CSH Report: Improving Community-wide Targeting of Supportive Housing to End Chronic Homelessness: The Promise of Coordinated Assessement
A decade of research on best practices for serving families and individuals experiencing homelessness has led to significant policies at the local and federal levels transforming the ways we address the needs of our most vulnerable people.
One key provision of various US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rules requires communities to implement a coordinated assessment system for the delivery of housing and homeless services. This approach emphasizes coordinated intake and assessment, robust homeless prevention strategies, rapid access to housing using a Housing First approach, strategic targeting and integration with mainstream systems.
CSH today is releasing a comprehensive paper explaining how communities can build and refine their coordinated assessment systems to improve targeting of supportive housing for the most vulnerable individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
The full paper, "Improving Community-wide Targeting of Supportive Housing to End Chronic Homelessness: The Promise of Coordinated Assessment," is available on the CSH website.