Addressing Racial Disparities in Homelessness Systems

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New Racial Equity Network Toolkit Helps Assess Outcomes

For many years, homelessness providers and systems leaders have been aware of racial disparities among people experiencing homelessness. However, homelessness programs and systems also have direct responsibility to ensure that they are not, themselves, having a disparate impact on people based on their race or ethnicity.

To help address this challenge, the Alliance's Racial Equity Network has developed a simple toolkit to help communities measure whether their program or system outcomes vary depending on the race or ethnicity of a homeless person or family. 

Download the Tool »

Upcoming Webinars

Apr 24, 2019 at 2:00 PM EDT - Build an Effective Homeless Response System: Getting Ready for the CoC NOFA
What does an effective homeless response system do? What elements enable a homeless system to make real impacts for people experiencing homelessness? And how can you start thinking about the CoC NOFA as a vehicle to build such a system?
Join Alliance experts on April 24 to kick off a new series of webcasts, blogs and resources, designed to strengthen your system and prepare for the 2019 CoC NOFA.
Register here » 
May 2, 2019 at 1:00 PM EDT - Leveraging Partnerships with Your PHAs: Taking Advantage of 811 Mainstream Vouchers to House Chronically Homeless People

In the coming months, HUD is expected to issue a NOFA for as much as $300 million in new "Mainstream" housing vouchers for non-elderly people with disabilities.

Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) that apply will be incentivized to work with community agencies, especially those that assist people with disabilities who are transitioning out of institutional or other segregated settings, at risk of institutionalization, are homeless, or are at risk of becoming homeless.

Join the Alliance on May 2 for a webinar to discuss strategies for supporting your PHA on their applications for these funds. Two communities awarded vouchers during the last round will provide insight into how they were able to leverage partnerships with their respective PHAs.
Register here »

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