National Alliance to End Homelessness

Making the Connection: Homelessness and the Opioid Crisis

2018
National Alliance to End Homelessness

Opioid use disorders (OUD) are particularly hard on homeless populations, where the prevalence of mental health conditions and substance misuse is high, and health care access is often limited. This webinar examines how resources for opioid abuse can be leveraged for people experiencing homelessness. Presenters discuss what is happening around the country to address the crisis, highlighting a successful housing program for people with OUD. There is also a discussion about advocacy and how service providers can connect with state agencies to elevate homelessness to the forefront of the opioid crisis.

New HUD Joint Component Option Could Help Domestic Violence Survivors

2017
Sharon McDonald
National Alliance to End Homelessness

This blog explains how the recent HUD NOFA - in particular, the "joint component" - provides an opportunity to increase crisis housing capacity for survivors of domestic violence; and provide the help those survivors need to return to housing in the community, when they determine they are ready to do so.

Preparing for the 2017 Continuum of Care Program NOFA

2017
National Alliance to End Homelessness

This webinar helps communities learn how they can use the CoC NOFA process to drive long-term change by strategically assessing ways to improve their system, aligning their resources with best practices, and ultimately better serving the most vulnerable in the community. Topics include how communities can make strategic reallocation decisions and the new joint Transitional Housing-Rapid Re-Housing component.

Rapid Re-Housing Performance Benchmarks and Program Standards

2016
National Alliance to End Homelessness

The core components of a rapid re-housing program (housing identification, move-in and rent assistance, and rapid re-housing case management and services) represent the minimum that a program must be providing. This document provides details on performance benchmarks that would qualify a program as effective. These benchmarks are accompanied by qualitative program standards to help a program meet the performance benchmarks. Includes a section on program philosophy and design standards that provide more guidance on the broader role a rapid re-housing program should play in ending homelessness.

Rapid Re-Housing Know-How

2016
National Alliance to End Homelessness

This link connects readers to a variety of webinars, blogs, toolkits, and fact sheets regarding rapid re-housing. Includes information for providers as well as funders.