Conference Reminder: Film Screening Scheduled, Table Deadline, Sponsorships

January 20, 2015    

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Conference Reminder: Film Screening Scheduled, Table Deadline, Sponsorships

On Thursday, Feb. 19, at 7:15 p.m. PT, the second day of the Alliance's 2015 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, conference attendees will have a chance to attend a free screening of "The Homestretch," a documentary film about youth homelessness. The film follows the lives of three homeless teenagers as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build futures for themselves.
Information Table Deadline Approaching
The deadline to purchase information tables for the conference is Friday, Jan. 30. To purchase an information table, please contact Alliance Meeting and Event Planner David Dirks at
Sponsorships Available
Sponsorships for the conference are still available. For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Alliance Development Coordinator Jennifer Olney by email at or by phone at 202-942-8241.

President to Deliver State of the Union Address
Tonight, President Barack Obama will deliver the 2015 State of the Union address. In his speech, the President is expected to cover topics including free community college tuition, a new tax reform, and cybersecurity protections. He is also expected to urge Congress to address issues such as income inequality and economic mobility.
Congress Returns from Recess
The House and the Senate departed for recess for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday on Jan. 14 and Jan. 16, respectively. Both chambers reconvened today.

The Alliance has published a recording of a webinar that originally streamed Jan. 13, on rent and move-in assistance for rapid re-housing providers. The webinar, "Rapid Re-Housing Core Components: Housing Identification" was the second in a three-part series exploring the "Core Components of Rapid Re-Housing," which the Alliance crafted in cooperation with the Departments of Housing and Urban Development, Veterans Affairs, and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness. Speakers discussed using rental assistance to help different populations, assessing the needs of households, and integrating rental assistance costs into a program budget.
Earlier this month the city of New Orleans reached a historic milestone when Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that New Orleans had ended homelessness among veterans. In this post, we look at this accomplishment and what it means for the national fight to end veteran homelessness.
How We Conduct Research on Homelessness Matters as Much as Our Findings
By Liza Doran
Strong studies of homeless populations give our policy team and our advocates the ammunition they need to make compelling arguments to lawmakers about the necessity of support for homeless persons. In this post, we discuss why the methodology of a study matters.
5 Perspectives from the Transatlantic Exchange Program
By naehblog
In this guest blog post, five homeless assistance professionals, who spent several weeks learning about homeless assistance practices in England as participants in the Transatlantic Practice Exchange program, discuss their experiences.