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Resources by Topic: Program/System Design

Tools and resources that may be useful as communities consider the best way to design prevention programs and/or redesign their homeless assistance system to shift resources towards prevention activities. Research studies included under this topic may also help communities consider how to best target prevention assistance for maximum effect.

  Resource Title Date Completed Abstract
HUD icon Strategies for Preventing Homelessness May 2005 This report describes the results of an exploratory study of six communities that have implemented effective and well-targeted community-wide homelessness prevention activitie....  More
Peer-to-Peer icon HPRP Tools and TA Resources Nov 2009 This page is intended for grantees and subgrantees of the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP). It contains sample tools and templates, as well as techn....  More
Peer-to-Peer icon Designing and Delivering HPRP Financial Assistance Oct 2009 The Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) provides communities with a range of flexible financial tools to prevent homelessness as well as to assist in r....  More
Peer-to-Peer icon Community Spotlight: Homelessness Prevention Homebase in New York City, NY Aug 2009 This case study explores Homebase, a program administered by the New York City Department of Homeless Services, that offers community prevention, diversion, and aftercare ser....  More
Peer-to-Peer icon Community Spotlight: Homelessness Prevention Ohio Family Homelessness Prevention Pilot Project (OFHPP) Aug 2009 This case study explores the unique homelessness prevention aspect the Ohio Family Homelessness Prevention Pilot operated by the Ohio Department of Development, which provides....  More
Peer-to-Peer icon Community Spotlight: Homeless Prevention Rural Homeless Initiative of Southeast and Central Ohio (RHISCO) Project Jul 2009 This two year pilot project explored the unique homeless prevention aspect of regional coordination and planning to end homelessness in 7 rural counties of Southeast and Centr....  More
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Peer-to-Peer icon Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing: Atlanta Community Perspectives Jul 2009 This presentation, given during one of the 2009 Regional HPRP Training series offered throughout the U.S. in the spring of 2009, provides an overview of Prevention and Rapid R....  More
Peer-to-Peer icon Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing: Boston Community Perspectives Jul 2009 This presentation, given during one of the 2009 Regional HPRP Training series offered throughout the U.S. in the spring of 2009, provides an overview of Prevention and Rapid R....  More
Peer-to-Peer icon Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing: Chicago Community Perspectives Jul 2009 This presentation, given during one of the 2009 Regional HPRP Training series offered throughout the U.S. in the spring of 2009, provides an overview of Prevention and Rapid R....  More
Peer-to-Peer icon Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing: Dallas Community Perspectives Jul 2009 This presentation, given during one of the 2009 Regional HPRP Training series offered throughout the U.S. in the spring of 2009, provides an overview of Prevention and Rapid R....  More
Peer-to-Peer icon Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing: Los Angeles Community Perspectives Jul 2009 This presentation, given during one of the 2009 Regional HPRP Training series offered throughout the U.S. in the spring of 2009, provides an overview of Prevention and Rapid R....  More
Peer-to-Peer icon Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing: Miami Community Perspectives Jul 2009 This presentation, given during one of the 2009 Regional HPRP Training series offered throughout the U.S. in the spring of 2009, provides an overview of Prevention and Rapid R....  More
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Peer-to-Peer icon Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing: New York City Community Perspectives Jul 2009 This presentation, given during one of the 2009 Regional HPRP Training series offered throughout the U.S. in the spring of 2009, provides an overview of Prevention and Rapid R....  More
Peer-to-Peer icon Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing: Seattle Community Perspectives Jul 2009 This presentation, given during one of the 2009 Regional HPRP Training series offered throughout the U.S. in the spring of 2009, provides an overview of Prevention and Rapid R....  More
Peer-to-Peer icon Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing: Washington, DC Community Perspectives Jul 2009 This presentation, given during one of the 2009 Regional HPRP Training series offered throughout the U.S. in the spring of 2009, provides an overview of Prevention and Rapid R....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Homelessness Prevention: Creating Programs that Work Jul 2009 This resource includes a guide and companion guide that will help organizations create or improve homelessness prevention and shelter diversion programs. The guide describes t....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Rapid Re-Housing: Creating Programs that Work Jul 2009 This guide walks through the steps of creating a rapid re-housing program, including selecting a program structure, selecting a target population, performing screening and ass....  More
Peer-to-Peer icon Discontinuation of Services Mar 2009 The Discontinuation of Services document was developed by the Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency HOME Safe program. This one-page form provides documentation for a case f....  More
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Non-Governmental Organization icon An Ounce of Prevention: Programs to Prevent Homelessness in 25 States Feb 2009 This report compiles 25 examples of state homelessness prevention programs reflecting a range of local approaches to assist individuals and families at risk of homelessness.....  More
Peer-to-Peer icon Final Evaluation Plan for Community Shelter Board: Stable Families Program May 2008 This document provides an evaluation plan for the Stable Families homelessness prevention pilot program in Columbus, Ohio. The plan includes evaluation questions, data elemen....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Evaluating Homelessness Prevention Dec 2007 This report evaluates homelessness prevention programs and activities in England. The report's objectives are to: evaluate different prevention approaches, provide evidence o....  More
Other Federal icon Characteristics & Dynamics of Homeless Families with Children Sep 2007 This report describes research that was conducted for HHS and may be helpful when thinking about developing assessment/triage/targeting tools.   More
HUD icon Towards Understanding Homelessness: 2007 National Symposium on Research Sep 2007 The symposium offers research findings on a broad array of topics related to homelessness. It may include information that is helpful for drafting HPRP guidance and procedure....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Where do people go when they first become homeless? A survey of homeless adults in the USA Jun 2007 This report describes the results of a study that conducted a cross-sectional community-based survey in two US cities in 1997 to identify "first-stop" access sites and reasons....  More
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Other Federal icon Homelessness Prevention: A Guide to Good Practice Jun 2006 This guide summarizes what is meant by "homelessness prevention" and its implications for the ways local authorities in England deliver relevant services, and shows how homele....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Partners in Prevention: Community-Wide Homelessness Prevention in MA and the US Mar 2005 This report explores examples of community-wide homelessness prevention efforts in Cape Cod, MA, Columbus/Franklin County, OH, MN, NYC, DC, and Worcester, MA. The report may....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Formulas for Success: Housing Plus Services in Rural Areas Jun 2004 This report is intended to provide a resource to rural community organizations involved with or considering housing plus service developments, including information and techni....  More
HUD icon Homeless Prevention in the ESG Program Mar 2001 This brochure is intended for administrators, case managers and program directors dealing with Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) projects and seeking specific homeless prevention....  More
Peer-to-Peer icon Chicago Emergency Fund: Financial Assistance Criteria This sample tool from Chicago describes how their emergency assistance fund is managed and outlines both eligible and ineligible expenditures. Communities operating emergency....  More
Peer-to-Peer icon Planning for Homeless Prevention The Partnership Center developed this presentation to assist communities in thinking through the design of local homeless prevention programs. The Partnership Center, Ltd. is....  More
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