Organizational Change: Adopting a Housing First Approach


National Alliance to End Homelessness

Toolkits | August 24, 2009

Files: PDF | 525 KB | 26 pages

This tool-kit explains how to shift away from shelter and transitional housing strategies and toward prevention and Housing First approaches. The Housing First approach encompasses a diverse range of programs but they're guided by a number of principles that can be implemented into successful programs.

This tool-kit is especially recommended for communities that are planning on using Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing program (HPRP) funds to shift their programs to Housing First models. The tool-kit outlines questions to consider before adopting a Housing First approach, the different phases and steps that are required in the process, a sample logic model, and other tips.

Housing First Principles

How these principles are embodied in programming varies organization to organization; however, Housing First-oriented programs typically share a number of service delivery components, which may be provided by a single agency or through collaboration with other agencies, programs, or resources.

Housing First Delivery