Tools for Action

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

Research Brief on Chronic Homelessness (Center for Evidence-based Solutions to Homelessness)

This report from the Center for Evidence-based Solutions to Homelessness summarizes the research on chronic homelessness.

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Housing First and Access to Housing Model (Corporation for Supportive Housing)

This resource from the Corporation for Supportive Housing’s (CSH) Supportive Housing Quality Toolkit, provides a brief overview of the philosophy of Housing First as well as how to streamline access into housing.

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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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Federal Homelessness Assistance Programs that Can Help Communities End Youth Homelessness

These federal programs offer targeted funding for preventing and ending homelessness, including among youth, that can, in conjunction with other funding sources, help communities implement the coordinated response they need.  

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Phase One Report from Supporting Partnership for Anti-Racist Communities

This report from Phase One of the Supporting Partnership for Anti-Racist Communities (SPARC) initiative is now available and offers numerous insights for addressing homelessness in ways that are comprehensive and racially equitable.

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Criteria and Benchmarks for Achieving the Goal of Ending Youth 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 Youth Homelessness ensure all communities are working toward that goal. 

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Webinar: HUD FY2017 YHDP NOFA: What to Expect and Strategies for Success

This webinar provides some background on the second round of the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program, and strategies for success in responding to the NOFA.

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The Challenges We Must Face Together: Findings and Implications from Recent Reports and Data

Data does not tell the whole story of homelessness in America, but it does tell us important information about the scale of the crises and challenges people face. A focus on data must remain central within decisions we make for crafting effective strategies, for sustaining interagency and intergovernmental efforts, and for assessing the impact of our efforts.

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The Evidence Behind Approaches that Drive an End to Homelessness

To improve housing outcomes, communities are making a fundamental shift to Housing First, removing as many obstacles and unnecessary requirements as possible that stand in the way of people’s access to permanent housing.

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Case Studies: Demonstrating the Effectiveness of Supportive Housing for Families in the Child Welfare System

In September 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded five-year demonstration grants to Broward County, FL, Cedar Rapids, IA, Memphis, TN, San Francisco, CA, and the state of Connecticut to test the effectiveness of supportive housing for particularly vulnerable families involved in the child welfare system.

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