Alliance Conference Offers Opportunity to Work Towards Ending Homelessness
The National Alliance to End Homelessness (the Alliance) has opened registration for its 2018 National Conference on Ending Homelessness and Capitol Hill Day which will take place July 23-25, 2018 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC.
Join the Alliance in Washington, DC this July for an informative and productive conference, Capitol Hill visits, and for a chance to meet and collaborate with like-minded individuals who are working towards the shared goals of ending homelessness in America.
With approximately 2,000 people anticipated to attend this year’s event, registration will fill up quickly.
The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to end homelessness in the United States. The Alliance uses research and data to find solutions to homelessness; we work with federal and local partners to create a solid base of policy and resources that support those solutions; and then we help communities implement them.
The Alliance is an outcome-driven organization that focuses on one thing: ending homelessness.
In 2000, the Alliance challenged communities and the nation to develop plans to end homelessness. The federal government and Congress adopted this approach and substantially increased resources to implement it. Key elements of the strategy that have been successfully advanced are:
- Permanent supportive housing,
- Rapid re-housing,
- Systematic collection and use of data,
- Coordinated assessment and entry,
- Local systems to end homelessness, and
- Outcome focused crisis systems.
To advance the adoption of key concepts and these strategies, the Alliance undertakes the following principal activities:
- Builds knowledge. It uses research and data to discover what works to end homelessness and develop easily accessible knowledge about these solutions. The Alliance’s research arm, the Homelessness Research Institute (HRI), leads this work.
- Improves policy. Based upon this knowledge, it educates opinion leaders and policymakers about what works and tries to build strong policy in support of solutions (with emphasis on federal policy).
- Enhances capacity. To help communities implement solutions, its Center for Capacity Building provides training, technical assistance, and tools to providers and public agencies.