Estimates from the local 2018 Point-in-Time counts are being released around the country. The Alliance is currently compiling local results to get an early look at the changing nature of homelessness. The local reports, compiled on a map, can give policymakers, researchers, and service providers a sense of where we see progress and where additional resources are needed.
The Alliance’s Emergency Shelter Learning Series continues June 4, with a webinar on one of the most important keys to effective emergency shelter: using data to change your program design. This webinar will describe which metrics are most important, and how to use them to evaluate your shelter’s effectiveness in ending homelessness in your community.
Last week, Alliance President and CEO Nan Roman joined other leaders in the effort to end homelessness, to testify before Congress. Roman’s testimony focused on the progress that has been made on homelessness since 2007, and reinforced the need for sustained federal investment to meet current needs.
Kaiser Permanente has announced that it plans to invest $200 million in community efforts across the country to reduce homelessness. The announcement was made as Kaiser Permanente joined Mayors and CEOs for U.S. Housing Investment, a first-of-its-kind coalition of local governments and business leaders to advance public policy partnerships and actively oppose current funding cuts.
A Workforce and Housing System that Works for Everyone
by Mary Gable
Helping people find employment is an important strategy to prevent and end homelessness. New research and on-the-ground experiences show that these efforts are most effective when homeless service and public workforce systems have a close partnership. A recent study from the Heartland Alliance's National Initiatives on Poverty and Economic Opportunity draws from in-depth interviews with leaders in […]
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Addressing Chronic Homelessness: What the Research Tells Us
This guest post was written by Jill Khadduri, Senior Fellow and Principal Associate for Social and Economic Policy at Abt Associates. Homelessness was once viewed as a permanent personal attribute, rather than a temporary condition. Long-term or repeated episodes on the street or in shelters were understood to be the "typical" experience of homelessness. We now […]
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