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Understanding Rapid Re-housing study
Supportive Services Demonstration and Evaluation: Testing the Integrated Wellness in Supportive Housing (IWISH) Model

HUD’s Supportive Services Demonstration is a large, cluster randomized-controlled trial that leverages HUD-assisted properties as a platform for the coordination and delivery of services to better address the interdependent health and supportive service needs of its older residents.
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Understanding Rapid Re-housing study
Understanding Rapid Re-housing study

The Understanding Rapid Re-housing study is a multi-year project undertaken to address important questions about rapid re-housing (RRH) assistance and how it is administered by organizations and experienced by program participants in communities around the country. This project includes components that synthesize current research on RRH outcomes and undertake new analysis of existing data, and others that conduct new data collection and analysis.
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Family Options Study: Interim Report
Moving to Work (MTW)

The HUD-sponsored Moving to Work (MTW) Retrospective Evaluation produced six reports that together provide the most comprehensive description to date of the housing assistance provided by MTW agencies, the households served by MTW agencies, and the success of MTW agencies in relation to the demonstration’s statutory objectives of cost effectiveness, self-sufficiency, and housing choice.
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Family Options Study: Interim Report
The Family Options Study

The Family Options Study earlier known as The Impact of Housing and Services Interventions on Homeless Families, is an experimental study of family homelessness that is being funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Between September 2010 and January 2012, 2,307 homeless families across twelve sites enrolled into the study and were randomly assigned to one of four interventions: 1) project-based transitional housing, 2) community-based rapid re-housing, 3) subsidy only, or 4) usual care. Families were interviewed at baseline (entry/random assignment), are being tracked for 18 months after intervention, and will be interviewed again 18 months after random assignment. The follow-up survey period will begin in June 2012.
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Status of HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Evaluation and Results to Date
Rental Assistance Demonstration Evaluation

On September 21, 2016, HUD published an interim report that summarizes preliminary findings about the Rental Assistance Demonstration program's achievements to date. The final report of the ongoing evaluation is expected in December, 2018.
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Study of PHAs’ Efforts to Serve People Experiencing Homelessness
Study of PHAs’ Efforts to Serve People Experiencing Homelessness

The use of mainstream housing assistance programs will be essential if the nation is to achieve the goals of the 2010 Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, including ending chronic homelessness by 2015 and ending homelessness for families, youth, and children by 2020.
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Housing for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care: A Review of the Literature and Program Typology
Housing for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care Project

Senate report language accompanying HUD’s 2009 Appropriation directed the Secretary to "conduct an evaluation of the housing models that are most effective in preventing and ending homelessness for youth aged 16-24." HUD has chosen to focus this research effort on the housing needs of the nearly 30,000 youth who "age out" of the foster care system each year.
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Choice Neighborhoods Evaluation Report

HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) is managing a study of Choice Neighborhoods (Choice), a new program to support the redevelopment of distressed assisted housing projects and transformation of the neighborhoods surrounding them into mixed-income, high-opportunity places. The study focuses on the first five recipients of Choice implementation grants: the Quincy Corridor neighborhood in Boston, the Woodlawn neighborhood in Chicago, the Iberville/Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, the Eastern Bayview neighborhood in San Francisco, and the Yesler neighborhood in Seattle.
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