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2019

Statement from the National Alliance to End Homelessness in Response to the White House Council of Economic Advisers’ Report on Homelessness

September 17, 2019 – The White House Council of Economic Advisers’ recent report, “The State of Homelessness in America” reflects a fundamental misunderstanding of homelessness, the programs that end homelessness, and the people who experience it. The authors cast doubts, refute progress, and offer disparate theories, while offering no realistic solutions.
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Statement from the National Alliance to End Homelessness on
President Trump’s Comments on Homelessness

July 2, 2019 President Trump’s comments on homelessness in American cities are long overdue but far off target. Although the National Alliance to End Homelessness appreciates that the President views this crisis with urgency, his comment that, “we’re really not very equipped as a government to be doing that kind of work,” is surprising, given the success of the federal government in reducing homelessness over the past ten years.
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Statement on the White House Council on Eliminating Barriers to Affordable Housing Development

June 26, 2019 — Reversing the nation’s affordable housing crisis and halting the growth of homelessness will require a robust, sustained, and sophisticated effort. Removing needless regulation is one strategy, but it cannot be the only one.
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Statement on Proposed Changes to HUD’s Equal Access Rule

May 23, 2019 – The National Alliance to End Homelessness is firmly opposed to the Trump Administration’s proposed changes to the Equal Access Rule.
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2018

Homelessness Declines Among Key Populations, Despite Stubborn Numbers Overall

December 17, 2018 – Homelessness in the nation increased by 0.3 percent in 2018, according to a new report released today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress reports that on a single night in 2018, 552,830 people were identified as experiencing homelessness.
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Budget Deal Represents Historic Investments in Homelessness Assistance

March 23, 2018 – As the nation grapples with rising homelessness and an affordable housing crisis, the final fiscal year (FY) 2018 spending bill that passed both houses of Congress this week includes vital investments to increase allocations for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Homelessness Assistance Grants and other key programs.
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2017

New Homeless Numbers Underscore Urgency to Increase Investment in Proven Solutions

December 6, 2017 – A new report released today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) shows that total homelessness increased this year for the first time since 2010. The 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress reports that on a single night in 2017, 553,742 people were identified as experiencing homelessness, representing an increase of less than one percent over last year. Read More

National Alliance to End Homelessness Honors Pioneers in Innovation and Excellence at Annual Awards Ceremony

October 10, 2017 — The National Alliance to End Homelessness today announced recipients for the 2017 Innovation and Excellence Awards. The Alliance’s Annual Awards Ceremony honors those individuals and organizations making extraordinary efforts to end homelessness in their communities, and recognizes their impact in advancing the mission to end homelessness nationwide. Read More

Statement on Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Bill

September 25, 2017 —  The National Alliance to End Homelessness cannot support any legislation that significantly cuts Medicaid funding and phases out Medicaid expansion. The Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill under consideration in the Senate represents a serious threat to…Read More

Ending Homelessness: Benchmarks for a New Congress and Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Over the last decade, federal efforts to address homelessness saw some success with the number of people experiencing homelessness decreasing slowly…Read More

2016

Mayors Join with ‘National Alliance To End Homelessness’ to Release 38-City Snapshot Of Homelessness

December 14, 2016 – The 2016 annual assessment of hunger and homelessness released today by The U.S. Conference of Mayors found that despite the economic recovery, many cities across the country have rates of homelessness higher than the national rate of homelessness…Read More

Homeless Assistance for Families Could Top $10 Billion

February 8, 2016 – The National Alliance to End Homelessness says President Barack Obama’s request for $10.967 billion to help homeless families and children in his proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Budget … Read More

Rapid Re-Housing Best Available Solution for Homeless Families

October 25, 2016 – A second round of results of a study released today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), confirm that rapid re-housing is the most effective intervention available…Read More

HUD Study Confirms: Rapid Re-Housing Best Available Crisis Intervention for Homeless Families

July 8, 2015 – A new study released by The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reconfirms that despite their scarcity, long-term housing subsidies are the ideal when it comes to ending homelessness … Read More