The Truth About Housing First

  • September 22, 2023
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Rather than taking on the severe affordable housing crisis that is driving homelessness, housing insecurity, and rent burdens in communities all over the country, politicians, media pundits and others have seized this opportunity to blame Housing First as a failed […]

Earmark This: Can You Afford to Ignore Congressionally Directed Funding?

  • September 21, 2023
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What if you could get $5 million in funding to preserve and expand affordable rural housing in your county? What if your project could secure $300,000 to install a sprinkler system in the family navigation center? Would any of those […]

Impacts of COVID-19 Relief on Sheltered Homelessness

  • September 19, 2023
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Recent data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) shows that federal COVID-19 relief measures likely contributed to declining homelessness among the sheltered population. Continued investments are still needed, however, to address growing homelessness among transgender and […]

Calculating Change: Future Directions for Homelessness Data Use and Reporting

  • September 12, 2023
  • |Publications, Data and Graphics

The Alliance spoke with several partners on how reforming data collection processes can improve service delivery and illuminate gaps in resources. This report provides highlights from these conversations and points to needed areas of homelessness data reform.

I See You: Asian/Asian Americans Experiencing Homelessness on the Rise

  • September 7, 2023
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Fast forward to 2020 when COVID-19 and America’s racial awakening created an opportunity for the nation to have open and transparent dialogue about who is more likely to be hungry, experience homelessness, or be the victim of violence in our […]

Bringing Incredible Advocates Together in D.C.: The Impact of Capitol Hill Day 2023

  • September 6, 2023
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This year marked the first time since 2019 that advocates from all over the country convened with their members of Congress in person to bolster the Alliance’s policy priorities. Here are some of those priorities, and what advocates can continue […]

New Estimates Suggest that $4.8 Billion is Needed to Bring Homeless Services Salaries into the Modern Era

  • September 5, 2023
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Without these investments, staffing challenges will continue to grow worse, and will exacerbate the current homelessness and housing crisis across the United States. This effort will require substantial and sustained commitments from all levels of government and philanthropy. However, it […]

Remembering Bill Block

  • August 31, 2023
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Although you may have never heard his name, he is someone who has positively impacted the lives of many people across the nation — including mine. My friend Bill passed away on August 19 and I want to take some […]

How Congress Can Revive Critical Veteran Homelessness Services

  • August 24, 2023
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During the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) was given special authority to provide veterans experiencing homelessness with communication and transportation services as well as food, shelter, clothing, blankets, and hygiene supplies. A senior VA […]

California Statewide Study of Homelessness May Have Nationwide Implications

  • August 21, 2023
  • |Publications, Data and Graphics

In early June, the Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative (BHHI), housed at the University of California San Francisco, released a groundbreaking report on the characteristics and causes of homelessness in California. The report, which was principally authored by Dr. Margot […]