homeless services

6 Best Practices for Drafting a Client Consent Form

Are you covering all your bases with the client consent form? Here are 6 best practices to make sure your client release is the very best it can be.

16 Ideas for Getting Community Sectors to Join the Homeless CoC & HMIS

Discover 16 ideas for getting various community sectors involved in your homeless CoC and HMIS—including practical, real-life examples.

4 Ways to Provide HIV/AIDS Housing & Healthcare to Homeless PLWHA

This article discusses four ways to successfully connect people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) to housing and healthcare.

How to Adapt Rapid Re-housing for Youth Homelessness

This article discusses three challenges and their solutions to adapting coordinated entry and rapid re-housing for youth homelessness.

By-Name Lists: 2 Ways to Verify Veteran & Chronic Homelessness

Ensure your by-name lists are truly effective by using collaboration and HMIS customization to efficiently verify veteran and chronic homelessness.

Using GIS to Solve 3 Common Problems in Helping the Homeless

This article explains how a geographic information system (GIS) relates to homelessness—and how to use it to solve three specific problems in homeless services.

Criminalization of Homelessness: Your Basic But Comprehensive Guide

Criminalizing the homeless is the most expensive and least effective way to address homelessness. But what are its roots? And how can we address it?

Mental Illness and Homelessness: 3 Ways Communities Can Help

How can service providers better help those experiencing both mental illness and homelessness? Here are three solutions.

Three Steps to Highly Successful Coordinated Assessment

A successful Coordinated Assessment model requires three basic processes: Determine Client Need, Precise Program Assignment, and Share Data Securely.

Coordinated Assessment: The Remedy for a Fractured Service Infrastructure

This article discusses what a coordinated assessment system is, as well as the structure and key elements of a successful coordinated assessment system.

Domestic Violence and Homelessness: History and Summary of VAWA 2013

This article discusses the relationship between domestic violence and homelessness, a brief history of VAWA, and the implications of the 2013 VAWA.

Homeless Female Veterans: Creating Hope for Housing, Safety and Opportunity

Homeless female veterans are not receiving adequate services due to a lack of quality data, highlighting the need for sophisticated HMIS solutions.