Many communities struggle with the presence of, or need for, emergency shelters, one-step centers, and day centers. While emergency shelters are an important part of the homeless assistance system, most emergency shelters are at full capacity, have waiting lists, and/or turn away those who need shelter the most. Some have long lengths of stay and low success rates. It is imperative to look increasing the efficacy of shelter beds and focus on improving flow out of shelter and into housing. Attendees will learn: (1) factors in siting and sizing a shelter, (2) what services should be provided, (3) the pros and cons of one-stop centers; and (4) the importance of low-barrier, housing focused sheltering.