This new piece explores how shelter diversion enables communities to reduce new entries into the homeless assistance system and use available shelter beds more effectively. This paper provides information on the key elements of diversion programs, describes how to measure progress, and highlights communities using the model successfully. The piece is part of a series on “front door” strategies. Click here to read the piece and questions can be addressed to the Center for Capacity Building.
This is a chart from the report that outlines the various interventions.
Consumer’s Housing Situation
Services Provided (In All Interventions)
AT IMMINENT RISK OF LOSING HOUSING(precariously housed and not yet homeless)
Other Financial Assistance
Connection to Mainstream Resources Legal Services
REQUESTING SHELTER (at the “front door” or another program/system entry point seeking a place to stay)
IN SHELTER (homeless/in the homeless assistance system)