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Toward Understanding Homelessness:
The 2007 National Symposium on Homelessness Research

Prepared for:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Office of Human Services Policy
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of Policy Development and Research

Edited by:
Deborah Dennis, MA, Policy Research Associates, Inc.
Gretchen Locke, MA, Abt Associates, Inc.
Jill Khadduri, PhD, Abt Associates, Inc.

September 2007

This report is available on the Internet at:
http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/homelessness/symposium07/

How to Obtain a Printed Copy

Contents

Acknowledgements

Overview

Papers:

  1. Historical and Contextual Influences on the U.S. Response to Contemporary Homelessness
    Walter Leginski, PhD
  2. Changing Homeless and Mainstream Service Systems:  Essential Approaches to Ending Homelessness
    Martha Burt, PhD, and Brooke Spellman, MA
  3. Consumer Integration and Self-Determination in Homelessness Research, Policy, Planning, and Services
    Susan Barrow, PhD, Lorraine McMullin, Julia Tripp, and Sam Tsemberis, PhD
  4. People Who Experience Long-Term Homelessness:  Characteristics and Interventions
    Carol Caton, PhD, Carol Wilkins, MPP, and Jacquelyn Anderson, MPP
  5. Homeless Families and Children
    Debra Rog, PhD, and John Buckner, PhD
  6. Homeless Youth in the United States:  Recent Research Findings and Intervention Approaches
    Paul Toro, PhD, Amy Dworsky, PhD, and Patrick Fowler, MA
  7. Characteristics of Help-Seeking Street Youth and Non-Street Youth
    Alma Molino, MS
  8. Rural Homelessness
    Marjorie Robertson, PhD, Natalie Harris, Nancy Fritz, MDiv, Rebecca Noftsinger, and Pamela Fischer, PhD
  9. Incarceration and Homelessness
    Stephen Metraux, PhD, Caterina Roman, PhD, and Richard Cho, MCP
  10. Housing Models
    Gretchen Locke, MA, Jill Khadduri PhD, and Ann OHara
  11. Employment and Income Supports for Homeless People
    David Long, MA, MPP, John Rio, MA, CRC, and Jeremy Rosen
  12. Accountability, Cost-Effectiveness, and Program Performance:  Progress Since 1998
    Dennis Culhane, PhD, Wayne Parker, PhD, Barbara Poppe, Kennen Gross, MPH, and Ezra Sykes, MPA

Appendices:

  1. Symposium Agenda
  2. Symposium Biographies
  3. Symposium Participant List

Acknowledgements

The National Symposium on Homelessness Research was conducted under Contract No: 233-02-0088 TK 17 by Abt Associates Inc. and their subcontractor Policy Research Associates, Inc. The editors wish to thank the numerous people who supported or provided assistance with this project. In particular, the editors wish to thank the members of the Expert Panel who provided guidance on the paper topic selection as well as the Symposium structure and format. 

Additionally, the editors wish to thank the Federal staff who helped to review the draft Symposium papers, including Paul Dornan, Marge Martin, Marina Myhre, and Mark Johnston from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Philip Mangano and Mary Ellen Hombs of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness; Ruth Samardick of the U.S. Department of Labor; Anne Fletcher, Peggy Halpern, Laura Radel, and Linda Mellgren of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; Lynnette Araki of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration; Marsha Werner of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families; Larry Rickards, Charlene Le Fauve, and Pam Fischer of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; and Denise Juliano-Bult of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Mental Health.

Additional information regarding this project can be obtained from the Federal Project Officers: Anne Fletcher (202-690-5729, anne.fletcher@hhs.gov) and Paul Dornan (202-402-4486, paul_dornan@hud.gov).


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