Category: Income and Public Benefits

Fostering Financial Literacy and Security

Individual assets are the total resources a person holds. The ability to build and maintain assets is a crucial component of achieving financial security, which can facilitate housing stability. This brief includes two strategies for achieving this end, banking initiatives and asset building initiatives.

Facilitating Workplace Success for Disconnected and Disadvantaged Youth

Disconnected youth face multiple barriers to employment compared to their stably connected peers, which can increase the burden on social services agencies. This brief includes an overview of the scope of youth unemployment and the challenges it generates, including its nexus with education and criminal activity, and lessons learned from the American Recovery and Investment Act about employing disconnected youth.

Home-Based Voluntary Services

This webinar discusses home-based case management and voluntary services as part of rapid re-housing programs, and how to prepare staff for this role. It was originally held for participants in the Virginia Learning Collaboratives. It features Vera Beech from Community Rebuilders in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Kimberly Tucker from Flagler House in Richmond, VA, and was moderated by Kay Moshier McDivitt from the National Alliance to End Homelessness.

Homeless Services and Medicaid Enrollment

This fact sheet highlights key information for beginning conversations with community leaders and partners about health care benefits enrollment, including where to go for more specific information. Under the Affordable Care Act 2010, new state programs and processes could affect how vulnerable homeless people receive medical services, behavioral health treatment and long-term supports; and how these services are funded in communities. In many topic areas, definitive answers to questions that may arise are not yet available, or may vary from state to state. The Alliance will continue to update this resource as new information becomes available.

Strategies of State Mental Health Agencies to Prevent and End Homelessness

nameThis is an issue brief presenting the ways state mental health agencies can work cooperatively with community members and lawmakers to prevent and end homelessness for those afflicted with severe mental illness. Key strategies are examined in this brief, as well as case studies of states that have successfully implemented some of these strategies.

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