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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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Housing Status Affects Frequency of Criminal Activity and Substance Use

Is there a connection between housing instability, criminal activity, and substance use among people with a history of opioid dependence and criminal justice system involvement? And can housing…

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Safe Housing for Domestic Violence Survivors Is More Than Shelter

by Peg Hacskaylo, District Alliance for Safe Housing; Suzanne Marcus, District Alliance for Safe Housing; Anne Menard, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence; and Cris Sullivan, PhD,…

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Five Facts about Housing Access for LGBT People

by Maya Brennan, Ally Livingston, and Veronica Gaitán
Our homes provide access to job markets, schools, health care, and economic opportunities. We build our lives on this foundation, yet,…

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The Viability of Shelter-Based Opioid Treatment for Homeless Parents

Treating opioid use disorder among homeless families can reduce hepatitis C transmission, infant drug withdrawal, and overdose, which is the leading cause of death among people experiencing…

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Housing First Enhanced with Antiracism Practices Can Improve Housing Stability

Because of known differences in health care experiences and outcomes by race and ethnicity, researchers in Toronto tested the effectiveness of a Housing First program enhanced with antiracism and…

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