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Webinar  |  September 23, 2014

In this recording of a webinar, "Prepare for the 2015 Point In Time Count  Enumerating Unsheltered Youth," which originally streamed Sept. 23, 2014, speakers discuss effective strategies for including youth in the upcoming 2015 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count. It covers everything from useful planning tactics, guidance from HUD on conducting reliable unsheltered counts of homeless youth, to PIT Count implementation. During the webinar, leaders from communities that span urban, suburban, and rural areas will share their most effective PIT Count strategies.

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Newsletters  |  September 23, 2014

Over the 2012-2013 school year, 1.3 million school children experienced homelessness as defined by the Department of Education, according to statistics released Monday, Sept. 22. About 230,000 school children's primary nighttime residence was an emergency shelter or an unsheltered location. The vast majority of identified students (75 percent) were living in doubled-up situations. An estimated 76,000 were unaccompanied by family.

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Newsletters  |  September 16, 2014

The Department of Housing and Urban Development today released the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for $1.83 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2014 funds for the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program, which funds efforts by nonprofits and state and local governments to end homelessness. The funds are being made available under the FY 2013 - FY 2014 CoC Program Competition. The submission deadline is Thursday, Oct. 30 by 7:59:59 p.m. ET.

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Other  |  September 10, 2014

This sample form, shared with the permission of Northern Virginia Family Service, is a sample agreement between a tenant and landlord in the case of a shared housing arrangement. 

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Toolkits  |  September 10, 2014

This toolkit is designed to provide sample materials organizations and rapid re-housing program staff can use as a part of rapid re-housing. 

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Other  |  September 10, 2014

This tool provides clients with a way to summarize, in their own words, the lease violations that could result in eviction.  However, it's recommended that clients consult with someone qualified (i.e., their housing advocate or case manager) to help them interpret the lease language.  Many housing advocates have found this to be a particularly important exercise for clients.  They have found that a number of problems can be prevented simply by making sure clients understand the rules.

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Other  |  September 10, 2014

This tool can be used to help rapid re-housing clients compare different units.

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Other  |  September 10, 2014

This tool, developed by Advocates for Human Potential, Inc,  can be used to help clients in considering if having a housemate would be a good option from them. 

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Other  |  September 10, 2014

This is an example of a new job description for a provider who shifts from a typical scattered site transitional housing model to a rapid re-housing/transition-in-place model. It has been adapted from job descriptions created by Community Rebuilders (Grand Rapids, MI), and Tabor Community Services (Lancaster, PA).

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Other  |  September 9, 2014

This checklist is a tool to advertise your rapid re-housing program to potential landlords.

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Other  |  September 9, 2014

It is very helpful to use a Housing Barrier Scale to help guide planning and program implementation.

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Newsletters  |  September 9, 2014

On Friday, September 19, at 1:30 pm ET, the Alliance's Homelessness Research Institute will host a webinar on effective strategies for including youth in the upcoming 2015 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count. The webinar, "Prepare for the 2015 Point-in-Time Count: Enumerating Unsheltered Youth," will cover everything from useful planning tactics, guidance from the Department of Housing and Urban Development on conducting reliable unsheltered counts of homeless youth, to PIT count implementation.

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Solutions Brief  |  September 9, 2014

This resource discusses how a new statewide initiative in Washington state is providing dedicated resources to quickly reconnect homeless families who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) with housing. The has improved coordination between TANF agencies and organizations providing rapid re-housing assistance can better integrate housing and employment interventions and improve outcomes for homeless families.

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Conference Presentation  |  September 8, 2014

Conference presentations from 7.3 Integrating Employment Strategies into Rapid Re-Housing

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Conference Presentation  |  September 8, 2014

Conference presentations from 6.2 Successful Strategies for Implementing Rapid Re-Housing for Youth

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