Patterns of Benefit Receipt Among Families Who Experience Homelessness

Authors: 
Khadduri, J.
Burt, M.R.
Walton, D.
Type: 
Brief
Published: June, 2017
Organization: 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation
Series: 
Homeless Families Research Brief
Abstract: 

This brief, from the ACF Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), compares participation rates in benefit programs of families in the Family Options Study with those of families in poverty from the same counties using American Community survey data. The authors found that families staying in emergency shelter are connected to benefit programs at similar or higher rates than other families in poverty in the same communities. This brief presents some evidence that continued housing instability makes families susceptible to either losing or difficulty accessing public benefits.

 

Number of Pages: 
8
Availability: 
Available free of charge on the OPRE website at: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/opre/opre_patterns_of_benefit_family_07_21_2017_508_compliant.pdf
Accession Number: 
25719
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