Understanding Encampments of People Experiencing Homelessness and Community Responses: Emerging Evidence as of Late 2018

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Rebecca Cohen

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Will Yetvin

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jill Khadduri

Abt Associates, Inc.

Date Written: January 7, 2019

Abstract

This paper documents what is known about homeless encampments as of late 2018, based on a review of the limited literature produced by academic and research institutions and public agencies, supplemented by interviews with key informants. This paper is part of a larger research study, sponsored jointly by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Policy Development and Research and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. The goal is to contribute to the understanding of homelessness, including the characteristics of homeless encampments and the people who stay in them, and of local responses addressing encampments and their associated costs. The larger final research report is anticipated January 2020.

Keywords: Publications, Housing, Supportive Services, Special Needs, Homeless

Suggested Citation

Cohen, Rebecca and Yetvin, Will and Khadduri, Jill, Understanding Encampments of People Experiencing Homelessness and Community Responses: Emerging Evidence as of Late 2018 (January 7, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3615828 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3615828

Rebecca Cohen

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Will Yetvin

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jill Khadduri (Contact Author)

Abt Associates, Inc.

55 Wheeler Street
Cambridge, MA 02138-1168
United States

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