Category Archives: News Alerts

News updates from around the country.

Homeless Advocates Set 2013 Policy Priorities

The executive directors and policy staff representing many of the nation’s leading homeless advocacy organizations met yesterday as the Homeless Advocates Group (HAG) to set policy priorities for 2013. Each member organization of HAG has set its own independent set … Continue reading

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Violence and Hatred Risky for Homeless

This week, NCH will release their annual report on biased incidences against the un-housed, “Hate Crimes against the Homeless: The Brutality of Violence Unveiled”. Take a look at an excerpt from Brian Levin, Director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, which details the crucial need for federal protections for the homeless. Continue reading

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Why We Should Care About the Homeless Vote

by Jin Zhao Originally Printed in AlterNet Thursday, August 9, 2012 Only 10% of homeless Americans vote each year, but they can still make a difference in elections. Having a home is not a prerequisite to vote in the United … Continue reading

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HUD to publish new Continuum of Care Regulations under HEARTH

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is expected to publish later this week in the Federal Register interim regulations for the new Continuum of Care (CoC) program under the HEARTH Act and a summary of these regulations. … Continue reading

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Affordable Care Act – Individual Mandate UPHELD

The National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) supports today’s Supreme Court ruling upholding sound healthcare legislation and affirming individual mandates. Today’s ruling brings us closer to recognizing that all Americans should have access to medical care, regardless of financial or … Continue reading

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