The Official Blog of the National Alliance to End Homelessness

Georgia Emergency Shelters Take on the Shelter Challenge

Emergency shelters play a critical role in efforts to end homelessness. They provide people with a safe place to stay and help them quickly return to housing. The Alliance’s Center for Capacity Building has been focusing on learning about effective emergency shelter practices and working with various communities to help re-tool their systems. We spent […]

Rapid Re-Housing For Youth: Lessons from the Learning Community

Over the last year, there has been a dramatic expansion in the number of rapid re-housing (RRH) programs designed to serve youth. In 2016, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded over $15 million to RRH providers focusing on implementing the intervention for youth. And already in 2017, HUD’s Youth Homelessness Demonstration […]

Catch up on the RRH Works Campaign

Throughout our RRH Works campaign, we have heard about the five key strategies for advancing the intervention discussed at the Alliance’s Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) Leadership Summit held in Sept. 2016. Today we are making commitments to scale up RRH in our new document, Rapid Re-Housing Leadership Summit: What We Learned. Did you miss some of […]

Why Now is the Time To Fight for Funding

We are ending homelessness, and it is vitally important that the people who work for us in Congress do their critical part to help. They can do this by making homeless assistance a priority in federal spending bills this year. Here are three simple reasons why it needs to be a priority. 1. Reducing homelessness […]

Homelessness and Immigration Enforcement: What You Should Know

Since President Trump took office and signed executive orders related to immigration policy, law-enforcement officials have greater authority to pursue and prosecute a wider range of undocumented immigrants. The recent arrests of several undocumented immigrants leaving a hypothermia shelter located in a church in Virginia have prompted many to ask how they can protect the […]

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