Category: Income and Public Benefits

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

SOAR works to increase access to benefits

A new evaluation of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI)/Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) model has found that SOAR is effective for increasing approval of disability applications. SOAR is a national program designed to increase access to the disability income benefit programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) for eligible adults who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness and have a mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder.

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