Tools for Action

We review the documents in our database every six months to make sure they are still accurate and relevant.

Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Resources

These federal resources can help communities prepare for disasters and respond and recover after they happen.

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Key Considerations for Implementing Emergency Shelter within an Effective Crisis Response System

Emergency shelter can and must play essential roles within effective, housing-focused crisis response systems.

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Case Studies: Successfully Connecting People Affected by Opioid Use to Housing

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Case Studies: Ending Veteran Homelessness

These case studies were developed to highlight successful strategies for ending Veteran homelessness from communities that have achieved the goal.

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Case Studies: Ending Homelessness for People Living in Encampments

Across the country, communities are striving to create solutions for people experiencing unsheltered homelessness—including people sleeping and living in encampments—within their efforts to implement effective and efficient coordinated entry systems.

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Webinar: FY 2017 HUD CoC Program Competition: Strategies for Success

On August 2, we hosted a webinar to review themes and strategies for success in the FY 2017 Continuum of Care Program competition.

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Coordinated Entry Processes: Building Mutual Engagement Between Schools and Continuums of Care (ED)

This Department of Education brief provides a brief overview of HUD coordinated entry processes, and suggests strategies for building local coordinated entry engagement and collaboration between schools and Continuums of Care.
 

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Advancing an End to Youth Homelessness: Federal and National Initiatives

There has been an unprecedented increase in collaboration both among federal agencies and between the government and locally-driven efforts to end homelessness among unaccompanied youth under age 25.

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Criteria and Benchmarks for Achieving the Goal of Ending Family Homelessness

Collaboratively with communities across America, USICH and our federal partners developed a national vision for what it means to end family homelessness, ensuring it is rare, brief, and non-recurring. The Criteria and Benchmarks for Achieving the Goal of Ending Family Homelessness ensure all communities are working towards that goal. 

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Federal Budget for Targeted Homelessness Assistance, Fiscal Year 2017

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017, enacted on May 5, 2017, provided the following funding for targeted homelessness assistance programs.

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