Tools for Action

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

Webinar: Home, Together: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness

Learn more about the new federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelesssness. 

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Communities That Have Ended Homelessness

These communities have a system in place to ensure that homelessness is rare, brief, and one-time.

To be recognized as having achieved the goal, communities must meet the requirements laid out in the federal criteria and benchmarks for ending homelessness.

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Webinar: FY 2018 Continuum of Care Competition: Strategies for Success

In this webinar, we review the NOFA's priorities and the application process. 

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Strengthening Systems for Ending Rural Homelessness: Promising Practices and Considerations

This report explores the unique challenges of building effective rural homelessness response systems and provides an initial set of strategies communities can use to take advantage of their unique strengths.

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Federal Budget for Targeted Homelessness Assistance, Fiscal Year 2018

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, enacted on March 23, 2018, provided the following funding for targeted homelessness assistance programs.

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Homelessness in America: Focus on Veterans

To prevent and end homelessness in America, we must have a clear understanding of who is at risk of homelessness and who goes on to experience it. In our Homelessness in America series, we summarize data and research about specific subpopulations to help inform the work we must do, together, to end homelessness. In this first brief, we focus on Veterans, who make up 9% of adults experiencing homelessness.

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Webinar: FAQ about the Criteria and Benchmarks for Ending Youth Homelessness (Part 2)

In Part 2 of the series, we provide answers to some common questions from communities about the criteria and benchmarks for ending youth homelessness.

We strongly encourage you to first watch part 1 of the series, where we review the components of the criteria and benchmarks for ending youth homelessness.

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Webinar: Understanding the Criteria and Benchmarks for Ending Youth Homelessness (Part 1)

In Part 1 of the series, we review the components of the criteria and benchmarks for ending youth homelessness. Additional installments will address questions from communities.

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Caution is Needed When Considering “Sanctioned Encampments” or “Safe Zones”

Communities are working to address the immediate safety and living conditions of people who are unsheltered, and some guidance is needed as they consider sanctioned encampments or safe zones as a part of their response.
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National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

The National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families website and blog provides resources for communities serving runaway and homeless youth.

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