(NAEH) Don't Forget: It's National Voter Registration Day

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Deadline Today: Submit a Comment to Preserve Equal Access

Today is the last day to submit a public comment on maintaining the Equal Access Rule, which protects trans and gender non-conforming individuals from discrimination when seeking shelter at HUD-funded sites. The administration is attempting to remove these current protections, and your public comment can help to stop this removal. 

The best way to ensure these protections remain in place is to submit a public comment no later than 11:59 pm ET, telling HUD that Equal Access protections must stay.
Why does the Equal Access Rule matter?
Watch the Alliance's recent webinar with experts and providers who discuss its importance, and why you should submit a comment.

National Voter Registration Day is Today

There are two important steps you can take today as part of National Voter Registration Day efforts:
  1. Consult the Alliance's Every One Votes toolkit for guidance on how providers can promote voter registration and turnout among people experiencing homelessness.  
  2. Join today's important webinar to learn more about supporting these efforts: 

    Guidance on Registering Clients to Vote and Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Efforts for Homeless Providers
    Tuesday, September 22, 3:00 pm ET
    The National Alliance to End Homelessness, the Fair Elections Center, and the Alliance for Justice's Bolder Advocacy Program will discuss how providers can encourage voter registration and support turnout among people experiencing homelessness.
Download the Every One Votes Toolkit

CDC Reverses Guidance on Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing 

The CDC has reversed its previous COVID-19 testing guidance. The revised guidance, modified this past Friday, affirms that asymptomatic people should be tested if they have come into contact with those who test positive for COVID-19. Systems leaders and providers are urged to adopt and share this important guidance with their clients and staff.

Upcoming Webinar

A Deep Dive: Homeless Services and Housing 
Thursday, September 24, 2:00 pm ET

Join esteemed homelessness researchers, Marybeth Shinn and Jill Khadduri, authors of the recently published In the Midst of Plenty: Homelessness and What to Do About It. The book represents an exhaustive review of existing research on homelessness—why it exists and what practices have been shown to help reduce it. Authors will provide an overview of their findings and conclusions for policymakers.

This webinar is part of the Researching an End to Homelessness: Election Year Policy Ideas series.

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