Resources

Centering Racial Equity in the Greater New Orleans CoC

  • June 16, 2021
  • |Publications

Author: Shercole King and Garrick Rattler, on behalf of UNITY’s Racial Equity Task Force Picture Credit: Press Street of New Orleans, Painted by NOCCA Students. Photographer: Shercole King “I knew then, and I know now, when it comes to justice, […]

Big Budgets, Big Asks: Key 2021 Legislative Priorities for Homelessness

  • June 8, 2021
  • |Publications

The timing is perfect! On May 28, President Biden released his detailed budget request for fiscal year 2022. It included aggressive requests for funding increases for programs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that are key […]

Disruptions to the 2021 PiT Count: Working to Fill Data Gaps

  • May 18, 2021
  • |Publications

Homeless services systems will be sorting through the impacts of the pandemic for some time to come. Disruptions to the 2021 Point-in-Time (PiT) Count are a part of the story: the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sanctioned […]

Homeless Policy in the Recovery Plans (Webinar)

  • May 12, 2021
  • |Videos

In three relief packages to address the pandemic and economic downturn – the American Rescue Plan, American Jobs Plan, and American Families Plan – President Biden has proposed an unprecedented $6 trillion in new federal investments. These plans include billions […]

Results from the Latest Voices From the Field Survey (Webinar)

  • April 29, 2021
  • |Videos

This webinar from the Alliance’s Homelessness Research Institute focused on the results of the latest installment of the Voices from the Field Survey series. The fourth round of surveys focused on Continuums of Care, service providers, and advocates to understand […]

Voices from the Field: Responding to COVID-19 (Part 4)

  • April 22, 2021
  • |Publications

April 2021 This installment of community surveys is based on responses from homeless service providers and advocates during February and March 2021. These surveys reveal the importance of new federal investments, as well as vaccine planning and data collection processes. […]

Three Steps to Ensure Robust Funding for HUD’s Homelessness Programs in FY22

  • March 23, 2021
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COVID-19 has upended the typical funding process Congress undertakes annually. Though historic emergency investments in homelessness have provided relief, the annual appropriations process is still an integral component of federal funding for homelessness and housing programs. With that process starting […]

New Report Shows Rise in Homelessness in Advance of COVID-19 Crisis

  • March 18, 2021
  • |Publications

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) 2020 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress (Part 1) shows that 580,466 people were counted as homeless during the 2020 Point-in-Time count, representing a 2.2% increase over 2019. This marks the fourth consecutive annual increase in homelessness, following sustained […]

Help Is On The Way! The American Rescue Plan Act Becomes Law

  • March 16, 2021
  • |Publications

Last week, as the Alliance was wrapping up its virtual conference on ending homelessness, the federal government responded to the health and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic with a massive, $1.9 trillion relief bill. The new law, the American […]

Actionable Research on COVID-19 and Homelessness (Webinar)

  • March 4, 2021
  • |Videos

Gathering evidence on COVID-19 and homelessness has been challenging, but limited data is available despite these barriers. Researchers at the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, the Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative, and the University of Washington have been […]

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