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Fact Sheets  |  January 19, 2010

The issue of youth homelessness has gained some traction lately, in both the news and among community activists. This fact sheets goes over what is and isn't known about youth homelessness, including data, relevant issues, and possible solutions.

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Fact Sheets  |  January 17, 2010
The number of people who experience rural homelessness is unknown, but the last national count of homeless people found that 9 percent live in rural areas. The same structural factors that contribute to urban homelessness—lack of affordable housing and inadequate income—also lead to rural homelessness. One of the most important strategies in ending rural homelessness is prevention.
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Fact Sheets  |  January 14, 2010

This resource explains what a Continuum of Care is, as well as details the necessary parts of a Continuum of Care (CoC) and how to plan a CoC. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development began to require communities to submit a single application for McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants in 1995. In 2009, there were 461 CoCs.

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Fact Sheets  |  January 10, 2010
This document goes over why homelessness is an important issue and what we can do about homelessness as a community. The document goes over the major issues around homelessness, including the number of homeless people in the United States as well as local and national efforts to address homelessness.
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Fact Sheets  |  January 10, 2010
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Fact Sheets  |  January 10, 2010

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Fact Sheets  |  January 10, 2010
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Fact Sheets  |  January 10, 2010
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Fact Sheets  |  January 2, 2010
In 2000, the National Alliance to End Homelessness released A Plan, Not a Dream: How to End Homelessness in Ten Years. Drawing on research and innovative programs from around the country, the plan outlined key strategies in addressing the issue locally, which cumulatively can address the issue nationally. Since the release of this blueprint, over 300 communities have undertaken efforts to end homelessness and over 180 communities have completed plans to end homelessness.
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Fact Sheets  |  June 24, 2009
This one-pager discusses key partners worth identifying when planning a Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP). It was used during a June 23, 2009 webinar entitled "Implementing HPRP in Rural Areas."
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Fact Sheets  |  April 9, 2009
On April 24, 2009, the film "The Soloist" will premier in theaters. This downloadable document folds up and fits into your pocket. Users can easily download this PDF of Myths, Facts, and Tips to carry with them and make change everyday.
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Fact Sheets  |  September 25, 2007

There have been recent proposals to expand the US Department of Housing and Urban Development's definition of homeless to include households that are doubled up for economic reasons. To assess the impact of this proposal, a new data snapshot from the Homelessness Research Institute at the Alliance looks at how many people would be added to the homelessness population if the proposal were adopted. The data snapshot shows that expanding the definition would increase the current homeless population (744,313 on any given night) by 3.8 million. The amount that would have to be appropriated so that the amount of funding per homeless or doubled up person matched the actual amount of funding per homeless person in 2005 is $7.725 billion.

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Fact Sheets  |  June 19, 2007
As incomes fail to keep pace with housing costs, Americans face complicated choices: desperately trying to put food on the table, pay for quality healthcare, educate their children, and keep a roof over their head. Those that cannot manage that balancing act become homeless or live on the periphery.
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Fact Sheets  |  February 1, 2007

This fact sheet outlines what we know about the prevalence and cost of family homelessness. Homeless families are, in many ways, very similar to other poor families who do not become homeless. While family homelessness is more prevalent then many think, it is possible to greatly decrease and end family homelessness.

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Fact Sheets  |  August 15, 2006
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