Making Lived Experience Count in Your NOFO Application

  • October 12, 2021
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This post is authored by LaRae Cantley, Social Justice Activist. HUD’s 2021 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is an opportunity to radically advance systems change. Specifically, we have the opportunity to collaboratively and collectively […]

Legislative Update: Keeping Historic Housing Funds in the Build Back Better Act

  • October 7, 2021
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The bill is also referred to as the “reconciliation” bill because it is proceeding through the Congressional budget reconciliation process: it only needs 50 Senate votes to pass, and isn’t subject to filibuster. It will likely receive no Republican supports, […]

What Did We Learn from the National Virtual Conference on Ending Homelessness?

  • September 30, 2021
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Some of the most important takeaways from the conference include: Emphasizing lived experience. People with lived experience of homelessness served as expert panelists in several conference sessions. It’s essential to include the ideas and understanding that people with lived experience […]

Legislative Update: Homelessness in Congress’ Reconciliation Bill

  • September 27, 2021
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This week is extremely important for federal legislation and homelessness: it could be the week that the House votes on a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package that includes significant investments in low-income housing and supportive housing services. The House Financial […]

National Alliance to End Homelessness Applauds House America Initiative

  • September 21, 2021
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House America is a federal effort, led by HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge, in which HUD and USICH are inviting mayors, county leaders, Tribal national leaders, and governors into a national partnership to use the investments provided through the American […]

Analyzing Racial Disparities in the Homelessness System: We Need to Get Moving. The NOFO Tells Us How

  • September 20, 2021
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The Alliance applauds its federal partners at the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) for prioritizing racial equity in this year’s Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Continuums of Care (CoCs) are incentivized to assess their homelessness programs and […]

Serving Survivors: Using Domestic and Sexual Violence Bonus Funds and Other Resources Strategically

  • September 17, 2021
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Written By: Sharon McDonald, National Alliance to End Homelessness; Debbie Fox, National Network to End Domestic Violence; and Monica McLaughlin, National Network to End Domestic Violence One clear message from the Alliance’s blog post series on the 2021 NOFO is […]

Tax System-Based Relief Can Still Offer Individuals a Needed Boost

  • September 7, 2021
  • |Data and Graphics, Publications

Written By Julie Pagaduan | September 7, 2021 The Alliance has created a series of materials explaining the potential impact of these dollars and has cited several resources to help households file their taxes. The first part of the series […]

The NOFO is Correct: Now is the Time to Make the Connection Between Housing and Behavioral Health

  • September 2, 2021
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Homelessness itself is a traumatizing experience. Add COVID-19 to the picture, and it should be readily apparent that we urgently need to connect people experiencing homelessness to both housing and behavioral health supports. Research has shown that the pandemic, coupled with the related economic downturn, has negatively impacted people’s mental health and created new […]

2021 NOFO Resource Series

  • September 2, 2021
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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) 2021 Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Continuum of Care program presents vitally important opportunity for homelessness response systems across the country. Not only is it a chance to secure needed […]