Tools for Action

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

This is Housing First for Youth: A Program Model Guide (A Way Home Canada)

A Way Home Canada has released This is Housing First for Youth: A Program Model Guide that can help ensure that your community is connecting young people to permanent housing with the appropriate services to help them succeed as quickly as possible.

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Homeless Families Research Briefs (HHS)

This series of research briefs from HHS's Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation highlights issues related to the well-being and economic self-sufficiency of families and children experiencing homelessness.

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Youth Who Experience Prolonged Homelessness Research Briefs (HHS)

These briefs from HHS aims to summarize factors associated with prolonged episodes of homelessness among youth so that organizations can use their resources more efficiently to reduce and end prolonged youth homelessness.

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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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Housing First Assessment Tool (HUD)

CoCs can use this new tool from HUD to assess and measure a project’s progress in aligning with Housing First best practice standards, and an individual project can use this tool to identify what they are doing well and where improvements can be made.

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Youth/Young Adults with Child Welfare Involvement At-Risk of Homelessness Process Study (HHS)

The YARH Phase I process study examines the experiences of 18 grantees who were awarded two-year planning grants by the Children’s Bureau to develop a comprehensive service model to prevent homelessness among youth and young adults with child welfare involvement.

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Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Resources

These federal resources can help communities prepare for disasters and respond and recover after they happen.

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Key Considerations for Implementing Emergency Shelter within an Effective Crisis Response System

Emergency shelter can and must play essential roles within effective, housing-focused crisis response systems.

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Case Studies: Successfully Connecting People Affected by Opioid Use to Housing

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Self-Assessment Tool for Early Childhood Programs Serving Families Experiencing Homelessness (HHS)

This Self-Assessment Tool is designed for child care, Head Start and Early Head Start, and public pre-k programs as a guide for welcoming and supporting families and children experiencing homelessness.  
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