Non-Elderly Disabled Category 2 Housing Choice Voucher Program: An Implementation and Impact Analysis. Acknowledgments


The authors acknowledge the efforts of the many people who helped produce this report. First, thanks to Hakan Aykan, Alison Cuellar and Gavin Kennedy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, for providing overall direction and support for this study. We also want to extend our sincere thanks to the program staff and managers at the public housing authorities, Money Follows the Person Demonstration grant programs, and other local health and human service agencies who shared their non-elderly disabled Category 2 (NED2) housing choice voucher program experiences; much of the report was informed by their perspectives. We also appreciate the contributions of staff at the Technical Assistance Collaborative, especially Emily Cooper, for sharing information and insight that greatly enhanced the report. We also thank staff at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), particularly Susannah Still and Mark Perdue, for explaining the details of HUD administrative data and processing several data extracts.

We are also grateful to the many Mathematica staff who contributed to the report. We thank David Stapleton and Randall Brown for invaluable advice and guidance that helped strengthen the entire report, particularly the impact analysis. Bryan Bernecker merged administrative and survey data and undertook the intensive task of providing order and structure to the data. Joel Smith and Lucy Lu provided additional programming support, Lisa Ferraro Parmelee and Claire Korzen provided editorial support, and Sharon Clark provided secretarial support. Maura Bardos and Raina Aggarwal provided research assistance.

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