Connecting People Experiencing Homelessness to Economic Impact Payments

  • April 23, 2021
  • |Publications

People experiencing homelessness are entitled to receive Economic Impact Payment (EIP) benefits – also known as stimulus checks – provided under the CARES Act and American Rescue Plan Act. However, because the process for accessing these payments has been unclear, […]

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

  • April 22, 2021
  • |Data and Graphics, 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. […]

Know-How, Resources, and Leadership Have Given Us an Historic Opportunity

  • April 20, 2021
  • |Publications

Recently, HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge and VA Secretary Denis McDonough issued a joint statement announcing that the two departments are “aligning efforts and joining forces to work towards ending Veteran homelessness.” Each leader pledged to “mobilize the strength of our […]

Recipients Identified for Gordon Wayne Campaign Fund Grants

  • April 15, 2021
  • |Publications

The Alliance is excited to announce that, together with Boston College student and homelessness advocate Gordon Wayne, it has identified and provided grants to five organizations working to support homeless and at-risk families. These funds will be used to prevent homelessness for vulnerable families, and re-house […]

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

  • March 23, 2021
  • |Publications

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 […]

Positive Changes in FY2021: Universal FUP Vouchers for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

  • March 2, 2021
  • |Publications

This is the second installment in blog series dedicated to some of the most encouraging investments in the United States Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget. To read the first installment, click here. In 1995, Alliance now-President and CEO Nan Roman […]

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 […]