Study of PHAs’ Efforts to Serve People Experiencing Homelessness

157 Pages Posted: 4 Jun 2014

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Lauren Dunton

Abt Associates, Inc.

Meghan Henry

Abt Associates, Inc.

Eliza Kean

Abt Associates, Inc.

Jill Khadduri

Abt Associates, Inc.

Date Written: February 18, 2014

Abstract

The use of mainstream housing assistance programs will be essential if the nation is to achieve the goals of the 2010 Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, including ending chronic homelessness by 2015 and ending homelessness for families, youth, and children by 2020. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has residential programs specifically targeted to people experiencing homelessness, but those resources are small by comparison with the 2.5 million Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) and the 1.1 million public housing units managed by public housing agencies (PHAs) across the country. This study was commissioned by HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research to provide a status report on efforts by PHAs to serve homeless households with mainstream housing assistance resources. Data were collected from PHAs throughout 2012 and early 2013 using two approaches: a Webbased survey of roughly 4,000 PHAs and follow-up telephone discussions with staff at 120 PHAs.

Keywords: HUD, Homelessness, Housing, 2014

Suggested Citation

Dunton, Lauren and Henry, Meghan and Kean, Eliza and Khadduri, Jill, Study of PHAs’ Efforts to Serve People Experiencing Homelessness (February 18, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2445441 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2445441

Lauren Dunton (Contact Author)

Abt Associates, Inc. ( email )

55 Wheeler Street
Cambridge, MA 02138-1168
United States

Meghan Henry

Abt Associates, Inc. ( email )

55 Wheeler Street
Cambridge, MA 02138-1168
United States

Eliza Kean

Abt Associates, Inc. ( email )

55 Wheeler Street
Cambridge, MA 02138-1168
United States

Jill Khadduri

Abt Associates, Inc.

55 Wheeler Street
Cambridge, MA 02138-1168
United States

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