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Toolkits  |  November 5, 2010
The Center for Capacity Building has developed and tested three survey tools to help your community assess the quality of homelessness assistance. This survey is intended for consumers.
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Toolkits  |  November 5, 2010
One of the most remarkable approaches used in Columbus to help agencies strengthen their performance is CSB’s Quality Improvement Intervention Program (QII). The QII covers the following core areas: problem identification, collaborative goal setting and improvement planning, responsibility assignment, and progress updates.
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Toolkits  |  November 5, 2010

Columbus, OH has consistently performed well on outcomes in the HEARTH Act, including reducing length of homelessness, new, repeat, and overall homelessness.

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Toolkits  |  October 20, 2010

The Alliance and the National Network for Youth recommend that communities fully include homeless youth in their local January 2011 Point in Time (PIT) counts by using the strategies in this brief.

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Toolkits  |  October 15, 2010

Columbus’ homeless assistance system is funded, managed, and evaluated by the community’s lead Continuum of Care (CoC) agency, the Community Shelter Board (CSB). CSB operates an outcomes-based funding model that uses measurable performance standards to monitor and evaluate agencies’ and system progress toward community goals. The performance standards reinforce an overall vision and strategy for improving the homeless services system and working toward the eventual elimination of homelessness.

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Toolkits  |  October 15, 2010

The following scenarios are based on case studies from organizations in multiple communities, not solely Columbus, OH. The information from these cases was altered to maintain the anonymity and privacy of the subject agencies.

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Toolkits  |  October 15, 2010

Columbus’ continuum operates through an outcomes-based funding model that uses measurable performance standards to monitor agencies’ and systems’ progress toward achieving community goals. The community evaluates 15 system-level performance measures and more than 30 client- and program- level measures.

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Toolkits  |  October 14, 2010

The HEARTH Act requires communities meet new and aggressive goals to end homelessness. This document examines performance measurement and improvement tools and strategies that have helped Columbus, Ohio perform well on HEARTH outcomes.

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Toolkits  |  November 19, 2009

This tool is designed to help communities identify possible partners and accountable agencies within their Housing First system based on the three main outcomes of a Housing First system: prevention of homelessness, reduction in the length of time of homelessness, and decreased recidivism.

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Toolkits  |  November 4, 2009
This document provides information to help advocates answer questions from reporters regarding veterans homelessness and includes tips for local media outreach.
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Toolkits  |  August 24, 2009

nameThis document outlines the key strategies of a Housing First approach - it can help organizations that are planning to use HPRP resources to shift their organization's approach toward a Housing First model.




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Toolkits  |  July 29, 2009

The Alliance has published this guide to help organizations develop Rapid Re-Housing programs.

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Toolkits  |  July 29, 2009

The National Alliance to End Homelessness has published this guide and companion to help organizations create a homelessness prevention program or improve an existing prevention program.

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Toolkits  |  October 6, 2008
North Carolina Housing Coalition
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Toolkits  |  August 11, 2008
Engaging the media is an invaluable tool when advocating for change. That’s why the National Alliance to End Homelessness has provided recommendations to nonprofits and advocacy groups on specific steps they can take to increase coverage of homelessness and poverty issues. Even with little to no funding available for communications efforts, these valuable tools can be utilized to encourage print, broadcast, and online media to cover the issues that are important to you. Press coverage can help you get your message out to millions in one broad stroke, educate the general public about your goals of ending homelessness, and direct information to influential policymakers, community leaders, and funders who have the power to move your goals ahead. Learn how to write a press release or opinion piece, pitch reporters, conduct an interview, effectively monitor the media, and more in this easy to read how-to guide.

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