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RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

This guide was written to assure that individuals with substance use disorders and co-occurring impairments that meet Social Security disability criteria receive Federal disability assistance under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program or the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. The guide focuses on the complex issues involved in documenting impairments that co-occur with substance use disorders — particularly for...

JOURNAL NAME: Health & Social Work
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2002

Interest in involvement of consumers in mental health and psychiatric rehabilitation services delivery has expanded in recent years, encompassing self-help approaches,consumers employed as providers in formal agencies, and consumers operating their own services. This study reports results from in-depth phone surveys conducted with 32 consumer drop-in centers in Michigan. Results indicate that centers operate in many ways like other human...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2000

The 2000 Family Housing Collaborative Evaluation assesses the performance of all three providers in CSB’s Family Housing Collaborative. It examines program performance for the twelve-month period from July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2000. The evaluation is based on information collected from on-site interviews with staff, client data from CSB’s Management Information System and review of financial records. (Authors)

RESOURCE TYPE: Toolkit
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

This Guide offers information related to benefits you may be eligible for and your rights and responsibilities, not legal advice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information and to clearly explain your options. This guide is not intended, however, to provide legal advice on the application of federal, state or local laws to your individual circumstances. Please refer to the contacts listed in the Guide for additional...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2002

In 2001, Memphis and Shelby County served over 7,000 people in emergency shelters and transitional housing. An additional 9,000 people were turned away, mostly because lack of space. This plan suggests maximizing use of mainstream programs, increasing efficiency and coordination of service delivery among service provider organizations; filling gaps in services and housing options for individuals with mental illness and/or chemical...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

This 2-page brochure describes Housing Stability Plus (HSP), a rental subsidy program instituted by New York's Department of Homeless Services (DHS) in December 2004, HSP is supposed to help homeless families achieve success in finding and staying in permanent housing. However, the authors feel that HSP is a shelter allowance supplement for homeless families receiving public assistance (PA). The supplement has a five-year time limit and...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

A 4-page synopsis of A Shelter is Not a Home Or Is It? Lessons Learned from Family Homelessness in New York City, e story of family homelessness in New York City while highlighting what has been learned over the last twenty years. Through the exploration of the evolution of New York City's shelter system, this book discusses the permanency of shelters on the poverty landscape. The authors suggest that shelters are a surrogate for...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

This is the thirteenth annual report about the use of emergency shelters, transitional housing, and battered women’s shelters in Ramsey County. Emergency shelters and transitional housing programs participate in the project by providing client-level data that allows us to unduplicate the number of people served, track returns to shelter and total nights in shelter, and examine the flow between emergency shelter and transitional housing....

JOURNAL NAME: Evaluation and Program Planning
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

In this article we examine the impact of New Jersey’s Transitional Housing Demonstration Program (THDP) on families receiving public assistance in need of some form of permanent housing. We test the demonstration’s overall program logic that posits a causal linkage between organizational structure, participation in life skills activities, successful graduation from the program, and positive housing outcomes. Using a sample of 777 AFDC...

JOURNAL NAME: HUD Office of Policy Development and Research
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

Part II of Best Practices for Effecting the Rehabilitation of Affordable Housing, analyzes key rehab resources and barriers, and case studies of state and local efforts to overcome major regulatory impediments. See also http://www.familyhomelessness.org/CWIS/SPT--FullRecord.php?ResourceId=23... I: for a complete description...

JOURNAL NAME: HUD Office of Policy Development and Research
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

Part I: The rehabilitation of affordable housing faces many institutional and regulatory barriers. Because the existing stock varies so much in condition, age, and construction methods, the rehab process is far less predictable and in many ways more challenging than new construction. Nevertheless, the rehabilitation of the country's aging stock is a major resource for meeting the Nation's affordable housing needs. Despite the...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

Evaluation of SAFAH was completed in September 1993 by the Urban Institute's Center for Public Finance and Housing. Information used in the analysis was drawn from grant applications, discussions with grantee staff, and onsite interviews at 21 SAFAH-funded projects. The analysis covered only the first two funding rounds of FY87 and FY90; Congress did not appropriate funds for FY88 or FY89. Grants from subsequent rounds in FY91 and FY92...

RESOURCE TYPE: Toolkit
PUBLICATION DATE: 2000

Develop methods for building broad-based coalitions that are vital to an effective change process. The more stakeholders are involved in building and affirming the need for change, the more momentum the change process will gather and the greater its impact. Learn how to integrate systems by stimulating dialogue among multiple parties to identify local problems and craft recommendations for creative solutions. (Authors)

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 1999

A starting point for local rural organizations interested in learning to develop housing for low-income persons. Provides a basic overview of the housing development process, giving the reader the understanding necessary to move on to more detailed development information. (36 pages)

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2002

In 2000, HUD contracted with the Urban Institute and its subcontractor, ICF Consulting, Inc. to conduct an assessment of the Continuum of Care approach. This study examined 25 Continuums of Care in all regions of the country. At the outset of the study, the Department was unsure whether the Continuum of Care concept had achieved detectable results in fostering a coordinated response to homelessness. For this reason, the study intentionally...

