Indiana University SPEA Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy University of Pennsylvania AIR American University

Panel Paper: Family Options Study: 20-Month Impacts on Housing Stability

Thursday, November 12, 2015 : 10:55 AM
Foster I (Hyatt Regency Miami)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Daniel Gubits, Abt Associates

This paper will summarize the experimentally-based evidence from the Family Options Study of the effects of three assistance approaches on homelessness, housing independence, residential moves, and housing quality. The policy contrasts to be covered include comparison of priority offers of SUB, CBRR, and PBTH interventions to one another and to usual care to reach conclusions about the effectiveness of these interventions in promoting housing stability for families experiencing homelessness.  Findings cover the crucial period from shortly after shelter entry to 20 months of follow up.