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.
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.
The Federal Government is encouraging communities to reduce homelessness by allocating resources to permanent solutions such as rapid re-housing and permanent supportive housing. This template has been created to help identify how resources in the Continuum of Care region are currently allocated, how resources will be utilized, and how existing resources will be reallocated.
This webinar, conducted on April 11, 2013, discussed coordinated assessment and system change, including how communities can deal with obtaining buy-in to coordinated assessment, individual program eligibility requirements, wait lists, and resource allocation. Speakers included the Alliance's Kim Walker, Matt White from Abt Associates, and Suzanne Wagner of Housing Innovations, LLC.
The purpose of this document is to help Continuums take advantage of opportunities in the interim Continuum of Care regulations to further the use of national best practices in their communities. The Alliance’s recommendations focus on coordinated assessment, transitional housing, rapid re-housing, and governance and performance measurement. This brief also contains many links to other resources available on these topics from the Alliance and its partners.