RESOURCE TYPE: Toolkit
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

The Supportive Housing Training Series includes eleven curricula providing best practices and guidance on supportive housing development, operation and services. Each curriculum provides a one-day training for enriching the skills of supportive housing developers and providers.

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

We’re pleased to have with us this afternoon Gail Hutchings, the Acting Director of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Mental Health Services. Ms. Hutchings leads a CMHS staff of 126 individuals in addressing both the 21st century challenges and opportunities presented to the nation’s system of mental health care. These challenges range from developing approaches to changing the disparities in access to...

JOURNAL NAME: Delete
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

This paper presents an overview of housing options used for persons with mental illness who have had contact with the criminal justice system. Our intent is to synthesize available knowledge regarding types of housing that are available to this population, as well as which types are associated with improved outcomes for consumers. While a number of housing options exist and are currently being developed to serve this population, there is...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

A guide to the organizations, programs, and resources that serve residents in the colonias along the U.S.-Mexico border. The directory combines contact information for each group with descriptive data on its service area and types of housing programs offered. An analysis of colonias organizations includes frequencies of programs offered, service area, and related characteristics, and the identification of organizations as Established Groups,...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2002

What’s Already Out There is an attempt to accelerate the civic inventing process by highlighting programs that effectively address urgent community issues. The profiles included here are the result of a research project called Wanted: Solutions for America that set out to document existing solutions to some of our nation’s toughest challenges. We chose these 19 programs not because they offered the only solutions to specific kinds of civic...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

This report provides  an overview of the themes and lessons from the Pew Partnership for Civic Change’s Solutions for America initiative. Nineteen promising programs were selected from a nation-wide pool of applications. The projects represented a range of communities: major cities (Boston, New York, Los Angeles); smaller urban centers (Burlington, Vermont; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Charlottesville, Virginia); and rural communities (Big Ugly Creek...

JOURNAL NAME: Psychiatric Services
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2000

This study examined the effectiveness of the Pathways to Housing supported housing program over a five-year period. Unlike most housing programs that offer services in a linear, step-by-step continuum, the Pathways program in New York City provides immediate access to independent scatter-site apartments for individuals with psychiatric disabilities who are homeless and living on the street. Support services are provided by a team that uses a...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

This paper presents an overview of housing models used for persons with mental illness who have had contact with the criminal justice system. Our intent is to synthesize available knowledge regarding evidence-based programming when providing housing for this population. While many programs exist and are currently being developed to serve this population, there is little evaluation research from which to draw conclusions about what works....

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

The National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD), founded in 1983 as a not-for-profit membership association, is designed to advance mental wellness for persons with developmental disabilities through the promotion of excellence in mental health care. NADD provides conferences, educational services, and training materials, as well as consultation services, to professionals, parents, concerned citizens, and service organizations....

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

The Evaluation Center (TEC) @ HSRI provides technical assistance in evaluation for improving the planning, development, and operation of adult mental health services carried out as part of the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant program. TEC attempts to increase the capacity to conduct evaluations through direct and indirect TA activities; by supporting the evaluation of systems implementation strategies and changes that have the...

RESOURCE TYPE: Video/Audio File
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

From the series POV (Point of View) comes this documentary on what it means to work and still be close to homelessness.     ""Waging a Living," puts a human face on the growing economic squeeze that is forcing millions of workers into the ranks of the poor. Shot in the Northeast and California, the film profiles four very different Americans who work full-time but still can't make ends meet. Despite their hard work and determination, these...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

A report (including video and audio) examining a "new approach to ending homelessness," describes how San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has instituted a plan to end homelessness in 10 years. The plan reduces welfare payments to the homeless by 86% and uses the savings to provide homeless persons with housing and increased services such as health care. In this piece, interviewer Spencer Michaels speaks with proponents and...

RESOURCE TYPE: Video/Audio File
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

Transcripts and streaming media for a 2004 broadcast of a story describing newspapers by and for people experiencing homelessness. "With roughly 3.5 million homeless people in America, these "street newspapers" provide important information about poverty and new ways to combat it. Terence Smith looks at the challenges behind the Washington, D.C. paper, Street Sense." Featured in one segment of is Michael...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

The Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program, authorized by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, provides formula grants to state education agencies and the Bureau of Indian Affairs to ensure that children who are homeless receive the same educational services as those provided to children with established residences. State agencies provide grants to local educational agencies that serve children and youth who are homeless and...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

Although the recession may have temporarily stalled the rising cost of housing in the United States, it did not result in increased access to affordable rental housing for households that need it most: extremely low income families facing the greatest housing cost burden. As demand flooded the rental market over the past year, indicated by the vacancy rate dropping to the lowest level since 2001, rental costs have begun to inch up, impacting...

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