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Advocacy Resource | March 10, 2014
Use these sample letters as templates when sending a letter to your Members of Congress urging them to provide 2.405 billion for HUD's McKinney-Vento programs.
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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 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 | 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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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 | 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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Report | April 18, 2011
In November 2009, the Rockefeller Foundation sponsored a meeting at its Bellagio Center in Italy, bringing together 18 recognised social innovators working to ensure that marginalized and vulnerable people are not only decently housed, but can also feel welcome and lead a dignified life in the communities in which they live. This is not an Alliance-authored publication.
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Community Snapshot | April 4, 2011
| By focusing on permanent housing and creating a centralized intake system, the Fairfax-Falls Church community reduced family homelessness in their community.
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Solutions Brief | March 25, 2011
Clearly health care reform creates opportunities to improve assistance to chronically homeless people. Those concerned to combine housing and services should get involved early to ensure that the interests of people they care about are protected.
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Solutions Brief | March 15, 2011
Communities are increasingly using homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing to meet the needs of domestic violence survivors. These brief goes over some effective strategies to assist survivors.
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Solutions Brief | March 8, 2011
This brief - one in a three-part series - explores the way King County, WA implemented strategies to curb evictions from the King County Housing Authority.
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Solutions Brief | March 8, 2011
This brief - one in a three-part series - explores the way Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and EDEN, Inc. curb evictions in Cleveland, OH.
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Federal Policy Brief | February 28, 2011
| As parts of the Affordable Care Act are phased in, state leaders are facing complex decisions on issues. This issues - as well as possible solutions - are discussed in this brief about applying the ACA to benefit at-risk and homelessness populations.
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Interactive Tool | February 25, 2011
This map serves as a database of January 2011 point-in-time counts that have been reported in media reports or on Continuum of Care/government websites. Red markers indicate reports of increases and green markers indicate reports of decreases. Stories of partial counts (e.g. unsheltered only or families only) are not included. Links to the report are included.
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Press Releases | February 2, 2011
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Interactive Tool | January 11, 2011
Overall Homelessness by State, 2008 - 2009
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Interactive Tool | January 10, 2011
Severe Housing Cost Burden Among Poor Households by State - State of Homelessness 2011
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Webinar | December 14, 2010
The Strengthening At-Risk and Homeless Young Mothers and Children Coordinating Center sponsored a webinar on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. ET on Critical Time Intervention (CTI) for young mothers. Dr. Judy Samuels will present on the CTI model that focuses on providing rapid re-housing assistance to young families while offering intensive, time-limited supportive services. One of the features of the model is the provision of clinical supervision to frontline providers which enriches the services offered to promote stronger family outcomes.
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Interactive Tool | December 6, 2010
Working Poor Population by State
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Report | December 1, 2010
In the second of our Economy Bytes series, the Alliance examines the characteristics of the working poor population. The brief reflects on the how the recession and it's economic impacts affect this population and it's risk for experiencing homelessness.
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Toolkits | November 17, 2010
This is part of the Columbus Model. One strategy for incentivizing good performance is performance-based contracting, which pays providers financial bonuses for good outcomes. These are examples of performance-based contracts for practitioners and providers.
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Toolkits | November 15, 2010
This document is part of the "Columbus Model" toolkit. This document is the Performance Outcome Plan (POP) Overview.
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Toolkits | November 15, 2010
This document is part of the "Columbus Model" toolkit. This document is a sample Performance Outcome Plan (POP).
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Toolkits | November 15, 2010
This document is part of the "Columbus Model" toolkit. This document offers the definitions and methodology for measuring system performance.
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Toolkits | November 15, 2010
This document is part of the "Columbus Model" toolkit. This document is an example of a System and Program Level Indicator Report.
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Toolkits | November 12, 2010
This document is part of the "Columbus Model" toolkit. This document examines the methodology used by the Community Shelter Board in FY 2010 - FY 2011 to evaluate homeless assistance programs in Columbus, OH.
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Toolkits | November 12, 2010
This document is part of the "Columbus Model" toolkit. This document goes over the administrative and program standards set by the Community Shelter Board (CSB).