What’s Next? Staying Focused After the Election

  • November 10, 2020
  • |Publications

Well, that was exciting. Joe Biden ran on a platform that included a commitment to the Housing First approach to homelessness, strong investments in affordable housing centered around race equity, and building the capacity of the economy to provide jobs […]

5 Key Facts About Homeless Veterans

  • November 9, 2020
  • |Publications

In November, the nation takes a day off to honor its veterans. In recent years, the homeless services world has held these sentiments all year long: diligently working to secure permanent housing for everyone who has served our country. Below […]

Racial Equity Resources

  • October 27, 2020
  • |Toolkits and Training Materials, Data and Graphics

The following tools and resources can aid your system in learning more about racial disparities in homelessness, and the structural factors that contribute to them: criminalization, poverty, redlining, mental and physical health, incarceration, and more. The resources on this page […]

Effective Diversion: A Key Strategy for Ending Homelessness (webinar)

  • October 19, 2020
  • |Toolkits and Training Materials, Videos

Effective diversion has never been more important than during the coronavirus pandemic. This webinar provides an overview of diversion, the best diversion practices, and how communities are implementing diversion to ensure that new federal COVID-19 homelessness resources are most effectively and […]

Racial Equity and Emergency Shelter: Access and Outcomes

  • October 14, 2020
  • |Toolkits and Training Materials

Emergency shelter is a critical component of the homeless services system. Shelters allow people experiencing homelessness to access immediate needs like sleep, food, medical care, and safety. Effective emergency shelters are also oriented towards attaining permanent housing. However, people of […]

Summary of 2020 Executive Order on Combatting Race and Sex Stereotyping

  • September 30, 2020
  • |Publications

Addressing the effects of racism, past and present, is an important part of any work to end homelessness. The Executive Order on Combatting Race and Sex Stereotyping (EO) broadly misrepresents the work that many people are doing in this area. […]

Guidance on Registering Clients to Vote and Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Efforts for Homeless Providers (webinar)

  • September 23, 2020
  • |Videos

The National Alliance to End Homelessness, the Fair Elections Center, and the Alliance for Justice’s Bolder Advocacy Program hosted a webinar for providers to discover ways to quickly and effectively ramp up voter registration efforts, understand how to legally and […]

A Conversation About the Equal Access Rule and Why It Matters (Webinar)

  • September 16, 2020
  • |Videos

The Alliance hosted a national conversation about the Equal Access Rule and the Administration’s proposal to end it. Panel participants shared their experience working to create safe and affirming spaces for transgender adults in homeless service programs. The discussion also […]

Responding to COVID-19: Conversations with Homeless System Leaders

  • September 16, 2020
  • |Publications

August 2020 Following the initial community surveys in March 2020, Alliance staff held conversations with homeless system leaders throughout May and June to discuss how systems are approaching housing placements, ensuring healthy conditions, data collection, staffing, partnerships, and common challenges […]

Researching an End to Homelessness: Election Year Policy Ideas (Webinar Series)

  • September 11, 2020
  • |Videos

While much of the nation’s attention focuses on the presidential contest, voters will also be choosing members of Congress and state and local representatives. Many of these elected officials have a role to play in ending homelessness. Advocates and concerned citizens will be reaching out to them […]