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Every Door Closed: Barriers Facing Parents with Criminal Records

Over 10 million children in the United States "have parents who were imprisoned at some point in their children's lives." In 2001, approximately 400,000 mothers and fathers will finish serving their prison or jail sentences and will return home eager ...
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Homeworks: Solving Family Homelessness Through Permanent Supportive Housing

In 1998, the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) launched the first national effort to extend the promising model of permanent supportive housing – a successful, cost-effective combination of affordable housing with services that helps people live more stable, productive lives ...
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The Applicability of Housing First Models to Homeless Persons with Serious Mental Illness

This report presents the findings from an exploratory study of the Housing First approach of providing permanent supportive housing to single, homeless adults. Those served have mental illness and co-occurring substance-related disorders, and frequently come directly (or nearly directly) off ...
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Housing Vouchers are Critical for Ending Family Homelessness

Housing vouchers are successful in helping families exit homelessness and can protect poor families from becoming homeless. The idea that adequate amounts of affordable rental housing would prevent and end family homelessness is intuitive. It is also firmly grounded in ...
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Olmstead and Supportive Housing: A Vision for the Future

Recent years have seen remarkable shifts in approaches to community based housing and support needs for three vulnerable low-income groups, including: • Frail elders. • People with significant disabilities. • Chronically homeless people. These new approaches are collectively referred to ...
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Paying for Success: Results-Based Approaches to Funding Supported Employment

Increasingly, state Vocational Rehabilitation and other agencies purchasing supported employment services are utilizing results-based funding methods. In this analysis, issues and concerns related to the design and implementation of results-based funding methods for supported employment are discussed. Results-based funding is ...
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Public Service Reductions Associated with Placement of Homeless Persons with Severe Mental Illness in Supportive Housing

This article assesses the impact of public investment in supportive housing for homeless persons with severe mental disabilities. Data on 4,679 people placed in such housing in New York City between 1989 and 1997 were merged with data on the ...
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Transformation of North Carolina's System of Services for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse

This is a draft of the State Strategic Plan for 2007-2010. As directed by the General Assembly through HB 2077, the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services has undertaken the development of a three-year strategic plan ...
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Strategies for Preventing Homelessness

In 2003, HUD contracted with Walter R. McDonald & Associates, Inc., and its subcontractor, the Urban Institute, to conduct an exploratory study to identify communities that have implemented effective and well-targeted community-wide homelessness prevention activities. The study documents these approaches ...
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Economy Creates Surge in Homelessness

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (AP) -- The number of homeless families in Massachusetts has surged -- a spike that has overwhelmed the state's shelter capacity and forced it to again place homeless families in motels.   The number of homeless families living ...
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