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Resources by Audience: Continuum of Care (CoC) Administrator

While CoC administrators often focus on development of the annual CoC application and systems-level planning and coordination, they need to know a little bit about aspects of homeless assistance effectively manage CoC activities. Areas of interest include such diverse topics as homeless prevention, housing development and operations, accessing mainstream housing and services, grant administration, and more.

Continuum of Care (CoC) Administrator Resources for Topic "Accessing Mainstream Services and Supports"

  Resource Title Date Completed Abstract
Other Federal icon FirstStep FirstStep is an interactive tool for case managers, outreach workers, and others working with people who are homeless. FirstStep provides information on assisting clients to a....  More
HUD icon HUDNSPHelp.info The NSP Resource Exchange is a one-stop shop for the information and resources needed by NSP grantees, subrecipients and developers to purchase, rehabilitate, and resell forec....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Medicaid Resources This collection of documents is intended for both supportive housing providers and policymakers seeking information on supportive-housing funding. It includes information on M....  More
HUD icon Strategies for Improving Homeless People's Access to Mainstream Benefits and Services Mar 2010 This study examines how seven communities sought to improve homeless people's access to mainstream services following the shift away from funding services through the Supporti....  More
HUD icon Rural CoC Guidebook Jun 2009 This guidebook is designed for providers in rural communities who are interested in forming a new CoC or joining or improving an existing one. It shares tools, ideas, and stra....  More
HUD icon HUD Employment Lecture 9: Employment Services for Homeless Ex-Offenders May 2009 Many people who are chronically homeless cycle between jails, shelters, and the street, and many people have difficulty finding or maintaining housing after their release from....  More
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HUD icon Creating Community Employment Pathways (CEP) Apr 2009 The guidebook on employment pathways for the homeless is intended for Continuum of Care (CoC) lead agencies, CoC working groups, homeless assistances providers, state and loca....  More
HUD icon Financing Employment Programs for Homeless People Toolkit Jan 2009 Increasingly, homeless assistance providers need to find creative ways to finance employment services for homeless people and other disadvantaged jobseekers. This PowerPoint s....  More
HUD icon HUD Employment Lecture 6: Homeless and Hiring - Employer Perspectives Dec 2008 This lecture explores employer perspectives regarding hiring and retaining employees who are homeless. In particular, employers' views on what to look for in employees and the....  More
HUD icon HUD Employment Lecture 8: Employment Services for Homeless Veterans Dec 2008 While homeless veterans often have impressive skills, experience, and education, they also typically face significant barriers to employment. This lecture describes common iss....  More
HUD icon HUD Employment Lecture 3: Using an Integrated Services Approach to Engage Clients in Employment, Housing, and Treatment Jul 2008 This lecture discusses Integrated Services Teams and how they can serve people who are homeless by addressing employment, housing, and treatment needs. This lecture is intende....  More
HUD icon HUD Employment Lecture 4: Employment Programs in Action Jul 2008 This lecture is intended for outreach workers and case managers working in homeless programs and community rehabilitation programs. This lecture explores three programs that h....  More
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HUD icon HUD Employment Lecture 5: Work Incentives Jul 2008 This lecture provides an introduction to work incentives. It describes the importance of considering them when helping people who are homeless seek work, and it offers suggest....  More
HUD icon HUD Employment Lecture 7: Employment Retention: Customization and Other Strategies Jul 2008 This lecture has been developed to help staff of homeless assistance and workforce development organizations who work with jobseekers who are homeless. The retention principle....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Toolkit for Connecting Supportive Housing Tenants to Employment Jul 2008 The purpose of this Toolkit is to provide access to tools, case studies, evaluations, sample documents, and other useful resources for connecting supportive housing tenants to....  More
HUD icon HUD Employment Audio Lecture Series Jun 2008 This audio lecture series is designed to help CoCs, homeless assistance providers, and employment assistance agencies develop effective strategies and practices in addressing....  More
HUD icon HUD Employment Lecture 1: Integrating Vocational Assessment in Client Service Planning Jun 2008 This lecture is intended for outreach workers and case managers working in homeless programs and community rehabilitation programs. The vocational assessment principles and p....  More
HUD icon HUD Employment Lecture 2: Outreach and Employment Jun 2008 This lecture is intended for outreach workers and case managers working in homeless and community rehabilitation programs. This material is intended to provide outreach worker....  More
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HUD icon Coordinating Community Plans May 2008 In recent years, driven by intersecting Federal, State, and private initiatives, the emphasis has shifted from managing homelessness to preventing and ending homelessness in c....  More
HUD icon Documenting Results Teleconference Apr 2008 The teleconference described employment practices that have been successful in helping homeless people obtain and retain jobs. The teleconference also examined factors that ha....  More
HUD icon Accessing Mainstream Employment and Income Support Programs Apr 2008 Mainstream programs-which are publicly funded programs that provide services, housing, and income supports to people who are poor whether they are homeless or not-have a vital....  More
HUD icon Using Mainstream Services to End Homelessness Oct 2007 This toolkit highlights promising efforts by states, providers, and local governments to provide access to mainstream services for people who are homeless. The toolkit includ....  More
Other Federal icon Homeless Policy Academy Apr 2007 This site serves as an archive to share information from the Policy Academies that took place from October 2001 to April 2007 and from the Federal Planning Committee. Present....  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
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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
HUD icon Accessing Mainstream Service Resources for People Who Are Homeless Jan 2004 This comprehensive one-day training presentation on mainstream service resources is intended for state and local Continuum of Care (CoC) agencies. It provides information on a....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Holes in the Safety Net: Mainstream Systems and Homelessness Feb 2003 This report presents research and insights about how mainstream systems--publicly funded systems that serve low-income people--can be improved to better serve those eligible f....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Supportive Housing for Youth Jan 2003 This document includes an assessment of the need for housing youth and overviews of current funding and legislative issues, existing models (especially transitional housing),....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon The Role of Medicaid in Improving Access to Care for Homeless People Jun 2002 The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured commissioned this report to learn more about the role that Medicaid plays in the ability of homeless people to get health c....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Hard to Reach: Rural Homelessness and Health Care Jan 2002 This document published by the National Healthcare for the Homeless Council examines the health care problems and access challenges facing the rural homeless.  More
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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
Non-Governmental Organization icon Vocationalizing the Homefront: Promising Practices in Place-Based Employment Mar 2001 The 21 place-based employment programs featured in this report represent some of the most comprehensive and innovative approaches to employing persons who are homeless, former....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon The Network: Health, Housing and Integrated Services Best Practices and Lessons Learned Aug 2000 This report summarizes the principles, policies, procedures and practices used by housing and service providers that have proven to be effective in serving health, housing and....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Landlord, Service Provider... And Employer: Hiring and PromotingTenants at Lakefront SRO Jan 2000 This report provides a close look at Lakefront SRO's program of in-house tenant employment, as a guide for other supportive housing programs that either hire their own tenants....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon The Next Wave: Employing People with Multiple Barriers to Work: Policy Lessons from the Next Step: Job Initiative Jan 2000 The Next Step: Jobs initiative tested the premise that a range of employment services targeted to supportive housing tenants can help them access employment.  More
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