Conference Presentations from 3.3 Developing System-Wide Prioritization and Targeting Standards at the 2013 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness
The number of people who experience rural homelessness is unknown, but the last national count of homeless people found that 9 percent live in rural areas. The same structural factors that contribute to urban homelessness—lack of affordable housing and inadequate income—also lead to rural homelessness. One of the most important strategies in ending rural homelessness is prevention.
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.
The National Alliance to End Homelessness has published this guide and companion to help organizations create a homelessness prevention program or improve an existing prevention program.
This guidebook is intended to help you think of performance measurement as a program management tool you can use to document and quantify how your work makes a difference. It also allows you to communicate your program’s effectiveness to others. […]