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Resources by Topic: Serving Homeless Families

Products that outline characteristics of homeless families, causes of family homelessness, and specific strategies for serving homeless families.

  Resource Title Date Completed Abstract
Peer-to-Peer icon Community Spotlight: Rapid Re-Housing Community Shelter Board-Family Housing Collaborative (FHC), Columbus, Ohio Aug 2009 This case study explores the unique aspects of the FHC, which rapidly re-houses families and provides them with intensive case management services as soon as possible, typical....  More
Peer-to-Peer icon Community Spotlight: Rapid Re-Housing Rapid Exit Program, Hennepin County, MN Aug 2009 This case study explores Rapid-Exit, programs that offer rapid re-housing and supportive services to families who reside in homeless shelters of Hennepin County, MN. In genera....  More
Other Federal icon A McKinney-Vento Toolbox: Constructing a Robust and Rigorous Homeless Education Program, In Case of Disaster and Every Day Mar 2007 The toolbox is designed to help school districts implement the McKinney-Vento Act fully, so they can address the needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness on a dai....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon The Role of Housing and Services in Ending Family Homelessness Dec 2006 This article reviews what is known about the role of housing and services in reducing family homelessness. People in families comprise 33 percent of the homeless population, b....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Characteristics of Transitional Housing for Homeless Families Sep 2006 This report was written in preparation for a larger study sponsored by HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research, to examine the effects of transitional housing on homel....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Promising Strategies to End Family Homelessness Jun 2006 Family homelessness is more widespread than many think, but it is not an unsolvable problem. Across the country, hundreds of communities are planning to end homelessness, and....  More
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Non-Governmental Organization icon Family Permanent Supportive Housing-Preliminary Research on Family Characteristics, Program Models, and Outcomes Feb 2006 Homelessness in America is a tragic and persistent social problem. Since the early 1980's, the face of homelessness has changed, with families forming an increasing portion o....  More
Other Federal icon Report to the President and Congress On the Implementation of the Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program Under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act Jan 2006 This report, submitted pursuant to section 724(i) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act as amended (McKinney-Vento), provides information on programs supported under M....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Home Works: Solving Family Homelessness through Permanent Supportive Housing Dec 2005 Home Works draws upon the pragmatic lessons learned from many family supportive housing projects in operation in and around San Francisco, Chicago and Minneapolis. Designed p....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Homeless in America, Part Two: A Statistical Reader Jan 2005 This volume will serve as a useful resource for policymakers and service providers who share a commitment to ending family homelessness. The data provided give a detailed des....  More
Other Federal icon Stepping Stones to Recovery: A Case Manager's Manual for Assisting Adults who are Homeless with Social Security Disability Benefits (Student Guide) Jan 2005 This manual was developed by SAMHSA to help case managers and others assist adults who are homeless, especially those who have serious mental illnesses, apply for Social Secur....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Using TANF to Finance Essential Services in a Supportive Housing Program for Homeless Families and Young Adults Nov 2001 This report provides legal and policy analysis to support a model approach to using federal and state welfare funds to finance essential services for homeless families, famili....  More
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Non-Governmental Organization icon Using TANF Funds for Housing-Related Benefits to Prevent Homelessness Apr 2001 Under the final regulations for the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families block grant program (TANF), states and counties may use federal TANF funds for homeless prevention m....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Family Matters: A Guide to Developing Family Supportive Housing Jan 2001 This manual is intended for service providers and housing developers seeking guidance on developing permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless families. It includes....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Multiple Families: Multiplying Problems / A First Look At Fathers of Homeless Children May 2000 A brief report which presents characteristics of fathers of homeless children.  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon For Whom the Bell Tolls: The Institutionalization of Homeless Families in America Mar 1997 This report addresses America's institutions of support and its impact on the nature of poverty across the country.  More
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