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Conference Scholarship, Volunteer Opportunities Available
The Alliance is currently accepting applications to its scholarship  program for the 2016 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness, which will take place in Oakland, Calif., Feb. 18 to 19, 2016. The deadline to submit an application is Wednesday, Dec. 9. Only individuals who are currently experiencing homelessness or who have experienced homelessness in the past are eligible to apply. To apply for a scholarship, please complete the scholarship application form.
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Individuals who are interested in volunteering at the conference can receive complimentary conference registration. Positions are limited and are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis. To learn more about opportunities to volunteer, please email inquiries to Alliance Conference Associate Jaime Colman.
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Upcoming webinar: Helping Homeless Families Access Affordable Child Care
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1 to 3 p.m. ET
On Tuesday, Dec. 1, CSH will host a webinar that will examine how homeless service providers can improve access to child care among the homeless families they serve. During the webinar, speakers will discuss changes to the Child Care Development Block Grant and outline steps providers can take to collaborate with local early childhood education and care systems.
HUD Resource: Opening Doors Through Multifamily Housing
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has published a new toolkit that is meant to help communities work with homeless services providers and multifamily property owners to prioritize homeless people for mainstream housing resources. The toolkit, “Opening Doors Through Multifamily Housing: Toolkit for Implementing a Homeless Preference” provides step-by-step guidance based on the experiences of 10 communities that participated in HUD’s 2012 “Dedicating Opportunities to End Homelessness” initiative.
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Ending Homelessness Today
the official blog of the national alliance to end homelessness
Tuberculosis and Homelessness: Not a Thing of the Past
by Jayme Day
In August, the Centers for Disease Control held a meeting in Atlanta with several representatives from emergency shelters, health experts, federal officials, and national homeless organizations to discuss the spread of Tuberculosis (TB) in homeless shelter populations.
TB can be a fatal disease; it is transmitted through the air and can remain in the air for many hours, which means that people staying in jails or shelters jails are especially susceptible to TB. Not only do homeless people spend extended periods crowded shelters, they’re more likely to have compromised immune systems from living on the streets.
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Homelessness Declined 11 Percent Since 2010, 2 Percent Since 2014
by Liza Doran
One a single night of this year, 564,708 people were experiencing homelessness in across the country. This is according to the 2015 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress (AHAR) Part 1, which was released today by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This report provides data aggregated from community point-in-time counts conducted in January and includes longitudinal trends in overall homelessness and among specific subpopulations.
So how are we doing in our efforts to end homelessness? Overall homelessness has decreased by 11.4 percent since 2010, when the Administration set ambitious goals to end veteran and chronic homelessness in five years and family and youth homelessness in 10 years. And, we have seen substantial decreases in veteran, chronic, and family homelessness in that same time period:
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Your Voice Can Help End Homelessness! Here's How.
by Jaime Colman
Now that topline federal spending levels have been increased, your voice as a homeless advocate is as important as ever.
Here’s where we’re at in the federal funding process. On Monday, Nov. 2, President Obama signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 into law, making $33 billion available for nondefense discretionary programs in fiscal year (FY) 2016. This funding has already been divided among the appropriations subcommittees, but the allocations have yet to be made public. Right now, committee staff are hard at work negotiating competing demands to produce a final bill to set spending levels for federal programs.
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