The Homebase program, like some of the other entries in the Solutions Database, has been detailed extensively by USICH's partners. Below is a short abstract of the solution, with encouragement to access our partner's resources for a fuller description of implementation tips and outcomes and results.


Launched by New York City’s Department of Homeless Services in 2004, the Homebase program provides homelessness prevention, shelter diversion, and aftercare services through a network of community-based providers across the city. The program stabilizes households by combining a flexible array of services and data analysis aimed at identifying clients and triggering housing interventions before a crisis occurs. Early identification of at-risk families is based on an understanding of precipitating factors and high-risk populations, such as families who have experienced homeless before, who are sharing crowded housing, or whose head of household is young.

This summary, prepared in 2009 for HUD, explores the Homebase program and describes its approach and lessons learned: http://www.hudhre.info/documents/HomeBaseNYC.pdf

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Promising Practice: Homelessness Prevention