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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Webinar: Trauma-Informed Care for Women Experiencing Homelessness and their Children

May 09, 2012

This webinar covers ways homeless services programs can use a trauma-informed care model to serve mothers and their children better and help break through the cycle of trauma and homelessness.

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Webinar: How Banks Can Finance Permanent Supportive Housing

April 27, 2012

This webinar provides an overview of bank financing of permanent supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness. 

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Webinar: Retooling the Homeless Crisis Response System

March 08, 2012

This webinar explains what it really means to transform homeless services to crisis response systems that prevent homelessness and rapidly return people who experience homelessness to stable housing.

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Prevention Targeting 101

March 01, 2012

This brief from the National Alliance to End Homelessness is a concise “how-to” guide on how communities can begin or improve efforts to identify and effectively assist the households who are most likely to become homeless and serve them appropriately.

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Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs – Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity

January 30, 2012

This rule requires owners and operators of HUD-assisted housing, or housing whose financing is insured by HUD, to make housing available without regard to the sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Closing the Front Door: Creating a Successful Diversion Program for Homeless Families

August 16, 2011

This paper from the National Alliance to End Homelessness describes how communities can begin diverting families from entering their homelessness assistance systems.

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