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Toolkit Disaster Planning and Response: A Guide to Preparation for Homelessness Response Programs

This guide outlines questions that homelessness response programs should answer as they plan for and respond to natural disasters. The guide places a focus on the needs of people experiencing homelessness with serious mental illness (SMI), substance use disorder (SUD), or co-occurring disorders (CODs).

Focus
People with Disabilities
Topic
Disaster Preparation, Response, and Recovery
Language
English
Toolkit Guide to Methamphetamine Use, Treatment, and Housing Considerations for People Experiencing Homelessness

This guide explores how service providers can better support people who use methamphetamine in the process of transitioning into and maintaining housing.

Topic
Co-occurring Disorders
Substance Use: Substance use prevention
Substance Use: Substance use treatment
Housing Models: Housing First
Housing Models: Permanent Supportive Housing
Housing Models: Recovery Housing
Housing Navigation: Landlord engagement
Supportive Services: Peer Services / Supports
Integrated Care
Language
English
Spanish
Toolkit Effective Property Management Engagement Strategies

This issue brief covers identifying service providers’ strengths and resources that will appeal to property management, developing an agency “pitch," identifying existing rental industry networks or initiating a network where none exists, and formalizing the property management-provider partnership.

Topic
Mental Health: Serious Mental Illness
Co-occurring Disorders
Housing Models: Housing First
Housing Navigation: Landlord engagement
Housing Navigation: Housing identification
Specialized Partnerships: HUD Continuum of Care (CoC)
Language
English
Spanish
Toolkit Applying New COVID-19-Related Funding to Address the Housing Needs of Individuals with Serious Mental Illness, Substance Use Disorders, and Co-occurring Disorders

This paper highlights newly available federal funds that can be utilized for housing and paired with supportive services funding for individuals who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and who have a serious mental illness, a substance use disorder, or co-occurring disorders. The paper also notes several ways for state and local leaders to promote cross-system partnerships that pair...

Focus
Laws/Acts/Regulations: CARES Act
Topic
Co-occurring Disorders
Housing Models: Housing First
Housing Navigation: Housing identification
Specialized Partnerships: HUD Continuum of Care (CoC)
Language
English
Spanish
Toolkit Whole-Person Care for People Experiencing Homelessness and Opioid Use Disorder Toolkit: Part I

The Whole-Person Care for People Experiencing Homelessness and Opioid Use Disorder Toolkit provides a framework for supporting recovery and housing stability. Part I of the toolkit, released in August 2021, provides an introduction to homelessness, opioid use disorder, and evidence-based recovery practices such as trauma-informed care, motivational interviewing, eliminating stigma, and harm...

Topic
Co-occurring Disorders
Integrated Care
Language
English
Spanish