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.
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.
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.
This webpage includes links to a CoC preparation webinars, checklist, factsheets, and other relevant resources and tips for the 2017 CoC Program competition.
The State of Homelessness in America 2016 is the sixth in a series of reports charting progress in ending homelessness in the United States. It is intended to serve as a desktop reference for policymakers, journalists, and community and state leaders.
This checklist was developed by the National Alliance to End Homelessness to help transitional housing providers conceptualize and plan the retooling process. The checklist can be modified based on the circumstances in your community.
This paper provides a brief background on rapid re-housing and current research on the strategy. It also adds detail and context to the three core components of the model: housing identification, rent and move-in assistance, and rapid re-housing case management and serves.
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.
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.
Severe family conflict, abuse, neglect, and abandonment all contribute to family displacement and homelessness for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/ questioning (LGBTQ) youth in America. This issue brief offers an overview of research and offers information about best practices.