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USICH’s Guide to Ending Homelessness for People Living in Encampments

U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
 

In August 2015, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) released a report, Ending Homelessness for People Living in Encampments: Advancing Dialogue, outlining strategies to assist local communities working to connect individuals experiencing homelessness living in tents to permanent housing opportunities. 

The report highlights four main methods, as well as action steps that communities can utilize to meet the housing and services needs of people living in an encampment.

These include:

  • Setting aside appropriate time for planning and implementation
  • Collaborating across different sectors and systems
  • Performing intensive and persistent outreach and engagement
  • Developing low-barrier pathways to permanent housing

The report also provides a planning checklist and next steps items that communities can use to help in their efforts.

The report is an updated version of an early report released in 2012, Searching out Solutions: Constructive Alternatives to the Criminalization of Homelessness, which discussed solutions and challenges to ending homelessness for individuals living in tents. 

Click here to access the report.
Click here to access the Searching Out Solutions: Constructive Alternatives to the Criminalization of Homelessness report.

 

 
 

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