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#RealCollege 2020: Five Years of Evidence on Campus Basic Needs Insecurity
The #RealCollege survey is the nation’s largest, longest-running annual assessment of basic needs insecurity among college students. In the absence of any federal data on the subject, the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice created the survey to evaluate access to affordable food and housing among college students.
Annual Homeless Assessment Reports to the U.S. Congress
The Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) is a HUD report to the U.S. Congress that provides nationwide estimates of homelessness, including information about the demographic characteristics of homeless persons, service use patterns, and the capacity to house homeless persons. The report is based on Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) data about persons who experience homelessness during a 12-month period, point-in-time counts of people experiencing homelessness on one day in January, and data about the inventory of shelter and housing available in a community.
United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness is charged with coordinating the federal response to homelessness and creating a national partnership at every level of government and with the private sector to reduce and end homelessness in the nation while maximizing the effectiveness of the federal government in contributing to the end of homelessness.
Federal Homeless Assistance Programs
Homelessness assistance programs provide funding to States and local governments and nonprofit providers to serve individuals and families across the United States who are affected by homelessness. Select among the tabs below to learn more about specific programs; application, data collection, and reporting systems; national, state, and local data and reports; and the populations affected by homelessness.
National Coalition for the Homeless
The National Coalition for the Homeless is a national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to a single mission: To end and prevent homelessness while ensuring the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness are met and their civil rights are respected and protected.
State of Homelessness: 2020 Edition
The State of Homelessness is an annual statistical report published by the National Alliance to End Homelessness. The report's interactive dashboard can be used to learn more about this vulnerable population at the national, state, and local level.
Tennessee Statewide 2-1-1 Resource Network
One of the easiest ways to get help is by dialing 2-1-1, Tennessee’s community services help line. When you call, you’ll get a real person, one who is trained to help you sort out your needs, and then give you phone numbers and addresses of the closest places where you can get help. 2-1-1 has a database of more than 10,000 health and human services programs, cross-referenced for all sorts of keywords. So don’t worry if you don’t know what type of service you need or the name of an agency — just talk with the specialist at the other end of the line and she or he can help you find what you need. All calls are free and completely confidential. Hours vary by location.
Tennessee Valley Coalition for the Homeless
TVCH is a non-profit organization existing to house the homeless, educate the community, and equip stakeholders to provide lasting solutions to homelessness.
Tennessee Association of Community Action
The Tennessee Association of Community Action (TACA) is dedicated to supporting the Community Action Agencies throughout Tennessee. They provide training and technical help, coordination, and advocacy to agencies that are working to help people create better lives and communities.
United Way - Tennessee
United Way is engaged in nearly 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide. They are focused on creating community-based and community-led solutions that strengthen the cornerstones for a good quality of life: education, financial stability and health.
Legislation filed under poverty for the 112th Tennessee General Assembly 2021-2022
Legislation filed under welfare for the 112th Tennessee General Assembly 2021-2022
Legislation filed under indigents for the 112th Tennessee General Assembly 2021-2022
Legislation filed under housing for the 112th Tennessee General Assembly 2021-2022
Tennessee Housing Development Agency
Legislation filed under Tennessee Housing Development Agency for the 112th Tennessee General Assembly 2021-2022
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