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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.

This brief discusses how shelter can promote dignity and respect for every person, divert people from the homelessness service system when possible, foster low-barrier access to emergency services, and serve as a platform for housing access.