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by Iain DeJong, OrgCode
Post Labor Day there are many communities that will be starting to plan for their January Point-in-Time Homeless Counts. Sure the count is over four months away, but the planning for these events can be a considerable undertaking, especially if the community wants to seize the opportunity to get the best information possible.…
2013 National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference: The Top 3 Things I Took Away from This Summer’s Conference
By Iain De Jong
August 01, 2013
Every summer, for almost a decade now, the Conference on Ending Homelessness put together by the National Alliance to End Homelessness in Washington, DC has been a highlight for me.…
by Sharon McDonald, Director for Families and Youth at the National Alliance to End Homelessness
This blog post originally appeared on the National Alliance to End Homelessness’s website.
Data on youth homelessness is notoriously lacking. However, we estimate that around 550,000 youth under the age of 25 are homeless and on their own at some point each year.…
An Update From Dr. Susan Angell, Executive Director of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs‘ Homeless Veterans Initiatives Office
Imagine if your pillow was a cold concrete slab.
It was for too many people I met on the night of the 2013 Washington, D.C.…
The Bigger Picture: 5 Things Funders Need to Consider when Supporting and Investing in an End to Homelessness
by Iain De Jong
Last year I visited 37 different communities related to my work on ending homelessness. When I consider that my presence in some of these places was to provide a keynote or seminar that attracted people from many other cities, the number of communities I connected with climbs into the hundreds, if not thousands.…