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Community Survey: Services Needed to End Homelessness

According to a national survey of community providers who work with families experiencing homelessness, only 14% say that housing with no other services can end family homelessness. The survey, conducted by The Bassuk Center for its report “Services Matter: How Housing and Services Can End Family Homelessness” finds striking consensus about how to end family …

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Federal Policy on Family Homelessness Is Failing

A report on family homelessness from the Bassuk Center asserts that federal policy will not meet the government’s goal of ending family homelessness by 2020. Services Matter: How Housing and Services Can End Family Homelessness contends that federal policy is failing because the government views family homelessness solely as a housing problem, instead of resulting from …

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Service Providers Endorse Report on Family Homelessness

Hundreds of service providers in all 50 states and in Canada have endorsed a report by the Bassuk Center on family homelessness that contends affordable housing must be combined with essential services to keep families and children stably housed. “Services Matter: How Housing and Services Can End Family Homelessness” asserts that current federal policy is failing and …

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New Policy Paper: “Family Homelessness: The Path Ahead”

The Bassuk Center has published a new policy paper titled Family Homelessness: The Path Ahead. Developed in collaboration with the National Network to End Family Homelessness, the paper outlines what is needed to end family homelessness, summarizes key policy priorities, and shares voices from local communities. The paper emphasizes the continuing increase in youth and …

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US Data Underestimates Family Homelessness

A Boston Globe article published in response to a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) report covers several important demographics of those struggling with homelessness in Massachusetts: Puerto Rican evacuees, youth (18-24) without children, veterans, and elderly. However, the article doesn’t address families and children, and the HUD report vastly underestimates those numbers. …

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