Reports and Publications on Homelessness
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Many studies have been conducted on the demographics and statistics of homelessness; these reports are then used to help formulate strategic plans to eradicate homelessness in the U.S. and locally.
- Annual Homeless Assessment Report Point In Time (PIT) estimates offer a snapshot of homelessness of both sheltered and unsheltered homeless populations on a single night. This report is published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Office of Community Planning and Development. The 2013 Homeless Counts Map is a database of January 2013 point-in-time counts that have been reported in media or on Continuum of Care/government websites. Also available is the 2013 Veteran Homelessness Counts Map, Broward County 2013 Point-In-Time Summary (PDF), Broward County 2013 Point-In-Time Count Report (PDF) and Broward County's 2013 At Risk data (PDF). Also read "Five myths about PIT Counts".
- A Way Home: Broward County, Florida's Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness Broward County's report which outlines the facts and economic impact of the local homeless situation, and offers recommendations for a ten year plan to end homelessness in Broward County.
- Chronic Homelessness in the United States The National Alliance to End Homelessness publishes data yearly to track the annual benchmarks to end homelessness.
- Council on Homelessness 2013 Report The Council on Homelessness Department of Children and Families prepared recommendations for reducing homelessness within the state of Florida and summarizes the statistical data of homelessness within the state.
- Ending Homelessness Among Older Adults and Elders Through Permanent Supportive Housing This paper was created for the National Leadership Initiative to End Elder Homelessness.
- Ending Homelessness Among Veterans: A Report by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
- Ending Family Homelessness Initiative: Providing Rapid Re-housing to Families in Washington Solutions Brief by National Alliance to End Homelessness
- Family Connection: Building Systems to End Family Homelessness Published by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness.
- Medicaid Expansion, Improving the Health & Stability, Reducing Costs & Homelessness The National Health Care for the Homeless Council published this study which delves into the connection between poor health and poverty, the benefits of Medicaid and cost savings for states implementing the expansion option.
- Opening Doors Strategic national plan created by the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, the plan was an incentive of 2009's Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act.
- Rapid Re-Housing: An Intergral Component to Solving Homelessness Rapid re-housing can successfully address the single most important need a family or individual experiencing homelessness desires: a place to call home. This document is a quick look at why rapid re-housing is an important part of any comprehensive strategy addressing homelessness.
- Recommendations for Implementation of the Federal HEART Act Consultant's Report The National Alliance to End Homelessness outlines steps in this report to implement the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act and reduce homelessness.
- Searching Out Solutions: Constructive Alternatives to the Criminalization of Homelessness A Report by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, "Criminalization policies are costly and consume substantial state and local resources. In today’s economic climate, it is important for state, county, and local entities to invest in programs that work rather than spend money on activities that are unlikely to achieve the desired result and which may, in some cases, open the jurisdiction to liability."
- State of Homelessness in America 2014 A report, published by the National Alliance to End Homelessness, which examines current statistics and demographics of homelessness in America. Annual Benchmarks to End Veteran Homelessness.
- Study of PHA's Efforts to Serve People Experiencing Homelessness An analysis of 4,000 Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) around the country by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has found that, while 24 percent of all PHAs were attempting to serve people experiencing homelessness, the larger PHAs were more likely to make such efforts
- TAY Triage Tool/Prioritizing Transition Age Youth (TAY) for Permanent Supportive Housing A tool for assessing vulnerable transition age youth (TAY) age 18-24 was developed by Dr. Rice, in conjunction with Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH).
- Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness A guide for service providers which was commissioned by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Women’s Bureau (WB) to help women veterans who are experiencing homelessness find jobs and successfully reintegrate back to civilian life.
- Veterans Permanent Supportive Housing: Policy and Practice The National Housing Conference and the Center for Housing Policy published this detailed report which delves into Veteran homeless issues such as housing needs and options, current policies, case studies and recommendations.
- Welcome Home: The Rise of Tent Cities in the United States Collaboration of Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic, National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty and Yale Law School.
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