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National Alliance to End Homelessness

Crossing the Criminal Justice Chasm to the Community: A Homecoming

Ginger Lerner-Wren | Posted 05.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Ginger Lerner-Wren

According to a recent report on homelessness by J.B. Wogan, while national data indicates that overall homelessness is trending downward, several cities, one county and one state, have declared State of Emergencies due to rising homelessness.

Fewer People Homeless - But More at Risk

Nan Roman | Posted 04.08.2016 | Impact
Nan Roman

The Great Recession is over, the economy is recovering, and yet the number of people who are at risk of homelessness remains significantly higher than it was before that recession began.

Richard Gere Made $1.50 Panhandling. Here's What He Wants You To Know About Homelessness

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.20.2015 | Impact

Richard Gere recently played a role so convincingly, that nary a fan bothered to approach the award-winning actor. While prepping for his role in “T...

U.S. Spending Historic Amount Fighting Homelessness, And It's Working: Report

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.03.2015 | Impact

Uncle Sam is prioritizing the fight against homelessness like he never has before. Federal funding for programs addressing homelessness is at its h...

Housing Families, Children and Youth

Deborah De Santis | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

Amidst growing concern for families, the National Alliance to End Homelessness this week is holding its 2015 Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness.

Big Easy, Big Apple Go Big for Veterans

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 01.10.2015 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

Now perceived by many as immoral, veteran homelessness is on the radar screens of many cities around the country thanks to gargantuan efforts from the Department of Veteran Affairs, HUD, the first lady's office and advocacy groups.

Do You Know What They Did Last Summer?

Dan Cardinali | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Dan Cardinali

For millions of poor kids in the U.S. today, the reality of summer is very different from that middle-class ideal. For them, the words "back to school" suggest the start of something good, not the end.

First Lady, National Leaders Champion the Fight Against Homelessness

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 10.08.2014 | DC
Jean-Michel Giraud

All eyes were on First Lady Michelle Obama last Thursday when she entered the stage at the annual conference of the National Alliance to End Homelessness at Washington's Renaissance Hotel. Everyone stood as she walked toward Leon Drake, the Vietnam-war and OIF veteran who had introduced her, and gave him a hug.

What This NYC Neighborhood Did To Honor A Homeless Man Is Truly Inspiring

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact

Two women who befriended a homeless man in their neighborhood in Manhattan's Upper East Side took it upon themselves to honor his memory after he pass...

We've Finally Figured Out How To House Chronically Homeless People, And It's Working

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.29.2014 | Impact

About four years ago, a very ambitious goal was set to combat chronic homelessness. An organization called Community Solutions wanted to place 100,000...

New Directions for Veterans Unveiled

Gregory C. Scott | Posted 09.15.2013 | Impact
Gregory C. Scott

The name New Directions for Veterans and the new tagline - Putting Veterans First Since 1992 - will be tied to building on New Directions' history and many years of service to homeless veterans.

Homeless Services Can Do Better

Mark Horvath | Posted 07.12.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

No homeless person ever said "Please place me in one room with a hundred other people. Please give me a cot or a mat for the floor to sleep on. Please...

State Of Homelessness in America 2013 Unveiled By NAEH

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

There was a feeling of expectation in the room at the National Press Club last week as the National Alliance To End Homelessness (NAEH) unveiled its S...

Homeless for the Holidays

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

Well, Turkey Day is over and the malls were packed on Black Friday, and through the weekend, with shoppers trying to catch those quickly vanishing best bargains of the year. But, what does the holiday season really mean to us and to people living on the streets?

7 Years After Katrina, New Orleans Homeless Rate Twice Pre-Storm Levels | Posted 08.05.2012 | Impact

NEW ORLEANS — There's a gigantic hole in the roof of the abandoned building where Ralph Paze lives in the Seventh Ward of New Orleans. The dilapidat...

Ending U.S. Homelessness Starts Locally

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 09.29.2012 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

Now, there's one question on everybody's mind: What is it going to take to end homelessness in the country?

What Will Obamacare Mean For Homeless People?

Nan Roman | Posted 08.31.2012 | Impact
Nan Roman

By the latest count, some 107,000 people in America have disabling conditions and experience long periods or frequent episodes of homelessness: they a...

Homelessness -- Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

Christine Schanes | Posted 06.25.2012 | Impact
Christine Schanes

Do you remember when we felt that the issue protecting our environment was overwhelming? We adopted the slogan, "Think Globally, Act Locally." In much the same way, we have the ability to solve other complex global issues, including homelessness.

Saki Knafo

Should Homeless People Be Sheltered Or Diverted? Obama Budget Renews Debate | Saki Knafo | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

Every night, homeless shelters across the country turn away thousands of people seeking beds -- and not just because they're full, though they often a...

Alexander Eichler

Homeless Rate Ready To Rise | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.18.2012 | Business

Although the recession has officially been over for two years, the worst may be to come for many people. Job losses rose during the last few years....

Stimulus Funds For Fighting Homelessness Almost Out: Now What?

Nan Roman | Posted 11.30.2011 | Impact
Nan Roman

While the worst of homelessness increases have so far been avoided, we cannot rely on this trend to continue. Stimulus funds for preventing and ending homelessness are nearly gone.

Is Ending Homelessness Just a Dream?

Joel John Roberts | Posted 08.13.2011 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

Like many advocates and community leaders across this country, I dream of the day this nation will house all of our people. No homelessness.

International Leaders Create Alliance to End Homelessness

Nan Roman | Posted 06.05.2011 | Impact
Nan Roman

The most significant commonality was the knowledge that homelessness was a problem with a clear, concrete solution -- one that could be implemented with the right strategies, policies, and commitment.

Nan Roman, President of the National Alliance to End Homelessness, on the State of Homelessness in America

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

For this short interview I asked Nan to sum up the report on State of Homelessness in America.

When Seeking Shelter, Homeless Teens More Often Left Out in the Cold

Pat LaMarche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

Not all kids who run away contact any particular agency looking for help and because of that; no individual response group can quantify the problem.