This toolkit was designed to help communities to better understand and influence the systems involved in preventing and ending homelessness. This toolkit will help advocates, direct service providers, and other community stakeholders to:
- Articulate the root causes of homelessness and the harms that the criminalization of homelessness causes.
- Educate decision-makers about alternatives, using local and statewide data and lived experiences.
- Develop effective relationships to help influence decision-makers.
- Advance a new public narrative about ending chronic homelessness.