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The National Conference on Ending Homelessness is less than a week away!

Follow along live on Twitter as we share updates, including important talks by our President Nan Roman and keynote speaker Mathew Desmond. Follow us @NAEHomelessness and use #NAEH16.
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How would terminating usich affect efforts to end homelessness?
With the planned termination of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) around the corner, the Urban Institute conducted a series of interviews regarding the agency's role in ending homelessness. The responses heavily support extending USICH beyond 2017.
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white house releases next steps for ending youth homelessness
Last month the White House hosted the second Policy Briefing to End Youth Homelessness. They have now released a summary of those conversations and the next steps to reaching a preliminary draft of criteria and benchmarks for reaching that goal.
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Homeless service programs should enlist mainstream funding
A new brief from the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) calls the use of mainstream federal, state and local funding sources necessary in the efforts to end homelessness. These funding sources would augment federal funding targeted to homelessness and include TANF, Medicaid, Housing Choice Vouchers and more.
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Ending Homelessness Today
the official blog of the national alliance to end homelessness
You can help keep the momentum going in Congress
by Steve Berg
More than 700 of you started a steady drumbeat when you signed on to our letter to Congress over the last few weeks. Here are the big things that will be happening in this year's campaign that can help continue the momentum.
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Housing options lead to better outcomes
by Guest blogger, Ed Blackburn, Central City Concern
At Central City Concern (CCC), individuals experiencing homelessness need choices too, including the ability to live in the kind of supported housing that is clinically indicated for their needs. Central City Concern’s Housing Choice model has helped us meet diverse challenges and service needs for an array of clients; our agency employs Recovery Housing as well as Housing First supported housing programs.
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SOAR works to increase access to benefits
by Guest blogger, Kristin Lupfer, Policy Research Associates, Inc.
A new evaluation of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI)/Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) model has found that SOAR is effective for increasing approval of disability applications. SOAR is a national program designed to increase access to the disability income benefit programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) for eligible adults who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness and have a mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder.
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