The Alliance is Forming a Consumer Advisory Board with Those Who Have Experienced Homelessness
Learning from the experience of others is critical to the work of the National Alliance to End Homelessness (the Alliance).
The Alliance’s Eric Jungles Consumer Advisory Board (CAB) is looking for people who have experienced homelessness and are interested in helping design and advocate for policies to end homelessness.
- The Alliance’s CAB will consist of 8- 12 members who have experienced or are currently experiencing homelessness.
- The CAB will inform the work of the Alliance and to serve in advocacy capacity, both at the federal level and in their local communities.
- The primary goals of the CAB are to elevate consumer voices in policy discussions;
- Develop consumers as key advocates in important issues related to homelessness; and
- To inform the Alliance’s work in designing and advocating for policies on homelessness.
The deadline is Wednesday, June 8, 2017. Please email the Alliance’s Jaime Coleman with questions.
The Alliance works to prevent and end homelessness in the following ways:
Improving Policy: The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a leading voice on federal homelessness policy. From advocating for improved federal policy to analyzing enacted and proposed legislation, the Alliance actively engages in the legislative process. The Alliance works collaboratively with public, private, and nonprofit partners to develop, analyze, and advocate for policy solutions to homelessness.
Building Capacity: The Alliance provides capacity-building assistance through its Center for Capacity Building to help communities turn policy solutions and proven best practices into viable, on-the-ground programs. The Alliance provides communities across the country with best practices, how-to kits, and technical assistance trainings to help them implement solutions developed through policy, research, and practice.
Educating Opinion Leaders: The Homelessness Research Institute (HRI) – the research and education arm of the National Alliance to End Homelessness – builds the intellectual capital around solutions to homelessness. HRI advances data and research so that policymakers, practitioners, and the public have the best information about trends in homelessness and emerging solutions.