The National Alliance to End Homelessness just put out a toolkit on what they’re calling the Columbus Model. NAEH blogs:
So here’s the thing: Columbus, OH is really good at ending homelessness. Really, they’ve done all the right things: focused on prevention, implemented rapid re-housing techniques, encouraged excellent data collecting – all the things that make a program measurably successful. They’re so good, in fact, that we published a community snapshot on their 46 percent decrease in homelessness a few years ago. And they’re still at it! With laser-focus on performance measurement and performance evaluation of both their community-wide homeless assistance system and their individual programs, Columbus has managed to really focus on improving assistance and reducing homelessness. Lucky for you, we’ve distilled the lessons learned in this community and we’re sharing them with you so that you can implement them in yours!
I’m sure that there is plenty for us to learn from Columbus. Take a look.