Asking the Right Questions about Tiny Houses

September 29, 2016

The tiny house movement has been in the news a lot recently for its perceived potential to quickly house individuals experiencing homelessness, particularly in communities where there is an extreme lack of affordable housing. Before communities embrace this approach, however, we believe that caution is warranted. 

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Strategies for Partnering with Faith-Based Organizations

September 29, 2016

Through their deep sense of duty to their neighbors and ability to marshal expertise, resources, passion, and people, faith-based organizations are critical partners in the work of ending homelessness. 

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Housing First Checklist: Assessing Projects and Systems for a Housing First Orientation

September 28, 2016

This tool is intended for use by policymakers, government officials, and practitioners alike to help make a basic assessment of whether and to what degree a particular housing program is employing a Housing First approach.

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Engaging Landlords: Tips for Housing Veterans

September 28, 2016

Developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, this webpage provides information on the benefits to landlords, tips on housing inspections, a five-step guide to becoming a HUD-VASH landlord, and additional information on ways to support Veterans experiencing homelessness.

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Webinar: Strategies for Success for Responding to HUD’s Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program NOFA

September 19, 2016

USICH hosted a webinar for communities on strategies for success in responding to HUD's Notice of Funding Availability for the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP).

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Reducing Criminal Justice System Involvement among People Experiencing Homelessness

August 29, 2016

This fact sheet provides strategies for communities and policymakers to help break the cycle of criminal justice involvement among people experiencing homelessness.

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HUD/HHS FAQs on Coordinated Entry for Youth

August 24, 2016

The Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Health and Human Services (HHS) jointly released answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) on developing and implementing coordinated entry processes specifically for youth. This document is meant to provide guidance for communities as they develop a process that is responsive to the needs of youth.

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Ending Youth Homelessness Guidebooks

August 23, 2016

This series of three guidebooks is designed for CoC leadership and stakeholders to use as they engage with local partners to build and enhance their coordinated community response to prevent and end youth homelessness

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Partnering with Hospitals to End Homelessness

August 18, 2016

New approaches to financing health care create both opportunities and strong incentives for hospitals to work with community partners to invest in improving the health of patients and communities, and to reduce avoidable emergency room visits, hospital stays, and readmissions.

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Lessons Learned from SAMHSA’s Expert Panel on the Role of Outreach and Engagement

August 15, 2016

This fact sheet details lessons learned from a 2015 panel, hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The expert panel discussed outreach toward, and the engagement of, individuals experiencing homelessness. 

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