Putting permanent end to homelessness is a goal that can be successfully attained through a comprehensive response and a coordinated approach of delivering the needed services and housing programs.
This includes creating a systematic process that is strategically based on gathering accurate data about the actual and immediate needs of homeless people.
Quality data is very essential in framing a comprehensive response to end homelessness. This approach will help inform policy makers on how they will allocate their resources and what specific programs and services to design.
To successfully do this, the following actions are needed. First, every community must be capacitated to quickly identify those who are at high risk of experiencing homelessness and be able to make an assessment of their needs.
Through this course of action, policy implementers are able to update and improve the quality of their data collection. Hence, they are given accurate information on the kind of assistance homeless people need.
Second, intervention and diversion programs must eb crafted as they will reduce new cases of homelessness and will prevent people from losing their houses.
Third, people should be provided with quick access to crisis-response services without any conditions or requirements as they already vulnerable.
Hence, asking them for any requirements will just be an added burden to their already stressed-out situation. Lastly, homeless people should be connected to housing assistance programs that are suited to their diverse needs and individual capacities.
This will give them the capacity to maintain the stability of their housing.
Through the data acquired on the assessment made to the homeless people, policy implementers are given the right course of action to end the problem of homelessness.
More so, they are able to identify the most vulnerable sector of homeless people and are able to give priority services to them.