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. […]

Every One Votes Toolkit – Survey

  • February 20, 2024
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It’s Time to Contact Congress — Now

  • February 14, 2024
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This blog post contains a simple but important ask: we need you to weigh in with your members of Congress now to support increased funding for homelessness assistance this year. The FY24 budget will not be adequate to meet the […]

Every One Votes

  • February 13, 2024
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Updated February 13, 2024. Why Should Providers Get Involved? The Three Steps to Supporting Clients’ Right to Vote Legal Disclaimer The information on our website provides helpful information and guidance regarding voting in the United States, but the information and guidance should not be construed […]

Equity Means Engaging People with Lived Experience

  • February 6, 2024
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For some time now, the Alliance has been on a journey to becoming an anti-racist organization that fully integrates justice and equity principles and practices into the work to end homelessness. We have been clear about existing racial and ethnic […]

Grateful for Your Advocacy

  • February 1, 2024
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In my role as Senior Field Organizer, I get to work with passionate advocates across the country who have committed endless time and energy to ending homelessness. Here at the Alliance, we are so grateful to have you as our […]

Supreme Court and Homelessness: What the Grants Pass v. Johnson Case Could Do

  • January 26, 2024
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The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to take up the case of City of Grants Pass, Oregon v. Gloria Johnson to determine whether if, under our Constitution, a local government can make it a crime to involuntarily live outside and […]

A Big Year for Homelessness: The Work Ahead in 2024

  • January 24, 2024
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Is it too late to say Happy New Year? At the Alliance we have spent the past several weeks looking ahead to what we think 2024 will bring for homelessness and housing issues, and how we as a field can […]

Federal Data Demonstrates the Need for Safe, Supportive, and Specific Housing for Gender-Expansive People

  • January 23, 2024
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As understanding of gender identity evolves, provision of shelter and housing for gender-expansive individuals must also adapt and change. Data shows that this population disproportionately experiences homelessness: gender-expansive people face unique barriers when seeking housing, or accessing emergency shelter and […]

Making Progress on Homelessness Requires Support for Our Workforce

  • January 9, 2024
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People ask me all the time in this tough environment what gives me hope. I always respond that it’s the people I work with and get to meet when I travel. All across the country, I’ve met homeless service providers […]