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LGBTQ Youth Face Greater Risk of Homelessness as They Age Out of Foster Care

Youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning or queer (LGBTQ) are overrepresented among young people experiencing homelessness. Although the transient nature of the…

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How Does Rapid Re-housing Help Veterans Get off the Street and into a Home? An Expert Dialogue

by Kimberly Burrowes
On a single night in 2018, about 38,000 veterans were homeless, and roughly 15,000 of them were unsheltered. These considerable numbers underscore this population’s unmet needs…

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Rental Assistance Can Be a Tool for Improving Diabetes Self-Management

The US rental assistance shortage affects the health outcomes of low-income households. Emerging research shows that people waiting for rental assistance report worse health levels and more…

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What Fueled the Increase in Unsheltered Homelessness in 2018?

by Aaron Shroyer
In 2018, over half a million people experienced homelessness on a given night in the US. Of those, roughly one in three experienced unsheltered homelessness in a car, outside, or in…

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Four Homelessness Trends from 2018 and What They Could Mean for 2019

by Oriya Cohen 
In 2018, communities across the country faced a continuing housing affordability crisis—and, in some places, natural disasters—that strained the ability of local actors to…

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Young and Homeless in Washington, DC

Writing by Serena Lei and photography by Maura Friedman
In late August, fall classes at Trinity Washington University had just begun, but Bre* was already thinking ahead to winter break. When the…

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Employment, Earnings, and Homelessness

In contrast to the portrayal of homelessness as affecting people with behavioral health problems or low employment capacity, cycles of homelessness could reflect job shifts that bring a household in…

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Early Detection and Intervention Could Improve Health Outcomes for Homeless Families

More than a third of homeless people are part of a family, most of which are headed by women with at least one child. Homeless families are different from single homeless people, and their needs…

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How Housing Can Determine Educational, Health, and Economic Outcomes

by Veronica Gaitán
Many social issues stem from a history of unstable, unaffordable, and poor-quality housing. Research shows that housing is the first rung on the ladder to economic opportunity…

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Are Housing Interventions for Youth Aging Out of Child Welfare Enough?

More than 40 percent of youth aging out of the child welfare system experience housing instability in the two years after leaving care. Unlike their peers, youth aging out of child welfare lack a…

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