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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Setting a Path to End Homelessness among American Indians and Alaska Natives

March 03, 2016

In November 2015, USICH and seven other federal agencies signed an historic memorandum of understanding to implement strategies that set a path to end homelessness among Native Americans. In March 2016, the group delivered the Action Plan, which will help drive progress in each of the strategic action areas identified in the MOU.

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Fulfilling the Dream: Aligning State Efforts to Implement Olmstead and End Chronic Homelessness

February 24, 2016

This brief makes the case for state-level alignment of efforts to end chronic homelessness and efforts to comply with the community integration mandate under Title II of the ADA. 

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Housing Navigator Toolkit to End Veteran Homelessness

February 18, 2016

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' National Center on Homelessness among Veterans developed the Housing Navigator Toolkit to provide housing navigators, program managers, administrators, staff, and others working to end Veteran homelessness with resources, tools, and ideas to help develop or refine local navigator programming. 

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Rapid Re-Housing Performance Benchmarks and Program Standards

February 16, 2016

The National Alliance to End Homelessness designed the Rapid Re-Housing Performance Benchmarks and Program Standards to provide information on performance benchmarks that would qualify a rapid re-housing program as effective.

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Expert Brief: District of Columbia’s Efforts to End Family Homelessness

January 04, 2016

This expert brief details the District of Columbia's efforts to end family homelessness.

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