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Prevention and Diversion
|This page contains best practices in providing prevention assistance, prevention targeting, and shelter diversion into their homeless assistance system, their coordinated assessment process in particular.|
Prevention and shelter diversion assistance can help communities reduce the size of their homeless population. Prevention assistance can aid households in preserving their current housing situation; shelter diversion assists households in finding housing outside of shelter while they receive services to stabilize their housing or help them move into permanent housing. Each of these strategies can reduce the number of people entering the homeless assistance system and the demand for shelter and other programmatic housing beds.