[Hpn] The NPACH Report, Special Edition

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The NPACH Report, Special Edition


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        The NPACH Report Special Edition
        The Newsletter of the National Policy and Advocacy Council on =
Homelessness
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  This is a special post-Katrina edition of The NPACH Report. Please =
read below for several important announcements.

  If you have questions or comments, please send them to info@npach.org. =


  Revised Location for NAEHCY/NPACH Conference Announced
  PLEASE NOTE: The location for the conference, originally scheduled for =
New Orleans, has been moved to Kansas City, Missouri. The original =
dates, Oct. 22-25, have not changed. For more information and =
registration forms, please visit: =
http://www.naehcy.org/2005registration.html=20


  NPACH Policy Update

  NPACH Issues Policy Recommendations for Post-Hurricane Recovery
  NPACH has issued a specific set of recommendations for the housing =
crisis that has resulted from Hurricane Katrina. These policy =
recommendations address both the immediate and long-term needs of the =
region affected by the hurricane. We would like to stress the importance =
of a reconstruction founded in democratic principles: The people =
affected must have an active and leading role in the process.
  Please download the document from our website: =
http://www.npach.org/npach_hurricane_recommendations.pdf=20

  Legislative Alert: Immediate Action Needed
  Immediate action is needed to safeguard the educational rights of =
homeless children and youth. In response to Hurricane Katrina, U.S. =
Department of Education Secretary Margaret Spellings has announced her =
intention to seek permission from Congress to waive the educational =
rights of homeless children and youth under the McKinney-Vento Act. The =
McKinney-Vento Act has opened the doors of public schools to hundreds of =
thousands of children displaced from Hurricane Katrina. The Act has =
enabled these and other children experiencing homelessness to be =
immediately enrolled in school, to receive transportation to be =
stabilized in school, and to benefit from the resources, support, and =
normality of neighborhood schools.
  Please read the entire action alert and contact your Members of =
Congress today: http://www.npach.org/alerts.htm.=20
  Please urge your U.S. Senators and your U.S. Representative to deny =
Secretary Spellings request for authority to waive the McKinney-Vento =
Homeless Assistance Act. Tell them that the McKinney-Vento Act is needed =
now more than ever, and that children made homeless by the hurricane =
deserve the full protections and benefits of their education.
  For more information, contact Barbara Duffield at NAEHCY at =
bduffield@naehcy.org or 202.364.7392.


  Special Message from NPACH Executive Director, Brad Paul

  Dear Friends,

  On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made a direct hit on the =
Mississippi Gulf Coast and New Orleans, Louisiana, home of NPACH's =
Southern Regional Office (NPACH-SRO). Communities stretching from =
Louisiana to Florida suffered severe damage from high winds, storm =
surge, and subsequent flooding. The overwhelming force of the storm has =
resulted in great suffering, a dramatic increase in homelessness, and a =
crisis of services for the region's population. As the images from this =
disaster have been broadcast around the world and have touched millions =
of hearts, many people are asking how they can help make a difference in =
the effort to rebuild.=20

  As we deal with the tragedy and shocking events, and join our =
colleagues, friends and neighbors in this monumental effort, I would =
like you to consider making a donation to NPACH as we work to ensure a =
national response that accurately reflects the overwhelming need. For =
the past two years NPACH-SRO has worked closely with advocates, =
municipal governments, service providers, and faith-based organizations =
across the Gulf South. We have provided technical assistance, strategic =
planning and coordinated regional efforts with national strategies, =
providing a direct connection between national advocacy and the real =
experience of local service providers. In the aftermath of Katrina, such =
work is as critical as ever if we are to avoid reconstruction becoming a =
"second hurricane."=20

  Your tax-deductible donation will help NPACH make a quick recovery =
from the storm and continue our efforts to provide valuable technical =
assistance, public education, research and advocacy throughout the Gulf =
South and beyond. You can donate online via our website, or download a =
contributor support form and mail your donation to our national =
headquarters in Washington, DC.

  Thank you for your continued support of NPACH.



  Brad Paul

  http://www.npach.org/support.htm=20

  NPACH is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation organized under the =
provisions of the District of Columbia Non-Profit Corporation Act (D.C. =
Code, 2001 edition, Title 29, Chapter 3).

