Toward Understanding Homelessness: The 2007 National Symposium on Homelessness Research. Consumer Integration and Self-Determination in Homelessness Research, Policy, Planning, and Services. Implications for Preventing and Ending Homelessness


In the last decade, people who have experienced homelessness have claimed increasingly active roles in research, policy, planning, and service delivery, and have furthered the expansion of choice-based alternatives to existing housing and service policies. We summarize here what the literature on these processes implies for the participating consumers; for homelessness research, policy, and service processes; and for efforts to end homelessness at a system or population level.

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