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Addressing the Intersections of Juvenile Justice Involvement and Youth Homelessness: Principles for Change

by | March 2, 2017

Ten key principles and policy recommendations to help ensure that a youth’s involvement with the juvenile justice system does not increase the likelihood that they will experience homelessness, and that youth experiencing homelessness receive the services and supports they need instead of being cited, arrested, charged, or incarcerated.

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Vigils Honor The Homeless Who Died As They Lived: On The Streets

by | December 21, 2016

Winter can be an especially difficult time for those living outside without shelter. Activists are holding vigils around the country to remember the thousands of homeless people who died this year.

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What Does It Mean to End Chronic Homelessness (After We’ve Ended It)?

by | December 12, 2016

Connecticut is amazingly close to “getting to zero” on chronic homelessness. Janice Elliott, Executive Director of the Trust, asks what happens after we reach this milestone?

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Out of Reach

by | November 16, 2016

An in-depth report on the housing affordability crisis in each state.

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Section 8 Made Simple

by | November 16, 2016

A guide to using the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) to end chronic homelessness.

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What We Learned by Asking our Grantee Partners, “How Are We Doing?”

by | November 15, 2016

The four big things we learned from surveying our grantees.

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The 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress

by | November 1, 2016

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s annual report on homelessness to Congress. Contains the latest data on homelessness in the U.S.

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Podcast: A Way Home America

by | October 27, 2016

Two members of the National Youth Forum on Homelessness are following three communities as they undertake 100-Day Challenges to end youth homelessness.

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What is Rapid Re-Housing?

by | October 19, 2016

A short introduction to Rapid Re-housing, an intervention designed to help individuals and families quickly exit homelessness and return to permanent housing.

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Voices of Youth Count: A Toolkit

by | October 1, 2016

A practical step-by-step roadmap for anyone leading the organization and execution of the count of youth experiencing homelessness in their community.

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How Would Terminating the USICH Affect Efforts to End Homelessness?

by | October 1, 2016

In light of the planned termination of the US Interagency Council on Homelessness’s (USICH’s) in 2017, this report looks at the effectiveness of the agency and the impact on ending homelessness if this agency were no longer in operation.

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Seattle Swings Between Hounding The Homeless And Leaving Them Alone

by | September 29, 2016

As West Coast cities have seen a boom in homelessness, some have declared emergencies. But debates have broken out over how much tolerance should be shown to illegal camps in public spaces.

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Coordinating Collaboration

by | September 27, 2016

A mid-point learning assessment of the Reaching Home Campaign and Opening Doors—Connecticut

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A Way Home America Transition Plan

by | September 13, 2016

Actions and strategies to end youth homelessness prepared for the new administration.

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Ending Homelessness for Youth Series

by | September 9, 2016

A series of papers on ending youth homelessness that capture information from practitioners in the field about the strategies they find most successful to prevent and end homelessness among youth.

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Anatomy of a Preservation Deal

by | August 6, 2016

Case study of the Billings Forge Complex in Hartford, CT and the partnership between the Melville Trust and the Preservation of Affordable Housing.

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Announcing our Latest Grants to End Homelessness: July 2016

by | July 14, 2016

Our latest grants to end homelessness.

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Invisibilia: For An Artist, A Room Of His Own Is A Lifesaver

by | July 1, 2016

William Kitt was living on the streets, abusing drugs and very sick when Broadway Housing Communities in New York offered him a room. Thirteen years later, he’s thriving. His art tells the tale.

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