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This resource, Enhancing Family Stability: A Guide for Assessing Housing Status and Coordinating with Local Homelessness Programs for TANF Agencies, is designed for state and local Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) agencies to assess and connect TANF recipients to homelessness services.
State and local TANF agencies play an important role in identifying families experiencing homelessness or housing instability. The Office of Family Assistance, within HHS, designed this guide to encourage TANF agencies to add housing status questions as part of their typical intake process. It also provides examples of how TANF agencies can partner with Continuums of Care to ensure they're connecting people to the services they need.