From working with policies to developing practices, the Alliance focuses on effective, efficient solutions to homelessness. In this section, we examine those solutions and best practices to ending homelessness.
  • Housing First
    Housing First is an approach that emphasizes stable, permanent housing as a primary strategy for ending homelessness.
  • Rapid Re-Housing
    Rapid re-housing involves providing temporary financial assistance and services to return people experiencing homelessness to permanent housing. Federal agencies that fund homelessness assistance have endorsed these Core Components of Rapid Re-housing as the standard criteria for a rapid re-housing program.
  • Ten Essentials
    The Ten Essentials is a guide to help communities identify effective permanent solutions to homelessness. Supported by research and grounded in practical experience, the Ten Essentials serve as a blueprint for communities to follow.
  • Ten Year Plan
    The Alliance's bold and innovative Ten Year Plan approaches homelessness strategically and comprehensively, aiming to end homelessness for all.
  • Community Plans
    The development of local ten years plans began in 2000 when the Alliance announced "A Plan, Not A Dream: How to End Homelessness in Ten Years." Since then, hundreds of communities have developed local plans based on this template.
  • Local Progress
    Across the country, communities are making progress in ending homelessness. Here we highlights strategies, programs, and innovations in some of these communities.
  • 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.