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National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

Patterns of Benefit Receipt Among Families Who Experience Homelessness

Authors
Khadduri, J., Burt, M.R., Walton, D.
Type new
Brief
Year published new
2017
Organization

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation

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.

Availability
Accession number
25719
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No