- Guides and Training Manuals
Date Published: June 2020
The Framework for Homelessness Prevention document explains commonly used categories of homelessness prevention to guide decisions that promote being effective and efficient. Effective interventions help people who are at risk to find and maintain stable housing and avoid homelessness. Efficient interventions provide assistance to the people who are most likely to experience homelessness if they do not receive assistance and minimize the extent to which resources are provided to those who are unlikely to experience homelessness.
The Effective and Efficient Prevention Programs document highlights several homelessness prevention programs that have been efficient and effective.
The How to Design, Scale, and Fund a Homelessness Prevention Program document focuses on developing homelessness prevention programs that may effectively help households stabilize during a crisis by encompassing:
The Prevention to Promote Equity document provides guidance on how to embed principles of equity throughout the design, implementation, and monitoring of targeted prevention activities.
Visit the Disease Risks and Homelessness page on the HUD Exchange for a full list of resources related to COVID-19 infectious disease prevention and response for homeless providers.
The contents of these materials, except when based on statutory or regulatory authority or law, do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. These materials are intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.