Library — Solutions Brief

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Solutions Brief  |  March 8, 2011
This brief - one in a three-part series - explores the way Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and EDEN, Inc. curb evictions in Cleveland, OH.
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Solutions Brief  |  February 17, 2011
This brief explores lessons learned from several pilot programs designed to aid PSH tenants who are ready to transition into other housing opportunities in Chicago, IL; Seattle, WA; and New York, NY.
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Solutions Brief  |  January 5, 2011

This document profiles how Hennepin County, MN began to assess how it was targeting its homelessness prevention resources.

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Solutions Brief  |  December 20, 2010

This brief identifies five promising strategies that homelessness assistance systems have used to create or strengthen their relationship with their local VA Medical Center.

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Solutions Brief  |  November 5, 2010

The HEARTH Act requires communities to strengthen their capacity to collect data and information across programs and improve overall system performance. The following document outlines tips and strategies for communities to maximize the use of existing data-related tools and reports for these purposes.

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Solutions Brief  |  September 28, 2010

| Minneapolis and Hennepin County, MN began implementing their Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness, Heading Home Hennepin, in January 2007. Using a few replicable practices, the community has made significant progress.

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Solutions Brief  |  September 21, 2010

Homeless youth can directly benefit from greater investment in homelessness prevention and re-housing. This series of program profiles highlights those organizations that have emphasized these two techniques with the resources provided by the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP).

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Solutions Brief  |  September 21, 2010
LifeWorks, located in Austin, TX, is the city’s only nonprofit organization offering youth and families a range of housing, counseling, and education services that address critical needs while helping homeless youth develop self-sufficiency and long term success.
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Solutions Brief  |  September 21, 2010
Larkin Street Youth Services, of San Francisco, California, opened in 1984 as a Drop-In Center and since then has grown to provide a continuum of services for at-risk and homeless youth. From street outreach to permanent supportive housing, Larkin Street offers youth between the ages of 12 and 24 opportunities to stabilize, gain life skills, and move beyond the street into successful, independent adulthood.
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Solutions Brief  |  September 21, 2010
First Place for Youth, based in Oakland, CA, is considered a national model for providing permanent supportive housing for youth aged 18 to 24 who are at risk of homelessness. First Place targets youth aging out of the foster care system and provides them with housing, economic stability, and the life skills to live independently and successfully.
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Solutions Brief  |  September 21, 2010
Volunteers of America - Dakotas operates a variety of programs for at-risk and homeless youth throughout communities in South Dakota, including Sioux Falls, Rapid City, and Aberdeen.
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Solutions Brief  |  September 21, 2010
Valley Youth House operates more than 100 programs for at-risk and homeless youth throughout southeastern Pennsylvania that emphasize prevention, intervention and positive youth growth and development.
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Solutions Brief  |  September 21, 2010
Hope Street for Runaway and Homeless Youth, located in Minneapolis, MN, works with at-risk and homeless youth between the ages of 12 and 21. Hope Street operates an emergency shelter, transitional living program, and conducts street outreach. All Hope Street clients are provided service referrals, crisis management, and case management. Hope Street also offers life skills training, education and employment assistance, family counseling, and after-care services. In 2009, the street outreach team made contact with over 2,000 youth.
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Solutions Brief  |  September 21, 2010
Walker's Point Youth and Family Center, St.Amelian's-Lakeside, Inc. and Pathfinders, all located in Milwaukee, WI, formed a strong partnership in the front line delivery of HPRP. They collaborated on the HPRP grant application and demonstrated comprehensive service provision to different subpopulations of homeless and at-risk youth. In 2009, the three organizations were awarded over $1 million in HPRP funds by the City of Milwaukee Community Development Grants Administration to be used over the next three years.
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Solutions Brief  |  September 21, 2010
New Beginnings has been serving troubled youth in and between Lewiston and Farmington, ME since 1980. The organization runs the area’s only youth shelter for youth ages 12 to 19, a transitional living program for youth 16 to 21, and offers a variety of community services including outreach, and service referrals for health care, housing, employment, and education assistance.

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