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ADULT, YOUTH AND FAMILY HOMELESSNESS

Progress toward preventing and ending homessness is achieved through a community's strategic use of resources, system-wide adoption of Housing First strategies, and successful implementation of a robust Coordinated Entry System. TAC works with Continuums of Care (CoCs) to strengthen their procedures and maximize resources by leveraging mainstream service and housing programs — improvements that expand opportunities for CoCs to end homelessness in their communities.

There is increasing awareness that different approaches work better for different subpopulations; TAC's consultants include experts on addressing chronic, youth, family, and Veteran homelessness.

TAC's customized technical assistance includes:

  • Helping to design, finance, and implement comprehensive sustainable strategies to expand permanent supportive housing, rapid re-housing, and homelessness prevention programs, including with systems mapping.
  • Providing expert guidance on the role of prevention and diversion.
  • Reviewing CoC funding applications and educating applicants about reallocation and scoring procedures.
  • Strengthening governance and structures, including policies and procedures development.
  • Facilitating partnerships between providers, government agencies, and other stakeholders to leverage mainstream affordable housing and service resources to address homelessness.
  • Improving coordinated entry systems and maximizing the use of master lists.
  • Planning and implementing landlord engagement strategies.
  • Providing expert consultation and research on best practice strategies for specific subpopulations.
  • Conducting system gaps analyses.
  • Helping Continuums of Care and providers understand and respond to critical federal policy and funding changes.
  • Developing and delivering training, including web-based distance learning, tailored to the unique needs of state and local systems and the priority homeless populations they serve.
  • Establishing performance goals and measurement systems.
  • Providing policy and best practice guidance for national associations.
  • State-level strategic planning.