Congress Wants To Set Up One-Stop Shops To Help Ex-Inmates Stay Out Of Prison
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., a former prosecutor, is part of a group of lawmakers relaunching an effort to support newly released ex-prisoners.; Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Pool/Getty ImagesClaudia Grisales | NPR NPR…
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 […]
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 […]