The “Housing Safety Net” Team
Developing “Housing Safety Nets” requires new protocols and practices for cross-sector collaboration at the federal, state and local level. In this new housing-focused framework, assessing and responding to a family’s housing needs becomes a major focus of case management planning and services delivery.
Housing Interventions staff can be integrated into services delivery systems in many different ways, including the following examples:
within Student Services or Homeless Education programs at public schools
integrated into social work programs in healthcare settings
as a specific staff position within a child and family services organization
Collaboration: the process of two or more people or organizations working together to complete achieve a goal.
Coordination: the process of organizing people, groups or systems so that they work together successfully.
Cross-sector: Relating to or affecting more than one group, area, or section.
Multisectoral approach: a deliberate collaboration among various stakeholder groups (e.g., government, civil society, and private sector) and sectors (e.g., health, environment, and economy) to jointly achieve a policy outcome.
Partnering: establishing a long term win-win relationship based on mutual trust and teamwork, and on sharing of both risks and rewards.