Category: Chronic Homelessness

Five Takeaways from HUD’s 2018 Homeless Count

Homelessness ticked up slightly in 2018. A 0.3 percent increase in HUD’s Point-in-Time (PIT) count was the headline from December’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR). However, there were five other important takeaways from the release. 1. Progress Is Happening, Especially […]

DESC: Sheltering the Most Vulnerable

Background Seattle’s Downtown Emergency Service Center opened its doors in 1979 as a low-barrier shelter for people with behavioral health and substance use challenges. In 1994, DESC’s mission to provide shelter for vulnerable people expanded to include providing permanent supportive […]

The FY2018 NOFA: We’re Here to Help!

By now your community has delved into the FY2018 CoC Program Competition. Wherever you are in the process, we’re happy to tell you that the Alliance is here to help! As Steve Berg mentioned in his earlier blog, this year’s […]

What to Expect in the 2018 CoC Program NOFA

People are hard at work on the NOFA for Continuum of Care funding for 2018, and this blog post kicks off a set of tools the Alliance will produce to help. We encourage all readers to also review resources from […]

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