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Other  |  June 26, 2014

This document is intended to inform government agencies, philanthropic organizations, and other funders about outstanding research questions on homeless populations and subpopulations and interventions designed to end homelessness. The agenda does not represent an exhaustive list of unanswered questions, but instead focuses on the most pressing unanswered research questions immediately relevant to policy and program development.

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Toolkits  |  May 16, 2014

The Alliance developed this assessment tool to help communities prioritize and assess the needs people experiencing homelessness may have for emergency shelter, transitional housing, rapid re-housing, and permanent supportive housing. The tool provides a pre-screening section, prevention and diversion questions, and other methods for prioritizing consumers' needs for various services.

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Webinar  |  February 25, 2014

This page includes information about the federal budget briefing webinar, which was hosted by Alliance staff, along with a variety of materials to help you better understand the President's Budget Proposal and upcoming advocacy opportunities.

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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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