• HUD Guidance

Best Practices: Sharing Information to End Veteran Homelessness


Date Published: January 2014


In August 2013, HUD, VA, and USICH committed to a 100-day “boot camp” challenge to produce guidance to help communities allocate scarce housing resources to the most vulnerable homeless population within the restraints of both HUD’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and VA’s Homeless Management Evaluation System (HOMES). Continuums of Care and VA Medical Centers can apply the best practices identified in Best Practices: Sharing Information about Homeless Veterans to accelerate progress toward ending homelessness among veterans in their communities:

  1. Creating and sharing a community-wide list of veterans,
  2. Using a tested, validated assessment to prioritize and target interventions, and
  3. Using navigators and/or guides to address individual veterans’ needs.

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