Each year in the run-up to the holiday season, we pause to commemorate Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. This year’s event takes place November 12–20. This annual event, run by the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student […]
Author: Tom Murphy
Planning for Seasonal Weather Emergencies: A Solution or a Symptom?
Just about everyone in the human services sector knows this cycle. In anticipation of just such events, many communities spent the previous months formulating “summer plans” to help flex up services and resources to accommodate seasonal heat emergencies. And, of […]
Tiny Homes Beg Big Questions
There are two things that we know to be certain about homelessness: Someone who has a home is not homeless. The United States has a major affordable housing crisis. While homelessness programs continue to do the heroic and creative work […]
What’s the Role of Emergency Shelter in Diversion?
In the most recent installment of the Alliance’s Emergency Shelter Learning Series, we addressed one of the most important practices in emergency shelter: the role of diversion. Diversion is a strategy that helps people experiencing a housing crisis quickly identify […]
Why We Can’t Address Unsheltered Homelessness Without Good Journalism
This post is part of Unsheltered, an Alliance blog series to explore the crisis of unsheltered homelessness in the United States. You can catch up on the whole series here. If you’re watching closely today, you may notice something important. […]