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National Housing Advocates Statement on Policing and Black Communities

As organizations dedicated to ending America’s homelessness and housing crisis, we stand in support of Black people and the Black organizers who are working on housing justice including the Movement for Black Lives, Moms 4 Housing, and others during this time of reckoning and transformation. We echo their demands to divest from criminal legal systems …

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AWHA Leadership Body Call for Young Adult Applicants

Friends, In response to recent world events we have simplified the application process. You can view the application and apply here.  We understand that to guide the work ahead, those most impacted by the crisis of youth homelessness must have primary influence. Last year AWHA reconstituted our leadership to empower greater youth voice and to place racial …

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GLOBAL STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY AND ACTION TO #ProtectTheUnhoused FROM COVID-19

The associations together call for groups such as the homeless, migrants, whether housed or not, and other groups who have to survive in precarious conditions to be priority groups for screening at Covid-19, given their high vulnerability. These men and women run a real risk of being contaminated by the virus and their precarious living …

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Ensure Young People Are Served by the Federal Stimulus!

Friends,  As communities prepare to distribute $4 billion in federal Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) funding, AWHA’s policy co-conspirators have compiled the attached guidance on how best to deploy these funds to support the immediate safety and wellness of young people experiencing homelessness in the near-term, and to build more equitable systems in the long-term. We …

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The Grand Challenge to End Youth Homelessness: Lessons Learned

The Grand Challenge to End Youth Homelessness launched with its first 5 communities in October of 2019 and communities have successfully completed the first “action cycle,” the period of time between convenings where all Grand Challenge communities are back in their community, focused on advancing the work. We are proud to work alongside Miami-Dade County, …

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Supporting Young Adult Leaders in the Movement to End Youth Homelessness

Social movements are led by those affected most by the injustice they seek to fix. For us, that means recognizing the primary importance of young adult leaders with lived expertise in the fight against youth homelesness and keeping an unflinching focus on racial and LGBTQ equity. We’ve always believed it, but now A Way Home …

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Administrative & Events Coordinator | Position Announcement

SUMMARY A Way Home America (AWHA) is seeking a mission- and values-aligned, highly organized and self-motivated Administrative and Events Coordinator to support the AWHA Director and staff team with day-to-day administrative needs, special projects, and event logistics.   AWHA is a national initiative to build the movement to prevent and end homelessness among young people.  Our …

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Announcing the “Founding 8” Young Adult Members of the New AWHA Leadership Body

In February 2019, AWHA announced our transition into the next phase of our work: reconstitution of our leadership to empower even greater youth voice and to place racial and LGBTQ equity at the forefront. Over much of 2018, the AWHA Steering Committee explored how our initiative must shift to most effectively launch the work in …

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A Way Home America Leadership Body Call for Applicants

AWHA Leadership Body Informational Webinar A Way Home America [AWHA], a national initiative to build the movement to prevent and end homelessness among young people, is currently seeking dedicated individuals to join our Leadership Body.  Context / Background In February 2019, AWHA announced our transition into the next phase of our work: reconstitution of our …

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Our Meeting with Secretary Ben Carson, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Friends,  Today, A Way Home America (AWHA) participated in a roundtable discussion on youth homelessness hosted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) which was attended by HUD Secretary Ben Carson. The Founding 8 members of our new Leadership Body, all of whom are young people with lived experience, made the decision …

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Amidst Record Levels of Youth Homelessness, Ten Communities Across the United States Join Effort to End Crisis

A Way Home America Announces Awardees of Grand Challenge to Tackle Homelessness Among LGBTQ+ Youth and Youth of Color September 4, 2019 (WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, A Way Home America (AWHA) announced the selected communities of its Grand Challenge to end youth homelessness at the True Colors United Impact Summit in Washington, D.C.  The Grand …

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Friends,

As A Way Home America approaches the launch of the Grand Challenge to End Youth Homelessness and the next phase of our work, I am thrilled to announce the selection of Sarah Mikhail as the National Director of the Grand Challenge. She officially began her role as Director on August 19, 2019. Sarah Mikhail was …

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AWHA Is Centering Racial & LGBTQ Equity to #EndYouthHomelessness

Friends, Together, we have built a movement to end youth homelessness with young people, philanthropic leaders, national advocates, federal partners, researchers, and service providers in communities. Across each of these sectors, A Way Home America began identifying our shared priorities, centering youth collaboration along with racial and LGBTQ equity, and seeking change with a collective …

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Five Communities Launch 100-Day Challenge to End Youth Homelessness

Las Vegas (NV), Miami (FL), Prince George’s County (MD), Sacramento (CA), and Suburban Cook County (IL) Join Monumental System Change Movement to Prevent and End Youth Homelessness     According to a study by Chaplin Hall, one in ten young adults ages 18-25, and at least one in thirty adolescents ages 13-17, experience some form …

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Join Us! | State of the Mvmt to #endyouthhomelessness

Join colleagues and movement leaders from across the country: State of the Movement to #endyouthhomelessness 2/28/18  |  1 – 5pm Westin Bonaventure Hotel  |  Los Angeles   **We are currently past capacity and are no longer accepting RSVPs for this event.**   During this afternoon session attendees: Are informed of and engage with innovative efforts …

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