This is one of the annual must read documents for those involved in ending homelessness.
The National Alliance to End Homelessness has published a Policy Guide to help policymakers and advocates understand federal programs and policies regarding housing and homelessness. The 63-page guide includes information about relevant federal programs and proposals, including homelessness funding, proposals to reauthorize HUD’s McKinney-Vento homeless assistance programs, and information about funding levels of mainstream housing and services programs. The guide also includes several additional features, including:
What We Know about Housing and Homelessness, a series of important facts on housing and homelessness;
Homelessness Budget, which summarizes federal spending on housing and homelessness;
Issue Briefs that describe the major policies and proposals related to specific subtopics of homelessness; and
Policy Resource Guide, which includes information about dozens of studies and papers relevant to homelessness.