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May 8, 2013


Researching Homelessness and Homeless Programs
PD&R Online Magazine

PD&R logoU.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has created a thorough strategic plan to end homelessness by 2015.  To accomplish this goal research is a necessary component in order to learn where funds will best provide the most beneficial outcomes.  The Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) published a two-part series, on their online magazine, to explain their research efforts.  PD&R first focused their research on the myriad of types of homelessness, including homeless families, youth aging out of foster care, homeless veterans, and the education of homeless children.  PD&R then conducted studies to evaluate the effectiveness of the homeless programs already in place such as rapid-rehousing, public housing agencies (PHAs), and Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH).  More…