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 

Keeping Families Together Guidebook

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


Keeping Families Together Pilot Evaluation Report – Metis & Associates, December 2011

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

Urban Institute: Supportive Housing for Families in the Child Welfare System (additional resources) 

HEART Alliance for Sustainable Families Preliminary Evaluation Findings – December 2015

Housing and Child Welfare, University of Connecticut & Chapin Hall, University of Chicago – July, 2016

Can ‘housing first’ prevent child abuse and neglect? – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

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