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The resources below include research, evaluation reports and issue papers pertaining to homelessness

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Topics for Research and Reports

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
Organizational Capacity Building Definition
Performance Measurement Definition
Program Design Definition
Serving Chronically Homeless Persons Definition
Serving Homeless Families Definition
Serving Persons with HIV/AIDS Definition


Accessing Mainstream Housing -- for Research and Reports
  Resource Title Date Completed Abstract
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
Non-Governmental Organization icon Tax Credits and Rural Housing Dec 2003 This issue of Rural Voices, the magazine of the Housing Assistance Council, highlights the ways that various organizations and agencies have successfully used tax credits to a....  More
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Accessing Mainstream Services and Supports -- for Research and Reports
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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 AB2034 Program Experiences in Housing Homeless People with Serious Mental Illness Dec 2005 This report describes the housing strategies used by the AB2034 pilot programs in California, and the outcomes they achieved. The results of the analysis seem to indicate tha....  More
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Continuums of Care (CoC) -- for Research and Reports
  Resource Title Date Completed Abstract
HUD icon HUD Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX) The Homelessness Data Exchange is an on-line tool designed to allow Homeless Continuums of Care to submit data to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the....  More
HUD icon 2008 CoC Registration Broadcast Presentation Slides Apr 2008 On April 22, 2008, the Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs held a satellite broadcast to describe the 2008 application process and required registration steps. The bro....  More
HUD icon 2007 CoC Debriefing Broadcast Presentation Slides Feb 2008 The 2007 Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance competition funding announcement was made on December 21, 2007. HUD held a satellite broadcast on Thursday, February 21, 2022 at....  More
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Homeless Facts and Figures -- for Research and Reports
  Resource Title Date Completed Abstract
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
HUD icon Fourth Quarterly Homelessness Pulse Project Report May 2010 This report is intended to help HUD, policymakers, and other interested parties, gain a better understanding of the impact of the current economic crisis on homelessness, as i....  More
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Homelessness Prevention -- for Research and Reports
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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
HUD icon Discharge Planning From Publicly Funded Institutions: Customized Bibliography This bibliography is intended for researchers, nonprofit program directors, and service providers seeking information on discharge planning. The resources listed discuss strat....  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
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Housing Operations -- for Research and Reports
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Non-Governmental Organization icon Building Opportunities for Families into Affordable Housing: How States are Using the Housing Credit to Encourage Resident Services Apr 2006 Building Opportunities for Families into Affordable Housing: How States are Using the Housing Credit to Encourage Resident Services describes state housing agency initiatives....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Formulas for Success: Housing Plus Services in Rural Areas Jun 2004 This report is intended to provide a resource to rural community organizations involved with or considering housing plus service developments, including information and techni....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Pathways to Housing Dec 2002 "Pathways to Housing," a homeless service provider, was featured in PBS's Newshour on Dec 30 2002. This link provides a transcript of the segment as well as a video stream.  More
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Housing Project Development -- for Research and Reports
  Resource Title Date Completed Abstract
Non-Governmental Organization icon Building Opportunities for Families into Affordable Housing: How States are Using the Housing Credit to Encourage Resident Services Apr 2006 Building Opportunities for Families into Affordable Housing: How States are Using the Housing Credit to Encourage Resident Services describes state housing agency initiatives....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Using the Housing Credit for Supportive Housing: An Assessment of 2005 State Policies Apr 2006 Using the Housing Credit for Supportive Housing: An Assessment of 2005 State Policies describes state housing agency initiatives advancing the development of affordable housin....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Home Works: Solving Family Homelessness through Permanent Supportive Housing Dec 2005 Home Works draws upon the pragmatic lessons learned from many family supportive housing projects in operation in and around San Francisco, Chicago and Minneapolis. Designed p....  More
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HUD Grant Administration -- for Research and Reports
  Resource Title Date Completed Abstract
HUD icon HUD Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX) The Homelessness Data Exchange is an on-line tool designed to allow Homeless Continuums of Care to submit data to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the....  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
HUD icon Measuring the Performance of Programs that Serve Homeless People Jul 2005 This concept paper on measuring the performance of programs that serve homeless people has three objectives. It is intended to: 1) Help the U.S. Department of Housing and Urba....  More
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Organizational Capacity Building -- for Research and Reports
  Resource Title Date Completed Abstract
Non-Governmental Organization icon A Time to Build Up Jan 1998 A Time to Build Up is a narrative account of the lessons learned from the first two years of the three-year CSH New York Capacity Building Program. Developed as a demonstratio....  More
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Performance Measurement -- for Research and Reports
  Resource Title Date Completed Abstract
Peer-to-Peer icon Family Housing Collaborative Evaluation Plan Dec 2008 This document outlines an evaluation plan for the Family Housing Collaborative Rapid Rehousing Program in Columbus, Ohio, and may serve as a model for communities implementing....  More
Other Federal icon The Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) for Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Nov 2008 The PART asks approximately 25 important questions about a program's performance and management. For each question, there is a short answer and a detailed explanation with sup....  More
HUD icon Measuring the Performance of Programs that Serve Homeless People Jul 2005 This concept paper on measuring the performance of programs that serve homeless people has three objectives. It is intended to: 1) Help the U.S. Department of Housing and Urba....  More
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Program Design -- for Research and Reports
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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
Peer-to-Peer icon Family Housing Collaborative Evaluation Plan Dec 2008 This document outlines an evaluation plan for the Family Housing Collaborative Rapid Rehousing Program in Columbus, Ohio, and may serve as a model for communities implementing....  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
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Serving Chronically Homeless Persons -- for Research and Reports
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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 Research and Reports
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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 Promising Strategies to End Family Homelessness Jun 2006 Family homelessness is more widespread than many think, but it is not an unsolvable problem. Across the country, hundreds of communities are planning to end homelessness, and....  More
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Serving Persons with HIV/AIDS -- for Research and Reports
  Resource Title Date Completed Abstract
Other Federal icon The Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) for Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Nov 2008 The PART asks approximately 25 important questions about a program's performance and management. For each question, there is a short answer and a detailed explanation with sup....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon AIDS Housing and Service Systems Integration (AHSSI) Initiative Final Report Dec 2002 This 18-month project aimed to increase permanent, affordable housing resources for individuals and families with HIV/AIDS and to promote integration of supportive service opt....  More
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