  Federal Employer Identification Number: 42-1613416






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  The NPACH Report</EM>. Please read below for several important=20
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NOTE: The=20
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  <BR><BR><BR><STRONG><U>NPACH Policy =
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  Issues Policy Recommendations for Post-Hurricane =
Recovery<BR></STRONG>NPACH=20
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that has=20
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both the=20
  immediate and long-term needs of the region affected by the hurricane. =
We=20
  would like to stress the importance of a reconstruction founded in =
democratic=20
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in the=20
  process.<BR>Please download the document from our website: </FONT><A=20
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educational=20
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Katrina, U.S.=20
  Department of Education Secretary Margaret Spellings has announced her =

  intention to seek permission from Congress to waive the educational =
rights of=20
  homeless children and youth under the McKinney-Vento Act. The =
McKinney-Vento=20
  Act has opened the doors of public schools to hundreds of thousands of =

  children displaced from Hurricane Katrina. The Act has enabled these =
and other=20
  children experiencing homelessness to be immediately enrolled in =
school, to=20
  receive transportation to be stabilized in school, and to benefit from =
the=20
  resources, support, and normality of neighborhood schools.<BR>Please =
read the=20
  entire action alert and contact your Members of Congress today: =
</FONT><A=20
  =
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  <BR><STRONG>Please urge your U.S. Senators and your U.S. =
Representative to=20
  deny Secretary Spellings request for authority to waive the =
McKinney-Vento=20
  Homeless Assistance Act. Tell them that the McKinney-Vento Act is =
needed now=20
  more than ever, and that children made homeless by the hurricane =
deserve the=20
  full protections and benefits of their education.<BR></STRONG>For more =

  information, contact Barbara Duffield at NAEHCY at </FONT><A=20
  href=3D"mailto:bduffield@naehcy.org"><FONT=20
  size=3D3>bduffield@naehcy.org</FONT></A><FONT size=3D3> or=20
  202.364.7392.<BR><BR><BR><STRONG>Special Message from NPACH Executive=20
  Director, Brad Paul<BR></STRONG><BR>Dear Friends,<BR><BR>On August 29, =
2005,=20
  Hurricane Katrina made a direct hit on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and =
New=20
  Orleans, Louisiana, home of NPACH=92s Southern Regional Office =
(NPACH-SRO).=20
  Communities stretching from Louisiana to Florida suffered severe =
damage from=20
  high winds, storm surge, and subsequent flooding. The overwhelming =
force of=20
  the storm has resulted in great suffering, a dramatic increase in=20
  homelessness, and a crisis of services for the region=92s population. =
As the=20
  images from this disaster have been broadcast around the world and =
have=20
  touched millions of hearts, many people are asking how they can help =
make a=20
  difference in the effort to rebuild. <BR><BR>As we deal with the =
tragedy and=20
  shocking events, and join our colleagues, friends and neighbors in =
this=20
  monumental effort, I would like you to consider making a donation to =
NPACH as=20
  we work to ensure a national response that accurately reflects the=20
  overwhelming need. For the past two years NPACH-SRO has worked closely =
with=20
  advocates, municipal governments, service providers, and faith-based=20
  organizations across the Gulf South. We have provided technical =
assistance,=20
  strategic planning and coordinated regional efforts with national =
strategies,=20
  providing a direct connection between national advocacy and the real=20
  experience of local service providers. In the aftermath of Katrina, =
such work=20
  is as critical as ever if we are to avoid reconstruction becoming a =
=93second=20
  hurricane.=94 <BR><BR>Your tax-deductible donation will help NPACH =
make a quick=20
  recovery from the storm and continue our efforts to provide valuable =
technical=20
  assistance, public education, research and advocacy throughout the =
Gulf South=20
  and beyond. You can donate online via our website, or download a =
contributor=20
  support form and mail your donation to our national headquarters in=20
  Washington, DC.<BR><BR>Thank you for your continued support of=20
  NPACH.<BR><BR><IMG height=3D58 =
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  width=3D176><BR><BR>Brad Paul<BR><BR></FONT><A=20
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3).<BR><BR>Federal=20
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