Characteristics of Transitional Housing for Homeless Families

Research Report

Characteristics of Transitional Housing for Homeless Families

Final Report
October 13, 2006

Abstract

This report documents the characteristics of transitional housing programs for homeless families in five cities and their surrounding counties--Cleveland, Detroit, Houston, San Diego, and Seattle. It looks at housing and service configurations, entry criteria and program rules, client characteristics, outcomes, and performance documentation. Data were collected as the first stage in a project that is following families as they leave transitional housing programs and looking at the factors that influence their ability to find and keep housing, and avoid additional homelessness.

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