Tools for Action

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

Criteria and Benchmarks for Achieving the Goal of Ending Family Homelessness

Collaboratively with communities across America, USICH and our federal partners developed a national vision for what it means to end family homelessness, ensuring it is rare, brief, and non-recurring. The Criteria and Benchmarks for Achieving the Goal of Ending Family Homelessness ensure all communities are working towards that goal. 

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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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Federal Budget for Targeted Homelessness Assistance, Fiscal Year 2017

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017, enacted on May 5, 2017, provided the following funding for targeted homelessness assistance programs.

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

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10 Strategies to End Veteran Homelessness

We know how to end homelessness for Veterans. USICH has identified 10 strategies that increase leadership, collaboration, and coordination and promote rapid access to permanent housing for all Veterans.

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Federal Criteria and Benchmarks for Ending Veteran Homelessness Review Tool

This tool, developed by HUD and its partners, will help you track your progress in relation to the criteria for achieving the goal of ending Veteran homelessness. The Federal Criteria and Benchmarks Review Tool breaks down the criteria to help you identify possible gaps in your data, information, and strategies before seeking federal confirmation.

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Master List Template and Benchmark Generation Tool for Ending Veteran Homelessness

This tool, developed by HUD and its partners, helps you develop or improve your by-name list in order to meet the criteria for achieving the goal of ending Veteran homelessness. The Master List Template and Benchmark Generation Tool includes a by-name list template that you can use as-is or to identify data to include in your own by-name list. 

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United States Interagency Council on Homelessness Fact Sheet

The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) leads the national efforts to prevent and end homelessness in America. This fact sheet details the work of the agency, including information on Opening Doors.

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Rapid Re-Housing for Youth (HUD)

This suite of tools and products from HUD on Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) for Youth includes a Jump Start Tool, a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), and a Checklist. 

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Using a Housing First Philosophy When Serving Youth (HUD)

This HUD brief provides an overview of the Housing First philosophy and how it applies to youth-serving projects.

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