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Homelessness & Housing

Stable, affordable, accessible housing represents a key determinant of health and well-being. ASPE conducts work on the intersection of housing and well-being including coordinating HHS's responses to homelessness. 

ASPE research identifies improved care coordination for older adults in affordable housing

ASPE-HUD research has shown that older adults in HUD-assisted housing include a large number of people with chronic health needs and/or high-risk individuals. In general, older adults receiving housing assistance report being in poorer health, having more chronic conditions, and experiencing a higher number of limitations in activities of daily living (ADL) than renters in unassisted housing. The Support and Services at Home (SASH) program in Vermont is a promising approach to providing support services and care coordination to older adults and individuals with disabilities, using affordable housing properties as a platform for service delivery. Under contract from HHS and HUD, RTI International conducted a mixed-methods evaluation of the SASH program. Below are select links to reports from the evaluation:


ASPE-HUD SASH Evaluation
•    SASH Evaluation Highlights from 2010-2016
•    SASH Evaluation Findings, 2010-2016

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Reports

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Research Brief

Mental Health Consequences of COVID-19: The Role of Social Determinants of Health Research Brief

April 8, 2021
April 6, 2021 Link to Printer Friendly Version in PDF Format (11 PDF pages) KEY POINTS
Research Brief

Health Conditions Among Individuals with a History of Homelessness Research Brief

February 28, 2021
Health Conditions Among Individuals with a History of Homelessness ASPE RESEARCH BRIEF Harper Sutherland, Mir M. Ali, and Emily Rosenoff U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Housing Instability for Noncustodial Parents: Policy Considerations

January 14, 2021
Many parents owing child support may struggle with housing instability, though little research has documented the extent of this phenomenon. This brief and infographic present estimates of the percentage of noncustodial parents who are eligible for and receive housing assistance.

Trends in the Use of Residential Settings among Older Adults Issue Brief

October 15, 2020
TRENDS IN THE USE OF RESIDENTIAL SETTINGS AMONG OLDER ADULTS ISSUE BRIEF Matthew Toth, PhD; Lauren A. Martin Palmer, PhD; Lawren E.
ASPE Issue Brief

Individuals Experiencing Homelessness are Likely to have Medical Conditions Associated with Severe Illness from COVID-19 Issue Brief

June 24, 2020
This brief uses a proprietary dataset of electronic health records to describe the prevalence rates of chronic health conditions associated with a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 among people with a history of homelessness. The paper found that for many of the health conditions examined, people with a history of homelessness have greater prevalence than the general population.

Support And Services at Home (SASH) Evaluation: Highlights from the Evaluation of Program Outcomes from 2010 to 2016

July 9, 2019
This paper describes the primary features of the SASH program and summarizes the main findings of the evaluation to date.

Support And Services at Home (SASH) Evaluation: SASH Evaluation Findings, 2010-2016

July 9, 2019
This document provides highlights of the evaluation of the Support and Services at Home (SASH) program for the first years of the program (2010-2016). The SASH program in Vermont is a promising approach to providing support services and care coordination to older adults and individuals with disabilities, using affordable housing properties as a platform for service delivery.

Choices Matter: Housing Models that May Promote Recovery for Individuals and Families Facing Opioid Use Disorder

June 23, 2019
ASPE recently completed a research project, conducted by Abt Associates, that explored homelessness and opioid use disorder, along with the evidence base for different models for care. This brief is highlights of findings from the project.
Literature Review

Housing Options for Recovery for Individuals with Opioid Use Disorder: A Literature Review

June 23, 2019
This environmental scan is part of a larger project whose purpose is to help the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation and HUD describe the housing programs available for individuals with OUD who experience housing instability or homelessness.

Choice Matters: Housing Models that May Promote Recovery for Individuals and Families Facing Opioid Use Disorder

June 23, 2019
The purpose of the Opioid Use Disorder, Housing Instability and Housing Options for Recovery project was to help ASPE and HUD describe the housing models available for individuals with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) who experience housing instability or homelessness.