Predicting Repeated and Persistent Family Homelessness: Do Families' Characteristics and Experiences Matter?
Published: September, 2018
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation
Homeless Families Research Brief
This brief from the ACF Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), looks at whether family characteristics can identify repeated or persistent experiences of homelessness before and after a shelter stay. OPRE analyzed data of 2,282 families from the larger Family Options Study to determine if practitioners in the field can identify families who will experience repeated or persistent homelessness and thus will need additional support.
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