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by SOM Magazine

» National Alliance to End Homelessness

The National Alliance to End Homelessness is working to protect our most vulnerable neighbors. Their goal is to make sure people experiencing homelessness stay safe and healthy.

Many people without homes spend their time outdoors with no access to the care and hygienic resources that can protect them or in “congregate” shelters, or shelters with many people in a small space. In both cases, having a home would make them much safer, especially during a viral pandemic. The Alliance is also partnering with federal policymakers, researchers and service providers to help mitigate a potential new wave of homelessness resulting from the drastic economic impacts of the pandemic.

Build Knowledge Through Research
The Alliance analyzes data and research so that policymakers, practitioners and the public have the best information about trends in homelessness and emerging solutions.

Improve Homelessness Policy
The Alliance is a leading voice on federal homelessness policy. It analyzes enacted and proposed legislation and advocates for improved federal policy.

Enhance Capacity
The Alliance provides capacity-building assistance to help communities turn policy solutions and proven best practices into viable, on-the-ground programs.

Connect Homelessness and Health
Health and homelessness are inextricably linked. Health problems can cause a person’s homelessness as well as be exacerbated by the experience. Housing is key to addressing the health needs of people experiencing homelessness.

With your help, we can see to it that veterans, families, children and others make it through these tough times. Visit EndHomelessness.org for detailed reports, statistics and to get involved.

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