Notes From the Field

Series 1, Issue 1: Data Collection Strategies for Identifying Families Facing Child Welfare Involvement & Homelessness 

Series 1, Issue 2: Beyond the Family Unification Program (FUP): Partnerships between Public Child Welfare Agencies and Public Housing Agencies to stably house vulnerable child welfare-involved families

Series 1, Issue 3: Ensuring Family Voice While Navigating Multiple Systems: The Family Team Meeting Strategy in Supportive Housing

Series 1, Issue 4: Supportive Housing as a Platform for Family Stabilization: Lessons from a National Family Supportive Housing Demonstration

Series 1, Issue 5: Using Data to Change the Life Trajectory of Families & Children: Lessons Learned From a Federal Supportive Housing Demonstration

“Influence of Supportive Housing Demonstration on Child Welfare Policy & Practice”

“State & Local Models for Sustaining Funding for Supportive Housing for Child Welfare Involved Families Experiencing Homelessness”

“An Introduction to Supportive Housing for Vulnerable Families”

“Case Studies: Demonstrating the Effectiveness of Supportive Housing for Families in the Child Welfare System” – USICH

Other Resources

The products below are designed to help guide supportive housing administrators and practitioners developing and involved in supportive housing efforts serving families with children. Each guide is intended to ensure providers have access to the most relevant and up-to-date information as all of us endeavor to deliver the best possible housing and services to vulnerable families.

Welcome Home: Design and Practice Guidance for Supportive Housing for Families with Children
A Practice Framework for Delivering Services to Families in Supportive Housing
Tenant Manual & Welcome Packet

Crosswalk – Early Childhood Home Visiting and Supportive Housing for Families: Making the Connections

Child Information Gateway – Family Engagement: Partnering With Families to Improve Child Welfare Outcomes

CSH and US Administration for Children & Families – Early Childhood Self-Assessment Tool for Family Supportive Housing – A Guide to Support the Safe, Healthy Development of Young Children

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services ACYF – Child and Family Transitions among Families Experiencing Homelessness

Interagency Collaboration: Moving the Needle on Supportive Housing and Child Welfare 

Promoting Family & Child Centeredness and Quality In Supportive Housing Program and Service Plans

One Roof Keeping Families Together 8-Step Road Map

Opportunities to Leverage Family First Prevention Services Act Resources

Learning Communities

Housing Solutions for Vulnerable Families Learning  Community Focused on Engaging Vulnerable Families in the Development of Services 

Housing Solutions for Vulnerable Families Focused on Cross-System Stakeholder Planning, Leadership Structures and Decision Making

Newsletters & Alerts

January 12, 2015

March 12, 2015

May 18, 2015

July 16, 2015

September 16, 2015 – National Convening Special Edition

November 12, 2015

January 12, 2016

January 20, 2016

January 28, 2016

March 28, 2016

May 10, 2016

May 19, 2016

May 23, 2016

June 28, 2016

July 12, 2016

September 28, 2016

October 21, 2016

October 24, 2016

December 15, 2016

February 15, 2017

April 25 & 26, 2017

May 15, 2017

May 31, 2017

June 1, 2017

June 9, 2017

July 6, 2017

July 18, 2017

August 9, 2017

August 23, 2017

August 23, 2017

September 7, 2017

October 30, 2017

December 6, 2017

December 18, 2017

January 29, 2018

March 6, 2018

July 23, 2018


Urban Institute: Supportive Housing for High-Need Families in the Child Welfare System – November 2014

HEART Alliance for Sustainable Families Preliminary Evaluation Findings – December 2015