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Sylvia Odom’s Place Is the Next Step Toward Independent Living for Formerly Homeless Individuals in Seattle
Sylvia Odom’s Place Is the Next Step Toward Independent Living for Formerly Homeless Individuals in Seattle

In January 2016, nonprofit housing provider Plymouth Housing Group (Plymouth) opened its 13th permanent supportive housing development in Seattle, Washington.


How Communities Are Improving Their Homeless Services Capacity
How Communities Are Improving Their Homeless Services Capacity

Many communities have recently reformed their homelessness programs by redirecting limited resources to better serve a wider swath of clients.



Bridging a Gap in Affordable Housing for Families in Phoenix
Breaking Ground’s Boston Road Facility Provides Supportive Housing in the Bronx

Opened in spring 2016, Parsons Village adds 48 units of affordable, subsidized housing in Phoenix targeting chronically homeless families, a population whose housing needs had previously been largely unaddressed in Maricopa County.


Breaking Ground’s Boston Road Facility Provides Supportive Housing in the Bronx
Breaking Ground’s Boston Road Facility Provides Supportive Housing in the Bronx

Opened in 2016, Boston Road is a permanent supportive housing facility serving formerly homeless and low-income adults in the Morrisania section of the Bronx, New York.



Housing for Families and Transitional Youth Opens in San Francisco
Housing for Families and Transitional Youth Opens in San Francisco

Addressing the needs of transitional age youth has become a critical issue in San Francisco, California.





Renovation of the Winston Hale Apartments Adds Units for Homeless Individuals in Honolulu
Renovation of the Winston Hale Apartments Adds Units for Homeless Individuals in Honolulu

In 2017, approximately 7,220 individuals experienced homelessness in the state of Hawaii; of these, more than two-thirds were in Honolulu.



Housing First Program Reduces Number of Chronically Homeless Individuals in Buffalo
Housing First Program Reduces Number of Chronically Homeless Individuals in Buffalo

A coalition of service organizations and local governments is close to ending chronic homelessness in the city of Buffalo and Erie County, New York.



Historic California Hotel Provides Affordable Housing in Oakland, California
Historic California Hotel Provides Affordable Housing in Oakland, California

The California Hotel, a distinctive Mission-style building of red brick, stucco, and tile, has been a prominent feature of Oakland, California’s San Pablo Avenue since its construction in 1929. The five-story building was converted into affordable housing in the late 1980s but went into foreclosure in 2007 following the dissolution of its operating agency




Housing for Homeless and Special Needs Individuals Aids in Neighborhood Revitalization in Columbus, Ohio
Housing for Homeless and Special Needs Individuals Aids in Neighborhood Revitalization in Columbus, Ohio

The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority in Columbus, Ohio, opened Franklin Station in September 2014 to replace Sunshine Terrace, a deteriorating public housing highrise.



Village Offers Housing, Community, and Microenterprise Opportunities for Austin’s Chronically Homeless
Village Offers Housing, Community, and Microenterprise Opportunities for Austin’s Chronically Homeless

Community First! Village is a 27-acre community 7 miles from downtown Austin, Texas, that will soon provide 240 housing units for persons experiencing chronic homelessness as well as volunteers and staff.



New Housing and Healthcare for the Homeless in Denver
New Housing and Healthcare for the Homeless in Denver

By 2013, the Stout Street Clinic had served the low-income and homeless populations of Denver, Colorado, for nearly 30 years.
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Landmark Family Options Study Has Clear Policy Implications
Landmark Family Options Study Has Clear Policy Implications

The recently released Family Options Study: 3-Year Impacts of Housing and Services Interventions for Homeless Families report describes the results of “a landmark study in our long quest to eliminate homelessness in America,” said HUD Secretary Julián Castro.
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Family Options Study: 3-Year Impacts of Housing and Services Interventions for Homeless Families
Family Options Study: 3-Year Impacts of Housing and Services Interventions for Homeless Families

HUD’s recently released report, Family Options Study: Three-year Impacts of Housing and Services Interventions for Homeless Families, offers critical insights about the long-term effectiveness of various programs to address homelessness for families with children.
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New Supportive Housing for At-Risk Veterans in Gary Uses Innovative Funding
New Supportive Housing for At-Risk Veterans in Gary Uses Innovative Funding

Supportive housing — the provision of stable, affordable housing along with access to medical and mental health, employment, educational, and other services — has shown promise in reducing homelessness and decreasing hospitalizations for at-risk populations, among other desirable outcomes.
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Fostering Innovation through Pay for Success, An Interview with Yennie Tse
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Innovating within the federal government takes focus, creativity, persistence, and flexibility. One key example of this was the Office for International and Philanthropic Innovation's (IPI's) work with Pay for Success (PFS) and the recently announced permanent supportive housing demonstration.
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Addressing Housing Needs of Formerly Incarcerated Individuals, An Interview with Kymian Ray
Addressing Housing Needs of Formerly Incarcerated Individuals, An Interview with Kymian Ray

In this column, Kymian Ray, Neighborhood and Community Investment Specialist, Public Housing Community and Supportive Services at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, highlights how HUD and other federal agencies are addressing the housing challenges of formerly incarcerated individuals.
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Assessing How Parents Experiencing Homelessness Make Preschool Decisions: Policy and Practice Implications
Assessing How Parents Experiencing Homelessness Make Preschool Decisions: Policy and Practice Implications

Research suggests that early childhood education can help mitigate the developmental delays and decreased academic achievement often observed in children experiencing homelessness.
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Safe and Supported Community Plan Assists Homeless LGBTQ Youth in Hamilton County, Ohio
Safe and Supported Community Plan Assists Homeless LGBTQ Youth in Hamilton County, Ohio

HUD and other federal agencies have recently begun focusing on the issue of youth homelessness.
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Expanding Safe Housing for Domestic Violence Survivors in the District of Columbia
Expanding Safe Housing for Domestic Violence Survivors in the District of Columbia

Domestic violence and homelessness are inextricably linked. Many women must leave their housing to escape a violent partner. Others lose their housing because their partner’s actions, including violence, other criminal behavior, destruction of property, and economic sabotage, prevent them from remaining self-sufficient and housed.
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Rapid Re-Housing for Homeless Families Demonstration Program Evaluation Reports
Rapid Re-Housing for Homeless Families Demonstration Program Evaluation Reports

Rapid re-housing is an intervention to address homelessness that includes three core components: 1) housing identification, 2) move-in and short-term rental assistance, and 3) rapid re-housing case management and services In 2009, HUD awarded grants to 23 communities to implement the Rapid Re-housing for Homeless Families Demonstration (RRHD) program.
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