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Advocacy Update | November 20, 2014
This Quarterly Report includes an overview of current activities for advocates, as well as a review of major developments from the last quarter. Specifically, this issue provides an update on McKinney-Vento appropriations and our current Letter Writing Campaign, quarter three advocacy results, and a 2014 Capitol Hill Day Review. 
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Advocacy Update | November 6, 2014
To ensure that the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants receive the Administration's proposed $301 million increase to $2.406 billion, which would allow us to end chronic homelessness by the end of 2016, Members of Congress will need to hear from YOU about how important these programs are in their states and districts. Please draft letters to your Members of Congress TODAY, and send them starting next Wednesday, November 12!
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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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Advocacy Update | September 3, 2014
Next Week (September 8-12) is National Call In Week! Please call your representatives' and senators' offices and ask them to contact the Chair or Ranking Member of the Appropriations Committee and tell them that providing $2.406 billion for the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants program in FY 2015 is a high priority.
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Advocacy Update | July 2, 2014
This Quarterly Report includes a preview of key upcoming activities for advocates, as well as a review of major developments from the last quarter. Specifically, this issue provides a McKinney-Vento Funding Update, a Veterans Funding Update, and provides information on the upcoming Policy Update Webinar and Capitol Hill Day 2014, as well as Opening Doors' Open Feedback Period.
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Advocacy Update | May 7, 2014
The House T-HUD Subcommittee released its FY 2015 funding bill for programs under its jurisdiction. The legislation includes $2.105 billion for HUD's McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants, an unnacceptable funding level that would result in funding cuts to Continuums of Care. Call your Respresentatives' offices TODAY to tell them that McKinney programs NEED MORE MONEY!
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Advocacy Update | April 17, 2014
This Quarterly Report includes a preview of key upcoming activities for advocates, as well as a review of major developments from the last quarter. Specifically, this issue reviews a preview of Capitol Hill Day 2014; quarter one advocacy results; an upcoming congressional briefing; and the release of State of Homelessness in America 2014.  
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Webinar | October 25, 2013
This webinar, which originally streamed October 21, 2013, explores how housing needs can impact the outcomes of families receiving child welfare family preservation or reunification services.
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Webinar | October 16, 2013
This webinar explored linkages between housing and homeless service providers and early childhood development programs. Programs discussed include: Head Start/Early Head Start, Early Intervention (IDEA Part-C) services, and the Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visitation Program. 
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Research Brief | September 17, 2013
New York City implemented a number of different rapid re-housing programs between fiscal years (FY) 2005 and 2011. This brief examines what happened to the number of homeless families, the duration of their homelessness, and the rate of their return to shelter during the period when rapid re-housing was implemented.
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Interactive Tool | June 13, 2013
This map serves as a database of January 2013 Point-in-Time counts of homeless veterans that have been reported in media reports or on Continuum of Care/government websites.
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Advocacy Resource | May 13, 2013
Use this sample letter as a guide for contacting your senators and representatives to ask them to support a funding level of $1.4 billion in FY 2014 for homeless veterans programs. You can also use this letter to invite your senator or representative to tour your program or meet with you while he or she is in the district for an upcoming congressional recess.
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Advocacy Resource | May 13, 2013
These talking points can be individualized for your community and/or program when reaching out to your Members of Congress in order to urge them to pursue a funding level of $1.4 billion for homeless programs within the Department of Veterans Affairs in FY 2014.
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Advocacy Letters | April 23, 2013
Sign-On Letter circulated by Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) to support robust funding for HUD's McKinney-Vento programs in FY 2014.
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Federal Policy Brief | April 11, 2013
The HUD-VASH program is a joint program of the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veterans Affairs (VA). Congress should continue to make ending homelessness among veterans a top priority by providing $75 million within HUD and $278 million with VA for new HUD-VASH vouchers in FY 2014, the amount requested in the President’s Budget Proposal to house an estimated 10,000 additional veterans.
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Federal Policy Brief | April 11, 2013
SSVF provides the missing piece for VA to finally be able to end homelessness among veterans. Congress should continue to make ending homelessness among veterans a top priority by providing $300 million for the SSVF program in FY 2014, the amount requested by the President in his Budget Proposal.
