Key Strategies

Key Strategies

The action plan identifies a series of action items across five essential strategies:

Strategy 1: Increase the Supply of Affordable Housing. Increasing the supply of affordable housing is essential in our efforts to make homelessness rare, brief and nonrecurring and will yield the best and most cost-effective long-term results. The six interventions within this strategy present a robust, multi-pronged approach to expand opportunities for safe, decent, and affordable housing and supportive services to promote the highest level of independence and community integration for the range of individuals and families impacted by homelessness.

Strategy 2: Create a More Effective Homeless Response System. An effective homeless response system prevents homelessness when possible, and rapidly returns households experiencing homelessness to stable housing.

Strategy 3: Transform the Shelter System. Emergency shelters play a vital role in ending homelessness. Providing temporary, safe, and supportive environment to address barriers to housing strengthens our system and encourages households experiencing homelessness to seek the assistance needed to end their homelessness.

Strategy 4: Improve Access to Employment and Economic Opportunities. A comprehensive employment and income strategy and cross-sector solutions are necessary to support the goals of homeless jobseekers, eliminate barriers to employment and income stability, and assist families to obtain and sustain housing.

Strategy 5: Establish a Race Equity Agenda. A race equity agenda is critical to this plan and will ensure that we to identify, address, and eliminate racial disparities and create an equitable homeless service system.