Homelessness, domestic violence, and affordable housing

Best Practices A practical newsletter for people ending homelessness.

Housing is Safety for Survivors of Domestic Violence

During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Alliance is reflecting on the connection between domestic violence, homelessness, and the affordable housing crisis.
  • Genese Jones-Torrence, Vice President of Crisis Services at SafeNest, explains that finding safety may be the immediate need for her clients, but finding independent housing is almost always the next critical goal. Read More»
  • Alliance Expert Sharon McDonald explains how the affordable housing crisis can make this goal hard to achieve — and what we can do about it. Read More»

Conference Registration is Closing Soon

There is a limited number of registrations left for the Alliance 2019 conference: Solutions for Individual Homeless Adults. Please register today to secure your spot!
The conference will take place in San Diego, California on Thursday, February 21 and Friday, February 22. Register Today»

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SOAR TA Opportunity for Criminal Justice Programs

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) Technical Assistance (TA) Center is accepting applications from criminal justice agencies and institutions that have not yet received SAMHSA sponsored SOAR technical assistance.
To connect individuals leaving correctional facilities or involved in criminal justice systems or specialty courts with needed treatment, it is critical to leverage state and federal investments such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). These federal programs can promote access to services that increase the likelihood of post release success and contribute to the reduction in recidivism. 
We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications from agencies and institutions that provide services to individuals that are involved in the criminal justice system. Eligible candidates are those that are not currently successfully implementing SOAR.
A Kick-off call to answer questions about the application process will be held on November 14, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time:
A message of interest and intent to file an application is requested, but not required, by November 20, 2018. Criminal justice agencies are invited to submit a brief, 3-5 page application in response to the Request for Applications (RFA) by December 21, 2018
Questions should be directed to Dazara Ware. She can be reached by phone at (518) 439-7415, ext. 5260 or by e-mail at dware@prainc.com.
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