Core Performance Indicators for Homeless-Serving Programs Administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Introduction


This chapter synthesizes the results of interviews with administrators and a review of relevant program documentation at the four DHHS homeless programs that are the focus of this study: (1) Programs for Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Program, (2) the Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Program, (3) Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH), and (4) the Treatment for Homeless Persons Program. The initial research task was aimed at developing an understanding of the basic operations of these four DHHS homeless-serving programs, with a particular focus on each programs performance measurement systems. Project staff conducted in-person discussions in December 2001 and January 2002 with programmatic, budget, and policy staff in the agencies that oversee these four DHHS programs. Appendix A provides a copy of the discussion guides used in conducting interviews with agency officials.

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