Follow Along Next Week from the National Conference on Ending Homelessness

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Can't Make it to the Conference? Follow Along on Social!

The National Conference on Ending Homelessness & Capitol Hill Day is less than a week away. Even if you can't be in D.C., you can still follow along on social media and gain key insights from attendees!

The Alliance will once again livestream all plenaries. Just visit the organization's Facebook page at the following times to see it all:
  • Monday at 1:00 PM - opening plenary, featuring remarks from Alliance President & CEO, Nan Roman
  • Tuesday at 10:45 AM - Lunch plenary, featuring the Honorable William Lacy Clay, U.S. Representative for Missouri's First District
  • Wednesday at 10:45 AM - Closing Plenary, featuring Dr. Megan T. Sandel, Children's Healthwatch

Alliance staff will also live tweet key sessions this year - follow them to hear their insights as the conference unfolds:

Steve Berg, @sberg0
Jackie Janosko, @Alliance_Jackie
Kay Moshier McDivitt, @Alliance_Kay
Joy Moses, @Alliance_Joy

We encourage you to follow the Alliance on Twitter at @naehomelessness for all conference-related content, and to also keep an eye on the conference hashtag: #NAEH2019.

Announcing this Year's Awardees

This year, the Alliance is pleased to award the community of Palm Beach County, FL, for its outstanding achievements in reducing youth and family homelessness.

Beginning in late 2017, the County developed ambitious targets, gathered dozens of stakeholders, and led a 100-Day housing challenge with service providers. As a result, Palm Beach County was able to house 121 youth within that 100 day period—despite the County having no youth homelessness system previously in place.
This year's award will be presented during the 2019 National Conference on Ending Homelessness. Congratulations to all who contributed to Palm Beach County's success!

Take Action

You don't have to attend Capitol Hill Day on order to advocate to Congress! The Alliance has easy, fast, and simple tools to write a letter or tweet at your Member of Congress and ask them to support increased investments in ending homelessness.

Take action now!

2019 Mainstream Voucher Program NOFA: Additional Information and Webinar 7/18

HUD recently issued a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for $150 million in new "Mainstream," or "811," housing vouchers for non-elderly people with disabilities. The Mainstream NOFA incentivizes Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) to form partnerships with Continuums of Care and to target housing assistance to assist people with disabilities who are experiencing homelessness, at risk of becoming homeless, or have previously experienced homelessness and are currently clients in a permanent supportive housing or rapid rehousing project.

The Alliance and the Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) are sponsoring a webinar on Thursday July 18 at 2:00 E.T. to provide additional information about this year's application process. The webinar will review the NOFA requirements, and provide CoCs and homeless services providers with strategies to reach out to and establish partnerships with the PHAs in your community. CoCs currently partnering with PHAs on this program will share their advice.

The webinar is free of charge, but you must register. You will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

From the Alliance Blog

Featured Alliance Resource

Demographic Data Project: Race 

This brief uses state and Continuum of Care (CoC) level data to gain greater insights into the intersections of race, ethnicity, and homelessness.