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Evidence Matters Additional Resources Archive: 2012


Additional Resources


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FALL 2012

FALL 2012
  • “Expanding Asset-Building opportunities through Shared Ownership” (2008), by Heather McCulloch and Beadsie Woo, looks at a variety of shared home-ownership opportunities for low-income families to build their assets.{E3F76001-377E-43AA-9F9F-BDD3BA79388E}.
  • “History Lessons for Today’s Housing Policy: The Political Processes of Making Low-Income Housing Policy” (2012), by Alexander von Hoffman, discusses historical events that led the government to institute large-scale affordable housing policies in the United States.
  • “The Shrinking Supply of Affordable Housing” (2012), prepared by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, discusses the inadequate supply of affordable housing using state- and national-level data from the American Community Survey.
  • “Pursuing the American Dream: Economic Mobility Across Generations” (2012), by The Pew Charitable Trusts, investigates how the past generation of Americans has fared on the economic ladder and examines changes in distribution of income and wealth across generations.
  • “Exits From Homeownership: The Effects of Race, Ethnicity, and Income” (2009), by Tracy M. Turner and Marc T. Smith, studies the extent to which groups with low homeownership rates also experience high homeownership exit rates.
  • “Low-income homeowners and the challenges of home maintenance” (2011), by Lucy Acquaye, assesses the home maintenance needs and challenges of low-income homeowners and how training helps to address those needs.
  • The Community Land Trust Reader (2010), edited by John Emmeus Davis, contains 46 essays and excerpts that examine the role of community land trusts in promoting homeownership and community development.
  • Lands in Trust, Homes That Last (2009), by John Emmeus Davis and Alice Stokes, evaluates the effectiveness of the Champlain Housing trust in balancing the goals of wealth creation and affordability for low-income families.
  • “Limited Equity Housing Cooperatives Developed by Community Land Trusts” (forthcoming), by Meagan Ehlenz in partnership with the National Community Land Trust Network, will include detailed case studies of limited equity housing cooperatives developed by community land trusts. The report will be available on the Network’s website along with legal documents related to the creation and operation of limited equity cooperatives.
  • “Weathering the Recession: The Financial Crisis and Family Wealth Changes in Low-Income Neighborhoods” (2012), by Leah Hendey et al., investigates what has happened to the assets and debts of families in low-income neighborhoods since the financial crisis began, using longitudinal and cross-site survey data on assets and debts of 2,500 families living in low-income neighborhoods in 7 cities.
  • “More Than a Roof: Case Studies of Public Housing Agency Initiatives to Increase Residents’ Economic Security” (2012), by Maya Brennan and Jeffrey Lubell, discusses four initiatives: the Family Self-Sufficiency program; the Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership program; Earned Income Tax Credit Outreach; and Individual Development Accounts.
  • “Community Land Trusts in Atlanta, Georgia: a Central-Server Model” (2012) discusses the Atlanta Land Trust Collaborative, a hybrid CLT that functions not only as an independent, citywide land trust but also as a “central server” to neighborhood organizations.
  • “Low-Income Homeownership as an Asset-Building Tool: What Can We Tell Policymakers?” (2008), by George C. Galster and Anna M. Santiago, analyzes existing literature on the benefits of homeownership for low-income households as an asset-building strategy and reports new evidence based on very low-income homebuyers who purchased their homes through a program operated by the Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver.
  • “The Homeownership Experience of Low-Income and Minority Households: A Review and Synthesis of the Literature” (2008), by Christopher E. Herbert and Eric S. Belsky, focuses on existing literature about the homeownership experience of low-income and minority households.
  • “The FHA Single-Family Insurance Program: Performing a Needed Role in the Housing Finance Market” (2012), prepared by HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research, discusses the historical and ongoing role of FHA insurance in sustaining access to mortgage credit, stabilizing markets, and expanding sustainable homeownership opportunities in the single-family residential market.

