Library — Toolkits

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Toolkits  |  May 16, 2014

The Alliance developed this assessment tool to help communities prioritize and assess the needs people experiencing homelessness may have for emergency shelter, transitional housing, rapid re-housing, and permanent supportive housing. The tool provides a pre-screening section, prevention and diversion questions, and other methods for prioritizing consumers' needs for various services.

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Toolkits  |  October 2, 2014

This page offers resources for those advocates planning to engage their Members of Congress through hosting them for a site visit, conducting in-district meetings, or attending public campaign events over the congressional recess through the November election.

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Toolkits  |  September 29, 2014

The Community Alliance for the Homelessness in Memphis, TN has developed the following tools, including policies and procedures for program eligibility and performance, and a scorecard to measure performance and rank projects within their continuum of care

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Toolkits  |  September 10, 2014

This toolkit is designed to provide sample materials organizations and rapid re-housing program staff can use as a part of rapid re-housing. 

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Toolkits  |  May 19, 2014

This tool is meant to help communities determine, in conjunction with the Comprehensive Assessment Tool, which households should be prioritized for services. Each intervention tab on this worksheets lists the maximum number of households that should be on each list at one time (communities may modify these numbers). The goal of this tool is to keep waiting lists for services short, 4 weeks at maximum.

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Toolkits  |  November 18, 2013

Advocacy can be one of the most powerful ways to make progress ending and preventing homelessness. The Alliance’s new State Advocacy Guide is a companion to Using Advocacy to End Homelessness: A Toolkit for Understanding and Conducting Advocacy. The Guide will help you navigate state advocacy planning and give you tools to enlist state policymakers and other advocates in plans to end homelessness through state policies and programs.

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Toolkits  |  August 29, 2013

These tools can be used for communities to help them think through what their coordinated assessment system should look like as well as how it will operate.

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Toolkits  |  August 28, 2013

This toolkit is meant to help communities plan, design, implement, and evaluate a coordinated assessment (also known as coordinated entry or coordinated intake). It will be updated regularly as more tools, information, and materials become available.

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Toolkits  |  August 28, 2013

This section includes materials that discuss specific communities’ coordinated assessment models and tools from communities that have implemented a coordinated assessment process.

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Toolkits  |  August 28, 2013

Coordinated assessment centers must be prepared to serve domestic violence survivors seeking assistance and must be able to accommodate their safety and confidentiality needs. The tools in this section will help communities ensure their coordinated assessment process is serving survivors as safely and effectively as possible.

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Toolkits  |  August 28, 2013

This toolkit will help communities integrate best practices in providing prevention assistance, prevention targeting, and shelter diversion into their homeless assistance system, their coordinated assessment process in particular. It includes customizable tools, information on best practices, and materials from communities that have implemented these practices.

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Toolkits  |  August 28, 2013

The assessment tools on this page can be used at the front door to help communities determine whether or not a household is eligible for prevention or diversion resources, and, if so, how to decide what assistance to provide.

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Toolkits  |  August 28, 2013

These documents will be helpful to communities as they create a comprehensive plan on how and where to provide prevention and diversion assistance to households in need.

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Toolkits  |  August 20, 2013

This checklist provides a timeline and conceptual plan for transitional housing providers seeking to retool their programs.

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Toolkits  |  March 13, 2013

This section includes materials that discuss specific communities’ models or were provided directly by communities that have implemented successful prevention and diversion programs.

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