Tools to Support Partnership Action

Cross-sector partnerships between the housing sector and homelessness service networks, disability and aging networks, and health, tribal health, and behavioral health systems have many ways to expand and enhance housing options for people with disabilities and older adults, including individuals experiencing homelessness. Various tools are available to make taking action easier.

Data and Directories for Community Context


Inform your partnership’s planning by learning more about your community through these and other local data sources. Although some sources do not provide disability or age-specific data, partnerships may still find the data useful for planning and advocacy.


Find potential organizations to partner with via these directories.


Community Services

Funding and Programs

Explore how funding and programs may help your partnership plan and launch new efforts to enhance housing options, expand access to voluntary community services, and end homelessness among people with disabilities and older adults.

For tribal housing and community services, visit Tribal Housing

Fair Housing
Supportive Services that Make Community Living Possible
  • Continuum of Care (CoC) Program (HUD Exchange): website for the federal program that 1) promotes community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; 2) provides funding for efforts by nonprofit providers and state and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness; 3) promotes access to utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and 4) optimizes self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness
  • Homelessness Resources (HUD): website with information about federal homelessness programs and interactive directories for state programs and organizations
  • A Technical Assistance Guide: Addressing Homelessness in Rural Communities: guide that outlines federal funding sources for rental assistance and affordable rental housing development
  • U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness: gateway website with information, research, best practices, and tools for preventing and addressing homelessness

Toolkits and Tools

Design and implement your partnership’s strategies with help from these toolkits and tools.  

Training and Education

Use existing training and education to enhance professionals’ skills and knowledge to implement new or expanded housing and services models.

Visit What’s New to access recent webinars, issue briefs, innovations from the field, and more.


Last modified on 01/20/2023

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