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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  |  April 4, 2008
Streets to Homes is a Housing First program in Toronto that targets unsheltered homeless people and provides them with government subsidized permanent housing with follow-up supports. To date, approximately 1,500 people have moved directly from living on the street into permanent housing units, and 87 percent have remained housed.
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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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Best Practice  |  September 20, 2007
Homelessness in Denver decreased 13 percent from 4,444 in 2005 to 3,954 in 2007. Chronic homelessness decreased 36 percent from 942 in 2005 to 602 in 2007.
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Best Practice  |  June 29, 2007
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Best Practice  |  August 18, 2006
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Best Practice  |  August 18, 2006
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Best Practice  |  August 18, 2006
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