There's Still Time: Share a Housing Success Story!




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There’s Still Time:
Share a Housing Success Story FOR A NEW NATIONAL REPORT by January 6!
As a reminder, the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF) is collecting stories to include in a new national report on the positive impacts created by federal affordable housing programs to share with Members of Congress early on in 2017.

We need to make sure this report highlights inspiring stories demonstrating how programs funded by HUD’s McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants are ending homelessness for people in communities across the country! We’re calling on YOU - state and local organizations, as well as individuals, to submit a success story to be included in this publication.

Here’s What You Can Do:
1. See the “Success Story Narrative” section here for suggestions on what you want to include in your success story.

 
  • If your organization serves people in more than one congressional district, see this list to highlight a story of a family or individual served in the district of a target Member of Congress. Districts represented by Republicans are especially important!
2. Write your story demonstrating how McKinney-funded rapid re-housing or permanent supportive housing ended homelessness for a client or yourself or how a McKinney-funded project has helped your community.

3. Fill out this survey and submit your story by Friday, January 6! Please only submit one success story per organization.

4. Let us know that you submitted a story! Email the story to Julie at jklein@naeh.org.

More Information:
Congress passed and the President signed into law late last week a continuing resolution (CR) that will keep government programs, including homeless assistance and low-income housing programs administered by HUD, running at funding levels very similar to FY 2016 levels through April 28, 2017. This means advocates will have our work cut out for us in the coming months to make sure Congress remains committed to investing in ending homelessness in the FY 2017 spending bill. Submitting a success story for publication in this report is a great way to educate Members about the effectiveness of McKinney-funded homeless assistance programs at ending homelessness for people in their states and districts.
Submit your housing success story here!

About Us

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

Join Us

The Alliance is online: on Facebook, on Twitter, on our blog, and on our website! Join the Alliance's online community, and stay up-to-date with homelessness and housing information.

www.endhomelessness.org

Need Technical Assistance?

Visit the Center for Capacity Building to learn more about the ways the Center can help your community end homelessness.




Homelessness Update: Mayor's Report Released




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City Snapshot on Hunger and Homelessness in America  
The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) has released its annual Report on Hunger and Homelessness. This year, the Homelessness Research Institute at the Alliance collaborated with the USCM and found that many mayors are challenged by the lack of resources when responding to homelessness.

“The one thing we found to be almost universally true among the surveyed cities was that the lack of affordable housing prevented them from solving the problem of homelessness,” said Nan Roman, President and CEO of the Alliance. “While the report shows that many of the cities are able to reduce homelessness, the national lack of affordable housing is likely to have a chilling effect on their efforts over the coming years.”
Read the report »
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time is running out to apply for us/uk exchange
Are you a mid-level homeless services professional? Do you know someone that is? There are just a few days left, but applications are still available for the 2017 Transatlantic Practice Exchange. The Exchange is an amazing opportunity for mid-level homeless service providers to visit a homeless services organization in the UK and learn about their work and best practices. 
Apply or share the application »
hill update
Senate passes veteran reform
The Senate has passed the Miller-Blumenthal Veterans Health Care and Benefits Act. The bill is expected to be signed by the President.

Among the provisions in H.R. 6416 are the expansion of Veterans Affairs benefits to veterans fleeing abuse and with less than honorable discharges . The bill also provides a statutory mandate for the existence of the National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans.
Read the full text »
hill update
Congress Passes Continuing Resolution
Congress has passed and the President has signed a spending bill that will ensure low-income housing and homeless programs administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will run at funding levels similar to FY 2016 levels through spring of 2017.

The bill also provides an additional $500 million for the Department of Health and Human Services to respond to the opioid epidemic and gives the Tribal HUD-VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program the leeway it needs to renew rental assistance grants and administrative costs. The continuing resolution is a temporary fix to give Congress time to decide on a final bill.
What is a Continuing Resolution? »
VA challenge: operation reveille
Join this informational webinar tomorrow and learn how to get your community involved in Operation REVEILLE: a one-day event that connects homeless veterans to resources and houses the most vulnerable.

Time: Thursday, December 15, 2016, 3 p.m. ET
Webinar: https://thedc-group.adobeconnect.com/operationreveille/
Call-in: 1-800-767-1750, code 40653#
Join the webinar »
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How Salt Lake City Makes Rapid Re-Housing Work
by naehblog
For rapid re-housing to work best, it needs to be integrated into your community plan. It should be a part of Coordinated Entry, ingrained in the processes at emergency shelters, and supported by committed resources from many partners who help families re-build their support networks and stability in housing.
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Major Developments in Mental Health Reform
by Noƫlle Porter
There is more work to be done to improve the mental health system and meet the needs of hundreds of thousands of Americans who suffer from mental illness and experience homelessness, but Congress has made great steps by sending the Cures Act to the President’s desk to be passed into law.
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Time is running out to apply for the Transatlantic Practice Exchange!
by Anna Blasco
Time is running out to apply for the Transatlantic Practice Exchange! The Exchange is an amazing opportunity for mid-level homeless service providers to visit a homeless services organization in the UK and learn about their work and best practices. Applications are due on December 18th.
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About Us

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

Join Us

The Alliance is online: on Facebook, on Twitter, on our blog, and on our website! Join the Alliance's online community, and stay up-to-date with homelessness and housing information.

www.endhomelessness.org

Need Technical Assistance?

Visit the Center for Capacity Building to learn more about the ways the Center can help your community end homelessness.

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