Category: Policy

President’s FY 2017 Budget Briefing

This webinar, conducted by the Alliance's policy team, is focused on the President’s fiscal year (FY) 2017 Budget Proposal and provides a brief overview of the federal budget and appropriations process, as well as an analysis of the Administration’s proposed funding levels for key homelessness and affordable housing programs.

Breaking Down FY2017: What This Could Mean for Homeless Families

The Obama Administration just released its last federal budget proposal, for fiscal year 2017 (which starts October 1, 2016). Among other things, this budget request, more than any in recent years, articulates a broad and aggressive federal response to poverty and inequality in the United States. It puts housing at the center of that response, recognizing and remedying how housing crises, especially homelessness, make it nearly impossible for people to move ahead.

WIOA State Planning Recommendations

Based on the Information Collection Request (ICR) for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) State Unified and Combined Plans, plan strategies must prioritize high-vulnerability populations including 'public assistance recipients, other low-income individuals, or individuals who are basic-skills deficient.

A Year in Review: 2015 Advocacy Highlights

Last year was a challenging year for homeless assistance and affordable housing advocates. Despite plenty of uphill battles against budget restraints, congressional gridlock, and competing policy priorities they persevered and achieved some very impressive gains in 2015.

SSVF Grant Funding Brings New Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced that it will make $300 million in competitive grant funding available for nonprofits renewing their SSVF grants to work with homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families. Several pieces of the announcement highlight opportunities for providers to improve the services they offer to program participants, and ways to enhance their program's effectiveness and reach.

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