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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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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…

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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…

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LA City Council Votes To Outlaw Homeless Camps Near Schools, Day Care Centers

The 11-3 vote came after a tense meeting interrupted by protesters, resulting in one arrest and two police officers getting injured.

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Opportunities and Challenges in Addressing Homelessness

Testimony of Alliance CEO, Ann Oliva, to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs at the “Opportunities and Challenges in Addressing Homelessness” hearing on July 19, 2022.  Chairwoman Smith, Ranking Member Rounds, and members of the Subcommittee, my […]

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More Jail Time or More Housing?

Written by Norm Stamper, Ph.D., Seattle Chief of Police (Ret) To achieve public safety, social justice, and an equitable society, we must disentangle issues of crime from issues of homelessness. Preventing crime, detecting and apprehending those who commit it, and […]

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Rising Rents and Inflation Are Likely Increasing Low-Income Families’ Risk of Homelessness

Rising rents and persistent inflation increase the risk for people becoming homeless and serve as barriers to people who are trying to exit homelessness. In a 2020 study, researchers at the U.S. Government Accountability Office estimated that “a $100 increase […]

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LA City Council Votes To Outlaw Homeless Camps Near Schools, Day Care Centers

The 11-3 vote came after a tense meeting interrupted by protesters, resulting in one arrest and two police officers getting injured.

Opening Plenary Remarks from CEO Ann Oliva, 2022 National Conference on Ending Homelessness

 Thank you. It feels a bit surreal being up here today. Not just because I have gotten used to seeing so many of you in little zoom boxes, but because this is the first time in my own professional […]

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Homelessness Funding for 2023: What’s the Status?

I am so happy to be seeing a bunch of you at our conference! Congress is still closed for a lot of group meetings, so we won’t have the usual Capitol Hill Day as part of the conference, but the […]

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Opportunities and Challenges in Addressing Homelessness

Testimony of Alliance CEO, Ann Oliva, to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs at the “Opportunities and Challenges in Addressing Homelessness” hearing on July 19, 2022.  Chairwoman Smith, Ranking Member Rounds, and members of the Subcommittee, my […]

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More Jail Time or More Housing?

Written by Norm Stamper, Ph.D., Seattle Chief of Police (Ret) To achieve public safety, social justice, and an equitable society, we must disentangle issues of crime from issues of homelessness. Preventing crime, detecting and apprehending those who commit it, and […]

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Rising Rents and Inflation Are Likely Increasing Low-Income Families’ Risk of Homelessness

Rising rents and persistent inflation increase the risk for people becoming homeless and serve as barriers to people who are trying to exit homelessness. In a 2020 study, researchers at the U.S. Government Accountability Office estimated that “a $100 increase […]

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Services Not Sweeps: Ending the Criminalization and Forced Displacement of Unhoused People

Written by Becky Dennison, Executive Director of Venice Community Housing My organization, Venice Community Housing (VCH), is a nonprofit affordable and supportive housing provider operating in communities on the westside of Los Angeles, CA. VCH has been active for decades […]

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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.”

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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Can California cities sweep homeless camps? What to know about a key 2018 court decision

A highly-visible camp of around 30 people in Sacramento was cleared Monday.