Resources on Using TANF
The Administration for Children and Families of the Department of Health and Human Services has released a new information memorandum outlining strategies for how states can use funds available through the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) to prevent and end family homelessness. Among the strategies included are rental assistance and coordinating employment services with rapid re-housing interventions. Additionally, the memorandum highlights the use of TANF to support rapid re-housing in communities.
In addition, the National Alliance to End Homelessness has published two new papers, Making Effective Use of TANF, which examines how states can use TANF funds to support rapid re-housing, and Promising Strategy: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and the CATCH Program, a profile of a partnership between the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and the Charitable Assistance to Community's Homeless, Inc. (CATCH).
Source: National Alliance to End Homelessness