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Solutions Brief  |  September 21, 2010
Urban Peak of Colorado has programs for homeless and at-risk youth in Denver and Colorado Springs. Their services include emergency shelter, street outreach, a variety of housing programs, education and employment services, and health and human services support. Urban Peak’s mission is to support and empower young adults. They serve over 2,300 youth a year.
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Solutions Brief  |  September 21, 2010
AIRS, located in Baltimore, MD, has been serving low-income and homeless individuals and families since 1987. The organization provides connections to health care, job training, and supportive housing for youth, individuals, and families, many of whom have HIV/AIDS or disabilities. AIRS is also a licensed Community Housing Development Corporation (CHDC) and buys and develops distressed properties to expand Baltimore’s affordable housing inventory.
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Solutions Brief  |  July 27, 2010

This paper provides an overview of family homelessness in the United States. It examines the key strategies that communities are implementing to respond to increased family housing instability and homelessness. It also discusses the need for federal leadership.

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Solutions Brief  |  June 25, 2010

Increasingly, communities and programs are providing homeless and at-risk families with short term rental assistance. In assessing which families to help, one of their primary concerns is to help families that will be able to sustain their housing once the short subsidy ends. To inform their choices about whom to help, this Fact Sheet examines the level of housing cost burden that poor families typically carry.

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Solutions Brief  |  April 25, 2010

Denver, CO has experienced tremendous success in implementing its Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness, much of which can be attributed to a few core practices. A slate of those practices are examined here.

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Solutions Brief  |  March 29, 2010

The TANF program is an important resource for homeless advocates and planners to be using to help homeless and low-income families. States use TANF resources for a host of supports for low-income families.

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Solutions Brief  |  March 14, 2010
The Alliance conducted in-depth interviews with representatives from four rural CoCs. Based on these interviews, the Alliance has identified five critical success factors for making progress toward ending homelessness, implementing Ten Year Plans, and meeting the housing and service needs of homeless families and individuals in rural areas.
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Solutions Brief  |  November 25, 2009

This document provides a summary to the November 12, 2009 Virtual Discussion on HPRP Implementation. It contains 26 questions asked during the Virtual Discussion, along with the responses given by Alliance staff.

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Solutions Brief  |  November 23, 2009
This issue brief is jointly published by members of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coalition to raise awareness around reentry services nationally. It outlines the concept of reentry services in theory and practice, offers a review of federal policy previously enacted to support reentry, suggests opportunities for improvements in public policy, and reviews promising initiatives.
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Solutions Brief  |  October 30, 2009

Homeless youth surviving day-to-day on the streets are at constant risk of solicitation and sexual exploitation. Homeless youth are far more likely to be physically and sexually victimized than their peers who are housed, and they are more likely to experience repeated episodes of sexual assaults. This publication reviews the research and practice implications for community-based services.

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Solutions Brief  |  September 14, 2009

In this policy platform, the National Foster Care Coalition makes numerous recommendations about housing supports that should be made available to youth transitioning from foster care.

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Solutions Brief  |  August 13, 2009
For this paper, mental health officials in 10 states shared innovative approaches to building political will and creating affordable housing for clients who need mental health services. The paper provides examples of how states: engaged governors and mayors, created housing positions within the mental health agency, partnered with other state agencies and organizations, participated in plans to end homelessness, provided housing technical assistance throughout the state, leveraged state resources and used data to promote programs.
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Solutions Brief  |  August 12, 2009
This short brief provides information on the spectrum of structural variations of youth housing models, including host homes, community-based group homes, shared housing, supervised apartments, scattered-site housing, and dormitories. It also defines programmatic service delivery variations, including foyer employment-focused housing, transitional housing, permanent supportive housing, and host homes.
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Solutions Brief  |  August 3, 2009

This issue brief identifies proven interventions from the fields of child welfare, community mental health, and juvenile justice, and it promotes their use as a model for youth homelessness prevention and early intervention. It is directed at community planners and youth advocates, who should view these services as critical components of a service and housing spectrum that can end youth homelessness.

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Solutions Brief  |  July 17, 2009

President Obama and Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki have made ending veterans homelessness a top priority, and Congress has been exploring legislative solutions to the problem. While there is great interest in Congress and the Administration, it is unclear how veterans legislation will move forward. The Alliance believes that any bill should bolster the capacity of the VA to provide assistance to all veterans who are homeless or are at risk, including through rapid re-housing, permanent supportive housing, short-term emergency assistance, and outreach services.

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