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register for national conference before prices increase
Space is filling up quickly for our National Conference on Ending Homelessness! Register by 3 p.m. ET Friday to take advantage of early registration prices.
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Looking for other ways to participate in our conference? Volunteer!
Volunteers at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness help set up, register attendees, monitor workshops and provide customer service! Interested in helping? There are a few spots left.
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now accepting applications for consumer advisory board
The voices of people with lived experience are essential to our work. The Alliance is now accepting applications for our Consumer Advisory Board (CAB). CAB members inform our work to design and advocate for policies to end homelessness. Do you know some who is currently experiencing homelessness or has in the past that would be interested in elevating their voice? 
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soar releases 2016 outcomes
The SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery) Technical Assistance Center has released the outcomes of applications submitted from 2006 through June 2016.

Since 2006, SOAR has assisted 36,112 people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in accessing Social Security disability benefits.
Read the report »
Alliance sponsors national symposium on ending youth homelessness
Registration is open for the First National Symposium on Solutions to End Youth Homelessness. The symposium, hosted by Point Source Youth in collaboration with the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research and the NYU Silver School of Social Work, will be held at New York University June 19-20. 
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alliance events
want to learn more about rapid re-housing for youth?
Check out these great new youth rapid re-housing resources from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

And register for the next webinar in the Rapid Re-Housing for Youth Learning Community on May 25 at 2 p.m. ET! We will explore the topic of shared housing with experienced youth RRH providers.
from the blog
Ending Homelessness Today
the official blog of the national alliance to end homelessness
What can CoCs do right now to prepare for the Continuum of Care Program NOFA?
by Jen Saunders
Last week, we blogged about what the 2017 CoC Program NOFA Registration Notice tells us about the upcoming competition. As communities anxiously await the release of the NOFA, there are a number of steps CoCs can take now to get ready. These steps, which are outlined in the Alliance’s CoC Awards Preparation Checklist, include:
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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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