(NAEH) Next Week: Webinars on International Homelessness, Diversion

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Upcoming Webinars

Researching an End to Homelessness: Election Year Policy Ideas – International Perspectives
Thursday, October 15, 10:00 am ET
Homelessness exists in countries around the world, and nations benefit when we share information with one another. In recent years, Finland's the Y-Foundation and the U.K.'s Centre for Homeless Impact both solicited research-based policy ideas from a collection of international experts. During this webinar, they will share what they learned and offer insights from their countries' efforts to end homelessness.

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

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Effective Diversion: A Key Strategy for Ending Homelessness
Thursday, October 15, 2:00 pm ET

Effective diversion has never been more important than during the coronavirus pandemic.

This webinar will provide an overview of diversion, the best diversion practices, and how communities are implementing diversion to ensure that new federal COVID-19 homelessness resources are most effectively and efficiently targeted.

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Federal Resources 

Mainstream Housing Choice Vouchers 
The Mainstream Housing Choice Vouchers can be used by public housing authorities to house non-elderly people with disabilities experiencing homelessness. The deadline for applying for the new voucher funding is December 31, 2020.

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Read the Alliance's blog post on using these vouchers >>>

Date Extended: File Stimulus Payments for People Experiencing Homelessness 

The deadline to file for an Economic Impact Payment (stimulus check) among people who don't file taxes has been extended to November 21, 2020. People experiencing homelessness who don't file taxes, and have not yet received their payment, may have a stimulus check waiting for them. The resources below can aid in this filing process.

Virtual Conference: Welfare Research and Education
October 13-15 and 19-22, 2020
The Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference, held by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Planning, Research, & Evaluation, will be take place virtually next week and is free to attend.

The conference includes sessions on TANF and youth homelessness, as well as a host of other workshops focusing on improving employment, health and well-being of low-income families with children.

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HUD Resources