Category Archives: Homelessness

2016 Blog Recap – Helping Your Nonprofit Get Ahead

Happy New Year, everyone! In 2016, we published many great blogs on a variety of different topics, but with one major theme in mind – helping your nonprofit get ahead. Did you miss any of our posts? Don’t worry! We’ve handpicked some of our most popular blogs from the last year for you to read. From homelessness advocacy and education to nonprofit …

Special Challenges Among Homeless Veterans

Veteran Homelessness: A National Disgrace Shaun Donovan, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and the former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development stated in a recent blog post that the rate of homelessness among our nation’s veterans ranks as a “national disgrace.” Veterans of U.S. military service are disproportionately …

Using HMIS for Coordinated Homeless Services

Using HMIS for Coordinated Homeless Services Mandates from the Department of Housing and Urban Development The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009 (HEARTH Act), consolidated the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s competitive homelessness assistance grant programs into one new Continuum of Care …

Data’s Role in the Housing First Movement

Breaking the Cycle for the Chronically Homeless There has been a sea change in the battle against homelessness. For years, organizations dedicated to fighting homelessness have prioritized the underlying causes. Mental health, employment, financial stability, and other issues were addressed based on the theory that helping clients fix these problems …

Collaborative Partnerships and Affordable Housing for All

Promising Practices out of Orlando A recent Orlando Sentinel article highlighted a new project from Ability Housing, a nonprofit agency in Orlando, Florida using collaboration as a tool in the fight against homelessness. In April, the nonprofit announced a partnership with Orange County and the Florida Hospital and Wayne Densch Charities, to build 77 …