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Building a Community Out of Tiny Homes for Homeless Veterans in Sonoma County, California
Building a Community Out of Tiny Homes for Homeless Veterans in Sonoma County, California

An hour north of San Francisco, Sonoma County is pursuing novel ways of addressing homelessness. One such effort is Veterans Village, a project that is currently in a 2-year pilot phase in the city of Santa Rosa.



Learning about Data Use in Pay for Success through the HUD-DOJ Demonstration
Learning about Data Use in Pay for Success through the HUD-DOJ Demonstration

Pay for Success (PFS) is a mechanism by which the local jurisdictions work with intermediaries to fund interventions intended to create positive outcomes related to a particular issue that a community is facing, such as the cycle of criminal justice and homelessness for a particular population.


How Partnerships Outside of HUD Address Homelessness
How Partnerships Outside of HUD Address Homelessness

Partnerships to develop affordable housing often include HUD funding. Recently, however, institutions such as hospitals and local governments have been working outside of HUD and taking more active roles in addressing homelessness.


Supportive Housing for Individuals With Mental Health Conditions in Columbus, Ohio
Supportive Housing for Individuals With Mental Health Conditions in Columbus, Ohio

Opened in summer 2018 on the north side of Columbus, Ohio, Laurel Green Apartments is an affordable permanent supportive housing development for residents with mental health conditions.



Coliving: A Nontraditional Affordable Housing Option
Coliving: A Nontraditional Affordable Housing Option

Almost half of all individual adults experiencing homelessness — the largest population currently experiencing homelessness — are unsheltered.



Rapid Re-Housing Working Papers
Rapid Re-Housing Working Papers

Two new working papers sponsored by HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research provide new insight into rapid rehousing (RRH) programs for people experiencing homelessness.




How Housing Instability Impacts Individual and Family Well-Being
How Housing Instability Impacts Individual and Family Well-Being

Current research on housing instability — such as couch hopping, homelessness, and frequent moves — addresses health, child and family, crime, and housing policies, among others.



Designing Better Supportive Housing
Designing Better Supportive Housing

What role can the design of supportive housing play in ending homelessness? At the 2018 American Institute of Architects Conference on Architecture, held in New York City from June 21 to 23, one group of panelists sought to answer that question.



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.



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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