Tools for Action

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

Data Guidance for Analyzing Racial and Ethnic Inequities in Homelessness Crisis Response Systems

USICH and our federal and national partners recognize the need for communities to address the racial inequities that exist across experiences of homelessness. In order to understand the dynamics underpinning these inequities and develop local solutions, communities must collect and examine both quantitative and qualitative data.

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Federal Budget for Targeted Homelessness Assistance, Fiscal Year 2020

The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, enacted on December 20, 2019, provided the following funding for targeted homelessness assistance program.

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Webinar: Criteria and Benchmarks for Achieving the Goal of Ending Veteran Homelessness

In this webinar, USICH, HUD, and VA review the updates to the criteria and benchmarks for ending Veteran homelessness and demonstrate the revised Master List and Benchmark Generation Tool, which can help communities gather and track data toward achieving the goal.

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Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program State Medicaid-Housing Agency Partnerships Toolkit

This toolkit is based on the tools used to provide program support to 16 states that participated in the IAP State Medicaid-Housing Agency Partnerships Tracks between 2016 and 2018. 

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Master List Template and Benchmark Generation Tool for Ending Veteran Homelessness

This tool, developed by HUD and its partners, and updated in December 2019, 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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Tools that Support the Implementation of Home, Together

To end homelessness, every community needs to be able to implement a systemic response that ensures homelessness is prevented whenever possible, or, if it can’t be prevented, it is a rare, brief, and one-time experience. And that response must endure for the long term.

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Exploring Home, Together Podcast Series

In “Exploring Home, Together,” Communications Specialist Veronica Mills and the USICH team walk through the objectives in the federal plan to prevent and end homelessness one by one. 

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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 approaches. Effective Housing First approaches, developed in response to strong evidence, include: prioritizing people experiencing homelessness for new and existing affordable housing; providing rapid re-housing to families and individuals; and providing supportive housing opportunities to people with the most intense needs.

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Building Child Welfare and Housing Partnerships to Prevent and End Youth Homelessness: Nashville’s Alternative Response

This YHDP team in Nashville, TN, shares current and planned efforts to build an alternative response as part of their coordinated community plan.

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Webinar: Overview of HUD’s Specialized Housing and Services for Victims of Human Trafficking NOFA

Per HUD's website, this NOFA has been postponed.

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