Alliance Online News: The 2014 National Family and Youth Conference Begins Today!


Newsletters | February 18, 2014

February 18, 2014    
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The 2014 National Family and Youth Conference Begins Today!

The Alliance is looking forward to seeing you in New Orleans today, Tuesday, February 18, at our 2014 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness. We encourage the more than 800 of you who are attending to share your conference experiences through our online presence. Keep up with the Alliance on the Alliance blog, Ending Homelessness Today, the Alliance Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter, and tweet about your conference experience using the conference hashtag #NAEH14.

The Never Another Homeless Veteran Campaign
We would also like to invite you to join the Alliance's Never Another Homeless Veteran Campaign by adding your name to the thousands of others who have signed the statement and shown their support for the fight to end veteran homelessness. During the conference be sure to Tweet about veteran homelessness using the campaign hashtag #neveranotherhomelessvet.

Conference Reception Details
The Meet and Mingle reception for the Conference attendees will take place at the Louisiana State Presbytere Museum tonight from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Space is limited and advanced registration was recommended for this event. However, space may still be available. To see about registering to attend during the Conference, please inquire about availability at the registration desk.

Conference Program Journal


Hill Update

President to Raise Debt Ceiling
The President is expected to sign a bill that would raise the debt ceiling into law prior to February 27, the date at which the nation is expected to exceed the debt limit. The bill passed through the House and Senate last week.

Congress Departs for President's Day Recess
Last Thursday, February 13, the House departed for recess so that House Democrats could hold an issues retreat. Both chambers of Congress are currently on recess for the President's Day holiday. The Senate is expected to return on Monday, February 24, while the House is expected to return Tuesday, February 25.

Last Week on Ending Homelessness Today

Can We End Veteran Homelessness? Yes.
By NAEHblog

As part of the Alliance's Never Another Homeless Veteran Campaign, we have put together this Frequently Asked Questions resource that answers some fundamental questions about the fight to end veteran homelessness. If you want to join the fight, please add your name to the Alliance's Never Another Homelessness Veteran statement

Here are the 5 Most Common Misconceptions about PIT Count Estimates
By Sam Batko

In case you missed it last week, the Alliance recently released this media resource, which is meant to help journalists writing stories about the release of Point-in-Time Count numbers. It covers some common misconceptions that we have identified as appearing news stories over and over again.

We're Having a Conversion Conversation in New Orleans
By Kay Moshier McDivitt

If you are attending our conference and you are a provider of traditional transitional housing in the process of converting to a new model of service, this conversation is for you. In this post, we look at the "Conversion Conversation," which will take place at the Conference on Wednesday morning, February 19, at 8 a.m.

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