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Homelessness Prevention: Creating Programs that Work
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This guide, developed by the National Alliance to End Homelessness, provides a foundation for developing homelessness prevention programs based on experience from the field.

The National Alliance to End Homelessness has published this guide and companion to help organizations create a homelessness prevention program or improve an existing prevention program. It includes information about:

  • The basics of homelessness prevention;
  • Critical decisions for program;
  • Start-up decisions and tools;
  • Interventions; and
  • Program evolution.

The companion includes information about the nature and costs of homelessness and how to assess community needs and resources.

The guide and companion were prepared by Abt Associates. The primary author was Marge Wherley, with contributions by Dr. Dennis Culhane and others. (Authors)

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