Tools for Action

We review the documents in our database every six months to make sure they are still accurate and relevant.

Housing First Assessment Tool (HUD)

CoCs can use this new tool from HUD to assess and measure a project’s progress in aligning with Housing First best practice standards, and an individual project can use this tool to identify what they are doing well and where improvements can be made.

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Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Resources

These federal resources can help communities prepare for disasters and respond and recover after they happen.

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Key Considerations for Implementing Emergency Shelter within an Effective Crisis Response System

Emergency shelter can and must play essential roles within effective, housing-focused crisis response systems.

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Case Studies: Successfully Connecting People Affected by Opioid Use to Housing

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Case Studies: Ending Veteran Homelessness

These case studies were developed to highlight successful strategies for ending Veteran homelessness from communities that have achieved the goal.

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Self-Assessment Tool for Early Childhood Programs Serving Families Experiencing Homelessness (HHS)

This Self-Assessment Tool is designed for child care, Head Start and Early Head Start, and public pre-k programs as a guide for welcoming and supporting families and children experiencing homelessness.  
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Case Studies: Ending Homelessness for People Living in Encampments

Across the country, communities are striving to create solutions for people experiencing unsheltered homelessness—including people sleeping and living in encampments—within their efforts to implement effective and efficient coordinated entry systems.

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Webinar: FY 2017 HUD CoC Program Competition: Strategies for Success

On August 2, we hosted a webinar to review themes and strategies for success in the FY 2017 Continuum of Care Program competition.

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Coordinated Entry Processes: Building Mutual Engagement Between Schools and Continuums of Care (ED)

This Department of Education brief provides a brief overview of HUD coordinated entry processes, and suggests strategies for building local coordinated entry engagement and collaboration between schools and Continuums of Care.
 

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Addressing the Intersections of Juvenile Justice System Involvement and Youth Homelessness

A new report from the Coalition for Juvenile Justice and its partners draws on expertise from across the country to help ensure that young people do not experience homelessness as a result of being involved in the justice system, and alternatively, that experiencing homelessness does not lead young people into contact with the justice system.                                 

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