Housing and Education Collaborations to Serve Homeless Children, Youth, and Families

March 01, 2013

This brief provides basic information to help homelessness service providers and homeless education staff understand each other’s role in supporting children, youth, and families experiencing homelessness, while offering tools to enhance collaboration among agencies.
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Federal Framework to End Youth Homelessness

February 01, 2013

The 2012 Amendment to Opening Doors, which includes the Federal Framework to End Youth Homelessness, was developed to specifically address what strategies should be implemented to improve the educational outcomes for children and youth, and the steps that need to be taken to advance the goal of ending youth homelessness by 2020.

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Use of TANF Funds to Serve Homeless Families and Families at Risk of Experiencing Homelessness

February 01, 2013

This HHS Information Memorandum discusses the importance of addressing family homelessness with allowable uses of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds for families experiencing and at risk of experiencing homelessness.

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Conducting Homeless Counts on Native American Lands: A Toolkit

February 01, 2013

This toolkit from the Housing Assistance Council highlights tools and methods that can be used to conduct a homeless count on American Indian and Alaska Native lands.

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2012 Report to Congress on Homeless Veterans

December 18, 2012

For Fiscal Year 2012, the Senate Committee on Appropriations asked us for an assessment of the progress of the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program and of efforts to address homelessness experienced by Veterans in rural communities and on Native American reservations.

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Youth Count! Developing Strategies for Counting Unaccompanied Youth

October 16, 2012

USICH, HUD, HHS, and ED, launched Youth Count! to develop promising strategies for counting unaccompanied homeless youth, up to 24-years-old, through innovative implementations of HUD’s 2013 Point-in-Time (PIT) count. 

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National Research Agenda

October 01, 2012

In October 2012, USICH released the nation's first National Research Agenda: Priorities for Advancing Our Understanding of Homelessness. This document outlines priority areas where we believe federal, local, and private investments should be made in additional research.

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Report on Homelessness Among American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians

September 27, 2012

This report summarizes findings from a 2012 expert panel on homelessness among American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.

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Searching out Solutions: Constructive Alternatives to the Criminalization of Homelessness

June 01, 2012

Searching out Solutions offers communities alternatives to criminalizing homelessness.

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The Business Case for Medicaid-financed Services in Supportive Housing

June 01, 2012

This brief from the Corporation for Supportive Housing outlines the rationale for states to consider designing Medicaid-financed, supportive housing-based care management services to improve care for at-risk beneficiaries while lowering costs associated with avoidable hospitalizations and other crisis services.

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