Alliance Online News: Upcoming Webinar: Prepare for the 2015 Point-in-Time Count


Newsletters | September 9, 2014

September 9, 2014    
    ISSUES  |  POLICY  |  SOLUTIONS  |  NEWS & EVENTS Forward Editor: Emanuel Cavallaro    
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Upcoming Webinar: Prepare for the 2015 Point-in-Time Count, Enumerating Unsheltered Youth

On Friday, September 19, at 1:30 pm ET, the Alliance's Homelessness Research Institute will host a webinar on effective strategies for including youth in the upcoming 2015 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count. The webinar, "Prepare for the 2015 Point-in-Time Count: Enumerating Unsheltered Youth," will cover everything from useful planning tactics, guidance from the Department of Housing and Urban Development on conducting reliable unsheltered counts of homeless youth, to PIT count implementation. During the webinar, leaders from communities that span urban, suburban, and rural areas will share their most effective PIT Count strategies.

Register for the webinar


Hill Update

Congress Returns from August Recess
Following their return yesterday from their August recess, congressional leaders are expected to resume negotiating fiscal year (FY) 2015 funding. To date, no funding bills, including the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) bills, have passed through both chambers of Congress. In the coming weeks, Congress is expected to negotiate an FY 2015 Continuing Resolution (CR), which is a stopgap funding measure that would keep the government running beyond the end of the fiscal year on September 30.
Alliance Paper: Washington Initiative Sets Model for Improving Outcomes for Homeless Families

A new statewide initiative in Washington state is providing dedicated resources to quickly reconnect homeless families who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) with housing. A new Alliance paper, "Ending Family Homelessness Initiative: Providing Rapid Re-Housing to Families in Washington," examines how this initiative shows how improved coordination between TANF agencies and organizations providing rapid re-housing assistance can better integrate housing and employment interventions and improve outcomes for homeless families.

Job Opportunities at the Alliance

The Alliance is currently seeking qualified applicants for one open position. For qualifications and information on how to apply, see the job opportunities page of the Alliance website.

On the Alliance Blog:Ending Homelessness Today

Youth Homelessness is More Than 'Adult Homelessness, Junior'
By Mindy Mitchell and Emanuel Cavallaro


An important component of the Housing First strategy, rapid re-housing, has led to significant declines in homelessness among veterans, families, and the chronically homeless, but it has yet to be applied to the problem of homeless youth on a national scale. In this post, we look at what it takes to tailor the intervention to serve homeless youth.

Call on Congress to End Homelessness! Here's How
By Julie Klein

This week, the Alliance's advocacy staff launched National Call In Week for McKinney funding. In this post, we look at the advocacy effort and discuss why, with plenty of funding negotiation ahead for Congress in the upcoming months, this week is an ideal time for advocates to reach out to their senators and representatives.

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