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Newsletters  |  September 9, 2014

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.

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Newsletters  |  September 2, 2014

The United Nations (UN) Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination today issued a statement calling upon the United States to take corrective action to address laws that effectively criminalize homelessness, which in the U.S. disproportionately affects racial and ethnic minorities.

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Newsletters  |  August 26, 2014

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that data from the 2014 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count show a decline of 33 percent (or 24,837 people) in veteran homelessness since 2010. On one night in January, volunteers conducting the 2014 PIT Count counted a total of 49,933 homeless veterans in America. HUD, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness attribute progress to the widespread adoption of evidence-based practices under the Housing First approach.

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Newsletters  |  August 19, 2014

Videos of the full speeches made by First Lady Michelle Obama, Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, and Alliance President and CEO Nan Roman at the Alliance's National Conference on Ending Homelessness are now available for viewing on the Alliance website and the Alliance Youtube channel. This month, stay tuned to the Alliance blog for more video from the conference.

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Newsletters  |  August 12, 2014

Presentation materials from our 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness workshops are now available on the Alliance website. The materials cover a wide range of topics discussed during conference workshops, from improving local data on youth homelessness, rapid re-housing in high cost rental markets, to integrating data and sharing research to end veteran homelessness, and much more.

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Newsletters  |  August 5, 2014

The Alliance would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to First Lady Michelle Obama, Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, and all other speakers, volunteers, and staff who worked so hard to make last week's 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness the Alliance's most successful conference ever.

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Newsletters  |  July 29, 2014

The Alliance is pleased and honored to announce that as part of the Joining Forces initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at our 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness on Thursday, July 31. Mrs. Obama will speak about the Administration's commitment to ending veteran homelessness by the end of 2015, including the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness.

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Newsletters  |  July 22, 2014

The Alliance would like to remind conference attendees and speakers that we have extended the plenary on the third and final day of the 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness, Thursday, July 31. It is now scheduled to last from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET.

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Newsletters  |  July 15, 2014

The Alliance is proud to announce that former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, whose nomination for the position of secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was recently confirmed by the Senate, will speak at the Alliance's 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness.

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Newsletters  |  July 8, 2014

On the second day of the Alliance's 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel in Washington, DC, conference attendees will have a chance to attend a free screening of "Lost Angels," a documentary film about life on Skid Row.

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Newsletters  |  July 1, 2014

The Alliance has published "A Research Agenda for Ending Homelessness," a resource intended to inform government agencies and funders about pressing unanswered research questions on homelessness and interventions designed to end homelessness.

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Newsletters  |  June 24, 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released an annual report for the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program that lauds the effectiveness of the program and details its achievements. Calling SSVF "the first and only VA program that provides services to veterans and their families," the report notes that during the program's first two years it served nearly 100,000 veterans and their family members, and 85 percent of those exiting the program had permanent housing

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Newsletters  |  June 17, 2014

At a press conference on Wednesday, June 11, the 100,000 Homes campaign announced that the movement had housed its 100,000th highly vulnerable homeless person. A national movement coordinated by New York-based nonprofit, Community Solutions, the campaign set the goal in 2010 of housing 100,000 people and reached it in less than four years' time.

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Newsletters  |  June 10, 2014

Last week, first lady Michelle Obama kicked off the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness initiative, enlisting the support of more than 80 state and local officials in the Administration's effort to end homelessness among veterans by the end of 2015.

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Newsletters  |  June 3, 2014

Due to overwhelming response, the Alliance now anticipates that registration for the 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Washington, DC, will reach capacity at some point this month. If you have not yet registered for the conference, we encourage you to register as soon as possible.

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