Webinar: Preparing for the 2017 PIT Count: Promising Practices for Counting Youth

November 22, 2016

This webinar provides guidance for communities preparing for the 2017 Point-in-Time count. Federal partners have agreed to establish 2017 as the baseline year for measuring progress in ending youth homelessness in the context of the PIT count. 

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Case Studies: Building School/Housing Partnerships for Families Experiencing Homelessness

November 04, 2016

This series of profiles features communities that are using innovative, collaborative practices to increase housing stability and school attendance of children and youth experiencing homelessness.

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Engaging Landlords: National League of Cities Landlord Engagement Events

October 06, 2016

The National League of Cities published this brochure to share key lessons learned from their efforts to connect with landlords through recruitment and engagement events in four cities across the country. The brochure details the planning and learning that took place while engaging with landlords to help end Veteran homelessness.

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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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