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How to Win the War Against Veteran Homelessness

Writing by Emily Peiffer and photography by Lydia Thompson
When Nashua, New Hampshire, earned the designation of effectively ending veteran homelessness, Peter Kelleher’s first reaction was…

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How Do Homeless Families in the Child Welfare System Make Housing Decisions?

Homelessness and unstable, unsafe housing conditions are significant roadblocks for families in the child welfare system. Housing services provided within the child welfare system are gaining more…

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A Return to Homeless Services: What’s at Play?

The Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP), the federal government’s largest effort to prevent the effects of long-term homelessness, provided short-term financial services to…

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Can Investors Open the Door to End Family Homelessness?

by Maya Brennan and Mary Cunningham
Each year, approximately 150,000 families with 330,000 children turn to homeless shelters during a housing crisis. That’s a shameful number of children…

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How Healthy Are Homeless Adults Entering Permanent Supportive Housing?

How should we treat the homeless? Homelessness is associated with high rates of acute and chronic health problems, and about half of chronically homeless people are age 50 or older. Used widely…

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What Are the Best Ways to Combat Homelessness in Georgia?

Though the federal government has allocated billions of dollars to homelessness intervention programs since the 1980s, few evaluations of the interventions have been conducted. In their new study,…

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What Cities Can Do to Combat Homelessness

by Steven Brown
The most recent Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress points out the number of people experiencing homelessness has fallen every year since 2010, representing a 13.7 percent…

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How Local Economic Conditions Affect Area Homelessness

Housing market conditions and poverty rates are linked with area homelessness rates, according to Maria Hanratty. Building on research that uses single-year data to estimate the impacts of local…

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Does Permanent Supportive Housing Decrease Homelessness?

Can the expansion of permanent supportive housing (PSH), which provides permanent housing with accompanying support services to homeless people, explain the reduction in homelessness between 2007 and…

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Homelessness Is Not a Predictor of Academic Achievement, but Remains a Risk Factor

Homelessness is not a predictor of student success, but it is one of several risk factors for school achievement, according to Kerri J. Tobin in Urban Education. Tobin used administrative data on…

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