In Remembrance of Lloyd Pendleton

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In Memory of Lloyd Pendleton

It was with great sadness that the Alliance learned of the passing of Lloyd Pendleton, former Director of the Homeless Task Force for the State of Utah.

Lloyd was a tireless leader in the battle to end homelessness, in Utah and nationally. Under his leadership, Utah's chronic homelessness rate was reduced 91%. Though his work with the provider community, in the media, and on the speaker circuit (including many memorable sessions at Alliance events), Lloyd emerged as one of the nation's foremost advocates for a Housing First approach.

We offer our deepest sympathies to Lloyd's family and loved ones. As we consider his legacy, we take comfort in knowing that because of his work, so many people who would otherwise be homeless will spend tonight in housing. Lloyd was an inspiration to us all, and he will be deeply missed.

Youth Homelessness: YHDP NOFA is Now Available

The Notice of Funding Availability for the Round 3 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) is now available. YHDP is an initiative designed to address systemic responses to youth homelessness and significantly reduce the number of youth experiencing homelessness in up to 25 participating communities (8 of which will be rural). Submission Deadline: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 11:59:59 PM EDTReview the background materials and apply here»

New Report Underscores the Severity of the Affordable Housing Crisis

"The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes" a report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, shows a shortage of more than 7.2 million affordable and available rental homes for extremely low income households. According to the report, every state and large metro area in the nation has a housing shortage for this population.

The data provides a sobering view to the number of people currently at risk of becoming homeless due to their housing cost burden, and offers important policy solutions to address the crisis. Read the report»

Take Action: Has Your Representative Signed On to Support Investments in Homeless Assistance? 

A bipartisan letter is circulating in the House of Representatives, asking the leadership of the subcommittee that drafts spending bills to include $3 billion for Homeless Assistance for fiscal year 2020. The more House members sign on to the letter, the more impact it will have when the subcommittee writes its bill later this year.

Please take a moment this week to to contact your House members and ask them to sign on to the Homeless Assistance "Dear Colleague" letter. Take action here»

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