The reported number of PLWHA in the United States in 2010 was 888,904. 1 Almost 1 in 10 (81,100) were receiving HOPWA and/or RWP housing assistance. Because HOPWA and RWP serve different purposes, the proportion of funding targeted toward housing assistance was very different. Whereas two-thirds (67%) of HOPWA’s funding was used for housing
Definitions of homelessness. One issue frequently raised by Roundtable participants was the differing definitions of homelessness for families and children used by Federal agencies, particularly those used by HUD and the U.S. Department of Education (ED). Differing definitions can impact the ability to coordinate services (where eligibility var
The need for more collaboration at all levels of government was stressed throughout the Roundtable as an important strategy to assist homeless children and their families. Participants noted that the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) is about to release a new Plan to End Homelessness, in which addressing family homelessness
Research has shown that homeless families are heterogeneous in terms of their needs, their pathways into homelessness and their experience of it. They are typically from a larger population of poor families, where housing is precarious. Homelessness in families is largely a temporary state, which is encouraging, but memories of experiences in shel
David Harris, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Services Policy at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, welcomed participants and set the stage for the Roundtable. His remarks focused on the importance of increasing our understanding of the issue, deepening partnerships, improving services to homeless families, and identifying new
On May 18, 2010, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation convened a Roundtable on Homeless Children. The purpose of the Roundtable was to understand the impact of homelessness on children, identify the resources currently available to address the needs of homeless children, and discuss opportunities for coordination. Whil
Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress, 2009-2013. Table TANF 7. Characteristics of AFDC/TANF Families: Selected Years 1969 – 2009
May 1969 May 1975 March 1979 Fiscal year 1 1983 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 2009 Avg. Family Size (persons) 4.0 3.2 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.3
This introductory chapter provides an overview of the specific summary measure of welfare dependence proposed by a bipartisan Advisory Board 3 and how this measure was adopted for use in this report series. It also discusses summary measures of poverty, following the Advisory Board’s recommendation that dependence measures not be assessed in is
Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors: Thirteenth Report to Congress. Table TANF 7. Characteristics of AFDC/TANF Families: Selected Years 1969 – 2011
May 1969 March 1979 Fiscal year 1 1983 1988 1992 1996 2000 2005 2010 2011 Avg. Family Size (persons) 4.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.4
CHIPRA Mandated Evaluation of the Children's Health Insurance Program: Final Findings. Policy Implications
Changes in children’s coverage in the coming years under the Affordable Care Act.
CHIPRA Mandated Evaluation of the Children's Health Insurance Program: Final Findings. The Problem CHIP Is Trying to Solve
Providing health insurance coverage to children has been a pressing policy issue for decades. The Social Security Act Amendments of 1965 (P.L. 89-97) enacted Medicare (Title XVIII of the Social Security Act), the coverage program for the elderly, and Medicaid (Title XIX of the Social Security Act), the coverage program for the poor, including fami
CHIPRA Mandated Evaluation of the Children's Health Insurance Program: Final Findings. Finding 3 (Chapter IV)
Finding 3 (Chapter IV): Relatively few low-income children in CHIP have access to private insurance coverage, and direct substitution of private for public coverage at the time of CHIP enrollment was estimated to be as low as 4 percent. Even when dependent coverage is available to families with children enrolled in CHIP, affordability is likely a
CHIPRA Mandated Evaluation of the Children's Health Insurance Program: Final Findings. What Did the Evaluation Find?
As summarized in Table ES.1, the evaluation found CHIP to be successful in nearly every area examined. CHIP succeeded in expanding health insurance coverage to the population it is intended to serve, particularly children who would otherwise be uninsured, increasing their access to needed health care, and reducing the financial burdens and stress
This introductory chapter provides an overview of the specific summary measure of welfare dependence proposed by a bipartisan Advisory Board 6 and how this measure was adopted for use in this report series. It also discusses summary measures of poverty, following the Advisory Board’s recommendation that dependence measures not be assessed in is
Performance Improvement 2013-2014. How Does the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program Connect to the Larger Safety Net?
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families recipients typically represent a small share of the enrollment for other safety net programs, but other programs may provide sufficient support to help a family leave Temporary Assistance for Needy Families or to avoid the assistance program altogether. This study summarized what is known about the connectio
Performance Improvement 2013-2014. In What Ways are Communities Linking Housing and Social Services Resources to Serve Homeless Families and Families At Risk of Becoming Homeless?
This project determined whether existing mainstream programs and new funding streams and initiatives were making a difference for homeless families and families at risk of homelessness.
Performance Improvement 2011-2012. What Interventions for Homeless Families are Associated with Positive Outcomes?
This study was a two-phase, five-year knowledge development initiative to document and evaluate the effectiveness of time-limited, intensive intervention strategies to provide mental health, substance abuse treatment, trauma recovery, housing, family preservation, and other services to homeless mothers with psychiatric and/or substance use di
This report, Performance Improvement 2011-2012, the 17th in this series, summarizes the key findings from studies completed during the two fiscal-year period ending September 30, 2011.
Three ASPE studies focused on various aspects of poverty, asset building, and social policy. In the first, a conceptual framework for asset accumulation over an individual's lifetime was created through the application of the life course perspective to asset building theory. The report identified and explored five factors that are important i