Alliance Online News: Two Webinars: The State of Homelessness, Federal Budget


Newsletters | April 2, 2013

April 2, 2013    
    ISSUES  |  POLICY  |  SOLUTIONS  |  NEWS & EVENTS Forward Editor: Emanuel Cavallaro    
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Two Webinars: The State of Homelessness, Federal Budget

On Tuesday, April 9, at 3 p.m. ET, the Alliance will host a webinar on the release of the Alliance's annual research report: The State of Homelessness in America 2013. Samantha Batko, director of the Alliance's Homelessness Research Institute, will explain the latest data in The State of Homelessness 2013 and why it matters for communities working to prevent and end homelessness. The webinar will also cover media engagement and advocacy efforts around the report.

Register for the State of Homelessness Webinar

Due to a postponement of the anticipated release date of the president's budget to April 10, the Alliance is postponing its advocacy webinar on the federal budget process to April 11. The webinar will examine important funding proposals and officially launch the Alliance's FY 2014 advocacy campaigns.

Register for the President's FY 2014 Budget Webinar


Registration Opens for 2013 National Conference

Online registration for the Alliance's 2013 National Conference on Ending Homelessness has opened. The conference will take place at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC, July 22 to 24. Based on the overwhelming response to the Alliance's National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness this past February, the Alliance anticipates high registration volume. If you are planning to attend, we encourage you to register as soon as possible. Open registration is scheduled to run to July 10, but may close early if the event reaches capacity.

The Alliance will share additional conference information as it becomes available, and we hope to see you in Washington, DC, this July. Look for future updates and additional information about the conference on the Alliance website and in upcoming editions of Alliance Online News.
Alliance Publishes Hearth Act Recommendations

The Alliance has published a federal policy brief, "Recommendations for Effective Implementation of the HEARTH Act Continuum of Care Regulations." In the brief, the Alliance provides recommendations on implementation of the regulations that align with current best practices for preventing and ending homelessness. Topics covered include coordinated assessment, transitional housing, rapid re-housing, and governance and performance measurement.

Each topic section includes links to other Alliance resources with more detailed information. A summary of the CoC regulations can be found here.
Upcoming Webinars

Coordinated Assessment and System Change
On Thursday, April 11 at 1 p.m. ET, the Alliance will host a webinar on the impact of coordinated assessment on the homeless assistance system. Topics will include wait lists, program eligibility requirements, and the reallocation of community resources based on data. The webinar will feature Kim Walker, capacity building associate with the Alliance; Matt White, senior associate with Abt Associates; and Suzanne Wagner from Housing Innovations, LLC.

Register for the webinar

Now Is the Time for Rental Assistance Reform
On Wednesday, April 3 at 4 p.m. ET, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities will host a webinar on the urgent need for positive reform to key features of HUD's rental assistance programs, particularly in light of sequestration cuts. The webinar will include presentations from numerous low-income housing advocates and will focus on upcoming legislative activity and opportunities to ensure that rental assistance reforms take our nation's most vulnerable people into account.

Register for the webinar

International Homelessness Research Conference Deadline

Online registration for the International Homelessness Research Conference will end on Wednesday, May 1. The conference, which will feature presenters from Australia, Canada, Europe, and the U.S., will take place at the Sheraton Philadelphia University City in Philadelphia. Among the issues to be discussed will be international homelessness prevention, key interventions being tested internationally, cost analyses of homelessness, and street outreach. The cost of the conference is $200.
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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