Determining Homeless Status of Youth

October 01, 2015

HUD released guidance to assist intake workers in determining and documenting homeless status for youth using the definition of homelessness found in HUD’s Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) and Continuum of Care (CoC) Programs to ensure youth are not being turned away from the housing and services they need in error.

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Webinar: HUD FY 2015 Continuum of Care Program Competition: Strategies for Success

September 30, 2015

On September 29, 2015, USICH hosted a webinar for communities on strategies for success in responding to HUD’s Notice of Funding Availability for the FY 2015 Continuum of Care Program Competition. 

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Preventing and Ending Youth Homelessness: A Coordinated Community Response

September 18, 2015

This document provides a preliminary vision for a coordinated response to ending youth homelessness.

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Engaging Landlords: Vets@Home Toolkit on Connecting to Permanent Housing

September 01, 2015

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development designed this toolkit for CoC stakeholders, practitioners, and public officials to broaden and strengthen their connections and access to safe, decent, and affordable permanent housing for Veterans experiencing homelessness.

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Webinar: Non-Time-Limited Housing for Youth

August 21, 2015

This webinar highlights communities implementing housing for youth that does not include traditional time limits or programmatic requirements.

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Ending Homelessness for People Living in Encampments: Advancing the Dialogue

August 13, 2015

This report is designed to assist communities in developing an action plan that will link people experiencing homelessness and living in an encampment, with permanent housing opportunities.

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CoC and PHA Collaboration: Strategies for CoCs to Start the Partnership Conversation

August 10, 2015

While some PHAs already have strong partnerships with local CoCs, others are just beginning. This brief provides some preliminary strategies and tips for starting or improving the conversation between CoCs and their local public housing authorities.

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Federal Resources That Can Fund Rapid Re-Housing

August 03, 2015

This chart will help communities determine which Federal funding sources might help finance rapid re-housing services, a less costly form of crisis response.

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FAFSA Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Determinations

July 29, 2015

This Department of Education letter clarifies how to determine the homeless status of unaccompanied youth.

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Webinar: Breaking the Cycle of Veteran Incarceration and Homelessness

July 15, 2015

This webinar provides information to help communities integrate criminal justice system partnerships into their effort to prevent and end homelessness among Veterans. 

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