Shelter Documentation Guidance

Description: The first page of this document contains a HUD FAQ from February 2015, which states that persons should be immediately admitted to shelter without third-party documentation and that only self-verification is needed.  The second page is from the State of Wisconsin 2012-13 ETH Desk Guide which provides further confirmation.

Racine Data Snapshot Feb 2015

Description: A brief overview of Racine County data prepared by Demetri Vincze from the Institute for Community Alliances.

Coordinated Entry 101

Description: A presentation given by Audra O’Connell, Coordinated Entry Program Coordinator for IMPACT 2-1-1 in Milwaukee.

2013 Annual Report – Racine

Description: A presentation given by Demetri Vincze of the Institute for Community Alliances (ICA) to the Racine CoC.  This presentation, as well as the report itself, was put together by Jesse Dirkman of ICA.  The goal of the report is to serve as an overview of homelessness in Wisconsin in 2013 and to provide recommendations moving forward in the effort to end homelessness statewide.

Housing First – West CAP

Description: A presentation given by Corin Tubridy and Robyn Thibado of the West Central Wisconsin Community Action Agency, Inc. at the A Home for Everyone 2014 Conference in Pewaukee, Wisconsin.  Learn what Housing First is, and how to implement it, from those in our state with first-hand experience.

System Performance Measures: An Introductory Guide to Understanding System-Level Performance Measurement

Description: Measuring performance is a critical aspect of improving the way Continuums of Care (CoCs) serve homeless persons. It is important for CoCs to broaden the scope of performance evaluation beyond project performance to now include system-level performance.  To assist communities with conducting system-level performance measurement, HUD published this introductory guide as well as System Performance Measures in Context, which you can read here.

Rapid Re-Housing

Description: A presentation given by Marge Wherley of Abt Associates, Inc. at the 2014 NAEH National Family and Youth Conference.  This presentation does an excellent job of concisely explaining what RRH is, what the rationale is behind it, and how it compares to other alternatives in terms of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness.

HUD and USICH: Core Principles of Housing First and Rapid Re-Housing Webinar

Description: Slides from presentation scheduled for 6-26-14. This presentation aims to provide an overview of the Housing First approach and its effectiveness in ending homelessness as well as an overview of a Rapid Re-Housing model.  Watch the webinar here.

No Safe Place: The Criminalization of Homelessness in U.S. Cities

Description: This report looks at the landscape of criminalization in America, and finds that “despite a lack of affordable housing and shelter space, many cities have chosen to criminally punish people living on the street for doing what any human being must do to survive.  No Safe Place also offers examples of effective constructive alternatives to criminalization, and highlights cities that have successfully implemented these solutions. Additionally, the report includes policy recommendations for lawmakers at the federal, state, and local levels, including a call for the federal government to take a leadership role in combating the criminalization of homelessness and in promoting constructive alternatives. 

ETH Desk Guide: 2014-15

Description: Program rules and guidance for the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG); Transitional Housing Program (THP); and the Homelessness Prevention Program (HPP).

Ending Homelessness as a System: The Interventions That Work & The Approach to Take

Description: Presentation given by Iain De Jong, President & CEO of OrgCode Consulting, Inc., at the May 2014 Balance of State Continuum of Care quarterly meeting.

VI SPDAT Webinar Q and A

Description: Q and A session with Iain De Jong on the VI SPDAT. Listen to Iain train +300 people on how to administer the VI-SPDAT prescreen tool to get the best results. This tool is the gold standard in knowing everyone experiencing homelessness in your community by name and triaging them into an appropriate, evidence-based housing option.

Shelter from the Storm: Trauma-Informed Care in Homelessness Services Settings

Description: This paper explores the evidence base for Trauma Informed Care within homelessness service settings, including a review of quantitative and qualitative studies and other supporting literature.

Closing the Gap: Integrating Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence Experiencing Homelessness

Description:  A toolkit for transitional housing programs published by The National Center on Family Homelessness.

Racine CoC Data Snapshot

Description: A brief overview of Racine County data prepared by Adam Smith from our HMIS Lead Agency.

Four Clarifications about Housing First

Description: An article by Richard Cho, USICH Senior Policy Director.

The Housing First Checklist: A Practical Tool for Assessing Housing First in Practice

Description: As Housing First approaches become adopted more widely, the need for clarity increases around what the Housing First approach entails and how to know whether a particular housing program or community approach is truly using a Housing First approach. For quick screening, policymakers and practitioners will benefit from this practical, easy to use guide to identify and assess the implementation of the core components of the Housing First approach.

Implementing Housing First in Permanent Supportive Housing

Description: A fact sheet from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness with assistance from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

FY 2013-14 CoC Grant Program Application

Description: New and renewal projects ranked according to project performance, timeliness, and other factors.

FY 2013-14 CoC Grant Program Project Ranking and Explanation

Description: New and renewal projects are ranked according to project performance, timeliness, and other factors.


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