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Resources by Audience: Program Director

Program Directors have an array of responsibilities, ranging from program design and development to performance evaluation and staff training and oversight. As a result, they are likely to seek policy and planning tools, research on effective practices and model programs, and "how to" guides to assist with their work.

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Topics for Program Director

Accessing Mainstream Housing Definition
Accessing Mainstream Services and Supports Definition
Continuums of Care (CoC) Definition
Homeless Facts and Figures Definition
Homelessness Prevention Definition
Housing Operations Definition
Housing Project Development Definition
HUD Grant Administration Definition
Organizational Capacity Building Definition
Performance Measurement Definition
Program Design Definition
Serving Chronically Homeless Persons Definition
Serving Homeless Families Definition
Serving Persons with HIV/AIDS Definition
General/Other


Accessing Mainstream Housing -- for Program Director
  Resource Title Date Completed Abstract
Non-Governmental Organization icon Re-entry Housing Options Comparison May 2009 This tool may be useful for case managers helping ex-offenders return to the community as well as for local officials and program directors in helping shape housing programs f....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon HAC Information Sheets Brief program summaries, including links when appropriate, for the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, the Federal Home Loan Bank System's Affordable Housing Program, the Community....  More
Peer-to-Peer icon HPRP Housing Habitability Standards Inspection Checklist Oct 2009 The standards for housing unit inspections under HPRP are the housing habitability standards described in Appendix C of the HPRP Notice. HPRP program staff can conduct the in....  More
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Accessing Mainstream Services and Supports -- for Program Director
  Resource Title Date Completed Abstract
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
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Continuums of Care (CoC) -- for Program Director
  Resource Title Date Completed Abstract
HUD icon HUD Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX) The Homelessness Data Exchange is an on-line tool designed to allow Homeless Continuums of Care to submit data to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the....  More
HUD icon Building Effective Coalitions Jun 2009 The guidebook is designed to help CoCs that have formed coalitions with homeless service providers, but still have not successfully involved organizations beyond the homeless....  More
HUD icon Continuum of Care 101 Jun 2009 This guidebook provides an overview of the CoC homeless assistance system. It covers what a CoC is, why it is important, and how a system is organized and includes program res....  More
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Homeless Facts and Figures -- for Program Director
  Resource Title Date Completed Abstract
HUD icon AHAR Webinar for Experienced Communities Presentation Slides Oct 2010 This presentation is intended for experienced grantees seeking information on changes in the 2010 AHAR reporting categories, as well as information on the AHAR Data submission....  More
HUD icon Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) 101 Presentation Slides Oct 2010 This presentation is intended for grantees seeking general information and guidance on how to complete the AHAR. It provides information about HMIS/AHAR reporting requirements....  More
HUD icon Introductory Guide to the Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) Oct 2010 This guide covers the criteria and reporting requirements for participating in the AHAR, the process for entering and submitting the AHAR data via HUD�s Homelessness Data Exch....  More
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Homelessness Prevention -- for Program Director
  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
HUD icon Discharge Planning From Publicly Funded Institutions: Customized Bibliography This bibliography is intended for researchers, nonprofit program directors, and service providers seeking information on discharge planning. The resources listed discuss strat....  More
Other Federal icon Rural Homelessness: Better Collaboration by HHS and HUD Could Improve Delivery of Services in Rural Areas Jul 2010 This report provides information about rural homelessness issues, based in significant part on work in rural areas within six selected states. Specifically, the report address....  More
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Housing Operations -- for Program Director
  Resource Title Date Completed Abstract
Non-Governmental Organization icon Between the Lines: A Question and Answer Guide on Legal Issues in Supportive Housing This guide is intended primarily for supportive-housing providers, but may also be useful for government agency staff, supportive housing advocates, and tenants seeking inform....  More
HUD icon From Theory to Practice: Advanced Topics in Homelessness This presentation provides SHP granteeswith information that allows them to effectively address advanced issues of homeless programs as well as new strategies and techniques....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon HAC Information Sheets Brief program summaries, including links when appropriate, for the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, the Federal Home Loan Bank System's Affordable Housing Program, the Community....  More
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Housing Project Development -- for Program Director
  Resource Title Date Completed Abstract
Non-Governmental Organization icon Between the Lines: A Question and Answer Guide on Legal Issues in Supportive Housing This guide is intended primarily for supportive-housing providers, but may also be useful for government agency staff, supportive housing advocates, and tenants seeking inform....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon HAC Information Sheets Brief program summaries, including links when appropriate, for the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, the Federal Home Loan Bank System's Affordable Housing Program, the Community....  More
