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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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Meet our LA Works WIN Team Leaders!

OCLA/LA Works WIN Database Project Leads train weekly volunteers to update the 2,200+  programs in the WIN app.  Meet our WIN/ L.A. Works leadership team!

What is the Faircloth Amendment?

The U.S. Government has been providing affordable, permanent housing for over 1.8 million families through public housing. Public housing serves a critical role in the nation’s rental market, providing stable, affordable homes for households with low i…

What the President’s Proposed FY23 Budget Means for Homelessness

Each year, the President’s budget is a coherent statement of the Administration’s spending, taxing, and accompanying policy proposals. It seeks to set the agenda for policymaking for the coming year. That’s important – and this year’s could have a major […]

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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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Making Housing for Everyone a Reality

“A decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family.” That phrase is from the Fair Housing Act of 1949, enacted as part of the “Fair Deal” promoted by President Harry Truman. It’s the clearest statement of a […]

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Race Equity and Unsheltered Homelessness: What We Learned at Our Conference and Where We Go From Here

Many in the homeless services field know that most minority groups are overrepresented in the homelessness system and generally experience homelessness at higher rates than Whites. Centuries of systemic racism – e.g., government sponsored policies and practices such as Jim […]

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The Disturbing Realities of Homelessness and Violence

In recent days, three stories among the many stories of grief that have received national attention were about killings committed by people who were characterized as homeless or “appearing to be homeless.” Stories about “dangerous homeless people” and particularly “dangerous […]

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L.A. races to distribute housing vouchers before homeless people are kicked out of hotels

Benjamin Oreskes LA TIMES- December 22, 2021 Originally posted in the LATimes Yesterday 2:19 PM Earlier this month, Los Angeles city officials tried something new in their pursuit of pairing…

A Witness to What Works: How the Alliance Impacts Communities

By Jenna Bolyarde, Alliance Consumer Advisory Board member. Their work has been incredibly valuable in the recognition and communication of successful problem-solving tactics to and from different communities across the U.S. From rural and suburban settings to the middle of […]

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With cold coming, city of Sacramento opening two homeless warming centers for two nights

The two buildings will provide a warm place to stay with snacks, water, and restroom facilities, the release said.

With cold coming, city of Sacramento opening two homeless warming centers for two nights

The two buildings will provide a warm place to stay with snacks, water, and restroom facilities, the release said.