Research Report Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration Evaluation
Mary K. Cunningham, Jennifer Biess, Dina Emam, Martha R. Burt
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This report documents the outcomes of veterans served by the Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration program (VHPD), one element of the Obama administration’s signature initiative to end veteran homelessness. It describes the housing, employment, and health of veterans before they entered VHPD and 6 months after leaving the program. It discusses the lessons learned through VHPD, strongly emphasizing how important it is to reach out to veterans in ways that appeal to them (including peer-to-peer outreach and having veterans on staff) and the benefits of bringing together housing assistance, case management, and employment services.
Research Areas Social safety net Housing
Tags Federal housing programs and policies Poverty Homelessness Housing affordability Housing subsidies
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center