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enhanced partnerships can help meet needs of homeless families
The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development and Education have released a policy statement suggesting that no single system can meet all the needs of young children and parents experiencing homelessness. Their recommendations stress that cross-system collaboration is critical.
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call to discuss continuation of mayors challenge
Join the National League of Cities, National Coalition of Homeless Veterans, Community Solutions and the Alliance tomorrow at 4 p.m. ET for a discussion on how to sustain the Mayor's Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness in 2017.

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(630) 473-3448

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767 705 852
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new hud policy allows for higher admin fees for homeless preference
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued a memorandum saying that HUD Multifamily Regional Centers/Satellite Offices may approve special and add-on management fees to promote the use of homeless preference. 
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the official blog of the national alliance to end homelessness
Insights on Homelessness from Across the Pond
by Anna Blasco
This year five homeless service providers from the United States, and five from the United Kingdom had the opportunity to study an innovative practice on the other side of the Atlantic. The experience is fascinating and eye-opening for all of the participants, who gain a new perspective on their work. I asked a few of the participants what is one thing they wished more people knew about our responses to homelessness in the US and UK. The ten participant’s findings were compiled and released in a new report.
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Grow. Change. And Thrive!
by Guest Blogger, Tess Colby, Housing, Community Development and Homeless Programs Manager, Pierce County, Washington
A little over a decade ago I attended a conference for Community Development Financial Institutions with the theme “Grow. Change. Or Die.” Ouch! It was meant to be alarming, meant to be a wake-up call. It was meant as a call to arms and it worked. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has essentially been throwing down this same challenge to Continuums of Care (CoC). Maybe it’s not a threat. Maybe it’s an opportunity - to Grow, Change and Thrive.
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How can we honor veterans?
by Kathryn Monet
Veterans Day is a time to honor the military service of the many men and women who served in our armed forces. While many return to civilian life with few challenges, some are not as lucky. On a single night in 2016, almost 40,000 veterans experienced homelessness.
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