The Planning & Investment and Community Education & Public Policy Committees of the CoC invite you to learn more about diversion from homelessness. This event is free and open to the public.
Diversion from homelessness is a strategy that prevents homelessness for people seeking shelter and is different from eviction prevention services. This informational meeting will be for all CoC members and community advocates, so please share with your network.
If you have any questions about the Diversion from Homelessness Info Session, please contact Emily Bair.
Overview on Diversion
Diversion is a strategy that prevents homelessness for people seeking shelter by helping them identify immediate alternate housing arrangements and, if necessary, connecting them with services and financial assistance to help them return to permanent housing. Diversion programs can reduce the number of families becoming homeless, the demand for shelter beds, and the size of program wait lists. Diversion programs can also help communities achieve better outcomes and be more competitive when applying for federal funding. This paper will describe how communities can begin diverting families from entering their homeless assistance systems. (Source: National Alliance to End Homelessness)