Ending Homelessness Among All Other Individuals

To prevent and end homelessness for everyone, communities must have a comprehensive response in place to make sure all people experiencing a housing crisis get the help they need.

That response must include both specialized homelessness services and nontargeted resources — housing, employment, education, and health care — that can help people achieve housing stability and go on to pursue opportunity for themselves and their families.

What's Driving Progress

With support from Council agencies, communities are:

  • Developing strong coordinated entry systems to link families and individuals to the most appropriate assistance.
  • Building collaborations to integrate nontargeted resources in the areas of housing, employment, education, health care, and benefits.
  • Assessing how to increase the amount of rental housing that is affordable to people with the lowest incomes.

What You Can Do

For our efforts to have the greatest impact, we must be attuned to the larger structural challenges that affect homelessness.