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Newsletters  |  December 17, 2013

The Alliance would like to extend a warm Happy Holidays to everyone and remind you that during the Holidays the newsletter will also be on a hiatus. The Alliance newsletter will return January 7, 2014. Please enjoy your holidays with your friends and family and keep in your hearts and minds the more than 600,000 people who will be without homes on Christmas day.

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Newsletters  |  December 10, 2013

Join the Alliance on Reddit and ask us a question. Nan Roman, Alliance President and CEO, will be on Reddit.com on Wednesday, December 11, at 12 p.m. ET for a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA). A Reddit AMA is a form of online interview in which members of the Reddit online community can ask the subject of the interview any question they want.

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Newsletters  |  December 3, 2013

On Wednesday, December 11, at 3 p.m. ET, the director of the Alliance's Center for Capacity Building Norm Suchar will speak in this webinar hosted by the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) on strategies to succeed in this year's HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) program competition.

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Newsletters  |  November 26, 2013

Last week was a busy one for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). On Thursday, November 11, HUD released the "2013 Annual Homeless Assessment Report" showing that homelessness in the U.S. declined by 4 percent from 2012 to 2013, from 633,782 to 610,040. Then on Friday, November 12, HUD released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for its fiscal year (FY) 2013 and FY 2014 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition.

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Newsletters  |  November 19, 2013

Earlier this month, the National Low Income Housing Coalition released Housing Instability among Our Veterans, a report showing the characteristics and housings needs of veterans. The report shows that veterans who are racial minorities, females, who have a disability, and veterans who served after September 11, 2001 have the greatest housing cost burden, placing them at risk of homelessness.

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Newsletters  |  November 12, 2013

This Veteran's Day, the Alliance launched its Never Another Homeless Veteran Campaign. On any given night, more than 60,000 U.S. veterans are homeless. We know what it will take to get there, and we have a plan. Will you join the Alliance and its partners in working toward a day when no veteran is without a home?

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Newsletters  |  November 5, 2013

Over the 2011-2012 school year, 1.166 million school age children and youth experienced homelessness as defined by the Department of Education (ED), according to a new report. The ED definition is broader than the definition used by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Alliance.

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Newsletters  |  October 29, 2013

On Monday, November 4, at 2 p.m. ET, the Alliance will host a webinar on how communities should approach the assessment phase of their coordinated intake system. Speakers will discuss what should happen during your assessment process and what questions to ask when selecting assessment tools to use as part of your process.

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Newsletters  |  October 22, 2013

Last week, with the government partially shut down and the deadline to raise the debt ceiling and prevent a default on U.S. debt fast approaching, Congress passed legislation to avert the crisis and reopen the government. The fiscal package included measures to fund the government until January 15 at post-sequestration fiscal year (FY) 2013 levels and delay the date on which the nation will reach the debt ceiling to February 7. The deal had only minor impacts on homeless assistance programs, largely because communities are still waiting for the FY 2013 NOFA to be released.

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Newsletters  |  October 15, 2013

The partial government shutdown has now remained in effect for two weeks, and the United States will default on its debts unless Congress votes to raise the debt ceiling by this Thursday, October 17. It seems increasingly likely that any deal to end the shutdown will be tied to a deal to raise the debt ceiling. Attempts by those involved to negotiate separate or combined deals on the shutdown and debt limit have thus far failed to gain traction.

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Newsletters  |  October 8, 2013

The partial government shutdown has remained in effect for a week, with no certain end date in sight. Last Wednesday, October 2, congressional leaders met with President Obama at the White House to negotiate an end to the shutdown, but no compromises were made on either side. The shutdown has not yet had a critical impact on homeless assistance programs, since they are currently spending FY 2012 and FY 2013 funds and are considered essential.

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Newsletters  |  October 1, 2013

As a result of Congress' inability to reach a budget agreement, the federal government partially shut down last night at midnight with the end of the fiscal year. The shutdown will not have a drastic immediate impact on homeless assistance programs. However, it is critical that Congress reach a budget agreement that would ensure future funding for homeless assistance and affordable housing programs.

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Newsletters  |  September 24, 2013

On Thursday, September 26, at 3 p.m. ET, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the National Alliance to End Homelessness will co-host a webinar titled "Housing Choice Vouchers: Funding Outlook and Impact on Ending Homelessness." Staff from the Alliance and the Center will cover the funding outlook for Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, how upcoming federal budget policy decisions could impact community efforts to end homelessness, and how advocates can make an impact.

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Newsletters  |  September 17, 2013

The Census Bureau released a report today titled, "Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2012." This report presents national data on the current population and examines multi-year trends in income, poverty, and health insurance. Nationally, not much has changed from 2011 to 2012 with regard to income or poverty and neither has recovered to the levels seen in 2007 (before the recession).

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Newsletters  |  September 10, 2013

Everyone working to end homelessness knows someone who is experiencing homelessness who can benefit from health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. On Tuesday, October 1, a new Health Insurance Marketplace will open for every state, which means all people experiencing homelessness will be able to find out what benefits they will be eligible for.

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