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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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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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Newsletters  |  September 3, 2013

Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 4, at 3 p.m. ET, policy staff from the Alliance and CSH will host a webinar providing advocates and other interested stakeholders with an update on fiscal year (FY) 2014 funding legislation. The webinar will cover where funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) currently stands in Congress, as well as what the next steps will be for the legislation through September.

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Newsletters  |  August 27, 2013

The Alliance has added a new Economic Security issue page to the Alliance website, where you can access a number of resources geared toward helping people experiencing homelessness improve financial literacy, overcome employment barriers, build assets, and more.

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Newsletters  |  August 20, 2013

While the Alliance's work deals largely with federal policy, we recognize that state policy must play a vital role in our mission to end homelessness. We would like to help prepare advocates working at the state level, but to do so we need your input about the outlook in your state.

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Newsletters  |  August 13, 2013

Last Tuesday, August 6, President Obama delivered a speech in Phoenix, AZ, on housing in which he acknowledged the significant progress that we as a country have made in reducing homelessness, particularly among veterans.

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Newsletters  |  August 6, 2013

As an endorser of the United for Homes campaign to fund the National Housing Trust Fund, the Alliance will be participating in a social media initiative tomorrow. The Alliance has joined with the National Low Income Housing Coalition for this campaign because we believe funding the National Housing Trust Fund will contribute to an end to homelessness.

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Newsletters  |  July 30, 2013

We have posted presentation materials from the 2013 National Conference on Ending Homelessness workshops on the Alliance website. The materials cover a wide range of issues from the conference, including services for domestic violence survivors, ending youth homelessness, health care reform, new homelessness research, retooling transitional housing programs, family interventions for homeless youth, and much more.

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