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Resources by Audience: Researcher/Student

Are you a researcher or a student looking for facts and statistics on homelessness? Would you like to review the findings of recent studies?

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Topics for Researcher/Student

Accessing Mainstream Housing Definition
Accessing Mainstream Services and Supports Definition
Continuums of Care (CoC) Definition
Homeless Facts and Figures Definition
Homelessness Prevention Definition
Housing Operations Definition
Housing Project Development Definition
HUD Grant Administration Definition
Program Design Definition
Serving Chronically Homeless Persons Definition
Serving Homeless Families Definition
Serving Persons with HIV/AIDS Definition


Accessing Mainstream Housing -- for Researcher/Student
  Resource Title Date Completed Abstract
Non-Governmental Organization icon HAC Information Sheets Brief program summaries, including links when appropriate, for the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, the Federal Home Loan Bank System's Affordable Housing Program, the Community....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Taking Stock: Housing, Homelessness, and Prisoner Reentry Mar 2004 This report is intended to inform community leaders and other stakeholders about the state of affairs and effective policy regarding housing ex-offenders. The report details t....  More
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Accessing Mainstream Services and Supports -- for Researcher/Student
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HUD icon Strategies for Improving Homeless People's Access to Mainstream Benefits and Services Mar 2010 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 Supporti....  More
Other Federal icon An Annotated Bibliography on Employment and Homelessness Apr 2007   More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Closer to Home: Final Report on the Evaluation of the Closer to Home Initiative Jun 2004 CSH has completed the final report on the evaluation of the Closer to Home Initiative, a program developed by the CSH and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to foster new approac....  More
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Continuums of Care (CoC) -- for Researcher/Student
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HUD icon Continuum of Care 101 Jun 2009 This guidebook provides an overview of the CoC homeless assistance system. It covers what a CoC is, why it is important, and how a system is organized and includes program res....  More
HUD icon A Guide to Counting Sheltered Homeless People (Revised) Jan 2008 This revised guide, which has been updated to reflect recent changes in HUD's NOFA for McKinney-Vento programs, describes recommended methods for collecting data on sheltered....  More
HUD icon A Guide to Counting Unsheltered Homeless People (Second Revision) Jan 2008 This guide describes several methods for identifying, counting, and learning about homeless people who are unlikely to be found in shelters or in other residential programs wi....  More
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Homeless Facts and Figures -- for Researcher/Student
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HUD icon Introductory Guide to the Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) Oct 2010 This guide covers the criteria and reporting requirements for participating in the AHAR, the process for entering and submitting the AHAR data via HUD�s Homelessness Data Exch....  More
Other Federal icon Rural Homelessness: Better Collaboration by HHS and HUD Could Improve Delivery of Services in Rural Areas Jul 2010 This report provides information about rural homelessness issues, based in significant part on work in rural areas within six selected states. Specifically, the report address....  More
HUD icon The Fifth Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress Jun 2010 This report is intended for policymakers, planners, and service providers who seek current homelessness data to help them respond to the needs of the nation's homeless populat....  More
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Homelessness Prevention -- for Researcher/Student
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HUD icon Strategies for Preventing Homelessness May 2005 This report describes the results of an exploratory study of six communities that have implemented effective and well-targeted community-wide homelessness prevention activitie....  More
Other Federal icon Rural Homelessness: Better Collaboration by HHS and HUD Could Improve Delivery of Services in Rural Areas Jul 2010 This report provides information about rural homelessness issues, based in significant part on work in rural areas within six selected states. Specifically, the report address....  More
Other Federal icon Runaway and Homeless Youth Grants: Improvements Needed in the Grant Award Process May 2010 This report examines (1) grant announcements and application requirements, (2) technical assistance for grant applicants, (3) how grant award decisions are made, and (4) notif....  More
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Housing Operations -- for Researcher/Student
  Resource Title Date Completed Abstract
