Bricks, Mortar, and Community: The Foundations of Supportive Housing for Pregnant and Parenting Teens: Findings from the Field (PDF - 1,034 KB)
Healthy Teen Network & Child Trends (2010)
Identifies a set of core components for supportive housing programs using the results from quantitative and qualitative surveys, as well as information gathered during a national advisory group of partners in the fields of housing, child welfare, transitional living, and pregnant/parenting teen programs.
Bringing Success to Scale: Pay for Success and Housing Homeless Individuals in Massachusetts (PDF - 176 KB)
Finn & Hayward (2013)
Discusses how the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance, in partnership with United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley and the Corporation for Supportive Housing, and with the assistance of Third Sector Capital Partners, is negotiating the first Pay for Success contract with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to house frequent users of services for the homeless population.
Completing the Circle of Care: Alternative Housing at Hope Meadows (PDF - 1648 KB)
Generations of Hope Development Corporation (2010)
Examines the possibility of alternative housing for seniors in an intergenerational community designed to support families who have adopted children from foster care.
Creating a TAY Triage Tool: Prioritizing Transition Age Youth (TAY) for Permanent Supportive Housing (PDF - 175 KB)
Corporation for Supportive Housing (2013)
Describes the methodology for developing a triage tool that targets homeless transition-age youth for permanent supportive housing and outlines next steps for learning about how to use the tool efficiently.
Evaluation of a Supportive Housing Alternative to Incarceration for Women Charged With a Felony and Their Children (PDF - 18,821 KB)
Goshin & Byrne (2011)
Discusses the findings from an evaluation of Drew House, a program that allows select women charged with felony offenses to fulfill court mandates while living with their children in a supportive housing apartment. Felony charges are dismissed after completion. Information is provided on the Drew House model, participant characteristics, components of the supportive housing program, and recommendations for future programs.
Family Unification Program: Serving Homeless and At-Risk Homeless Families and Youth (PDF - 543 KB)
Strengthening At Risk and Homeless Young Mothers and Children (2009)
Explains the intersection of homelessness and child welfare, and highlights a program that provides housing choice vouchers to communities to help preserve and reunify families in the child welfare system and assist in the transition of youth aging out of care. Components of the program are described, as well as findings from an evaluation of the program that investigated the impact of the program on homeless families with children.
From Poverty to Child Welfare Involvement: The Critical Role of Housing in Family Stability (PDF - 109 KB)
Children, Youth and Families Practice Update, 2009
Explains the challenges families living in or near poverty face in meeting their children's basic needs, the incidence of homelessness, and the correlation between child maltreatment, and inadequate housing and homelessness.
Homeless Shelters, Permanent/ Supportive Housing, and Transitional Housing (PDF - 504 KB)
Offers homelessness services providers trauma-focused interventions that can be used to build the resilience and ensure the well-being of children and families exposed to violence. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Children states that children who are homeless are much more likely than other children to be exposed to community violence, domestic violence, and child abuse.
Is Supportive Housing a Cost-Effective Means of Preserving Families and Increasing Child Safety?: Cost Analysis of CSH's Keeping Families Together Pilot (PDF - 339 KB)
Corporation for Supportive Housing (2011)
Findings from Metis Associates' evaluation of the Keeping Families Together pilot were used to compare the cost of the supportive housing intervention with the cost of the reductions in public service use. The study examined the costs associated with the families' use of foster care services and homeless shelters in the 2 years before and 2 years following families' placement into Keeping Families Together.
Keeping Families Together Matters: An Introduction to Creating Supportive Housing for Child Welfare-Involved Families (PDF - 924 KB)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation & Corporation for Supportive Housing (2012)
Based on lessons learned from New York City's Keeping Families Together pilot program, this guide reviews the core components of the program including targeted recruitment, multisystem collaboration, clinical consultation, and evaluation. Tools include tip sheets for building collaboration and a community readiness checklist.
Linking Human Services and Housing Assistance for Homeless Families and Families at Risk of Homelessness (PDF - 1,423 KB)
United States Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, & Abt Associates (2012)
Presents findings from 14 onsite case studies of communities that coordinate federally funded housing supports and comprehensive services to more effectively serve homeless families and families at risk of becoming homeless. Information about the structure of the programs are examined and common promising practices are identified.
Planning the Housing Opportunity and Services Together Demonstration: Challenges and Lessons Learned (PDF - 2,447 KB)
Urban Institute (2012)
Provides an overview of the demonstration project's effort to test strategies that use housing as a platform for services to improve the life chances of vulnerable children, youth, and adults. Early challenges, successes, and strategies to build collaborative programs are discussed.
Permanent Supportive Housing: An Operating Cost Analysis (PDF - 2,264 KB)
Corporation for Supportive Housing & Enterprise Community Partners (2011)
Analyzes financial data for 10 affordable and 10 permanent supportive housing projects that have operated for at least two years to explore the risk and profitability of permanent supportive housing compared to affordable housing.
Represent, Special Issue: Nowhere to Go: Our Stories of Homelessness
Youth Communication (2013)
Shares the experiences of youth in and transitioning out of foster care with homelessness.
Supportive Housing for Families in Child Welfare: Client Characteristics and Their Outcomes at Discharge
Farrell, Britner, Guzzardo, & Goodrich (2010)
Children and Youth Services Review, 32(2)
Describes client characteristics, progress, and outcomes at discharge from a Supportive Family Housing (SFH) program. Provides initial endorsement for the SHF model and makes suggestions for program practice, future research, and policy.
Supportive Housing for Homeless Families: Foster Care Outcomes and Best Practices (PDF - 1,526 KB)
Cottage Housing Incorporated & Sierra Health Foundation
Provides findings from a study conducted in 2011 that indicates supportive housing programs with comprehensive models can provide the safety, resource, and support necessary for homeless parents and children to thrive in their community.