Homeless System Simulation Game

March 7, 2013  |  Toolkits and Training Materials

The Homeless System Simulation Game is designed to help communities understand how the homeless assistance system works. On this page you will find materials to print and facilitate your own Homeless System Simulation Game, an activity usually conducted at the Alliance’s System Design Clinics.The simulation is a very simplified version of how homelessness assistance systems work, and was designed using actual data for outcomes of programs in different communities across the country. The game encourages thought and discussion regarding your local homelessness assistance system, the impact of decisions and strategies to reduce homelessness, and system-wide outcomes. Questions regarding the game should be directed to thecenter@naeh.org.

The instructional video below explains how the game is played.

Assembly Instructions

Facilitator Instructions

Player Instructions

Key Terms

Game Cards

Game Boards