Library — Best Practice

Icon
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.

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

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

Icon
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.

Icon
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.

Icon
Best Practice  |  February 25, 2015

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

Icon
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.

Icon
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. 

Icon
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.

Icon
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.

Icon
Best Practice  |  May 1, 2012
Best Practice for homeless elderly care from Aged & Community Services in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Icon
Best Practice  |  February 28, 2012

Safety planning for a survivor of domestic violence is an essential part of the rapidly re-housing process This document provides the safety protocols put in place by HomeFree, a housing first program in Portland, OR run by the Volunteers of America – Oregon.

Icon
Best Practice  |  February 1, 2012
Best Practice for justice system outreach from Micah Project (IAEH Partners) in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Icon
Best Practice  |  November 15, 2011

New York City is working to prevent and end homelessness for LGBTQ homeless youth. Recognizing that most runaway and homeless LGBTQ youth will return to their family, New York City is funding two community-based organizations to strengthen youth’s connections to families to prevent and rapidly end their homelessness.

Icon
Best Practice  |  August 16, 2011

Diversion is a strategy that prevents homelessness for people seeking shelter by immediately identifying alternate housing arrangements. Diversion programs can reduce family homelessness, demand for shelter beds, and program wait lists.

 1 2 3 >  Last ›