When rapidly re-housing a survivor, the safety of the survivor is of paramount importance. In instances when program staff will be doing home visits with a survivor, the safety of staff also becomes of paramount priority. This document, provided by Home Free, a program of Volunteers of America – Oregon, is an example of safety protocols put in place to help keep staff safe in addition to survivors.
Content Type: Publications
Changes in the HUD Definition of “Homeless”
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued a final regulation to implement changes to the definition of homelessness contained in the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act. The new definition is outlined here.
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.
The Heterogeneity of Homeless Youth in America
Annual prevalence estimates for homeless youth in the U.S. have ranged as high as 1.6 million among those aged 13-17 (Ringwalt et al., 1998). In this report, researchers present a history of typologies of homeless youth and also suggest recommendations for further research on this population.
Creating a Successful Diversion Program for Families
Diversion is a strategy that prevents homelessness for people seeking shelter by immediately identifying alternate housing arrangements. Diversion programs can reduce family homelessness, demand for shelter beds, and program wait lists.