Centering Racial Equity in Homeless System Design

  • February 23, 2021
  • |Publications

This post is written by staff of the Oakland-Berkeley-Alameda County, California Continuum of Care (CA-502). Between 2017 and 2019, homelessness increased by 43 percent in Alameda County, California and unsheltered homelessness grew by 63 percent. The upsurge in homelessness is […]

Homelessness and Black History: Access to Housing

  • February 17, 2021
  • |Publications

Homelessness is what happens when housing is out of reach. The growing gap between increasing housing costs and static wages in recent years has meant constantly rising rates of homelessness. For Black people, generations of being excluded from housing access means today being significantly overrepresented among people experiencing homelessness. When Housing is […]

Positive Changes in FY2021 Spending: HUD-VASH Eligibility Expands

  • February 9, 2021
  • |Publications

As the pandemic continues and things remain tough in communities nationwide, changes set forth in recent legislation cause me to be hopeful about what we can accomplish to end homelessness. The final spending legislation for fiscal year 2021, passed by […]

Supporting Children and Families During the Pandemic

  • February 8, 2021
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Even under normal circumstances, service providers struggle to meet the needs of children and families experiencing homelessness. And, these are far from normal times. Millions of families are now at risk of homelessness due to the impact of COVID-19. The […]

Preventing Homelessness for Youth and Young Families in Foster Care: FY2021 Updates

  • January 28, 2021
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Many young people who enter homelessness, including young parents with children, do so after exiting foster care. Researchers have found that between 31% and 46% of youth exiting foster care experience homelessness by age 26. A study conducted in Washington […]

Homeless Policy in the Biden Administration (Webinar)

  • January 28, 2021
  • |Videos

President Joe Biden made detailed commitments on housing and homelessness when campaigning for the White House. Since his election, Biden has included homelessness and housing proposals in his COVID relief package, with more announcements expected soon. In this webinar, Alliance […]

The Next Four Years: What Can We Expect for Homelessness and Housing Policy?

  • January 25, 2021
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With the start of a new Presidential Administration, it’s a good time to look at what opportunities and challenges lie ahead as we seek an end to homelessness in the United States. In the coming months the Alliance will continue […]

The Racial Equity Dialogue Series: Starting the Conversation About Racism in the North Carolina Balance of State CoC

  • January 15, 2021
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This blog post is authored by staff at the North Carolina Balance of State Continuum of Care. A Call to Action In response to the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, North Carolina Balance of State Continuum of Care […]

Conducting the 2021 PIT in the Age of COVID-19 (Webinar)

  • January 7, 2021
  • |Videos

The pandemic has been a major disrupter of homeless system operations. The 2021 Point-in-Time Count will necessarily proceed differently than it has in previous years. Towards the end of 2020, HUD released new guidance allowing for new flexibilities in counting unsheltered people. […]

Caring for Homeless Services Staff During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • January 5, 2021
  • |Publications, Videos, Toolkits and Training Materials

The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for homeless service providers, and these challenges only continue. But even during these difficult times, there is a lot that leadership can do to stave off employee burnout—and it doesn’t take a big budget to […]