solutions to homelessness

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.

7-Minute Summary of the 2016 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR)

This report outlines the key findings of the 2016 Point-in-Time (PIT) count [...]

11 Ideas for Getting the Best HMIS Data Quality for Homelessness

We've pulled together our staff expertise and dug through various resources to compile a list of ideas for getting the best HMIS data quality on homelessness.

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?

HMIS Data: Getting Measurable Results Through Business Intelligence

Learn how use business intelligence (BI) to find patterns within your HMIS data, gathering measurable results to inform your strategies to end homelessness.

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.