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Newsletters  |  February 11, 2014

Are you releasing your Point-in-Time (PIT) Count numbers soon? We at the Alliance have noticed a number of inaccuracies in stories in the media having to do with the PIT Count estimates of homeless populations and we have noted five points in particular on which journalists may sometimes want clarification. The Alliance's Homeless Research Institute has put together a media resource, "5 Myths about PIT Counts" to help journalists.

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Newsletters  |  February 4, 2014

As part of a 100 Day Rapid Re-Housing Challenge, 31 organizations working with the Alliance have housed 545 families in Virginia in just 100 days. The Alliance's capacity-building experts have been working with the organizations as part of its Learning Collaborative Initiative since October 17, 2013 in an effort to assist them in placing as many homeless families as possible in permanent housing.

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Newsletters  |  January 28, 2014

The Alliance has released a Community Snapshot of Memphis-Shelby County, Tennessee that provides an overview of the community's progress on ending homelessness. From 2012 to 2013, overall homelessness in Memphis-Shelby County decreased by 12.5 percent and chronic homelessness among individuals decreased by 17 percent.

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Newsletters  |  January 21, 2014

The regular registration rate for the Alliance's 2014 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness expired on Monday, January 20, but you can still register for the conference at the late registration rate of $625 until 3 p.m. ET on Friday, February 7. The conference will take place at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans this February 18 to 19.

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Newsletters  |  January 14, 2014

Today the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for $600 million in homeless assistance grants for organizations that serve veteran families under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. SSVF is a housing first program designed to provide veteran families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless with permanent housing quickly, then health care and other services as needed. The funds will be split evenly between Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 and FY 2015, and subject to available appropriations.

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Newsletters  |  January 7, 2014

If you plan to attend the Alliance's 2014 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans this February 18 to 19, but have not yet registered for the conference, we encourage you to register as soon as possible. You will be able to register at the regular registration rate of $500 until 3 p.m. ET on Monday, January 20.

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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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