For EHV Programs, the Affordable Housing Crisis is a Big Challenge

  • May 24, 2022
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The conversations revealed that efforts to use these valuable government resources were hampered by issues associated with the national affordable housing crisis. Nevertheless, communities wanted more EHVs available because they represent a meaningful chance to permanently house people who otherwise […]

Race, Ethnicity, and EHVs: The Elephant in the Room

  • May 23, 2022
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Earlier this year, when the Alliance convened a series of focus groups consisting of mostly Continuum of Care (CoC) representatives, it was clear to everyone that the nation’s affordable housing crisis was a significant source of the problem. However, the […]

The Next Three Opportunities in the Federal Budget

  • May 20, 2022
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Last week was the deadline for members of the U.S. Senate to request certain things be included in annual “discretionary” spending bills for Fiscal Year 2023. (You may have heard us refer to these as the 2023 “appropriations” bills.) A […]

Alliance Dashboard Models the Outcomes of the FY23 Budget

  • May 19, 2022
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Efforts to fund government programs for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) are significantly underway. The President released his budget in March and Congress is beginning to consider related legislation. To help understand this process, the Alliance created a new dashboard that […]

How Master Leasing Can Help the Affordable Housing Crisis

  • May 17, 2022
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Written by Kris Freed, Chief Programs Officer, LA Family Housing Rising housing costs and the shortage of affordable housing have become some of the most pressing issues in the country, particularly in big cities like Los Angeles where I work […]

EHV Report Identifies Workforce Shortages as a Major Obstacle to Implementing Vouchers

  • May 16, 2022
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Many communities worry that this trend is likely to continue, especially among front-line workers. Discussions with Continuum of Care (CoC) employees point to multiple and overlapping challenges. Research Reveals That the Underlying Problem Is Not Limited to Wages The homelessness […]

National Alliance to End Homelessness Names New CEO, Ann Oliva

  • May 12, 2022
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The National Alliance to End Homelessness today announced that Ann Oliva has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of the organization. The announcement follows a thorough executive search on the heels of the planned departure of current CEO, Nan […]

Taking Stock: System Improvements and the 2022 NOFO Competition

  • May 10, 2022
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Over the past two years, homeless service systems have been pushed to the limit, revealing valuable insights about what works and what doesn’t. The influx of resources has presented exceptional opportunities for homelessness systems, but also presented numerous hurdles. The […]

Modifying Services to Protect Older Adults Experiencing Homelessness

  • May 6, 2022
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Researchers have warned that the number of older adults (age 55 and above) will increase in the unsheltered and sheltered homeless population over the next decade unless policymakers take significant action to prevent it. The “graying” of the homeless population […]

Tiny Homes Beg Big Questions

  • May 5, 2022
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There are two things that we know to be certain about homelessness: Someone who has a home is not homeless. The United States has a major affordable housing crisis. While homelessness programs continue to do the heroic and creative work […]