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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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Best Practice  |  February 23, 2010
This document contains answers to questions asked during the February 2010 webinar, "Adopting a Housing First Approach: Using HPRP and TANF to Re-House Families in Salt Lake City, UT."
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Best Practice  |  December 14, 2009

Each community receiving HPRP funds is responsible for designing its program based on its distinct needs, and many are taking this unique opportunity to transform their homelessness assistance systems. This community profile examines Alameda County, CA's efforts to use HPRP to transform its homelessness assistance system.

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Best Practice  |  March 20, 2009

Many communities have in place best practices which can be funded through HUD’s new Homelessness Prevention and Re-Housing Fund. Highlighted below are model community-based and statewide programs, which are preventing homelessness, diverting people from shelter, and rapidly re-housing those who become homeless. Provided are the programs’ focus (noted under its name) and websites, and Alliance Audio Conferences, Best Practice write-ups, and National Conference presentations pertaining to the program.

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Best Practice  |  March 19, 2009

The Dudley Diversion Project was a collaboration between several service-providing organizations and the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA). The purpose of this two-month pilot was to test the use of a diversion intervention for families seeking shelter at DTA’s Dudley Square office.

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Best Practice  |  March 2, 2009
Christian Community Health Center (CCHC) is based in Chicago and provides permanent supportive housing for families and individuals. CCHC started as a Community Health Center in 1991 and has expanded to include housing placement and support services. CCHC is able to maintain housing for 100 percent of clients 6 months after housing placement.
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Best Practice  |  September 24, 2008
Amethyst, Inc., in Columbus, Ohio, is a substance use treatment program that seeks to create a safe, supportive, nurturing, and woman-centered environment that encourages trust, bonding, and connection.
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Best Practice  |  March 4, 2008
This case study describes organizational changes at HELP USA, one of the largest shelter and transitional housing providers in New York City.
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Best Practice  |  February 15, 2008
RHISCO County partners used this worksheet to guide their planning process. This tool would be useful for any community looking to create a ten year plan to end homelessness.
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Best Practice  |  February 15, 2008
This document served as a template as RHISCO Counties created their ten year plans to end homelessness. Other communities can look to this document for suggestions on creating their own local ten year plans.

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