Category: System Design

The Role of Long-Term, Congregate Transitional Housing

This resource examines the role of long-term, congregate transitional housing in ending homelessness. It was developed in collaboration with the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, the departments of Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Veterans Affairs, and the Office of Violence Against Women at the Department of Justice.

Assessment Tools for Allocating Homelessness Assistance: State of the Evidence

On November 5, 2014, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research, in partnership with the National Alliance to End Homelessness (the Alliance), convened a panel of experts to discuss assessment tools that communities are using to allocate homeless assistance and to consider the evidence base for the questions used in the tools. This report summarizes a panel discussion about assessment tools that communities are using to allocate homeless assistance.

Community Snapshot of Salt Lake County

This Community Snapshot of of Salt Lake County, UTy, provides an overview of the community’s progress on ending homelessness. In January 2013, Salt Lake County officials, homeless service providers, and volunteers conducted their annual point-in-time count. What they found were only 12 chronically homeless veterans out of 241 chronically homeless individuals and 247 homeless veterans.

Community Snapshot of Memphis-Shelby County

This Community Snapshot of Memphis-Shelby County, Tennessee provides an overview of the community’s progress on ending homelessness. From 2012 to 2014, overall homelessness in Memphis-Shelby County, Tennessee decreased by 21 percent and chronic homelessness among individuals decreased by 39 percent. And, the number of homeless families decreased by 30 percent, from 214 families in 2012 to 149 families in 2014.

Alameda County Social Services Agency and EveryOne Home

This brief highlights two successful collaboration between EveryOne Home and Alameda County Social Services Agency to end family homelessness. It describes an initiative that combined the TANF Emergency Contingency Fund and the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing (HPRP) program, and a demonstration pilot that uses federal child welfare resources and the expertise of local homeless service organizations to meet the housing needs of child welfare-involved families.

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