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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Case Studies: Higher Education Partnerships for Ending Unaccompanied Youth Homelessness

March 23, 2017

These profiles feature innovative programs from institutes of higher education working to help unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness navigate the transition from high school to higher education.

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Webinar: Clarifications to the Federal Criteria and Benchmarks for Ending Veteran Homelessness

March 10, 2017

USICH and its partners at HUD and VA released clarifications to the federal criteria and benchmarks for ending Veteran homelessness in February 2017. This webinar reviews those changes.

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Using Homelessness and Housing Needs Data to Tailor and Drive Local Solutions

March 07, 2017

This document provides an overview of some key data sources—including both annual and point-in-time (PIT) data—describes what they measure, and highlights how communities can use that range of information to strengthen their efforts to address homelessness, housing instability, and other housing needs.

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Integrating Rapid Re-Housing and Employment (Heartland Alliance)

March 01, 2017

This report from Heartland Alliance offers program-level recommendations for enhancing the design and delivery of rapid re-housing with employment supports and puts forward policy ideas for helping to ensure that the rapid re-housing model can provide pathways to employment and economic opportunity for all families experiencing or at-risk of homelessness.

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Engaging Legal Services in Community Efforts to Prevent and End Homelessness

February 15, 2017

This brief describes ways that engaging and partnering with legal services providers can contribute to communities' efforts to prevent and end homelessness.

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Opioid Use Disorders and Homelessness (VA)

February 02, 2017

These proceedings from the VA's National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans explore the issue of opioid use and misuse among Veterans and put forth a set of policy recommendations designed to complement ongoing Veterans Health Administration efforts in mental health and primary care.

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