Category: Policy

Conducting the 2021 PIT in the Age of COVID-19 (Webinar)

The pandemic has been a major disrupter of homeless system operations. The 2021 Point-in-Time Count will necessarily proceed differently than it has in previous years. Towards the end of 2020, HUD released new guidance allowing for new flexibilities in counting unsheltered people. […]

Homelessness in 2021: Five Factors to Watch

As the nation emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, homelessness will continue to be a national crisis. Although the number of people experiencing homelessness is still lower than it was in 2007, homelessness has been increasing since 2016. It is likely […]

New Omnibus: What It Means for Homelessness

Congress, with one giant bill, has finished all its work for 2020 (with one significant exception – see below). The “omnibus” included all the regular discretionary spending bills for FY 2021; about $900 billion in emergency coronavirus relief spending; and […]

The Longest Night of the Year

December 21, the longest night of the year, is remembered annually as Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day, a time when we remember the people who lost their lives while experiencing homelessness. The night seems particularly poignant this year as we anticipate […]

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