This year, the Alliance is launching two new awards to honor organizations and individuals in the effort to end homelessness. Do you know of an organization or individual achieving great results or challenging the status quo to get better outcomes?
Join 500+ participants for Emergency shelter webinar
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Emergency shelters are critical to ending homelessness. That's why the Alliance is launching a new learning series designed to help those looking to improve their emergency shelter system. The series kicks-off Wednesday, April 26 at 2 p.m. ET with The Role of Emergency Shelter in a Crisis Response System, a webinar focused on how emergency shelter fits into community efforts to reduce homelessness.
Stay tuned for the full schedule of emergency shelter webinars.
Advocates and providers across the country are preparing for Site Visits and Town Halls during the April Congressional recess. The Alliance will share specific tools through our Advocacy Newsletter next week. If you aren't signed up yet, do so here.
In the meantime, check out the U.S Interagency Council on Homelessness' new blog on communicating effectively about ending homelessness.
the official blog of the national alliance to end homelessness
Last call! Congress is finalizing FY17 funding bills. How will homelessness assistance fare?
by Steve Berg
It looks like the Appropriations Committees have a green light to put together a final omnibus spending bill for FY2017. That means that House and Senate staffers are meeting, probably right now, to iron out differences between their bills and take the latest spending data into account. We need you to call their offices today.
Georgia Emergency Shelters Take on the Shelter Challenge
by Anna Blasco
We spent the last few months providing technical assistance to emergency shelters all over Georgia. Our goal was to help them lower barriers in order to make it easier for people to enter shelter — especially for those with nowhere else to go — and develop housing-focused services to make it easier for people to leave shelter and return to permanent housing. We have now kicked off the #GAShelterChallenge – a 90-day push to house as many people as quickly as possible.
Rapid Re-Housing for Youth: Lessons from the Learning Community
by Mindy Mitchell
In 2016, the Alliance conducted regular online meeting of providers, system leaders, and technical assistance specialists from around the country in an effort to better understand best practices for using RRH to end youth homelessness. Here's what we've learned.