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Best Practice  |  May 4, 2017

Faith-based organizations serve as the backbone of the emergency shelter system in this country – operating at a minimum nearly 30 percent of emergency shelter beds for families and single adults at the national level.  They play a critical role in delivering services to people in crisis and significantly fewer households experiencing homelessness would be served and more would remain in crisis without them. Homelessness will not be ended without faith-based organizations.

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Best Practice  |  May 2, 2017
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Best Practice  |  April 25, 2017

Emergency shelters play a critical role when it comes to ending homelessness. Over the years, this system has received little attention so this month, the Alliance and its Center for Capacity Building will kick-off The Emergency Shelter Webinar Series, a six-month installment of webinars and complementary resources and tools dedicated to guiding and supporting communities interested in improving the way they serve those experiencing homelessness and in need of shelter.

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Best Practice  |  January 24, 2017

This brief provides guidance for communities interested or currently engaged in efforts to expand rapid re-housing. It examines strategies communities who have transformed their homeless service system used to engage leadership, providers and the community.

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Best Practice  |  November 9, 2016

As a nation, we are moving in the right direction when it comes to ending homelessness among veterans. A few states have met the federal benchmarks and criteria established to support this achievable goal, but there is much work to be done. State governments, specifically State Departments of Veterans Affairs (DVAs), can help. They can play an important role when it comes to leading their communities to success, and ensuring that federal benchmarks and criteria are achieved.

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Best Practice  |  October 10, 2016
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Best Practice  |  April 6, 2016

A round up of the Alliance's best practices and resources for rapid re-housing providers.

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Best Practice  |  November 16, 2015

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), working with national organizations, have announced an exciting, new opportunity for states to enhance collaboration between health and housing agencies to successfully maximize the reach and impact of supportive housing.

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Best Practice  |  April 28, 2015

This sample master list is meant to serve as a model for communities following the Alliances “Five Steps to End Veteran Homelessness.” Creating and maintaining a master list of homeless veterans in your community is meant to ensure that service providers and partners that are working together to end veteran homelessness are on the same page and have a clear set of people who require housing. Also included with the sample list are answers to several frequently asked questions.

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Best Practice  |  February 25, 2015

This one-page document outlines the five major steps that communities must take to end veteran homelessness.

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Best Practice  |  March 27, 2013

The purpose of this document is to help Continuums take advantage of opportunities in the interim Continuum of Care regulations to further the use of national best practices in their communities. The Alliance’s recommendations focus on coordinated assessment, transitional housing, rapid re-housing, and governance and performance measurement. This brief also contains many links to other resources available on these topics from the Alliance and its partners.

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Best Practice  |  September 6, 2012

The Boston Reentry Initiative (BRI) is an inter-agency program that targets male offenders who are reentering local Boston communities and are at a particularly high risk of recidivism. The initiative is a collaboration between several local, state, and federal agencies and non-profits. Its goal is to provide individuals with access to transition and reintegration services, including job training, housing assistance, and health services. 

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Best Practice  |  July 26, 2012

This publication consolidates and summarizes recommended practices of previous publications by the Child Welfare League of America, the Family Acceptance Project, the National Alliance to End Homelessness, and many others. The purpose of the report is to provide child welfare agencies and contractors with the necessary tools and guidance to meet the needs of LGBTQ Youth, a vulnerable and underserved population that is over-represented in child welfare systems across the country.

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Best Practice  |  July 3, 2012

Youth Services of Tulsa (YST), which is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is a nonprofit agency that provides a continuum of diverse programs and services to youth ages 12-17 (and their families). YST delivers family intervention services such as family reunification and family connecting to support the strengthening of families for runaway and homeless youth, and those at-risk.

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Best Practice  |  May 1, 2012
Best Practice for homeless elderly care from Aged & Community Services in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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