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Aligning Affordable Housing Efforts with Actions to End Homelessness

In many communities, conversations on housing affordability and those about homelessness are happening in different places among different groups of people. The following strategies and resources will support communities in aligning those conversations and will improve progress on preventing and ending homelessness.

Well After Service: Veteran Reintegration and American Communities

Most veterans successfully transition out of uniform and into civilian life. However, some recent veterans face service-related challenges, and there is no government agency, program or mechanism that properly and holistically addresses their wellness. Instead, communities across America, many of which are unfamiliar with the military and service-related needs, are left to support those recent veterans that need assistance reintegrating into civilian life.

CAP Agencies and Balance of State CoCs: Ending Homelessness through Collaboration

CAP agencies play a critical role in ending homelessness nationwide and can be an important partner in Balance of State Continuums of Care. Learn how two Balance of State CoCs are collaborating with CAP agencies in taking a systems approach to ending homelessness in rural areas.

Building a More Resilient Housing System

This report highlights five key themes that were raised in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, TX – moving towards action, the need for community empowerment and education, how to finance housing recovery, the importance of equity, and planning for the future – and key strategies for moving each of these themes forward. The report broadly underscores the need to use Hurricane Harvey to reexamine and improve our systems from preparation and mitigation to response and recovery to long-term development so that we plan intelligently for the future.

Trauma-Informed Organizational Toolkit for Homeless Services

The Toolkit offers homeless service providers with concrete guidelines for how to modify their practices and policies to ensure that they are responding appropriately to the needs of families who have experienced traumatic stress.

Trauma-Informed Care for Displaced Populations

This Guide can be used by community-based organizations that work with families, children, youth, unaccompanied minors, and individuals in various settings (e.g., outpatient settings, mental health, transitional housing programs, shelters, and schools).

Shelter from the Storm: Trauma-Informed Care in Homelessness Services Settings

This paper explores the evidence base for TIC within homelessness service settings, including a review of quantitative and qualitative studies and other supporting literature.

Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

Leaders within these organizations who are looking to improve their effectiveness in engaging the female veterans they serve can use this guide to begin the process of becoming trauma informed.

Addressing Housing Instability Through Systems Alignment and Coordination

Addressing Housing Instability Through Systems Alignment and Coordination is a brief from CSH and NGA that highlights examples from some of the many states that are turning to data-driven supportive housing models that embrace systems alignment, coordination and partnerships to address housing instability.

Emergency Shelter Learning Series

This Learning Series, created by the National Alliance to End Homelessness and its Center for Capacity Building includes a six-part webinar series and complementary resources and tools dedicated to guiding and supporting communities interested in improving the way they serve those experiencing homelessness and in need of shelter.

Rapid Re-Housing for Youth Toolkit

Through the Alliance’s Rapid Re-Housing for Youth Learning Community and Practice Knowledge Project, this toolkit gathers some key lessons learned from innovative providers about how they are implementing the model for youth.

Making The Connection: Homelessness and the Opioid Crisis

This webinar, facilitated by the National Alliance to End Homelessness, examines how resources for opioid abuse can be leveraged for people experiencing homelessness.

Unsheltered Homelessness: Trends, Causes, and Strategies to Address

The accompanying brief discuss possible causes of high rates or increasing counts and have implications for improving policies and practices.

Building a Pipeline to Success: A Look Inside the Making Connections Louisville Career Development Initiative

The Career Development Initiative targets residents in the four Making Connections Louisville focus neighborhoods—Smoketown, Shelby Park, Phoenix Hill and California—and provides them a direct link to recruiters at Norton Healthcare, as well as the supportive services necessary to maximize their success.


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