Ending Homelessness Among Families with Children in 2020

May 04, 2016

The President's FY 2017 budget proposal includes the funding to help communities secure the resources needed to achieve and sustain an end to family homelessness. This fact sheet details this funding and an overview of the strategies and housing interventions proven most effective in helping connect families to stable housing.

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Using Shelter Strategically to End Homelessness

April 25, 2016

Is shelter being used effectively both to provide immediate safety and to create quick paths to permanent housing? This is a question we hear often in our discussions with communities and partners. If used well, shelters can be a great tool to end homelessness in your community. 

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Engaging Landlords: Risk Mitigation Funds Community Profiles

April 15, 2016

Risk mitigation funds can be an effective piece of your overall landlord engagement strategy. These two documents provide details on how four communities set-up and implement their risk mitigation funds.

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10 Strategies to End Chronic Homelessness

April 06, 2016

Ending long-term homelessness for people with disabilities takes robust, coordinated outreach efforts and enough supportive housing to meet your community's current and future needs. 

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Developing a State Interagency Council to End Homelessness

April 06, 2016

We believe partnerships with local communities and states are more important than ever. Through collaboration at all levels of government, the nation can harness public resources and build on the innovations that have been demonstrated in communities nationwide to employ cost effective, comprehensive solutions to homelessness.

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What is Housing First? Brief

April 01, 2016

This 2016 fact sheet from the National Alliance to End Homelessness provides an introduction to Housing First, an approach that centers on providing homeless people with housing quickly and then providing services as needed.

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Screening and Assessment Tools for Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs

March 31, 2016

Developed by the Family & Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), the screening and assessment toolkit offers a comprehensive list of evidence-based tools you can use to help determine what types of interventions and services are best for each individual youth. 

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Connecting People Returning from Incarceration with Housing and Homelessness Assistance

March 22, 2016

This tip sheet provides ways for corrections agencies, reentry service providers, state and local governments, and community partners to help people exiting the criminal justice system connect with available housing resources.

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Ending Long-Term Homelessness for People with Complex Needs

March 18, 2016

The President’s FY 2017 Budget request includes an increase of $414 million in HUD’s Homeless Assistance Grants. If funded by Congress, this would help to create the supportive housing necessary to achieve an end to chronic homelessness. Doing so will not only save and improve quality of lives, it will also save money. Ending chronic homelessness could reduce avoidable public costs such as avoidable emergency department visits, jail, and shelter costs.

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Questions to Assess Whether Your Community has Ended Veteran Homelessness

March 08, 2016

This document can be used to assess your community's progress in achieving an end to Veteran homelessness. The questions are based on the federal criteria and benchmarks for ending Veteran homelessness.

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