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FY 2017 Budget Breakdown
President Obama is on the brink of releasing his proposed budget for fiscal year (FY) 2017 and when he does, the Alliance will be there to break it down.

Join the policy team on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 12:30 p.m. EST for a webinar that will provide an overview and detailed analysis of proposed funding levels for key homelessness and affordable housing programs. 
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“I want to talk about the work that you’ve already done and the work that lies ahead for our veterans, particularly on the issue of homelessness.”

Did you happen to catch First Lady Michelle Obama’s remarks on ending veteran homelessness at the January Winter Meeting of the U.S Conference of Mayors?

Check out the full transcript and learn more about the challenges and opportunities that she sees for ending homelessness.
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More Than 500,000 Stand to Lose SNAP Benefits as Waivers Expire
This year, as many as 1 million of the nation’s poorest could be cut off from food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps). Thanks to a new move to reinstate time limits, unemployed individuals between the ages of 18-49 who are not disabled or caring for children will lose food assistance benefits after three months, regardless of how hard they are looking for work. These changes will impact 23 states.

Learn more about the cuts from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and whether your state is impacted in this report. Or, you can watch (and share) this informational video
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Is Your State Creating or Revising a WIOA Plan? 
If not, it’s a great time to do so. Take advantage of this opportunity to ensure that your state plan includes the strategic language necessary for serving high-need or high-barrier individuals.

Need guidance? Check out these Alliance recommendations on how to prioritize collaboration between workforce boards and Continuums of Care.

And don’t forget about our blog and this series of posts on how to build the critical paths into state plans that are needed to better serve those experiencing or at risk for homelessness.
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Ending Homelessness Today
the official blog of the national alliance to end homelessness
The Facts Around State WIOA Planning
by Noëlle Porter
In a previous post, we encouraged everyone to start thinking about/take a closer look at their WIOA State Plans. But with an April 1 deadline looming, there's more you need to know.
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What's In Your WIOA State Plan?
by Noëlle Porter
In 2014, the Obama Administration signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to transform the public workforce system, and the process of implementation of the Act has begun. States are currently in the process of creating and revising their required WIOA State Plans and the Alliance has recommends that providers, local governments and other interested stakeholders take this  opportunity to ensure that State Plans include strategic language for serving high-need or high-barrier individuals, specifically those who are at risk for or currently experiencing homelessness.   
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A Year in Review: 2015 Advocacy Highlights
by Julie Klein
Last year was a challenging year for homeless assistance and affordable housing advocates. Despite plenty of uphill battles against budget restraints, congressional gridlock, and competing policy priorities they persevered and achieved some very impressive gains in 2015. 
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