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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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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.

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

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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.

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Best Practice  |  June 27, 2011

This webinar entitled "Coordinated Entry Part II: Serving Singles and Families in Columbus, OH," was held on June 23 about coordinated entry. Lianna Barbu, Operations Director at Community Shelter Board discussed the Columbus coordinated intake system for singles and for families.

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Best Practice  |  June 17, 2011

First Place for Youth is a nonprofit organization that serves youth who are preparing to age out of foster care or who have recently aged out of care and are experiencing a housing crisis.

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Best Practice  |  June 13, 2011

These are resources from the webinar on coordinated entry that took place on Thursday, June 9, 2011. The PowerPoint presentation and a Q+A document are included.

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Best Practice  |  May 25, 2011

By centralizing intake and program admissions decisions, a coordinated entry process makes it more likely that families will be served by the right intervention more quickly. This brief will go over coordinated entry principles and models.

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Best Practice  |  April 20, 2010

This best practice document profiles the Empowerment Project of the District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH), a domestic violence survivor housing and service agency in Washington, DC that provided a transition-in-place program that provided families with time-limited rental assistance and case management.

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Best Practice  |  March 14, 2010
This best practice document profiles Home Free, a domestic violence survivor service agency in Portland, OR that provides an array of services for families impacted by violence. Currently, the program provides rapid re-housing assistance to 80 to 100 households annually.

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