Resources

Racial Equity Resources

  • October 27, 2020
  • |Toolkits and Training Materials, Data and Graphics

The following tools and resources can aid your system in learning more about racial disparities in homelessness, and the structural factors that contribute to them: criminalization, poverty, redlining, mental and physical health, incarceration, and more. The resources on this page […]

Effective Diversion: A Key Strategy for Ending Homelessness (webinar)

  • October 19, 2020
  • |Toolkits and Training Materials, Videos

Effective diversion has never been more important than during the coronavirus pandemic. This webinar provides an overview of diversion, the best diversion practices, and how communities are implementing diversion to ensure that new federal COVID-19 homelessness resources are most effectively and […]

Racial Equity and Emergency Shelter: Access and Outcomes

  • October 14, 2020
  • |Toolkits and Training Materials

Emergency shelter is a critical component of the homeless services system. Shelters allow people experiencing homelessness to access immediate needs like sleep, food, medical care, and safety. Effective emergency shelters are also oriented towards attaining permanent housing. However, people of […]

Supporting Academic Success and Safety for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • August 13, 2020
  • |Toolkits and Training Materials

As students return to school during the COVID-19 pandemic, providers and systems leaders have a responsibility to ensure that children are connected to school resources and appropriately set up to participate and succeed in academic endeavors. The Alliance has reached […]

Diversion

  • August 10, 2020
  • |Toolkits and Training Materials

Diversion is an intervention designed to immediately address the needs of someone who has just lost their housing and become homeless.

Tools and Resources to Support the Framework for an Equitable COVID-19 Homelessness Response

  • June 30, 2020
  • |Toolkits and Training Materials, Publications

The Framework for an Equitable COVID-19 Homelessness Response provides guidance for how homelessness systems can leverage the CARES Act and approval of other funding sources (such as FEMA Public Assistance) to simultaneously conduct emergency protective measures while planning for recovery-oriented uses […]

State of Homelessness: Findings from the 2020 Edition (Webinar)

  • June 25, 2020
  • |Publications, Videos, Toolkits and Training Materials

In a recent webinar, the Homelessness Research Institute (HRI) at the National Alliance to End Homelessness provides an overview of key findings from the recently released State of Homelessness: 2020 Edition report. Learn about homelessness data on both national and […]

Racial Equity & Coordinated Entry: Where Can Disparities Happen in the Process?

  • June 4, 2020
  • |Toolkits and Training Materials

Coordinated entry is a mechanism to shift homeless systems’ response methods from project-centric to person-centric, and based on community-level standards for referrals and program entry. Coordinated entry also ensures that scarce homelessness resources are triaged based on community-determined needs and […]

How to Effectively Work with Federal, State, and Local Leaders

  • May 20, 2020
  • |Toolkits and Training Materials

Regular engagement with elected officials is critical to any community’s efforts to end homelessness. Programs depend on federal, state, and local funding, so it is essential to regularly educate policymakers that investing in ending homelessness is good for their community. […]

COVID-19: Federal Resource Guideline Series

  • May 6, 2020
  • |Toolkits and Training Materials

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to homelessness systems, and with that, expanded several avenues of federal funding available for community response. The following resources are designed to help communities understand the various resources available to them, what activities […]

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