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This guidebook from the National Alliance to End Homelessness is designed to help create or improve homelessness prevention and shelter diversion programs.
The guide describes the critical decisions that have to be made about targeting services, referrals, staffing, partnerships, and outcomes. It also includes some of the tools that prevention programs can use and describes the interventions that effectively prevent homelessness. The companion guide provides crucial background information about homelessness and describes the critical decisions and assessments that a community must make to create effective prevention programs.