Action 3: Collect and Share Homelessness Data
Step: Family and youth data
Develop list of family and youth in the municipality experiencing homelessness and share with CCEH and the CAN. The goal is to ensure a process for identifying any family or youth experiencing homelessness and ensure that the most vulnerable are connected with services.
Action 6: Improve Outcomes for People Experiencing Homelessness including Steps to Decriminalize Homelessness and Connect with Systems
Step: Decriminalizing homelessness
Inventory and review local and regional plans, policies, and laws to reduce criminalization of homelessness and ensure alignment with civil rights protections, equity goals, and homelessness prevention supports.
Step: Police/Social Worker Partnerships
Police/social work partnership session from ATI re policy-level changes
Step: Public Housing Authorities
Collaborate with your local public housing authority to designate public housing units, Housing Choice Vouchers, or other units for referrals from [your municipality’s/any?] Coordinated Access Network.
In collaboration with hospitals and community health centers, create Community Care Teams to reduce unnecessary emergency department visits and hospitalizations among people experiencing homelessness.