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  • “A Critical Review of the Literature Regarding Homelessness among Veterans” (2011), by Howard Balshem et al., identifies risk factors for homelessness among veterans including factors related to military service and incarceration.
  • Prevalence and Risk of Homelessness Among US Veterans: A Multisite Investigation (2011), by Jamison Fargo et al., analyzes HMIS and American Community Survey data from seven jurisdictions to assess the prevalence and relative risk for homelessness among veterans by race, sex, age, and poverty status.
  • “Cost-effectiveness of Supported Housing for Homeless Persons with Mental Illness” (2003), by Robert Rosenheck et al., studies the cost impact of three interventions for mentally ill homeless veterans: housing vouchers with intensive case management, case management only, and standard VA care.
  • “Understanding the Experience of Military Families and Their Returning War Fighters: Military Literature and Resource Review” (2010), prepared by The National Center on Family Homelessness, offers a military literature review of key issues raised by recent wars and the impact of adverse experiences that lead to PTSD, TBI, substance abuse, unemployment, and homelessness.
  • “Family Permanent Support Housing: Preliminary Research on Family Characteristics, Program Models, and Outcomes” (2006), by Ellen L. Bassuk et al., examines the findings from three sets of evaluation studies of family permanent supportive housing programs.
  • “Developing Community Employment Pathways: For Homeless Job Seekers in King County & Washington State” (2007), prepared by the Taking Health Care Home Initiative, describes how nearly 60 community stakeholders from employment, housing and homelessness, mental health, and chemical addiction treatment systems mapped and analyzed the current landscape of employment services for homeless people living in Washington State, with a focus on King County.
  • “Final Findings Report: A Comprehensive Evaluation of the Sound Families Initiative” (2008), prepared by the Northwest Institute for Children and Families, measures the effectiveness of service-enriched housing in helping homeless families achieve stability and gathers data on families’ experiences of being homeless, their progress toward self-sufficiency, and their quality of life after leaving transitional housing.
  • “Costs Associated with First-Time Homeless for Families and Individuals” (2010), by Brooke Spellman et al., measures costs associated with first-time homeless families and individuals incurred by homeless and mainstream service delivery systems in six study communities.
  • “America’s Youngest Outcasts: State Report Card on Child Homelessness” (2009), prepared by The National Center on Family Homelessness, documents the extent of child homelessness, child well-being, risk for child homelessness and policy, and planning efforts for each state.
  • “Supportive Housing Approaches in the Collaborative Initiative to Help End Chronic Homelessness (CICH)” (2010), by Marilyn Kresky-Wolff et al., examines qualitative data on how the projects used U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funding and three housing approaches (scattered units, congregate/clustered, or a combination) for rapid placement of clients.
  • “State of Homelessness in America” (2011), prepared by the National Alliance to End Homelessness, analyzes the effect the recession has had on homelessness and how it has contributed to an increased risk of homelessness for many Americans.
  • “Collaborative Initiative to Help End Chronic Homelessness: Introduction” (2009), by Lawrence D. Rickards et al., provides background on chronic homelessness, describes the federal collaboration to comprehensively address chronic homelessness, and introduces findings and lessons learned from participating communities in addressing chronic homelessness.
  • “State of Homelessness in America, A Research Report on Homelessness” (2011), by M. William Sermons and Peter Witte, provides an in-depth examination of homeless counts, economic indications, demographic drivers, and changes at the state and national level.
  • “Best practices in affordable housing: Knoxville, Tennessee: Minvilla Manor Historic Rehabilitation” (2012), describes the rehabilitation of an historic building to provide permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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  • Out of Reach: Place, Poverty, and the New American Welfare State (2009), by Scott W. Allard, explores the American welfare system and the accessibility of services to poor populations, offering policy recommendations.
  • “Anchor Institutions Toolkit: A guide for neighborhood revitalization” (2008), prepared by the Netter Center for Community Partners, offers a series of useful tools for anchor institutions to strengthen their local communities based on the University of Pennsylvania’s work with local West Philadelphia stakeholders.
  • “On the Brink of New Promise: The Future of U.S. Community Foundations” (2005), by Lucy Bernholz, Katherine Fulton, and Gabriel Kasper, discusses the future of community philanthropy-related foundations and organizations, offering advice for overcoming impending difficulties.
  • “Immigration and Poverty in America’s Suburbs” (2011), by Roberto Suro, Jill H. Wilson, and Audrey Singer, examines the suburbanization of poverty and immigration among some of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas.
  • “Hollow State Politics: Bureaucratic Autonomy and Social Welfare Policy” (2010), by Sara Reckhow, explores how Michigan’s Department of Human Services is spearheading efforts to combat poverty in the state, comparing the program to those in Ohio and Illinois.
  • The Enduring Challenge of Concentrated Poverty in America: Case Studies from Communities Across the U.S. (2008), edited by David Erickson et al., advances the understanding of concentrated poverty in the United States through case studies of 16 communities and their local stakeholders.
  • “A Lost Decade: Neighborhood Poverty and the Urban Crisis of the 2000s” (2011), by Rolf Pendall et al., analyzes neighborhoods with concentrated poverty in all 366 U.S. metropolitan statistical areas, tracking demographic changes — including age, race, and poverty status — between 1970 and 2005–2009.
  • “Responding to Manufacturing Job Loss: What Can Economic Development Policy Do?” (2011), by Patricia Atkins et al., catalogues a 30-year decline in manufacturing employment within eight metropolitan areas, examining recovery strategies for each local economy.
  • “The Calculus of Coalitions: Cities, Suburbs, and the Metropolitan Agenda” (2005), by Margaret Weir, Harold Wolman, and Todd Swanstrom, studies the declining influence of central cities in state-level legislation and the role of city-suburban legislative coalitions.
  • “The resilient regional labour market? The US case” (2010), by Karen Chapple and T. William Lester, showcases a variety of solutions that regions use to adapt to changing regional labor markets, including attracting immigrants, maintaining the manufacturing industry, and cultivating a technological economy.
  • “Facing the Urban Challenge: The Federal Government and America’s Older Distressed Cities” (2010), by Alan Mallach, reviews the problems of distressed cities and the federal government’s role in developing solutions to address the problem, such as shrinking cities, strategic planning, the reutilization of urban land, a focus on affordable housing, and better coordination of federal resources.
  • “Town-Gown Collaboration in Land Use and Development” (2009), by Yesim Sungu-Eryilmaz, reviews conflicting university land use and development interests and activities, featuring the more successful approaches.
  • The Network on Building Resilient Regions (BRR), affiliated with the Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, is comprised of experts who investigate factors related to building and sustaining strong metro regions.

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