Resources

Effective Diversion: A Key Strategy for Ending Homelessness (webinar)

  • October 19, 2020
  • |Toolkits and Training Materials, Videos

Effective diversion has never been more important than during the coronavirus pandemic. This webinar provides an overview of diversion, the best diversion practices, and how communities are implementing diversion to ensure that new federal COVID-19 homelessness resources are most effectively and […]

Racial Equity and Emergency Shelter: Access and Outcomes

  • October 14, 2020
  • |Toolkits and Training Materials

Emergency shelter is a critical component of the homeless services system. Shelters allow people experiencing homelessness to access immediate needs like sleep, food, medical care, and safety. Effective emergency shelters are also oriented towards attaining permanent housing. However, people of […]

Summary of 2020 Executive Order on Combatting Race and Sex Stereotyping

  • September 30, 2020
  • |Publications

Addressing the effects of racism, past and present, is an important part of any work to end homelessness. The Executive Order on Combatting Race and Sex Stereotyping (EO) broadly misrepresents the work that many people are doing in this area. […]

Guidance on Registering Clients to Vote and Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Efforts for Homeless Providers (webinar)

  • September 23, 2020
  • |Videos

The National Alliance to End Homelessness, the Fair Elections Center, and the Alliance for Justice’s Bolder Advocacy Program hosted a webinar for providers to discover ways to quickly and effectively ramp up voter registration efforts, understand how to legally and […]

A Conversation About the Equal Access Rule and Why It Matters (Webinar)

  • September 16, 2020
  • |Videos

The Alliance hosted a national conversation about the Equal Access Rule and the Administration’s proposal to end it. Panel participants shared their experience working to create safe and affirming spaces for transgender adults in homeless service programs. The discussion also […]

Responding to COVID-19: Conversations with Homeless System Leaders

  • September 16, 2020
  • |Publications

August 2020 Following the initial community surveys in March 2020, Alliance staff held conversations with homeless system leaders throughout May and June to discuss how systems are approaching housing placements, ensuring healthy conditions, data collection, staffing, partnerships, and common challenges […]

Researching an End to Homelessness: Election Year Policy Ideas (Webinar Series)

  • September 11, 2020
  • |Videos

While much of the nation’s attention focuses on the presidential contest, voters will also be choosing members of Congress and state and local representatives. Many of these elected officials have a role to play in ending homelessness. Advocates and concerned citizens will be reaching out to them […]

How are Providers Coping with COVID-19 and the Recession? Recent Alliance Surveys and Interviews (webinar)

  • September 3, 2020
  • |Videos

COVID-19 and the current economic crisis are testing homeless services systems in unprecedented ways. To better understand how providers are managing the current crisis, the Alliance and a collection of research partners initiated a series of community surveys and interviews […]

Supporting Academic Success and Safety for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • August 13, 2020
  • |Toolkits and Training Materials

As students return to school during the COVID-19 pandemic, providers and systems leaders have a responsibility to ensure that children are connected to school resources and appropriately set up to participate and succeed in academic endeavors. The Alliance has reached […]

Voices from the Field: COVID-19 and Recession Surveys, Interviews, and Data

  • August 13, 2020
  • |Publications

The Alliance’s Homelessness Research Institute has conducted surveys with Continuums of Care (CoC) throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to assess their most pressing needs, and identify any trends in homelessness as a result of the pandemic. The reports below detail how […]

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