Resources

The Role of Emergency Shelter in Diversion

  • Webinars|
  • 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

  • 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

  • Training Materials|
  • September 27, 2018

Catch up on the latest from the conference.

Coordinated Entry Community Samples Resource Library

  • Toolkits|
  • September 26, 2018

Per the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) Program interim rule, each CoC is required to implement a coordinated entry system that covers the geographic area of their CoC. The purpose of this resource library is to provide CoCs with a wide array of examples of coordinated entry documents, […]

To End Homelessness for Individual Adults, We Need Greater Investment in Targeted Rapid Re-housing

  • Data|
  • September 11, 2018

Rapid re-housing (RRH) is a critical tool to help people experiencing homelessness get back into stable housing. RRH helps people who have been homeless find suitable rental units, pay initial rent and other costs, and connect to services so that they can remain stably housed. Over the past 5 years, there has been significant investment […]

Improving Your System’s Performance Through the FY2018 CoC NOFA

  • Webinars|
  • August 6, 2018

CoCs across the country are busy working on this year’s CoC NOFA and determining how to make strategic decisions to improve their system’s performance. This webinar focuses on ways communities can use this year’s NOFA to build the capacity of their coordinated system by improving system and program outcomes and prioritize models that move people […]

Racial Disparities in Homelessness in the United States

  • Data|
  • June 6, 2018

Most minority groups in the United States experience homelessness at higher rates than Whites, and therefore make up a disproportionate share of the homeless population: African Americans make up more than 40% of the homeless population, but represent 13 percent of the general population. American Indians/Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, and those of […]

Racial Inequalities in Homelessness, by the Numbers

  • Data|
  • June 4, 2018

Most minority groups in the United States experience homelessness at higher rates than Whites, and therefore make up a disproportionate share of the homeless population. African Americans make up 13 percent of the general population, but more than 40 percent of the homeless population. Similarly, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, and people […]

2018 Point-in-Time Counts

  • Data, Interactive Tools and Maps|
  • May 22, 2018

Each year, communities in every state complete an annual “Point-in-Time” count of people experiencing homelessness. The most recent Point-in-Time count was conducted in January 2018 and the complete data will be released in a national report later this year. Before the national report, many communities publish results from their local counts. These local reports can […]

Matching Permanent Supportive Housing to the Most Vulnerable: A State-by-State Snapshot

  • Data|
  • May 9, 2018

Permanent supportive housing (PSH) is a proven solution for the most vulnerable chronically homeless people. PSH ends a person’s homelessness by pairing housing with case management and voluntary supportive services. Investments in PSH have helped decrease the number of chronically homeless individuals by 28 percent since 2008. Despite the progress, only 42 percent of PSH […]

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