In Flint, Michigan, we worked with the city government on an ambitious strategy to reshape the delivery of critical homelessness support, home repair services, and youth recreation services … Read more
In Ethiopia, we are working with USAID to evaluate the impact on food security, productivity and improved livelihoods of a series of land certification programs … Read more
In Sacramento, we introduced market-based, place-based comprehensive community development plans to improve the city’s strategic utilization of HUD Community Development Block Grant funds … Read more
Unsheltered homelessness has been on the rise in the U.S. for the past few decades with recent dramatic increases in several large metropolitan areas. There are many causes that have sparked the growth of street dwelling, encampments, and people living in places not meant for human habitation. We have been at the forefront of identifying the crisis of unsheltered homelessness as well as helping to identify solutions.
Engaging and collaborating with public and private sector stakeholders is a cornerstone of public health. Current public health and prevention topics and issues are complex and multi-faceted, and one agency, industry, or sector cannot solve these problems alone. Public health collaborations and partnerships leverage combined resources, expertise, and experience to achieve mutually desired goals that reach beyond the public sector.
To know if shifting processes for system wide uniform assessment of client need is appropriately resulting in sustainable housing placements, it is essential for communities to evaluate their coordinated entry systems. Understanding effectiveness of practices will help refine the response to homelessness, provide opportunities to continuously enhance access to housing, and plan for future housing needs.