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Advocacy Letters | April 9, 2013
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Advocacy Letters | April 3, 2013
Sign-On Letter circulated by Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) to support robust funding for HUD's McKinney-Vento programs in FY 2014.
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Interactive Tool | March 8, 2013
This map serves as a database of January 2013 point-in-time counts that have been reported in media reports or on Continuum of Care/government websites
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Toolkits | September 19, 2012
This toolkit includes definitions of transgender and gender nonconforming populations, data on the transgender adult population, and recommendations for providing services to transgender youth who are experiencing homelessness.
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Fact Sheets | September 7, 2012
This resource describes the "point-in-time counts" - the regular count of people experiencing homelessness. The Department of Housing and Urban Development requires communities to submit these counts as part of their application for federal homeless assistance funds.
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Conference Presentation | August 10, 2012
Here is the text for the keynote remarks delivered by Alliance CEO and President Nan Roman at the 2012 National Conference on Ending Homelessness on July 16, 2012.
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Webinar | June 18, 2012
This webinar discusses the importance of family intervention; the practices used to reunify and connect homeless youth with their parents; and a model designed to decrease risky behaviors.
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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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Interactive Tool | March 28, 2012
This map serves as a database of January 2012 point-in-time counts that have been reported in media reports or on Continuum of Care/government websites.
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Report | March 6, 2012
This brief provides an examination of data on homeless youth, estimates of the number of homeless youth across a typology, and gives a summary of promising strategies to more effectively end youth homelessness.
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Solutions Brief | February 28, 2012
The City of San Jose in Santa Clara County CA, in partnership with nonprofit homeless research specialist Applied Survey Research (ASR), has adopted specialized strategies to include youth in its biennial Point-In-Time (PIT) count of homeless people.
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Report | January 18, 2012
The State of Homelessness in America investigates the changes in homelessness across the country. It presents the Alliance's research on the economic indicators and demographic drivers of homelessness and describes how a variety of factors contribute to increased risk of homelessness among vulnerable populations.
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Interactive Tool | November 16, 2011
The Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development estimate that 76,329 veterans were homeless on a given night in 2010. This map shows how many veterans are estimated to be homeless in each state.
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Webinar | November 15, 2011
This is the PPT presentation to the webinar held on November 8, 2011, Family Intervention to Address and Prevent Homelessness Among LGBTQ Youth.
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Report | November 4, 2011
This one-page brief shows the number of veterans experiencing homelessness in the United States and the annual reductions in homelessness necessary in order to end veterans homelessness in five years.
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Report | October 5, 2011
Annual prevalence estimates for homeless youth in the U.S. have ranged as high as 1.6 million among those aged 13-17 (Ringwalt et al., 1998). In this report, researchers present a history of typologies of homeless youth and also suggest recommendations for further research on this population.
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Report | September 28, 2011
Based on new evidence about increased poverty and future economic trends, the Alliance estimates that in the next three years homelessness in the United States could increase by 5 percent, or 74,000 people.
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Best Practice | August 16, 2011
Diversion is a strategy that prevents homelessness for people seeking shelter by immediately identifying alternate housing arrangements. Diversion programs can reduce family homelessness, demand for shelter beds, and program wait lists.
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Report | July 28, 2011
In the third installment of the Homelessness Research Institute’s (HRI) Economy Bytes series, the intersection between state and local budget cuts and homelessness is examined. Many states and localities are cutting the budgets of their homeless assistance programs in fiscal year (FY) 2012, which is elevating vulnerability and putting more and more people at risk of experiencing homelessness.
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Webinar | July 7, 2011
On July 7, 2011, the Alliance hosted a webinar to go over 2011 Policy Priorities in preparation for Capitol Hill Day visits.
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Best Practice | June 13, 2011
These are resources from the webinar on coordinated entry that took place on Thursday, June 9, 2011. The PowerPoint presentation and a Q+A document are included.
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Webinar | May 6, 2011
Listen to a recording of Talking Medicaid, the May 4 webinar sponsored by the Alliance. The slide presentation is also available for downloading.
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Interactive Tool | April 28, 2011
This map serves as a database of media articles about state and local budgets that have proposed cuts to homeless programs in the most recent fiscal year (2011 or 2012).
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Advocacy Resource | April 26, 2011
This brief outlines who to contact in the office of your Member of Congress (Member) and how to get your message across by phone or email.