Ten Year Planning
Getting to a Ten Year Plan:
The idea behind ten year plans to end homelessness is that homelessness must be ended. Proponents of the ten year planning process advocate immediate housing, access to mainstream benefits, planning for outcomes, and overarching systematic change.
Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) was an early advocate
of ten year plans. Their model has helped raise public awareness,
engage the private sector and increase philanthropic as well
as government participation in seeking solutions for homelessness.
Another advocate of the ten year plan is the United States
on Homelessness (USICH), which is in the process of using
NAEH's plans and model to engage local and state elected officials.
While developing ten year plans the ICH has also advocated
for the creation of state level Interagency Councils on homelessness.
Further aiding ten year plan work, the federal
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has worked with
other concerned groups to create the Policy Academy process,
a series of national Policy Academies designed to help state
and local policymakers improve access to mainstream services
for people who are homeless. For more information on the
federal interagency Policy Academy process please see HRSA'a
website at www.hrsa.gov/homeless.
For more general information on Policy Academies please see
the complete 'Getting to a Ten Year Plan' HomeBase document
attached below, upon which the above summary is based.
HomeBase's Role in the Ten Year Planning Process:
Throughout all of the above, HomeBase has been instrumental in helping communities draft ten year plans and set up workgroups to carry out their drafted proposals; in presenting institutes, workshops, and trainings on ten year plans and nationwide best practices to end homelessness; and in providing both local and national technical assistance to communities, continua of care, and state organizations.
Most recently, at NAEH's annual conference to end homelessness, HomeBase presented an all day institute entitled 'We Promised It Wouldn't Sit on the Shelf: Local Implementation of 10-Year Plans to End Homelessness.' Materials from the institute are listed below, please browse through them for more information on ten year planning, the history of homelessness policy, and action steps/best practices currently being taken throughout the nation in the work to end homelessness.
Yolo County Homelessness Plan
HomeBase Strategy and Training Institute
Materials: July 11, 2005 NAEH Conference
We Promised It Wouldn't Sit on the Shelf: Local Implementation of 10-Year Plans to End Homelessness
to a Ten Year Plan
Examples of State/County Activity
and implementing a 10 Year Plan: Key Concepts
Session One - Ten Year Plans as Continuum of Care Shape Shifters:
Emerging New paradigm Powerpoint Presentation
Selected Resources List
Session Two - The Road from Planning to Action, Supporting and Sustaining Your Effort:
to End Chronic Homelessness in the San Diego Region Powerpoint
Presentation and Position Paper
of San Jose Affordable Housing and Homeless Programs Powerpoint
of Santa Clara Office of Affordable Housing Handout
Plan to Create Homes, Strengthen Communities and Improve Systems
Agency Resources: Key Concepts
Funding Ideas: Key Concepts
Session Three - Adapting Key Emerging New Paradigm Components, How do you Manage Implementation?
Five Year, Ten Year, and 18-Month Strategies
Session 3A - Basic Housing Assistance Centers, Interim Housing, Targeted Transitional Housing, Services in Support of Access, Retention, Sustaining Housing
Path Mall Approach: Integrated Supportive Services Powerpoint
10-Year Plan to End Homelessness: Getting Housed, Staying
Housed January 2005
Assistance Centers: Key Concepts
Housing: Key Concepts
Session 3B - Housing-Based Planning for Transition from Institutions
for the Homeless Handouts
Planning: Key Concepts
Session 3C - Housing First and Outreach and Engagement
First: Key Concepts
Havens: Key Concepts
Services: Key Concepts
Community Treatment Model: Key Concepts
Assistance and Section 8 Rental Subsisdies: Key Concepts
Leasing: Key Concepts
Involving Homeless and Formerly Homeless Clients in Projects and Programs to Address Homelessness
Involving Homeless Clients