Alliance Survey: Seeking Info from Homeless Providers
Are you a homeless provider that serves single non-chronic adults? The Alliance is asking providers like you to take a few minutes to answer a survey about the work you’re doing in your community. We’re interested in learning more about your innovative service models, the data you use to inform your work, how you integrate your funding, the challenges you face, and the progress you have made. The survey is meant to improve the Alliance’s understanding of the current state of services and programs for this population, as well as identify innovative practices to share with other providers.
Senate, House Committee Budget Resolutions Maintain Sequester Spending Caps
On Thursday, March 19, the Senate and House Committees on Budget passed their respective fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget resolutions. The two budget resolutions are being considered by the Senate and House this week. Both FY 2016 budget resolutions would maintain the sequester spending caps for non-defense discretionary spending, the portion of the federal budget that funds homeless assistance and affordable housing programs, which would result in flat funding or even funding cuts to the programs.
For further information on this and more, including:
Democratic House Committee Members Request Homelessness Hearings
Upcoming Webinar: Family Intervention Models for Homeless and At-Risk Youth
Tuesday, April 7, 2 to 3 p.m. ET
On Tuesday, April 7, at 2 p.m. ET, the Alliance will host a webinar highlighting two effective family intervention models implemented by youth providers. During the webinar, “Family Intervention Models for Homeless and At-Risk Youth,” speakers will discuss the models used by Cocoon House and the Ruth Ellis Center, including one model that facilitates family reconnection for LGBT youth, many of whom become homeless as a result of their families rejecting them because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
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You can Finally Read the Alliance Newsletter on Your Phone
by Emanuel Cavallaro
If you subscribe to Alliance Online News, you may have noticed last Tuesday when you received the latest issue, that it suddenly looks very different.
That’s because we’re in the midst of transitioning to a new email distribution service and implementing a new template that, we believe, will help us reach more readers. We’re still working out the kinks. If you have had any trouble with our new template or just want to share your thoughts on the new design, we want to hear from you. Why are we doing this?
Here's How Communities Can House More Homeless Families
by Sharon McDonald
Today when a family facing a housing crisis seeks shelter in Los Angeles or Mercer County, NJ, they will encounter a very different homeless service system than they would have just a few short years ago. That’s because both communities have radically transformed their homeless service systems to increase their capacity to help families.
In the past, families in L.A. would call programs all over the county to find a vacancy. Due to the county’s size, they might find a program 25 or even 50 miles from their previous residence. Too often, they would be forced to turn to an adult shelter program or a facility in Skid Row that was poorly equipped to support families with children. Today, the city has Family Solutions Centers strategically located through the county to assesses families’ housing needs and refer them to the most appropriate shelter or housing intervention in their own community.