Budget Update, Upcoming Webinars, and Good News on Veterans

Best Practices A practical newsletter for people ending homelessness.

It's Budget Season Again

Once again, Congress is making funding decisions for the coming fiscal year. Although the federal budget cycle is just beginning, this is a critical time to ensure that HUD's Homeless Assistance Grants programs are appropriately funded to meet increasing needs throughout the country.

Everyone has a role to play in this process. Please take a moment to sign up for the Alliance's Advocacy Action Alerts, so that you can be part of this year's effort.

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Upcoming Webinars

May 29, 2019 at 2:00 PM EDT - 2019 Rapid Re-Housing for Youth Learning Community: Understanding Diversion

This webinar will offer community members an exploration of diversion: what it is, why your community should be doing it, and how it improves the response to youth homelessness. It will also feature an example of how diversion for youth is working on the ground in one state. Bring your questions!
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May 30, 2019 at 3:30 PM EDTAssessing Need for Mental Health Care in Encampments
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Homeless and Housing Resource Network (HHRN) is hosting a three-part Spotlight Series, Taking Behavioral Health Care to the Streets.

This webinar will focus on meeting people exactly where they are and working to identify and assess their needs. Presenters will also explore strategies for helping clients acquire and maintain the basic identification and documentation required to access various services, treatment, and other resources necessary for maintaining wellness.
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Veteran Update

Seeking some good news?

Lexington, KYLansing, MI; and the communities of  Wexford, Missaukee, and Manistee Counties, MI have all reached the federal benchmarks for effectively ending veteran homelessness!

Congratulations to the growing list of communities that have met this important goal!

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