Tools for Action

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

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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Case Studies: Higher Education Partnerships for Ending Unaccompanied Youth Homelessness

These profiles feature innovative programs from institutes of higher education working to help unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness navigate the transition from high school to higher education.

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Webinar: Clarifications to the Federal Criteria and Benchmarks for Ending Veteran Homelessness

USICH and its partners at HUD and VA released clarifications to the federal criteria and benchmarks for ending Veteran homelessness in February 2017. This webinar reviews those changes.

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Using Homelessness and Housing Needs Data to Tailor and Drive Local Solutions

This document provides an overview of some key data sources—including both annual and point-in-time (PIT) data—describes what they measure, and highlights how communities can use that range of information to strengthen their efforts to address homelessness, housing instability, and other housing needs.

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Engaging Legal Services in Community Efforts to Prevent and End Homelessness

This brief describes ways that engaging and partnering with legal services providers can contribute to communities' efforts to prevent and end homelessness.

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Criteria and Benchmarks for Achieving the Goal of Ending Veteran Homelessness

These criteria and benchmarks, updated in February 2017, will help you build lasting solutions to Veteran homelessness in your community.

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Enhancing Coordinated Entry through Partnerships with Mainstream Resources and Programs

Coordinated entry is key to the effective and cost effective use of federal, state, and local resources. We developed this companion guide for communities to reference while implementing the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Notice requirements around coordinated entry that Continuums of Care must be able to meet by January 23, 2018. 

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Strategies to Address the Intersection of the Opioid Crisis and Homelessness

This document identifies strategies that communities, providers, and policymakers can use to address the intersection of homelessness and the opioid crisis and highlights resources developed by federal and national partners to support such efforts.

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HUD’s Notice on Requirements for Coordinated Entry

Coordinated entry is key to the effective and cost effective use of federal, state, and local resources. HUD's Notice, released in January 2017, outlines the requirements around coordinated entry that Continuums of Care must be able to meet by January 23, 2018. 
 

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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 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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