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We’ve Been Homeless For 2 Years. Here’s How The Same Thing Could Happen To Many Of You.

My husband “tries not to let it get to him, and I can tell he’s working hard to keep up appearances in front of me and the few friends who still speak to us.”

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Partnerships Can Increase Reach of ERA to Highly Vulnerable Households

The Department of Treasury announced in March that $30 billion of the $46.5 billion in ERA funds available has been expended to date. Of these expenditures 4.7 million payments have been made with most of the funds assisting households with […]

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Recognizing Women Experiencing Homelessness: A Women’s History Month Spotlight on Downtown Women’s Center

Written by: Amy Turk, CEO, Downtown Women’s Center Homelessness experienced by women is made unique by their disproportionate experiences of gender-based violence including domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, human trafficking, and sexual assault, and is experienced both cisgender (those who […]

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Meet the Nonprofit Whose App Helps Homeless Angelenos Access Services

BY EMILY BEYDA L.A.-based novelist and the author of “The Body Double.” NOV. 5, 2021 5:09 AM PT Originally posted in the dot.LA There are a bevy of nonprofits in L.A. offering…

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15 parking spaces at Long Beach City College to be reserved for homeless students

BY COLLEEN SHALBY Staff Writer, LA Times NOV. 3, 2021 4:07 PM PT Originally posted in the LATimes Long Beach City College has launched a pilot program to designate safe, overnight parking…

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The WIN App-now in Spanish

We are excited to announce that the WIN What I Need mobile app is now available in Spanish! After English, Spanish is the next most spoken language in LA County…

California Roars Back: Governor Newsom Announces Historic $12 Billion Package to Confront the Homelessness Crisis

Governor Newsom’s $100 billion California Comeback Plan proposes largest increase for homeless housing in California history, creating over 46,000 new units and helping hundreds of thousands of homeless Californians Investments for…

L.A. Built a Tiny-House Village for Homeless Residents, and Some Aren’t So Sure About It

Alissa Walker Curbed April 27th, 2021 Like so many of the parks in Los Angeles County’s San Fernando Valley, Alexandria Park is little more than a sliver of grassy land along a…

Disruptions to the 2021 PiT Count: Working to Fill Data Gaps

Homeless services systems will be sorting through the impacts of the pandemic for some time to come. Disruptions to the 2021 Point-in-Time (PiT) Count are a part of the story:…

Improving Homeless Response Systems Through Diversion and Problem-Solving

Diversion is the intervention that has the greatest impact on the community level for those experiencing homelessness. It helps people avoid entering shelter and/or the homeless response system by resolving their immediate housing crisis through creative housing-focused problem-solving, connection to […]

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Understanding A Growing Older Adult Homeless Population

Why Is It Important to Count? It is difficult to determine just how many older adults are currently homeless, on a national scale. Not knowing the true size of the population makes it hard to measure progress in preventing and […]

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National Homeless and Low-Income Voter Registration Week

Today kicks off the annual week of registration events specifically aimed at registering voters who are unstably housed. See the You Don’t Need a Home to Vote Voting Rights Manual for more on registration, getting out the vote, and knowing your r…

Latest AHAR Confirms Growing Concerns About Older Adult Homelessness

People using emergency shelters, transitional housing, or safe havens are more likely to be under the age of 50, but the share of those 50 and older has been growing. According to Part 2 of the previous AHAR (published in […]

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Statement on the California Community Assistance Recovery, and Empowerment (CARE) Court Program

The National Alliance to End Homelessness today expressed its concerns following the signing of SB 1338 known as the Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment (CARE) Court program. The organization has called on the Administration to take the bold steps needed […]

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Helping Congress Understand the Realities of Homelessness

It was a big day! Thanks to more than 1,200 advocates from across the country, the Alliance organized 245 legislative meetings which ranged from 20-30 minutes to more than an hour. While Capitol Hill Day has traditionally been part of […]

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Dirty Dozen Meanest Cities in the US

The National Coalition for the Homeless has been shocked by the number of cities engaged in raiding encampments of people who are otherwise unhoused, throwing away valuables (medications, food, personal or historical papers) of those without anywhere e…

Employed and Experiencing Homelessness: What the Numbers Show

The truth is that many do – in fact, a 2021 study from the University of Chicago estimates that 53% of people living in homeless shelters and 40% of unsheltered people were employed, either full or part-time, in the year […]

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NCH Demands an End to the Cruel Policies of Making it Illegal to be Without Housing in the US.

Homes Not Sweeps Actions Continue September 6 – 11, 2022 The National Coalition for the Homeless is declaring the first week of September a Homes Not Sweeps Week of Action. We will host demonstrators, protests, and marches across the nation to ca…

Improving Assistance to LGBTQ+ Individuals

There has been a sharp increase in the number of LGBTQ individuals personally experiencing discrimination across the United States, according to a recent report from GLAAD – 24 percent over a two-year period. There have also been legislative efforts to […]

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