Tools for Action

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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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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 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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Guide for Engaging Youth in Decision Making (HUD)

This resource provides guidance on how to engage youth in the decision-making process and in the development of projects.

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Coordinated Entry Brief for Youth (HUD)

HUD's brief provides an overview of the four Coordinated Entry core elements: access, assessment, prioritization, and referral.

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Supportive Housing Opportunities Planner (SHOP) Tool

A critical first step to ending chronic homelessness is to determine what specific combination of strategies are needed to increase the availability of supportive housing locally. This tool helps communities sharpen strategies, such as increasing the prioritization of existing turnover units and creating new supportive housing, needed to end chronic homelessness.

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