Homelessness in America has decreased but there is still work to be done. What’s the evidence on what works to prevent people from becoming homeless? What have we learned from the field?
Abt Associates’ Center for Evidence-based Solutions to Homelessness held a webinar that married evidence and real-world insight. Marybeth Shinn, the primary author of a new literature synthesis on homelessness prevention, reviewed what we have learned from the research. Practitioners from three communities discussed their experience planning or implementing prevention activities, and how the evidence aligned with their work on the ground.
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Community Shelter Board, Columbus, OH
Office of Housing and Community Development, Montgomery County, PA
Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, Los Angeles, CA
Jill Khadduri, Abt Associates
A brief summary of what was presented can be found here.