Resources

Transitioning to a Low-Barrier and Pet-Friendly Shelter Model: Catholic Charities Santa Rosa

  • Publications|
  • November 13, 2018

Background Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa (CCSR), part of the national network of Catholic Charities organizations, provides day services, senior services, immigration assistance, health and economic wellness programming, and homeless services in northern California. CCSR operates three shelters, each serving specific populations: Samuel L. Jones Hall (SLJH) offers shelter for up to 123 individual adults […]

Ending Veteran Homelessness on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

  • Publications|
  • November 8, 2018

In 2014, veteran homelessness in Mississippi’s Gulfport/Gulf Coast Regional Continuum of Care (CoC) seemed intractable. Affording the basics in the CoC’s six counties (Harrison, Hancock, Jackson, George, Stone, and Pearl River) continues to be a challenge for many. According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, there is no county in the country where a […]

Ending Veteran Homelessness in Las Vegas and Southern Nevada: Veterans Affairs Medical Centers as a Key Partner

  • Publications|
  • November 8, 2018

In 2010 and 2011, a national goal to end veteran homelessness made headlines across the country. Spurred by federal and local support, Las Vegas and the surrounding Southern Nevada region joined communities across the county to participate in the Mayors Challenge to End Veterans Homelessness. In 2015, the region was recognized for meeting this important […]

Ending Veteran Homelessness in Virginia: A Statewide Collaboration

  • Publications|
  • November 8, 2018

In 2013, Virginia convened a state summit on veteran homelessness. The summit launched a year of research and a robust 100-Day Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness in four communities. The Challenge evolved into a statewide effort that made Virginia the first state to reach a functional end to homelessness among veterans. The journey of community […]

There Are Only Enough Permanent Housing Placements for About One-Third of Families That Experience Homelessness Annually

  • Data and Graphics|
  • October 30, 2018

Each year, approximately 45,000 rapid re-housing placements are available to assist homeless families into rental housing and to connect them with services. For families with higher needs, approximately 7,500 units of permanent supportive housing are also available each year. These are vital resources but are no match for the 150,000 families who become homeless each year. Without appropriate permanent housing resources, homeless service systems can’t do their jobs: shelter beds fill […]

People of Color Make Up a Disproportionate Share of the Homeless Veteran Population

  • Data and Graphics|
  • October 22, 2018

Despite progress in ending veteran homelessness overall, racial disparities persist: 43.2 percent of veterans experiencing homelessness are people of color, compared with 18.4 percent of the general veteran population. 33.1 percent of veterans experiencing homelessness are African American, compared with 12.3 percent of the general veteran population 3 percent of homeless veterans are Native American […]

Increased Investments in Ending Veteran Homelessness Are Paying Off

  • Data and Graphics|
  • October 22, 2018

Since 2010, the United States has cut veteran homelessness almost in half, providing a model for ending homelessness for all groups nationwide. Three components were critical to this decline: Increased investment. The federal government more than doubled federal funding for homeless veteran programs — from $713 million in 2010 to $1.65 billion in 2017. Much […]

The Role of Emergency Shelter in Diversion

  • Videos|
  • October 3, 2018

This webinar explores the role emergency shelter plays within the homeless response system’s coordinated strategy to safely and appropriately divert households from shelter. It explains why problem-solving conversations don’t end at Coordinated Entry. Resources: Download Slides Key Takeaways: The Role of Emergency Shelter in Diversion

Key Takeaways: The Role of Emergency Shelter in Diversion

  • Toolkits and Training Materials|
  • October 1, 2018

To effectively respond to homelessness, communities should be able to help residents maintain or regain housing without having to enter emergency shelter. Diversion is a strategy that helps people experiencing a housing crisis quickly identify and access safe alternatives to emergency shelter. Diversion includes services such as: creative problem solving conversations; connecting with community resources […]

Presentations from the 2018 National Conference on Ending Homelessness

  • Toolkits and Training Materials|
  • September 27, 2018

Catch up on the latest from the conference.

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