Tools for Action

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

The Transformation of VA Grant and Per Diem Programs: Considerations for Communities

This brief provides an overview of the housing models currently funded through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Grant and Per Diem (GPD) programs, describes the current mix of implementation of the various GPD models, and provides some considerations for CoCs and community stakeholders as this transformation is implemented and navigated locally.

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Criteria and Benchmarks for Achieving the Goal of Ending Veteran Homelessness

These criteria and benchmarks, updated in June 2019, will help you build lasting solutions to Veteran homelessness in your community. 

To track your progress, consider using HUD's Master List Template and Benchmark Generation Tool.

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Federal Funding Tool for Addressing Homelessness in Rural Communities

This tool is intended to provide an easy way for rural communities to identify a wide array of federal programs and resources that can support their work to prevent and end homelessness.

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Core Elements of Effective Street Outreach to People Experiencing Homelessness

Communities can use this list to assess their street outreach efforts, and to identify opportunities to strengthen their systemic approach to ending homelessness, particularly unsheltered homelessness. 

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A Bridge to Long Term Recovery: Building Meaningful Collaboration

This series of policy briefs from CSH offers solutions on leveraging added funding from SUPPORT and other sources to develop a system that integrates health and housing to maximize community response and effectiveness.

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The Importance of Housing Affordability and Stability for Preventing and Ending Homelessness

This USICH brief is focused on the importance of housing affordability and stability for ending homelessness and achieving other outcomes.

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Addressing the Opioid Crisis: Medication-Assisted Treatment at Health Care for the Homeless Programs

This brief presents findings from an analysis of health center data on the provision of medication-assisted treatment (MAT), as well as interviews with providers and administrators from Health Care for the Homeless programs about strategies they adopted to implement MAT programs.

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HUD FY 2018 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program NOFA: What to Expect and Strategies for Success Webinar

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Addressing Housing Instability in Child Welfare (CSH)

This brief from Corporation for Supportive Housing provides a summary of important steps state policy leaders and communities can take to optimize the Family First Prevention Services Act and Five-Year State Plan to keep families facing homelessness together and housed through practices, legislation, and budgetary measures where supportive housing is central to long-term stability and well-being.

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Aligning Affordable Housing Efforts with Actions to End Homelessness Webinar

Policy Director Susan Pourciau and Regional Coordinator Katy Miller walk through the strategies in our Aligning Affordable Housing Efforts with Actions to End Homelessness tool.

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