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From Shame to Pride, Through Storytelling

June 17, 2015
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Today's blog post was contributed by Nicolas Seip, program and communications associate with True Colors Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending homelessness among among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. America places a lot of value on a story. A good story can top the New York Times Best Seller...

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Orwellian Things: Los Angeles Passes New Rules to Just Take Some People’s Stuff

June 17, 2015
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Image via Tom Andrews The Los Angeles City Council preliminarily passed two ordinances yesterday that will make it much easier to take your stuff and penalize you for bringing it in public in the first place. Council President Herb Wesson pushed the vote through without public comment, despite a roomful...

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So Your Community Ended Veteran Homelessness. Now What?

June 15, 2015
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Earlier this year, New Orleans, which once had one of the highest per-capita rates of veteran homelessness in the nation, created serious buzz by becoming the first major city to effectively end veteran homelessness. With Houston following suit earlier this month, and more cities poised to make similar announcements, it...

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LGBT Housing Discrimination is Real

June 11, 2015
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One of the most heart-breaking experiences I had as a case manager was with a lesbian client who was invited, with her biological children, to stay at the family shelter where I worked. But because the faith-based shelter’s rules excluded same-sex couples, her female partner was not allowed to join...

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Preparing for the Upcoming CoC NOFA? Here’s What You Need to Know about Tiering Projects

June 10, 2015
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This is the second in a series of blog posts from the Alliance's Capacity Building Center to help prepare your community for this year’s NOFA. Read the first post here. Once again, NOFA season is just around the corner! One of the more anxiety-producing aspects of recent NOFAs is the...

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Shelter For All?

June 9, 2015
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The concept of quickly placing people who are homeless in permanent homes – rather than first moving them to shelters – has become the priority for almost every jurisdiction in America. This approach is called “Housing First.” The idea is simple: you place individuals experiencing homelessness in their own apartments...

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Depressing Map Thing: Mapping the Widespread Homelessness That Runs Throughout Los Angeles County

June 4, 2015
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When the numbers were released last month, 2015's Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority homeless count (conducted every two years) revealed that the sheer numbers of homeless individuals in LA had increased by 12 percent across both the city and county of Los Angeles, and that there was a sharp rise...

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Are Service Providers Helping Solve Homelessness?

June 2, 2015
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PATH was founded over 30 years ago and, for 19 of those years, I have been leading the agency. Running a small organization was simpler back then. We helped homeless people find jobs and provided transitional housing until they could get back on their feet. The stories of personal success...

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10,000 Ways to End Homelessness

May 28, 2015
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Eight-year-old Andre loves having his friends over to hang out in his room after school. He has his own door, which he can close for privacy. He has his own desk, where he can study. His room is in a home that belongs solely to him and his mother, Janae....

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Homelessness: LA County’s Growing Homeless Population Has Fewer Temporary Shelter Options

May 13, 2015
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[Image via John Kim / Curbed LA flickr pool] The recent homeless count conducted by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority found a 12 percent increase in homeless people on the streets in Los Angeles and LA County, plus a depressing 85 percent rise in people living in tents and...

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