The Official Blog of the National Alliance to End Homelessness

Final Push on Appropriations

After many delays and false starts, Congress is entering the final stage in its work to enact government spending levels for Fiscal Year 2018. This will be the climax of an amazing effort by advocates all over the country, to secure appropriate funding to help get homeless people into housing. I want to thank everyone […]

On the Road Again: Capacity Building Team Touches Down in Georgia and Maryland to Improve Rapid Re-Housing Outcomes

The Alliance’s Capacity Building Team will be on the road in 2018 to help providers implement rapid re-housing best practices and to ramp up their efforts to end homelessness. Albany, GA: home of Ray Charles, mouth-watering grilled fish… and the kickoff for a year of Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) Learning Collaboratives. Through these collaboratives, the Alliance’s […]

Using a Scattered Site Housing First Model to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

Written by guest blogger, Christine Simiriglia, President and CEO of Pathways to Housing PA. People are dying at an alarming rate. Across the nation, the opioid crisis has communities working overtime in search of solutions. Philadelphia is feeling the effects particularly hard. The city’s Kensington neighborhood remains “ground zero” for some of the purest, cheapest […]

Homeless Person’s Memorial Day is a Call to Action

On the longest night of the year, we remember friends, family members, and neighbors who passed away this year without a home. We remember their smiles and their stories. We recognize their pain and isolation. We remember the fear, discomfort, and the risk of violence that comes with homelessness. As we grieve those we have […]

We Must Not Lose Momentum on Veteran Homelessness

Over the past several years, our nation’s progress on veteran homelessness has been one of the most important success stories in the effort to end homelessness. But earlier this month, an annual count of homelessness in the U.S. reminded us that the job isn’t done, and we can’t slow down. According to the 2017 Annual […]

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