Broward County, Florida, is one of the many communities in which the Alliance’s Center for Capacity Building has worked with officials to transform homeless services. The goal is to make Broward’s emergency shelters low-barrier, Housing First, and focused on ending homelessness. Broward County is rolling out its plan now. Check out this week’s story in the Sun Sentinel about how it’s all happening.
One of the most important ways to end homelessness is to prevent it from happening. Homelessness prevention requires a sophisticated approach, including root cause analysis, policy and systems change, and research and data to measure progress. A new report, Unlocking Doors to Homelessness Prevention, describes how Montgomery County, Pennsylvania evaluated what was working in other communities and how these strategies might advance eviction and homelessness prevention in their community.
Veterans experiencing homelessness often have unique needs and strengths that should be considered when helping them access housing or supportive services. An upcoming webinar from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will explore the specific needs of the veteran community, as well as what interventions, support services, and collaborations may benefit them.
We Finally Have a FY 2018 Budget. And There's Good News.
by Steve Berg
Congress has now passed (and the president signed) a final government funding bill for fiscal year (FY) 2018. It includes plenty of good news for people working to end homelessness. This bill implements the budget deal that was passed several weeks ago, making substantial new funding available for federal programs. This analysis will focus on […]
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