Federal Criteria and Benchmarks for Ending Veteran Homelessness Review Tool

May 25, 2017

This tool, developed by HUD and its partners, will help you track your progress in relation to the criteria for achieving the goal of ending Veteran homelessness. The Federal Criteria and Benchmarks Review Tool breaks down the criteria to help you identify possible gaps in your data, information, and strategies before seeking federal confirmation.

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Master List Template and Benchmark Generation Tool for Ending Veteran Homelessness

May 25, 2017

This tool, developed by HUD and its partners, helps you develop or improve your by-name list in order to meet the criteria for achieving the goal of ending Veteran homelessness. The Master List Template and Benchmark Generation Tool includes a by-name list template that you can use as-is or to identify data to include in your own by-name list. 

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United States Interagency Council on Homelessness Fact Sheet

May 24, 2017

The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) leads the national efforts to prevent and end homelessness in America. This fact sheet details the work of the agency, including information on Opening Doors.

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Rapid Re-Housing for Youth (HUD)

May 10, 2017

This suite of tools and products from HUD on Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) for Youth includes a Jump Start Tool, a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), and a Checklist. 

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Using a Housing First Philosophy When Serving Youth (HUD)

May 10, 2017

This HUD brief provides an overview of the Housing First philosophy and how it applies to youth-serving projects.

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Guide for Engaging Youth in Decision Making (HUD)

May 10, 2017

This resource provides guidance on how to engage youth in the decision-making process and in the development of projects.

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Coordinated Entry Brief for Youth (HUD)

May 10, 2017

HUD's brief provides an overview of the four Coordinated Entry core elements: access, assessment, prioritization, and referral.

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Supportive Housing Opportunities Planner (SHOP) Tool

May 04, 2017

A critical first step to ending chronic homelessness is to determine what specific combination of strategies are needed to increase the availability of supportive housing locally. This tool helps communities sharpen strategies, such as increasing the prioritization of existing turnover units and creating new supportive housing, needed to end chronic homelessness.

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Emergency Shelter Learning Series (NAEH)

April 25, 2017

The Emergency Shelter Learning Series, produced by the National Alliance to End Homelessness, includes webinars and complementary resources and tools dedicated to guiding and supporting communities interested in improving the way they serve those experiencing homelessness and in need of shelter.

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Creating Economic Opportunity for Homeless Jobseekers: The Role of Employers and Community-Based Organizations (Heartland Alliance)

April 18, 2017

This brief from Heartland Alliance offers promising practices for employers and community-based housing and homelessness service organizations in creating pathways to employment and economic opportunity for jobseekers experiencing homelessness.

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