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Federal Policy Brief  |  July 14, 2012

The August 2011 Budget Control Act (BCA) and other upcoming budget-related issues have critical implications for efforts to prevent and end homelessness.

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Federal Policy Brief  |  April 19, 2012
As many as 20 percent of the runaway and homeless youth population identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ). This suggests as many as 80,000 LGBTQ youth are homeless for over a week each year. These young people face particular difficulties. Ending homelessness for LGBTQ youth will require specific policies to address those difficulties.
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Federal Policy Brief  |  April 9, 2012
Youth become homeless for a variety of reasons, but the most common cause given is severe family conflict, including physical violence, sexual abuse, chronic neglect, or abandonment. LGBTQ youth often become homeless when their families are not accepting of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
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Federal Policy Brief  |  April 9, 2012
To prevent and end homelessness the field of homeless providers, advocates and researchers would greatly benefit from having only one management information system for the collection and reporting of outcomes on the size and characteristics of the homeless population.
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Federal Policy Brief  |  March 14, 2012

National RHYA Program Utilization and Program Outcomes

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Federal Policy Brief  |  February 14, 2012
The Alliance presents the organization's position on HR 32.
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Federal Policy Brief  |  January 18, 2012

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued a final regulation to implement changes to the definition of homelessness contained in the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act. The new definition is outlined here.

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Federal Policy Brief  |  January 17, 2012

The Alliance has prepared draft comments on HUD's interim rule for the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program as part of the HEARTH Act. The interim rule went into effect on January 4, 2012.

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Federal Policy Brief  |  January 6, 2012

This brief distills the Alliance's findings on how HPRP and other initiatives were implemented in numerous communities. It provides six recommendations for implementing the new ESG program.

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Federal Policy Brief  |  December 22, 2011

This brief summarizes the interim rule for the Emergency Solutions Grant program.

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Federal Policy Brief  |  December 1, 2011

This document contains various charts showing Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) utilization, statistics, and efficiency.

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Federal Policy Brief  |  November 29, 2011
The Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction failed to come up with a plan to reduce the nation's deficit by the needed $1.2 trillion. This inaction will put sequestration into effect over the next nine years. This brief explains what this means for homelessness programs.
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Federal Policy Brief  |  September 22, 2011

This short paper will provide recommendations for how the Select Committee can assist in the work to end homelessness and identify decisions that would make the work more difficult and that should be avoided. It will also cover the impact that sequestration would have on nearly all key federal programs to end homelessness, should the Select Committee fail to identify sufficient reductions in the deficit.

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Federal Policy Brief  |  September 9, 2011

The National Alliance to End Homelessness recommends that Congress appropriate a small amount of funding to carry out Congress’s requirement of a study of homelessness among youth. This study would contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of bipartisan efforts to protect these uniquely vulnerable young people.

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Federal Policy Brief  |  August 9, 2011
Policymakers seeking strategies to manage health care costs often look at ways to reduce unnecessary emergency room visits and hospital stays. Frequently overlooked in this approach are community-based solutions that offset health care costs associated with homelessness.

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