1. Retooling the Crisis Response System with Youth Appropriate Responses

  2. Provide guidance on how communities create and scale crisis systems

  3. Increase data collection and the data sources used for youth

  4. Encourage the use of integrated data systems

  5. Guidance on the Local Use of HMIS

  6. Incentivize the Center for Disease Control to add housing questions to the Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

  7. Specifics on improving data on homeless youth

  8. Reconcile federal definitions between HUD and MV on family homelessness. Rely on DOE counts rather than PIT to scope family homelessness.

  9. Ensure Coordinated Access Collaobrates with mainstream systems

  10. Better data collection on homeless children, youth and families

  11. We need better data on Rapid ReHousing and Transitional Houisng

  12. Develop best practices and toolkits for emergency shelter operations

  13. Houusing and services are critical

  14. Fund demonstration projects that would test whether pairing CTI with a voucher works as alternative to PSH for chronically homeless adults.

  15. Include well-targeted diversion strategies as a key aspect of crisis response, closely linked to coordinated entry.

  16. Provide ongoing funding sources for HPRP services, and include housing retention data requirements

  17. Addressing Objective 6

  18. Do more to promote best practices

  19. Help clarify the role of assessment tools as triage devices; encourage and promote progressive engagement.

  20. Eliminate equivocation on HIPAA's application to homeless services to enable system-wide data sharing while protecting confidentiality.

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