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Stop and Think about the Homeless Children and Youth Act

June 24, 2015
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This is a repost of a blog post written by Iain DeJong, President and CEO of OrgCode Consulting, Inc., which works with nonprofits, government, private companies and non-governmental organizations to create positive social change. It was originally posted on the OrgCode website. Whether you work with unaccompanied youth, families, or single...

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What’s Happening on the Hill: June 23, 2015

June 23, 2015
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House Hearing Explores Options for Providing Surplus Properties to Homeless Service Providers On Tuesday, June 16, the House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management held a hearing to examine options for moving underutilized properties owned by the federal government onto the local tax rolls or into the...

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Homeless Or Home-Free?

June 22, 2015
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It sounds adventurous, exotic, and even a bit thrilling. To live on one’s own, outside, and disconnected from monthly rent, job responsibilities, utilities, banking, credit cards, and car payments. Some people – perhaps loaded down with debt or with debt or with too much of life’s responsibilities – dream of living...

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Putting out an RFP for a New Rapid Re-Housing Project? Here are 5 Tips for Evaluating Applicants

June 18, 2015
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This is the third in a series of blog posts from the Alliance's Capacity Building Center to help prepare your community for this year’s NOFA. The first post discussed highlights of the CoC program Registration, and the second provided resources for tiering and ranking projects.  In this year’s NOFA Registration...

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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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