(NAEH) NEW: Virtual Conference, CoC COVID-19 Report, & Racial Equity Learning Series

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Ending Homelessness: A Virtual Conference


The National Alliance to End Homelessness is pleased to announce Ending Homelessness: A Virtual Conference, March 8 – 10, 2021. 

Changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the recession, heightened focus on social justice, and a new Administration and Congress, will all impact the work to end homelessness. How do we meet the challenges and seize the opportunities they present?

The Conference will reinforce proven strategies, address emerging challenges, and find innovative new ways to solve problems. Workshops and plenaries have been developed in concert with people who have experienced homelessness, and with a focus on race and equity.

Please join us for this important event. Registration and a more detailed agenda will be available in January!


Monday – Wednesday, March 8 – 10, 2021

12:00– 6:00 pm EST (9:00 am – 3:00 pm PST)

Survey Underscores Need for New Homelessness Resources During COVID-19

The Alliance's Homelessness Research Institute has released the latest installment of the Voices from the Field project. This series of reports is based on surveys to Continuums of Care (CoCs) to address their most pressing needs and identify trends in homelessness as a result of the pandemic. 

Among the insights, the new report explores the current state of hotel/motel strategies; notes continued shortages of permanent housing options, bed space, and staffing; and further demonstrates the urgent need for additional resources to rapidly connect people experiencing homelessness to permanent housing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Introducing the Racial Equity Learning Series 

Registration for the Alliance's new three-part Racial Equity Learning Series opens today. Hosted on the Alliance's Center for Learning platform, the self-paced courses provide tools and materials to help both new and existing program- and system-level staff center racial equity in their homelessness response.

The Racial Equity Learning Series will support staff in their efforts to both understand the connection between structural racism and homelessness and develop practical approaches to addressing racial disparities, and will include courses from Alliance staff and other experts. 
Cost: $39.95
Register for the Racial Equity Learning Series

From the Alliance Blog

Featured Resource

Surveying Local Homeless Service Providers
(Part 3): Responses from November 2020