Category: Chronic Homelessness

Current Federal Relief Could Largely Solve Homelessness Right Now!

Author(s): Joy Moses, Sharon McDonald Funds have already been allocated and are in circulation for each of these programs. However, for those states and communities that have yet to strategically coordinate these resources towards ending literal homelessness, it’s not too […]

Legislative Update: Homelessness in Congress’ Reconciliation Bill

This week is extremely important for federal legislation and homelessness: it could be the week that the House votes on a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package that includes significant investments in low-income housing and supportive housing services.  The House Financial […]

The NOFO is Correct: Now is the Time to Make the Connection Between Housing and Behavioral Health

Homelessness itself is a traumatizing experience. Add COVID-19 to the picture, and it should be readily apparent that we urgently need to connect people experiencing homelessness to both housing and behavioral health supports.  Research has shown that the pandemic, coupled with the related economic downturn, has negatively impacted people’s mental health and created new […]

New Report Shows Rise in Homelessness in Advance of COVID-19 Crisis

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) 2020 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress (Part 1) shows that 580,466 people were counted as homeless during the 2020 Point-in-Time count, representing a 2.2% increase over 2019. This marks the fourth consecutive annual increase in homelessness, following sustained […]

Help Is On The Way! The American Rescue Plan Act Becomes Law

Last week, as the Alliance was wrapping up its virtual conference on ending homelessness, the federal government responded to the health and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic with a massive, $1.9 trillion relief bill. The new law, the American […]

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