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Solutions Brief  |  March 21, 2012

This tool may be helpful for the purposes of determining what services and level of subsidy a household eligible for rapid re-housing needs. Communities would ideally use this tool only after prevention or diversion had been ruled out as options as part of the coordinated assessment process and before or very shortly after admitting a household to an emergency shelter program if they have no place else to stay. This tool should be used as a starting point; communities are encouraged to refine the tool to reflect local data and system outcomes.

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Solutions Brief  |  March 21, 2012

This assessment tool, based on Minneapolis/Hennepin County, Minnesota’s and Columbus, Ohio’s assessment forms, will be of use to communities attempting to determine if a household needs prevention or diversion assistance. This should be administered as soon as a household enters an assessment center to determine if they will need shelter or if they can be assisted and housed without having to enter the homeless assistance system.

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Solutions Brief  |  March 21, 2012
This presentation, delivered during a preconference session at the 2012 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness, covers the basic elements of developing a coordinated assessment process including planning and design, data entry and analysis, screening for/assessing consumer needs, making referrals, and evaluating progress.
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Solutions Brief  |  March 21, 2012
This checklist, developed by the Alliance, is meant to help communities conceptualize what issues they should begin considering early on in the coordinated assessment planning process. It also offers a timeline within which these actions might take place, though this timeline will vary by community.
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Solutions Brief  |  February 28, 2012

The City of San Jose in Santa Clara County CA, in partnership with nonprofit homeless research specialist Applied Survey Research (ASR), has adopted specialized strategies to include youth in its biennial Point-In-Time (PIT) count of homeless people.

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Solutions Brief  |  January 26, 2012

Having an accurate count of homeless youth helps a community to understand the scope of the problem and to design solutions. The District of Columbia Alliance of Youth Advocates (DCAYA) is leading the effort to deepen understanding about the prevalence and needs of homeless youth in Washington, DC.

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Solutions Brief  |  December 14, 2011

This brief is a concise how-to guide on how communities can begin or improve efforts to identify and effectively assist the households who are most likely to become homeless and serve them appropriately.

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Solutions Brief  |  November 23, 2011

This page provides a summary of the interim Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) rule, as well as resources for implementing the rule and maximizing the impact of your community's ESG resources.

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Solutions Brief  |  November 17, 2011

When runaways and homeless youth cannot be reunited with their families, the creation of housing models that also address the service needs of youth is one solution to ending youth homelessness. The goal of this brief is to outline a spectrum of youth housing models that connect affordable housing, self-sufficiency services, and positive youth development approaches. This brief examines youth housing combined with positive youth development services and highlights four housing models and programs that demonstrate promise in housing for older adolescents and young adults.

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Solutions Brief  |  November 15, 2011

It is commonly estimated that 100,000 children are victims of commercial sexual exploitation each year. In this brief, the Alliance examines the relationship between commercial sexual exploitation of children and youth homelessness.

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Solutions Brief  |  April 25, 2011

This document is a tool Hennepin County officials use to determine eligibility for family homelessness resources.

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Solutions Brief  |  April 25, 2011
The Alliance and Cathy ten Broeke summarize, in a 4-page document, ways Hennepin County is working to best use homelessness prevention resources.
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Solutions Brief  |  March 25, 2011
Clearly health care reform creates opportunities to improve assistance to chronically homeless people. Those concerned to combine housing and services should get involved early to ensure that the interests of people they care about are protected.
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Solutions Brief  |  March 15, 2011

Communities are increasingly using homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing to meet the needs of domestic violence survivors. These brief goes over some effective strategies to assist survivors.

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Solutions Brief  |  March 8, 2011
his brief - one in a three-part series - explores the way Malden Housing Authority and Housing Families, Inc. curb evictions in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

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