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Newsletters | January 10, 2012

January 10, 2012    

ISSUES  \|  POLICY  \|  SOLUTIONS  \|  NEWS & EVENTS Forward Editor: Anna Blasco

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Alliance Releases ESG Recommendations

On Friday, January 6, the Alliance released a new brief that provides recommendations to communities on implementing the new Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG). The recommendations are based on lessons from the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) and other similar initiatives across the country. The brief makes recommendations regarding program design, targeting, and systems coordination and measurement. It also highlights specific communities that have adopted innovative and effective approaches to homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing.

In addition, the Alliance recently released a summary of the ESG regulation, which went into effect on January 4. The Alliance also anticipates publishing its comments on the ESG regulation shortly.

ESG Implementation Recommendations


Alliance to Launch Media Campaign

The Alliance will be launching a national campaign to raise awareness about homelessness by engaging local media. The campaign will occur in conjunction with the release of a new Alliance report, The State of Homelessness in America 2012. The new report will feature national and state data on homelessness, economic indicators of homelessness, and demographic drivers of homelessness. To launch this campaign, the Alliance will be hosting a webinar on Thursday, January 12 at 1 pm ET. The webinar will include presenters from the Alliance discussing the key findings of the report, strategies for approaching reporters, and the importance of engaging the media about homelessness issues. Participants will also receive sample materials to use to reach out to their local media outlets.

If you would like to join the campaign, but are unable to attend the webinar, please email Kate Seif.

Register for the Alliance's Pre-Conference Session on Coordinated Entry

The Alliance's Center for Capacity Building is hosting a pre-conference session on coordinated entry at the National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness on Wednesday, February 8 from 2 until 4 p.m. PT. This pre-conference session will focus on planning for the development of a coordinated entry system and implementation steps. The session will open with short presentations on the key aspects of successful coordinated entry. A facilitated discussion on these concepts will follow. Audience members will then have time to work on their own communities' coordinated entry processes. Space is limited to the first 50 registrants. Communities are encouraged to bring their ideas and any work they are currently doing on planning for or implementing a coordinated entry system. Multiple stakeholders from each community are encouraged to attend. Please note: only registered conference attendees may register for and attend this pre-conference session. Any questions about this training should be directed to the Center for Capacity Building.

Regular Conference Registration Rate Ends Next Week

The regular registration rate of $450 for the Alliance's National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness ends at midnight EST on Monday, January 16. After this date, the late registration rate will be available at $600.

Register Now

If you have already registered for the conference and need to cancel your registration, make sure to submit your requests in writing on or prior to Wednesday, January 11, 2012 in order to only incur the $25 cancellation fee.

More Information

Tomorrow: Alliance Webinar on PSH

The Alliance is hosting a webinar at 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 11 to highlight new policies and best practices that integrate health care services with intensive housing solutions. Speakers include: Graydon Andrus, Downtown Emergency Service Center; Sam Tsemberis, Pathways to Housing; Brian Smith, Vermont Department of Mental Health; Jennifer Ho, U.S. Interagency Council on Housing; and Charlene LeFauve, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

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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February 9 -10, 2012
Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
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