Category: Children and Families

What Will Your Organization Ask for This Holiday Season?

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday are now in the rear-view mirror. But for homeless service agencies, the holiday rush is just beginning. Across the country, phones are buzzing with volunteer groups wanting to serve special meals or organize toy drives for families experiencing homelessness.   The holiday season represents an incredible opportunity for […]

Homelessness and the Youngest Children

More than 140,000 children age five or under spent a night in a homeless shelter or transitional housing program over the course of 2017, according to the recently released HUD Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR). More than 30,000 were infants. Each year when localities take a one-day snapshot of homelessness, voluntary surveyors find children in […]

The Day 1 Fund: Who Will It Serve and What Will It Do?

On Sept. 13, along with many of you, we saw Jeff Bezos’s announcement on Twitter that he and his wife were making a $2 billion contribution to support homeless families and preschools in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods. With respect to homeless families, Bezos said in his tweet that his vision came from Marty Hartman, CEO of […]

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 […]

Congratulations Georgia: Housing 275 Households in 100 Days

This post is part of a National Alliance to End Homelessness blog series to highlight the Rapid Rehousing Learning Collaboratives in Georgia and Maryland. Read more about Learning Collaboratives in the first post in the series here. If you’ve ever attended an Alliance webinar, you probably know what to expect from the experience: You will […]

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