(NAEH) Every One Votes! Plus: Important Census Information
Best Practices A practical newsletter for people ending homelessness.
Introducing the Every One Votes Campaign
The Alliance's new Every One Votes campaign is an initiative to promote voter registration and turnout among people who are experiencing homelessness. The Every One Votes toolkit offers guidance and resources on how providers can register their clients to vote - and support voter turnout among people experiencing homelessness - in a nonpartisan manner.
Access to voting is a fundamental American right, and a racial justice issue. COVID-19 has impacted the voting process overall; it is important now more than ever that people experiencing homelessness have equitable access to their right to vote.
September 18 is the last date to submit service provider locations (i.e. addresses of shelters, soup kitchens, etc) to the Census Bureau for inclusion in the 2020 Census count. The Census Bureau will not be accepting location submissions for service-based enumeration after that date. If there is additional information or locations you need to communicate to the Census Bureau, or your organization has not been contacted, reach out to your Area Census Officeimmediately to coordinate the count. Please email this information to email@example.com by September 18.
Join Alliance staff and partners for a conversation on the importance of maintaining protections for trans people experiencing homelessness, based on research and providers' experiences in creating affirming shelter spaces for trans individuals.
People with lived experience, particularly those who have encountered challenges accessing services due to their gender identity, are encouraged to join the conversation and share their perspectives.
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.
Submit a Public Comment: Support the Equal Access Rule
This is the final week to submit a public comment on maintaining the Equal Access Rule. The administration is attempting to remove these current protections that allow transgender and gender non-conforming individuals to safely seek shelter at HUD-funded sites, without being discriminated against for their LGBTQ identity.
The best way to ensure these protections remain in place is to submit a public comment by September 22nd, telling HUD that Equal Access protections must stay.