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Secure and Healthy Housing Situations: Can the Proposed Budget Deliver?

by Maya Brennan and Veronica Gaitán
“A secure, healthy housing situation is a foundation on which families can establish economic security, improve their quality of life, and form strong…

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How Common Is Homelessness in Emergency Departments?

Homeless people have higher rates of hospital and emergency department use than the general population and often suffer from serious conditions upon admittance, resulting in high medical costs and…

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Five Homelessness Trends from 2017 and What They Could Mean for 2018

by Veronica Gaitán
In 2017, communities across the nation experienced a housing affordability crisis, high rental demand, a wave of major natural disasters, and tax uncertainty. According to the US…

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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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