Thank you for Making the 2015 Family and Youth Conference a Success

February 24,
ISSUES  |  POLICY  |  SOLUTIONS  |  NEWS & EVENTS Forward Editor: Emanuel Cavallaro

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Thank you for Making the 2015 Family and Youth Conference a Success

The Alliance staff would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the attendees, speakers, and volunteers who helped make the 2015 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness in San Diego a success. We are honored that the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Julián Castro, and Speaker of the California State Assembly Toni G. Atkins addressed our conference, and we are grateful to all the experts from across the country who contributed to the event by sharing their knowledge on ending homelessness. We truly could not have done it without you.

HUD issued additional guidance on Friday, Feb. 20, in the Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity final rule. According to this 2012 rule, HUD requires all HUD-funded housing programs to serve people regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The new guidance, which is based on the practices of housing programs, research on transgender discrimination, and the experiences of clients and providers, addresses the appropriateness of inquiries related to the placement of transgendered persons in single sex facilities, privacy considerations, and ongoing staff training.

The Alliance has published an online infographic based on the "Core Components of Rapid Re-Housing," a resource that outlines the three components every a rapid re-housing program must have to serve homeless families successfully: housing identification, rent and move-in assistance, and case management and services. The infographic is meant to serve as a visual aid for educating partners and other interested parties about the core components. The Alliance developed the core components in collaboration with United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and HUD.


The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonpartisan, non profit organization dedicated to solving the problem of homelessness and preventing its continued growth.

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