2015 are far less certain. In this blog post, we look at what could happen.

Data Points: How Do We Know Rapid Re-Housing Works?
By Sam Batko

Unfortunately, there are few national studies on rapid re-housing. The national data on rapid re-housing that does exist comes from the evaluation of federal programs. In this post, we review what that evidence says about its effectiveness.

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