Past Events


Rapid Re-Housing: A Proven Approach to Ending Homelessness

An effective response to homelessness requires permanent housing solutions with enough flexibility and options to meet an entire community’s diverse housing needs. But meeting these needs is a real challenge amid the nationwide housing affordability crisis. Rapid Re-Housing, as a […]


Emergency Shelter: Reimagining a Housing Focused Place People Want to Use

A safe, welcoming, low-barrier, and housing-focused shelter is a critical component of an effective homeless response system. Effective shelter practice requires listening to people with lived expertise and making cultural, philosophical, and operational shifts according to their feedback. This webinar […]


Coordinated Entry: Best Practices in Centering Equity and Ensuring Effectiveness

Effective Coordinated Entry systems increase consistency, efficiency, and equity in communities’ work to end homelessness. In practice, implementation has been an enormous challenge—making the scale of homelessness more visible, laying bare gaps in existing services, while exposing and in many […]


Housing Problem-Solving: From Diversion to Rapid Exit and Beyond

Housing problem-solving is a transformative, person-centered strategy exploring innovative, secure, cost-effective solutions for swiftly resolving housing crises. This distinctive philosophy differs from historically marginalizing practices by emphasizing genuine partnerships with individuals to empower them to overcome their housing crisis. In […]


Targeted Homelessness Prevention: Stemming the Inflow

Effectively tackling homelessness requires a strategic upstream approach prioritizing housing stability before individuals enter the homeless system. Given the constraints of limited homeless prevention resources, it is crucial to direct these resources towards those at the highest risk of homelessness. […]


Effective Street Outreach: From Unsheltered to Housed

With unsheltered homelessness rising nationwide, communities are actively streamlining outreach efforts at the systemic level. This includes integrating outreach seamlessly into Coordinated Entry (CE) and facilitating swift housing referrals. A pivotal focus for effective outreach ensures that efforts are inherently […]


Elevating the Needs of the Homeless Services Workforce: Findings from Recent Nationwide Surveys

Human services workers across multiple sectors have been yelling from the rooftops that their professions are in distress. The homeless services workforce is adding to the chorus. To help their voices be heard, the Alliance circulated a nationwide survey earlier […]


Calculating Change: The Continuing Conversation on Homelessness Data Reform

Over the last year, the Alliance reached out to people in the homelessness field to gather ideas for data reform. The result was a recent report: “Calculating Change: Future Directions for Homelessness Data Use and Reporting.” Though not an endpoint […]


Promoting Equity, Lived Experience, Housing First, and System Performance: What Matters in the 2023 NOFO

The FY 2023 CoC Program Competition has arrived. In this webinar, Alliance team members Mary Frances Kenion, Josh Johnson, Kay Moshier McDivitt, and Marcy Thompson share information about changes, priorities, guidance on crafting a competitive application, and tips on getting […]

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2024 Innovations and Solutions for Ending Unsheltered Homelessness

The 2024 Innovations and Solutions for Ending Unsheltered Homelessness Conference will bring together service providers, system leaders, advocates, and people with lived experience of homelessness to learn from each other, discuss best practices, and share new innovations in the field. […]

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