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Research Brief  |  July 7, 2015

This resource examines the Department of Housing and Urban Development's short-term impacts report on its Family Options Study. It looks at what the report's findings say for the effectiveness of family homelessness interventions, including long-term subsidies, rapid re-housing, and transitional housing.

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Research Brief  |  April 7, 2015

These fact sheets collect data on specific homeless populations from the Alliance's report "The State of Homelessness in America 2015."

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Research Brief  |  February 9, 2015

On November 5, 2014, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research, in partnership with the National Alliance to End Homelessness (the Alliance), convened a panel of experts to discuss assessment tools that communities are using to allocate homeless assistance and to consider the evidence base for the questions used in the tools. This report summarizes a panel discussion about assessment tools that communities are using to allocate homeless assistance.

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Research Brief  |  November 3, 2014

Continuums of Care that Reduced Veteran Homelessness by more than 50 Percent (2011-2014)

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Research Brief  |  September 17, 2013

New York City implemented a number of different rapid re-housing programs between fiscal years (FY) 2005 and 2011. This brief examines what happened to the number of homeless families, the duration of their homelessness, and the rate of their return to shelter during the period when rapid re-housing was implemented.

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Research Brief  |  January 14, 2009

Recessions mean more homelessness. Increasing numbers of unemployed people are unable to afford rent, and charities and local governments are unable to keep up. Based on estimates of the depth likely to be reached by the current recession, 1.5 million additional Americans are likely to experience homelessness over the next two years, over and above the number who usually become homeless. However, the worst increases in homelessness can be prevented by providing emergency assistance to help stabilize or rehouse people experiencing a housing crisis.