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National Alliance to End Homelessness Retrieved June 27,from http: Homelessness in the United States of America. The National Symposium on Homelessness Research http: The Web site listed above contains a compendium of the 12 papers prepared for and presented at the symposium.
While the papers commissioned for the symposium cover a wide range of topics, two broad themes illustrate how the fields of homelessness research and practice have evolved since a similar symposium in The emergence and strengthening of new and existing collaborative efforts to address homelessness at all levels of government and among local providers and consumers is a distinguishing feature of the last decade of homeless assistance; and The increased emphasis on collecting and using data to understand better the characteristics and dynamics of homelessness is helping the homeless assistance field synthesize research findings, assess what we know, and outline what we still need to learn.
Abstracts from the research papers presented at the symposium are cited below. Historical and contextual influences on the U. National Symposium on Homelessness Research.
Retrieved July 20,from http: The author notes that, in the past two decades, a de facto system of service has evolved to apply actions and services to a population experiencing homelessness, through a network of organizations that deliver services within a funding and policy context.
He further states, however, that the system is not driven by specific legislation or theory. Instead of a coherent system, different approaches have been adopted by federal departments and the advocacy community.
Changing homeless and mainstream service systems: Essential approaches to ending homelessness. While little formal research has been done on this subject, the authors present frameworks for assessing system change as well as describe promising practices from the field.
They describe factors that may influence the success of change efforts, including the local and state context, the interest and commitment of stakeholders, the scope of desired change, the governance and management structure for change, and the intended process for change. They also review mechanisms that help make change happen by reorienting local Continuums of Care, matching clients and services, retooling funding approaches, and using data to track implementation and outcomes.
Consumer integration and self-determination in homelessness research, policy, planning, and services.
They review the available evaluation literature and present lessons from the field on consumer integration in research, policy, and program implementation. Barriers to consumer integration and strategies for addressing these barriers are described.
Barrow and her colleagues further address what happens when people who are homeless make the decisions about the housing and services they need. They conclude by reviewing findings on the individual- and system-level impacts of consumer-driven approaches to homeless assistance.
People who experience long-term homelessness: Retrieved July 21,from http: The authors detail the prevalence, characteristics, and service needs of adults who are chronically homeless and present a synthesis of recent research on service and housing interventions.
Finally, they discuss the implications of the findings for services and for future research. The authors note that rigorous research on many interventions is lacking, but promising practices from the field may help guide the development of housing and services.
Homeless families and children. The authors review the findings from recent studies on homeless families and children and summarize the descriptive and outcome findings from evaluations of housing and service interventions and prevention efforts.
|attheheels.com / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)||The Continuums also review individual APRs as a method to evaluate grantee performance and to determine whether to renew grantee projects. Grantees and Continuum of Care communities submit aggregated key performance information that is scored in the national competition.|
With respect to children, research has focused on understanding and documenting the impact of homelessness on children. Rog and Buckner emphasize that that many of the challenges homeless families and children confront are also experienced by families that are very poor but not homeless, pointing to the need for further research on how to target assistance most efficiently to minimize the incidence and duration of homelessness for low-income families and children in general.
Homeless youth in the United States: Recent research findings and intervention approaches. After reviewing the characteristics of homeless youth, the authors review recent research findings on the homeless youth population and interventions developed to address their housing and service needs.
These include interventions directed at youth themselves education, employment, social skills training as well as family-focused strategies. The authors conclude with future directions for both research and practice. Characteristics of help-seeking street youth and non-street youth.
The author used data collected from callers to the National Runaway Switchboard to describe the characteristics and issues facing a large national sample of youth who have run away or are in crisis, and to examine the associations between these issues and status as a street youth runaway, throwaway or homeless or non-street youth considering running away or being in general crisis.
The relationship between the type and number of issues and the frequency of running behavior is also assessed. Due to its increasing significance, the authors prepared a paper on rural homelessness for the Symposium.
Given the somewhat limited formal research available, the authors supplemented their literature review with information from government documents and technical assistance materials as well as input from an expert panel of researchers and practitioners.
The paper summarizes what is documented to date about the characteristics of people who are homeless in rural areas and examines whether rural homelessness and the service approaches to address it can be differentiated from urban homelessness.Analysis of Community Builder Program Report This report represents the results of our consulting project conducted for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) under Task Order T04, Contract C-OPC General UPCS-V Questions.
What is UPCS-V? It is a replacement inspection protocol for the Housing Quality Standards (HQS). UPCS-V is a new inspection protocol that clarifies many of the existing inspection concepts and promotes accurate, reliable, and consistent inspections. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development | 7th Street S.W., Washington, DC Telephone: () TTY: () Changes in the HUD Definition of “Homeless” On January 4, , final regulations went into effect to implement changes to the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) definition of homelessness contained in the Homeless Emergency Assistance. The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonpartisan organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States.
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Emergency Shelter Learning Series. VISIT THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS - CENTER WEBSITE. USF is partnering with the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and the University of Pennsylvania to establish the National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans.