The National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) identified five key principles for prevention. These basic principles should influence every aspect of program design and implementation. Homelessness prevention covers all efforts to prevent homelessness, including financial assistance and supportive services that address both the root causes and immediate triggers for homeless services.

Principles of Homelessness Prevention

  1. Crisis Resolution
  2. Client choice, respect and empowerment
  3. Provide the minimum assistance necessary for the shortest time possible
  4. Maximize community resources
  5. The right resources to the right people at the right time

Above is taken from Mayors Innovation.Org. For more information go to this website

Possible Interventions:

  • Housing Advice
  • Legal Services
  • Credit Repair and Budgeting
  • Employment
  • Financial Assistance to Prevent Eviction
  • Resolving a Conflict that Could Lead to Homelessness¬†(Household conflict, domestic violence, etc.)
  • Housing Stabilization

From the National Alliance to End Homelessness


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