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Latest items syndicated in from the National Alliance to End Homelessness (http://www.endhomelessness.org/blog/) related to homelessness.

When Sleeping Outside is Breaking the Law

November 5, 2019
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Can a city make it a criminal offense to sleep outside, if there are no shelters or other places for homeless people to sleep inside? That’s the issue in City of Boise v. Martin, a case that the Supreme Court is considering taking. If it takes the case, it will...

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Major Developments in Mental Health Reform

December 9, 2016
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More than 10 percent of people who seek substance abuse or mental health treatment in our public health system are homeless. And people who are in early recovery from these conditions are often at risk of homelessness. People suffering from mental illness or substance use disorders may be left without...

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The Alliance applauds new rule to ensure equal access to shelter for transgender people

November 3, 2016
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On October 21, a new regulation went into effect for shelters funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that makes clear all individuals seeking shelter should be welcomed and respected in accordance with their gender identity. This rule codifies previous guidance that HUD Secretary Julián Castro announced at...

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Newly signed law is an important step in ending opioid epidemic

July 24, 2016
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Last Friday, President Obama signed a landmark piece of legislation into law. The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) is an important step toward ending our nation’s opioid epidemic. The Alliance is particularly excited about the opportunities to address opioid abuse for people who experience homelessness that this legislation offers...

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2016 Continuum of Care Resources

July 21, 2016
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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has released the FY 2016 Continuum of Care (CoC) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). Use our resources below to help secure the maximum amount of federal funds to assist people experiencing homelessness. CoC Awards Preparation Checklist >> There are a lot of...

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New toolkit for converting transitional housing

June 8, 2016
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Many communities around the country are repurposing or reallocating their transitional housing projects to create new rapid re-housing subsidies and permanent housing units. Our new Transitional Housing Conversion: A Building Owner’s Toolkit offers transitional housing building owners a step-by-step guide to addressing funding and use restrictions.   Download the Toolkit...

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Capitol Hill Day 2016

June 7, 2016
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What is Capitol Hill Day? This event, held in conjunction with the Alliance's annual National Conference on Ending Homelessness, will take place this year on July 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. It will give participants a chance to meet with their Members of Congress to take part in federal advocacy...

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Latest CoC awards are a big win for homeless youth

May 27, 2016
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Now that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced the entirety of the 2015 Continuum of Care (CoC) awards (Tiers I and II), I have had a chance to look more closely at how the awards will benefit the tens of thousands of youth and young adults...

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Senators Build Support

March 2, 2016
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The letter, available for download above, led by Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), is circulating in the Senate in support of $2.664 billion for HUD's McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants, as well as $20.854 billion for HUD's Section 8 Tenant-Based Rental Assistance program, in fiscal year (FY) 2017....

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Homelessness as a State of Emergency

February 11, 2016
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In 2015, a few communities experienced increases in their unsheltered homeless population and opted to take urgent action by declaring homelessness a State of Emergency (SOE). Although homelessness has always been a crisis, these communities declared SOEs as a way of noting that the situation in their jurisdictions is urgent....

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