Homelessness Reaches the Supreme Court: As It Weighs One Approach, A Better One Waits in the Wings

  • April 23, 2024
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Written by: Joy Moses, Vice President of Research and Evidence In evaluating the case of City of Grants Pass, Oregon v. Johnson, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider amicus briefs filed by a collection of jurisdictions that express varying levels […]

NAEH, NLIHC, CBPP: Supreme Court Case Highlights Need for Leaders to Address Homelessness with Humane, Proven Strategies

  • April 22, 2024
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On April 22, the solutions to homelessness will come into full view when the U.S. Supreme Court hears the most important case in decades influencing how communities treat their residents experiencing homelessness. At the heart of the case, Grants Pass, […]

How the Supreme Court Could Impact Homelessness

  • April 16, 2024
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About the Case The narrow issue in the case is whether a local government can issue tickets, fines, arrests, or otherwise punish people for “camping” outside in public spaces – even when adequate indoor shelter and housing spaces aren’t available […]

What Do We Know (So Far) About Homelessness Funding in the FY 2024 Budget?

  • March 13, 2024
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Last Saturday, President Biden signed into law a bill providing funding for the rest of fiscal year 2024 for some federal agencies. These include the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the U.S. Interagency […]

What is Preventing Progress on Unsheltered Homelessness?

  • March 1, 2024
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In spring 2023, the federal government awarded 32 communities across the country with additional resources to address unsheltered homelessness. Before they began implementing their grants, the Alliance asked 24 representatives of the funded communities about the factors that had been preventing […]

How Federal Funding Sparks Innovation on Unsheltered Homelessness

  • February 27, 2024
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In 2023, thirty-two communities across the country won significant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to respond to unsheltered homelessness. These communities represent diverse settings facing different challenges. Due to the flexible nature of how this […]

New Federal Funding Boosts Unsheltered Homelessness Response

  • February 27, 2024
  • |Publications, Data and Graphics

Written by: Nicole DuBois, Senior Research Analyst Unsheltered homelessness rose to an estimated 256,610 people on one night in January 2023, up 9.7 percent from the prior year. This continued a trend of increases that began in 2016 and has […]

Potential Government Shutdown: What You Need to Know

  • February 27, 2024
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Once again Congress is heading toward a potential government shutdown. Congress is currently confronting a pair of shutdown deadlines – on March 1 and March 8 – after lawmakers passed a short-term funding bill in January. With these deadlines looming for Congress to […]

How Black History Can Shape Homelessness Efforts

  • February 26, 2024
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During Black History Month, the Alliance wanted to highlight the voices of Black leaders in the movement to end homelessness. Here’s why they say we should continue the commitment to racial equity and justice in the collective work to address […]

Advancing Equity: The Journey of a Black Woman Leader in a Black-Led Organization

  • February 21, 2024
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Reflecting on my first year as the inaugural Executive Director of the Phoenix Foundation, a Black-led non-profit organization dedicated to serving our Chicago community, I’m deeply entrenched in the complex dynamics of systemic change and the enduring struggle for equity. […]