Alliance to Host HUD Secretary Donovan, VA Secretary Shinseki at National Conference on Ending Homelessness

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The Alliance commemorates the anniversary of the Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness, reviews new federal commitment to end homelessness

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As a national leader in the field, Nan Roman will review both the progress that’s been made and the work that lies ahead.

Secretaries of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan and Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki will deliver keynote addresses at the annual National Conference on Ending Homelessness hosted by the National Alliance to End Homelessness.

This conference will mark a decisive year in the progress toward ending homelessness. This year is the 10-year anniversary of the Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness, a campaign launched by the Alliance in July 2000 with the release of the document, A Plan, Not a Dream: How to End Homelessness in Ten Years. In the document, the Alliance outlines components of a successful local strategy to end homelessness: increasing the supply of affordable housing, implementing prevention strategies, utilizing mainstream resources, and improving outcomes by collecting and analyzing program data. To date, there are over 266 community plans to end homelessness adapted from the Alliance’s Ten Year Plan.

This summer also marks the release of Opening Doors: The Federal Strategic Plan to End Homelessness. The plan – created by the Administration’s U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH) – aims to end veteran and chronic homelessness in five years; family and youth homelessness in ten years.

Nan Roman, president of the Alliance, will offer her thoughts on where the nation stands in our movement to end homelessness in the country, reflecting on the anniversary of the Ten Year Plan and the kickoff of the new federal strategic plan. As a national leader in the field, she will review both the progress that’s been made and the work that lies ahead.

What: National Conference on Ending Homelessness

Who: Shaun Donovan, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
General Eric Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Nan Roman, president of the National Alliance to End Homelessness

When: Monday, July 12 to Wednesday, July 14

Where: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Contact: Catherine An
202-942-8297

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