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Webinar: Tailoring Rapid Re-Housing for Serving Single Adults

Webinar: Tailoring Rapid Re-Housing for Serving Single Adults

This webinar discusses how providers are funding and tailoring rapid re-housing interventions to serve single adults. Panelists discuss what is different about serving this population as opposed to families and the impact it is having in their communities in a Q&A style format. Speakers include Kelly King Horne with Homeward...
Stop and Think about the Homeless Children and Youth Act

Stop and Think about the Homeless Children and Youth Act

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

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

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...
Homeless Or Home-Free?

Homeless Or Home-Free?

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

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

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...
From Shame to Pride, Through Storytelling

From Shame to Pride, Through Storytelling

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

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

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...
So Your Community Ended Veteran Homelessness. Now What?

So Your Community Ended Veteran Homelessness. Now What?

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...
LGBT Housing Discrimination is Real

LGBT Housing Discrimination is Real

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

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

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...