Library — Solutions Brief

Solutions Brief  |  October 16, 2006

The disaster in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast has created hundreds of thousands of homeless people. Some of them—the ones with more resources and stronger support networks—will quickly find their own way back into housing, although not without displacement, substantial financial consequence, and tremendous personal anguish. Others, however, will need more help getting back into housing and on their feet. Two decades of research have concluded that lack of stable, permanent housing results in serious consequences. In the absence of stable housing stress goes up, child performance in school goes down, treatment regimens fail and employment becomes difficult to gain or maintain. We must rapidly get those made homeless by the hurricane back into permanent housing.

Solutions Brief  |  September 14, 2006
This handout provides a list of resources for using HMIS to collect annual homelessness counts. Michelle Hayes of Abt Associates presented the handout during “Using HMIS to Collect Annual Point-in-Time Data,” an audio conference in the Leadership to End Homelessness Audio Conference Series.
Solutions Brief  |  August 10, 2006

This issue brief reviews the key issues surrounding youth homelessness, including causes and characteristics of homeless youth. It also contains an introductory explanation of the youth housing continuum, a development model for stable and supportive housing for young adults and policy implications regarding youth homelessness.

Solutions Brief  |  August 8, 2006
Family homelessness is more widespread than many think, but it is not an unsolvable problem. Across the country, hundreds of communities are planning to end homelessness, and a handful of communities and many local programs are making progress in ending family homelessness. This paper highlights the strategies promising communities are using to accomplish the goal of ending family homelessness.
Solutions Brief  |  July 28, 2006

The Alliance's Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness calls on America to change its thinking and pursue steps that seek - not just to manage - but to permanently end the problem within ten years. Composed of four main components, the plan zeros in on the gaps in existing programs and identifies the practical steps necessary to prevent and end homelessness effectively.

Solutions Brief  |  March 3, 2006
This document provides a brief overview of Housing First.

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