Non-Governmental Organization icon HAC Information Sheets Brief program summaries, including links when appropriate, for the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, the Federal Home Loan Bank System's Affordable Housing Program, the Community....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Using TANF to Finance Essential Services in a Supportive Housing Program for Homeless Families and Young Adults Nov 2001 This report provides legal and policy analysis to support a model approach to using federal and state welfare funds to finance essential services for homeless families, famili....  More
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Housing Project Development -- for Researcher/Student
  Resource Title Date Completed Abstract
Non-Governmental Organization icon HAC Information Sheets Brief program summaries, including links when appropriate, for the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, the Federal Home Loan Bank System's Affordable Housing Program, the Community....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Using RIMS II to Estimate the Economic Impact of Supportive Housing Nov 2004 RIMS II is best suited to larger projects with greater development costs (i.e., 50+ units), and is most effective at describing the economic impact of multiple supportive hous....  More
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HUD Grant Administration -- for Researcher/Student
  Resource Title Date Completed Abstract
HUD icon Introductory Guide to the Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) Oct 2010 This guide covers the criteria and reporting requirements for participating in the AHAR, the process for entering and submitting the AHAR data via HUD�s Homelessness Data Exch....  More
HUD icon Report to Congress: HUD's Strategy for Homeless Data Collection, Reporting and Analysis May 2007 This report focuses on concerns about data quality and usage issues. They are important because as communities generate more valid data, they will be able to facilitate analys....  More
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Program Design -- for Researcher/Student
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HUD icon Building Knowledge, Effectiveness, and Capacity: Advancing Data on Homelessness in Eleven Communities Jun 2010 This document exemplifies case studies of eleven communities that have creatively utilized data from the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) for enhanced system effe....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Homeless Older Adults Strategic Plan Mar 2008 With home foreclosures on the rise and fewer public service dollars available, homeless older adults (62+) are among the fastest growing and most vulnerable homeless populatio....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Rearranging the Deck Chairs or Reallocating the Lifeboats?: Homelessness Assistance and Its Alternatives Jan 2008 Problem: At present, homelessness in the United States is primarily addressed by providing emergency and transitional shelter facilities. These programs do not directly addres....  More
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Serving Chronically Homeless Persons -- for Researcher/Student
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HUD icon Evaluation of LA's HOPE: Ending Chronic Homelessness through Employment and Housing Final Report Mar 2008 LA's HOPE is one of five HUD/DOL-funded projects awarded in late 2003 to demonstrate the feasibility of moving chronically homeless adults into permanent housing and helping t....  More
HUD icon HUD Secretary Jackson Announces Reduction in Chronic Homelessness Nov 2007 On Wednesday, November 7, 2007, HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson held a press conference announcing an 11.5% reduction in the number of persons reported as chronically homeless....  More
HUD icon The Applicability of Housing First Models to Homeless Persons with Serious Mental Illness Jul 2007 This report presents the findings from an exploratory study of the Housing First approach of providing permanent supportive housing to single, homeless adults with mental illn....  More
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Serving Homeless Families -- for Researcher/Student
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Non-Governmental Organization icon The Role of Housing and Services in Ending Family Homelessness Dec 2006 This article reviews what is known about the role of housing and services in reducing family homelessness. People in families comprise 33 percent of the homeless population, b....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Characteristics of Transitional Housing for Homeless Families Sep 2006 This report was written in preparation for a larger study sponsored by HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research, to examine the effects of transitional housing on homel....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Family Permanent Supportive Housing-Preliminary Research on Family Characteristics, Program Models, and Outcomes Feb 2006 Homelessness in America is a tragic and persistent social problem. Since the early 1980's, the face of homelessness has changed, with families forming an increasing portion o....  More
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Serving Persons with HIV/AIDS -- for Researcher/Student
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HUD icon HOPWA Fact Sheet Jan 2010 This fact sheet is intended for HOPWA grantees or interested citizens seeking general information on the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program. This fac....  More
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