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assess your community's emergency shelter
Did you miss the The Role of Emergency Shelter in the Crisis Response System webinar? Watch the video and fill out the Self Assessment Surveys to learn where your community could improve its Emergency Shelter system.

Then, sign up for May's webinar on the Keys to Effective Low-Barrier Emergency Shelter.
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final chance...
only two more days to nominate an exceptional person or program
We are changing the way we recognize the work being done in the field through our new awards for innovation and excellence. Read our blog to learn more about the new Innovation and Excellence Awards, and why you should honor a person or program in your community with a nomination!
Submit a nomination »
hill update
FY 2017 Spending Bill Released
Congress is expected to vote on the final package before Friday, when current funding expires. The bill provides $2.383 billion for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants program, representing a $133 million increase. This includes:
  • $40 million for rapid re-housing or other critical activities to assist communities that lost significant capacity after January 1, 2016.
  • $43 million for homeless youth demonstration projects.
  • $12 million for the national homeless data analysis project.
The bill also extends the sunset date of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) one year.
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We're hiring
The Alliance is looking for a few passionate and hard-working professionals to join our team. We are hiring a Director of Communications, Digital Media Specialist, Development Coordinator, Program Associate and Administrative Associate. Interested in working with us? Apply!
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alliance events
rapid re-housing for youth learning community: Shared Housing and roommates
Thursday, May 25, 2 p.m. ET
How can you make rapid re-housing for youth work in high-cost, low-vacancy markets? Consider shared housing! Register for the second of our Rapid Re-Housing for Youth Learning Community webinars to learn the ins and out, and ups and downs of shared housing.
from the blog
Ending Homelessness Today
the official blog of the national alliance to end homelessness
Get Prepared for the 2017 Continuum of Care Program NOFA
by Jen Saunders
The release of the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) registration notice often marks a stressful time for communities. It begins the process of rigorous examination of data, assessment of priorities, and ultimately the need to make tough decisions at the program and system level. While we at the Alliance recognize that this can be challenging, we believe the NOFA process provides an opportunity too.
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Upon the Passing of Mike Lowry
by Nan Roman
It is with great sadness that we share the news that former Washington Gov. Mike Lowry, Alliance Board Co-Chairman, five-term Member of the US House of Representatives, and longtime advocate forhousing, environmental and other progressive causes, died Monday.
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Enhancing Rapid Re-Housing with Employment
by Guest blogger, Tara Maguire, National Initiative on Policy and Economic Opportunity at the Heartland Alliance
The scale of family homelessness demands attention. As a new paper about integrating rapid re-housing and employment from my team at Heartland Alliance’s National Initiatives on Poverty & Economic Opportunity makes clear, too many families are experiencing or at risk of homelessness for economic reasons. On a single night in January 2016, about 194,716 people in families with children were homeless.
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