(NAEH) What You Can Do About COVID-19 Funding

Best Practices A practical newsletter for people ending homelessness.

COVID-19 Funding Must Include Homelessness

The Senate didn't allocate any funds for homelessness and housing in its last COVID-19 relief bill. We must ensure that the next version of the bill -- currently being negotiated -- includes resources that will protect people experiencing or at risk of homelessness during the pandemic. 

For that to happen, Congress must hear your voice.

Tell your members of Congress they must include the following amounts for homelessness programs: 
  • $11.5 billion in Emergency Solutions Grants 
  • $1 billion in Housing Choice Vouchers
  • $100 billion in rental assistance 
Contacting your elected officials is essential during this crisis. Thank you for your ongoing advocacy.

Registration Now Open for New Emergency Shelter Courses

The Alliance has launched a new course via its Center for Learning, a comprehensive online resource of information, learning tools, and technical assistance for frontline service providers, stakeholders, and system leaders.

Enrollment is now open for the following course:

Advancing the Role of Emergency Shelter in Ending Homelessness
Enrollment capped for the first 150 enrollments
Course begins September 14, 2020
Cost: $300

A five-part series on advancing the role of emergency shelter in ending homelessness will include live webcasts that provide an in-depth review of the five-key element of effective shelter, and how to begin implementing change. Along with weekly live webcasts, this course includes weekly office hours with Alliance staff, assignments, quizzes, discussion, optional reading, and supplemental resources. 

Submit a Comment Against Proposed Anti-Trans Rule

Proposed changes to reverse protections granted by the 2016 version of the Equal Access Rule would endanger trans people experiencing homelessness - in the midst of a global pandemic.

These proposed changes are now officially entered in the Federal Register, and are up for public comment through September 22. The Alliance encourages advocates to make a comment against removing these critical protections. 

From the Alliance Blog

Featured Alliance Resource

The Framework for an Equitable COVID-19 Homelessness Response