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Resource Title: Strategies for Improving Homeless People's Access to Mainstream Benefits and Services

Format: Adobe PDF

Product Developer: HUD icon

Product Type: PD&R; Research, Reports to Congress, Research Materials

Date Completed: March 2010

Author/Organization: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Abstract:

This study examines how seven communities sought to improve homeless people's access to mainstream services following the shift away from funding services through the Supportive Housing Program (SHP). By examining the different organizations used and activities undertaken by communities to maximize homeless people's access to mainstream benefits and services, this study provides communities with models and strategies that they can use. It also highlights the limits of what even the most resourceful of communities can do to enhance service and benefit access by homeless families and individuals.

 

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