HUD icon NIMBY Risk Assessment and Decision Tree Tool Mar 2010 This tool is intended for case managers, outreach workers, CoC administrators, and program directors seeking information on building community support and overcoming NIMBYism....  More
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HUD Grant Administration -- for Program Director
  Resource Title Date Completed Abstract
HUD icon HUD Form 40118: Annual Progress Report (APR) Sep 2009 The Annual Progress Report (APR) tracks program progress and accomplishments in the Department�s competitive homeless assistance programs. Grant recipients for the Supportive....  More
HUD icon HMIS.info HMIS.Info has been developed by HUD's National HMIS Technical Assistance Initiative as a central location for communities to obtain current information, publications, and HUD....  More
HUD icon HUD Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX) The Homelessness Data Exchange is an on-line tool designed to allow Homeless Continuums of Care to submit data to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the....  More
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Organizational Capacity Building -- for Program Director
  Resource Title Date Completed Abstract
Non-Governmental Organization icon Fundraising Fundamentals This guide is intended for nonprofit program directors seeking guidance about the fundraising process. It includes information on preparation, identifying prospects, cultivati....  More
HUD icon Building Effective Coalitions Jun 2009 The guidebook is designed to help CoCs that have formed coalitions with homeless service providers, but still have not successfully involved organizations beyond the homeless....  More
HUD icon HOPWA Best Practices Training Series Jan 2009 The HOPWA best practices training series is an online forum covering a range of issues - from grant management, reporting and administration to supportive services and case m....  More
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Performance Measurement -- for Program Director
  Resource Title Date Completed Abstract
HUD icon HMIS.info HMIS.Info has been developed by HUD's National HMIS Technical Assistance Initiative as a central location for communities to obtain current information, publications, and HUD....  More
HUD icon Final HMIS Data Standards - March 2010 Mar 2010 This Notice revises the Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) Data and Technical Standards Final Notice (69 FR 146, July 30, 2022). The Notice adds a new set of Progr....  More
Peer-to-Peer icon 2009 HPRP Regional Training: HMIS Requirements and Data and Technical Requirements Aug 2009 These slides were presented at a session of the 2009 HPRP Regional Trainings for HPRP grantees and subgrantees. These slides provide a brief history of Homelessness Management....  More
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Program Design -- for Program Director
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HUD icon Building Knowledge, Effectiveness, and Capacity: Advancing Data on Homelessness in Eleven Communities Jun 2010 This document exemplifies case studies of eleven communities that have creatively utilized data from the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) for enhanced system effe....  More
Peer-to-Peer icon Family Housing Collaborative - Policies and Procedures Document Jan 2009 This manual serves as the policies and procedures document for the Family Housing Collaborative, a rapid rehousing program in Columbus, Ohio. It may serve as a useful example....  More
Peer-to-Peer icon Family Housing Collaborative Evaluation Plan Dec 2008 This document outlines an evaluation plan for the Family Housing Collaborative Rapid Rehousing Program in Columbus, Ohio, and may serve as a model for communities implementing....  More
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Serving Chronically Homeless Persons -- for Program Director
  Resource Title Date Completed Abstract
HUD icon From Theory to Practice: Advanced Topics in Homelessness This presentation provides SHP granteeswith information that allows them to effectively address advanced issues of homeless programs as well as new strategies and techniques....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Toolkit for Ending Long-Term Homelessness The sample documents included here are directly from the programs and projects profiled. While these are samples documents, not necessarily CSH-endorsed models, there are many....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Critical Time Intervention: Preventing Homelessness in the Transition from Institution to Community Mar 2009 This fact sheet is intended for case managers and other housing services providers who are seeking general information on the Critical Time Intervention (CTI) model of homeles....  More
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Serving Homeless Families -- for Program Director
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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
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Serving Persons with HIV/AIDS -- for Program Director
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HUD icon HOPWA Grantee Oversight Resource Guide (Updated August 2010) Aug 2010 The HOPWA Grantee Oversight Guide provides HOPWA formula and competitive grantees with detailed guidance in fulfilling HOPWA grants management responsibilities regarding the o....  More
HUD icon HOPWA APR Completion Tool Dec 2009 The HOPWA APR Completion Tool has been created to help HOPWA grantees and sponsors complete the 2008 version of the Annual Progress Report (APR). The tool is an Excel spreadsh....  More
HUD icon HOPWA APR Completion Tool Instructions Dec 2009 These instructions accompany the HOPWA APR Completion Tool. It provides information on opening the ma....  More
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General/Other -- for Program Director
  Resource Title Date Completed Abstract
HUD icon e-snaps APR Help: Instructions for Adding/Deleting Users Oct 2010 This document is intended for CoC grantees required to complete an APR in e-snaps who would like to add a user (or users) to their e-snaps applicant profile so that additional.... More

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