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The Intersection of Human Trafficking and Homelessness

January 15, 2020
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This post is authored by Karen Romero, Freedom Network Training Institute Director at Freedom Network USA.  January is the National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness month, an annual effort to increase awareness about what human trafficking really is, and what it looks like, in the United States. The relatively new...

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New Homelessness Numbers Reflect Uneven Progress, Increased Urgency

January 9, 2020
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Despite Significant Decreases Among Families, Youth, and Veterans, Overall Homelessness Increases 2.7 Percent The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) 2019 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress reveals that an estimated 567,715 people were identified homeless on a single night in 2019. This represents a 2.7 percent...

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Establishing a Federal Fund for Homelessness Prevention

January 6, 2020
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It’s well known that an acute financial emergency is often the breaking point that makes someone become homeless. Perhaps it’s a matter of missed rental payments or utility bills. Sometimes it comes in the form of a medical bill or inexpensive car repairs. Sometimes someone just can’t gather the funds...

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Housing Chronically Homeless People: Opportunities through the 811 Mainstream Vouchers

December 16, 2019
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There’s no doubt about it: we need more resources to end homelessness in this nation. In fact, we need many more resources. But we also need to make sure that we use every single resource that exists. And for communities seeking to address chronic homelessness, there are important resources available...

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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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