Tools for Action

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

Case Studies: Demonstrating the Effectiveness of Supportive Housing for Families in the Child Welfare System

In September 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded five-year demonstration grants to Broward County, FL, Cedar Rapids, IA, Memphis, TN, San Francisco, CA, and the state of Connecticut to test the effectiveness of supportive housing for particularly vulnerable families involved in the child welfare system.

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Further Evidence of Worsening Affordability for Renters

To prevent and end homelessness, we all need to be attentive to changes in affordability in rental markets – both nationally and in our own communities. And, if we’re attentive right now, we can see that things have been getting worse.

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This is Housing First for Youth: A Program Model Guide (A Way Home Canada)

A Way Home Canada has released This is Housing First for Youth: A Program Model Guide that can help ensure that your community is connecting young people to permanent housing with the appropriate services to help them succeed as quickly as possible.

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Homeless Families Research Briefs (HHS)

This series of research briefs from HHS's Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation highlights issues related to the well-being and economic self-sufficiency of families and children experiencing homelessness.

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Youth Who Experience Prolonged Homelessness Research Briefs (HHS)

These briefs from HHS aims to summarize factors associated with prolonged episodes of homelessness among youth so that organizations can use their resources more efficiently to reduce and end prolonged youth homelessness.

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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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Housing First Assessment Tool (HUD)

CoCs can use this new tool from HUD to assess and measure a project’s progress in aligning with Housing First best practice standards, and an individual project can use this tool to identify what they are doing well and where improvements can be made.

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In School Every Day: Addressing Chronic Absenteeism Among Students Experiencing Homelessness (ED)

This NCHE brief provides an overview of the issue of chronic absenteeism, explains the effects of chronic absenteeism on school and student performance, and suggests strategies to address the issue of chronic absenteeism among students experiencing homelessness.

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Youth/Young Adults with Child Welfare Involvement At-Risk of Homelessness Process Study (HHS)

The YARH Phase I process study examines the experiences of 18 grantees who were awarded two-year planning grants by the Children’s Bureau to develop a comprehensive service model to prevent homelessness among youth and young adults with child welfare involvement.

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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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