Key Strategies for Connecting People Experiencing Homelessness to SSI/SSDI

July 13, 2015

This document is intended to improve practices and collaboration among SSA field offices, VA Medical Center staff, organizations and agencies that provide services to people experiencing homelessness, and other community-based partners. The strategies focus on assisting individuals experiencing homelessness with the initial disability application and medical determination process.

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Family Options Study: Short-Term Impacts of Housing and Services Interventions for Homeless Families

July 07, 2015

This HUD report presents the short-term outcomes of the families enrolled in the Family Options Study, a multi-site random assignment experiment designed to study the impact of various housing and services interventions on homeless families.

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Veteran Employment Toolkit (VA)

July 01, 2015

To encourage employers to hire Veterans who are exiting homelessness, VA published the Employment Toolkit with strategies to help employers recruit, interview, and hire Veterans in every community.

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Partnerships for Opening Doors Final Report

July 01, 2015

This report documents the lessons learned from a 2014 national summit on integrating employment and housing strategies to prevent and end homelessness. 

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Policies and Procedures to Increase Access to ECE Services for Homeless Children & Families

July 01, 2015

This document, from the Administration for Children and Families within HHS, describes policies and related suggestions for how states and programs can serve homeless children and families through Head Start and the Child Care and Development Fund.

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Coverage of Housing-Related Activities for Individuals with Disabilities

June 26, 2015

This informational bulletin from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services clarifies the circumstances under which Medicaid reimburses for certain housing-related activities, with the goal of promoting community integration for individuals with disabilities, older adults needing long term services and supports (LTSS), and those experiencing chronic homelessness.

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Breaking the Cycle of Veteran Incarceration and Homelessness: Emerging Community Practices

June 26, 2015

Like other single individuals experiencing homelessness, there is a high prevalence of criminal justice system-involvement among Veterans experiencing homelessness. This brief offers key strategies and emerging community practices to break the cycle of Veteran incarceration and homelessness.

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National Housing Trust Fund Fact Sheet

June 17, 2015

View the fact sheet to see what states can do to make the Housing Trust Fund work for people experiencing homelessness.

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Assisting Veterans Experiencing Homelessness through VA or non-VA Programs

June 08, 2015

This quick guide provides homelessness assistance organizations, shelter providers, and other community partners with a simple framework to help guide decisions regarding which set of programs may be the best fit for Veterans, based on a quick assessment of their military service record.

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Webinar: Overview of the Supportive Housing Opportunities Planner Tool

June 02, 2015

This webinar showcases the Supportive Housing Opportunities Planner (SHOP) Tool, which helps communities identify the specific set of strategies, such as increasing the prioritization of existing turnover units and creating new supportive housing, needed to end chronic homelessness in 2017.

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