The State of California recognizes that housing is a key component of families’ health, economic and social well-being. In order to meet this need, the state is using a rapid re-housing approach to provide housing for families experiencing homelessness and […]
Category: Income and Public Benefits
Rapidly Re-Housing Households with Zero Income
Learn how two successful programs – Homefull in Dayton, OH, and Friendship Place, in Washington, DC – are able to successfully rapidly re-house households with no income.
Services for Single Adults and Their Costs
A recent study out of LA County found that the public service costs for approximately 150,000 single adults, who had been homeless at some point during the 2014-2015 fiscal year, added up to $1 billion dollars. Researchers tracked these individuals’ […]
Re-Entry Services 101
People returning to the community from jail or prison, or those who have criminal records, often face numerous barriers to securing safe, stable, affordable housing. Housing is vital to successful reentry and for efforts to end homelessness. When homeless service providers understand how the criminal justice system works they can develop more effective partnerships and better serve people who are experiencing homelessness or those who are at risk. Watch our webinar on the topic
TANF at 20: Improvement needed for homeless families
Today is the 20th anniversary of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and so journalists, researchers, policymakers and advocacy organizations are weighing in: Did it work? How can it work better?