Category: Advocacy

Reviewing Congress’s To-Do List on Ending Homelessness

The House of Representatives has adjourned until after the November election, and the Senate will soon follow. Here are the actionable things related to homelessness that Congress got done (or is just finishing up); and the one big thing that isn’t done yet. What They Did Already: VA appropriations/SSVF cap increase — Congress passed its […]

Key Takeaways from #NAEH2018

Thanks once again to everyone who came to the National Conference on Ending Homelessness, and to the many more who followed the action on Twitter or watched speeches on Facebook Live. Here are my key takeaways: People working to end homelessness are clearer than ever about what it will take. To permanently end homelessness, there […]

Will Congress Make Ending Homelessness a Priority? Here’s What We Know

Communities across the nation are working to end homelessness – but they can’t do it without federal dollars. That’s why the Alliance is watching closely as the federal budget process unrolls for the 2019 fiscal year (FY). Congress has reached a point in the budget process when there’s usually time to take a breath. This […]

As Housing Affordability Takes Center Stage, Organizations Take Action on Policy

As results from the 2018 Point-in Time Counts begin to emerge, we see a scattered portrait of homelessness in the United States. While many communities are making progress, homelessness continues to rise elsewhere. Meanwhile, the housing affordability crisis looms large, as wages continue to fall far beneath housing costs. According to the National Low Income […]

How Your Community Can Apply for New ‘Mainstream’ Housing Vouchers from HUD

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently issued a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for $100 million in new “Mainstream” housing vouchers. These new vouchers are targeted for nonelderly people with disabilities, including those who are homeless or may become homeless. You can read more about the funding from HUD and the […]

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