Learn More About the Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness 

Using Shelter Strategically to End Homelessness

Is shelter being used effectively both to provide immediate safety and to create quick paths to permanent housing? This is a question we hear often in our discussions with communities and partners. If used well, shelters can be a great tool to end homelessness in your community. 

This document provides four things to consider as you assess the effectiveness of the shelter services in your community.