Characteristics and Dynamics of Homeless Families with Children. Typologies and Knowledge Gaps It Could Inform

10/01/2007

A basic study of a prevention practice would provide information on the following:

  • Prevention — identify risk factors for homelessness;
  • Treatment matching — understand the services and housing needed by particular families to exit homelessness;
  • Families at risk for homelessness or the identification of families before they become homeless;
  • Factors that prevent imminent homelessness, including individual and programmatic factors;
  • Moderate need families; and
  • Families who become homeless despite intervention.

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