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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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Housing Improves Health Outcomes for Older Homeless Adults, but Not Geriatric Conditions

How does access to housing affect the health conditions of older homeless adults? Rebecca Brown and her colleagues examined this question in the American Journal of Public Health, adding to…

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Stabilizing Children: The Intersecting Roles of People, Place, and Housing

by Mary Bogle, senior research associate, Urban Institute
Children typically thrive when they are surrounded by positive and predictable routines, places, and people. Abrupt, involuntary, or…

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Ending Family Homelessness: What Works and What Does It Cost?

by Matt Lawyue
In 2010, the Obama administration laid out bold plans to curb homelessness within the decade. Modified in 2015, the Opening Doors program seeks to end homelessness among veterans in…

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Housing Subsidies Reduce Family Homelessness and Improve Outcomes

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) Family Options Study is a multisite randomized controlled trial of interventions for homeless families. The study enrolled 2,282…

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