Category: System Design

Performance Improvement Calculator

The Performance Improvement Calculator is an interactive tool that allows communities to use local cost and performance data on homeless programs to model strategies that decrease homelessness.

What is a Point-in-Time Count?

This resource describes the "point-in-time counts" – the regular count of people experiencing homelessness. The Department of Housing and Urban Development requires communities to submit these counts as part of their application for federal homeless assistance funds.

Prevention Targeting 101

This brief is a concise how-to guide on how communities can begin or improve efforts to identify and effectively assist the households who are most likely to become homeless and serve them appropriately.

What is a Continuum of Care?

This resource explains what a Continuum of Care is, as well as details the necessary parts of a Continuum of Care (CoC) and how to plan a CoC. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development began to require communities to submit a single application for McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants in 1995. In 2009, there were 461 CoCs.

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